Casting: Thwaites, Mortensen, Enos, Hough

Young Aussie spunk Brenton Thwaites (“Home and Away,” “Slide”) has joined the cast of “Maleficent” for Disney Pictures playing the handsome Prince opposite Elle Fanning’s princess.

Shooting on “Maleficent” kicks off later this year for an early 2014 release. Thwaites will next be seen as the male lead in Lifetime’s upcoming TV movie remake of “The Blue Lagoon”. [Source: Deadline]

Map to the Stars
David Cronenberg says that his old cohort Viggo Mortensen is interested in a role in his upcoming project “Maps To The Stars”.

The filmmaker says he and actor Robert Pattinson, who just worked together on “Cosmopolis”, hope to make this their next picture. [Source: The Playlist]

Devil’s Knot
“The Killing” U.S. remake star Mireille Enos will join Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three-themed drama “Devil’s Knot”.

Enos will play Vicki Hutcheson, an important witness in the case and was a link between two of the trio. [Source: Deadline]

Safe Haven
“Rock of Ages” actress Julianne Hough has officially signed on for the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “Safe Haven” at Relativity Media.

Hough plays a young woman with secrets struggling to rediscover love after moving to a small coastal town. Josh Duhamel is already set to play the male lead. [Source: Yahoo News]