Casting: Stroma, Depardieu, Anderson, Huston

The Visitors
Freddie Stroma (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Pitch Perfect”) has joined the cast of the dark and edgy indie sci-fi thriller “The Visitors”. The Vicious Brothers (“Grave Encounters”) penned and are directing the project.

The story revolves around a group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods. There, they are terrorized by alien visitors Shooting begins late June. [Source: Deadline]

Sports Without Borders
Gerard Depardieu will star in the €3 million Russian comedy “Sports Without Borders”. The project is being timed for release with the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Depardieu will play the manager of the Russian ski squad. His character receives an unofficial order to win the Olympic gold at any cost. To achieve that, he fires all the Russian coaches and appoints an Austrian known for his unconventional coaching techniques. [Source: THR]

The Silent Storm
Brits Ross Anderson, John Sessions and Kate Dickie have joined the cast of Corinna Villari-McFarlane’s “The Silent Storm” at Neon Films. James Bond series producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are executive producing the project which begins shooting this weekend.

The story follows an enigmatic outsider (Andrea Riseborough) living on a remote Scottish island who’s caught between her commanding minister husband (Damian Lewis) and the vitality of a 17 year-old delinquent (Anderson) who is sent to live with them. [Source: Deadline]

Big Eyes
Danny Huston (“Hitchcock,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) will join Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman in Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” at The Weinstein Company.

The film is the true story of painter Margaret Keane and her manipulative husband Walter, who took credit for her artwork. Huston plays gossip journalist Dick Nolan. [Source: Deadline]