Casting: Stiles, Tarantino, McCallany, Hendricks

It’s A Disaster
Julia Stiles and America Ferrera are set to star in Todd Berger’s comedy “It’s A Disaster” for Vacationeer Productions.

The story follows four couples who meet for Sunday Brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end. Shoot begins in Los Angeles in early fall.

The Angel, The Brute And The Wise
Italian acting legend Franco Nero has had Quentin Tarantino sign a letter of intent saying that he appear in Nero’s new western “The Angel, The Brute And The Wise” which pays homage to both John Huston and Sergio Leone.

Tarantino will play one of three bandits Nero’s hero has to kill in a particular scene. [Source: The Film Stage]

Gangster Squad
Holt McCallany (“Below,” “Lights Out”) has scored a role as the bodyguard and main enforcer to Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) in “Gangster Squad” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi also star in Ruben Fleischer’s crime drama set in 1949 Los Angeles. [Source: Deadline]

Struck by Lightning
Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland have all joined the cast of Brian Dannelly’s coming-of-age comedy ”Struck by Lightning” which began shooting this week.

“Glee” star Chris Colfer’s character is struck and killed by a bolt of lightning at the beginning and in flashback we learn how he blackmailed his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he’s publishing. [Source: Variety]