Casting: Tomei, Kelley, Raido, Maeve

Love is Strange
Marisa Tomei has joined the cast of Ira Sachs’ NYC-set drama feature “Love Is Strange”. Tomei will play novelist Kate, who’s married to the nephew of one of the male leads.

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina play partners of 38 years who finally are able to marry only to be forced to crash separately with friends and family after they lose their apartment. [Source: Deadline]

The Guest
Sheila Kelley has joined the cast of Adam Wingard’s “The Guest” at Snoot Entertainment. The story follows an ex-Marine (Dan Stevens) who returns a changed man and becomes a house guest to a military family whose eldest son recently died.

Kelley plays the family’s grieving matriarch. Simon Barrett penned the script, while Keith Calder and Jessica Wu will produce. [Source: Variety]

Gemma Bovery
Mel Raido is set to star in Anne Fontaine’s indie drama “Gemma Bovery” starring Gemma Arterton. Philippe Carcassonne and Faye Ward are producing.

Based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel, the story follows a young English woman who marries and moves to rural France. Raido will play a charming food writer and critic who is also the ex-boyfriend of Bovary. [Source: Variety]

Dark Summer
Stella Maeve (“The Runaways”) has scored the female lead in Paul Solet’s indie ghost tale “Dark Summer”. Ross Dinerstein and Julianna Cadarelli will produce.

The story follows a 17-year-old placed under house arrest who discovers his new confines are spooked. [Source: Deadline]