Casting: Traue, Banderas, Winnick, Wesley

Antje Traue (“Man of Steel”) is the latest to join Ariel Vroman’s thriller “Criminal” at Millennium Films, playing a terrorist henchwoman. Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones also star.

Douglas Cook and David Weisberg’s script follows a dangerous prison inmate (Costner) implanted with the memories and skills of a dead CIA operative in hopes of stopping a diabolical plot. [Source: Heat Vision]

Antonio Banderas is set to star in Hugh Hudson’s English-language period drama “Altamira” which begins shooting in Cantabria, Spain this week. Olivia Hetreed (“Girl With a Pearl Earring”) penned the script.

The story is set in 1879 and charts the story of an amateur archaeologist (Banderas) and his daughter who discover early cave art. At first celebrated, the family is thrown into crisis following a backlash against them led by the Catholic Church, scientists and other powerful forces. [Source: Screen]

Katheryn Winnick has joined the cast of Dean Devlin’s environmental disaster feature “Geostorm” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Skydance Productions. Winnick will play the ex-wife of Gerard Butler’s lead characters.

Butler stars as a man sent into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a cataclysmic storm capable of destroying the planet. Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, and Abbie Cornish also star. [Source: Deadline]

Mother’s Day
Paul Wesley has joined the cast of Paul Duddridge’s feature “Mother’s Day”. Wesley will play Kevin, an artsy pastry-chef and boyfriend of Eva Amurri Martino’s character.

Christina Ricci, Laura Dern, Andie McDowell, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone also star in the film which interweaves stories of what it is to be a mom as seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray. [Source: Deadline]