Casting: Turner, Tipton, Novak, Osawa

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Aidan Turner and CCH Pounder have joined Harald Zwart’s fantasy adaptation “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” at Constantin Film.

Turner will play Luke Garroway, the surrogate father to the protagonist Clary Fray (Lily Collins). Pounder portrays Madame Dorthea, a witch who is Clary’s downstairs neighbor in New York City.

[Source: Variety]

Two Night Stand
Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton are set to star in Max Nichols’ romantic comedy “Two Night Stand” for Flynn Picture Co. Shooting kicks off in late September.

The story follows a pair of unlikely lovers who are trapped together in an apartment after a record-breaking blizzard forces them to extend a regrettable one-night stand. [Source: Variety]

Saving Mr. Banks
“The Office” star B.J. Novak has joined the cast of “Saving Mr. Banks” at Disney Pictures. The story deals with the making of “Mary Poppins”.

Novak will play Robert Sherman, the Disney songwriter who along with his brother Richard wrote the movie’s memorable songs. [Source: THR]

Shield of Straw
Takao Osawa and Nanako Matsushima have scored the lead roles in Takashi Miike’s thriller “Wara no tate” (Shield of Straw).

An adaptation of Kazuhiro Kiuchi’s novel, the story follows cops transporting a confessed killer across country while evading bounty hunters. [Source: Variety]