Casting: Stamp, DeWitt, McRobbie, Wyatt

Big Eyes
Terence Stamp has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes”, a biopic of painter Margaret Keane and her husband Walter who took credit for his wife’s work.

Stamp plays John Canaday, the New York Times senior art critic who is appalled and exasperated by Walter’s rise to prominence.

Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Danny Huston also star. [Source: THR]

Kill The Messenger
Rosemarie DeWitt is in final negotiations to play the female lead in Michael Cuesta’s true-story thriller “Kill The Messenger” at Focus Features. The film is a biopic of journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner).

Webb committed suicide after being the target of a smear campaign when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. Rehearsals start next month. [Source: Deadline]

Inherent Vice
Peter McRobbie (“Lincoln,” “Law & Order”) is set to play loan shark Adrian Prussia in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 detective novel. Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Katherine Waterston and Jena Malone also star. [Source: Deadline]

Russell Wyatt and Logan Marshall-Green are finalizing deals to play former Boston Bruins Derek Sanderson and Bobby Orr in Doug Atchison’s indie movie “Turk”. Sanderson was a talented but troubled member of the Stanley Cup-winning Bruins in the early 1970s.

His career was derailed by drugs and alcohol, and the film will chronicle his downward spiral and how teammate Orr helped him get his life back together. [Source: The Wrap]