Casting: Stevens, Kidman, Nieboer, Seydoux

Swallows and Amazons
Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) will star in adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic 1930 children’s book “Swallows and Amazons”. Stevens will be playing Uncle James in the project which begins shooting this Summer.

The book is the first in a series about the Walker children who set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. Their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out. [Source: The Sun]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Nicole Kidman has reportedly shot an uncredited cameo role in the highly anticipated comedy sequel “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” in Atlanta.

Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson have also reportedly shot call roles in the film which includes roles for Greg Kinnear, Harrison Ford and Kristen Wiig alongside the returning regulars. [Source: THR

Brand New-U
Lachlan Nieboer (“Downton Abbey”) and Nora-Jane Noone (“The Descent”) have signed to star in Simon Pummell’s psychological thriller “Brand New-U”. A four week shoot begins this week in London and Dublin.

The story follows a man who discovers he’s not unique and other versions of himself are hunting him down. He must kill his other selves to create himself anew and search for the woman he loves. [Source: THR]

Three Hearts
Lea Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Benoit Poelvoorde have all joined the cast of Benoit Jacquot’s French drama “Three Hearts”.

No plot details are forthcoming. Shooting aims to begin this Summer. [Source: Allocine]