Casting: Waterston, Linn, Morgan, Greer

Inherent Vice
Katherine Waterston (“Taking Woodstock,” “Michael Clayton”) has landed a lead female role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel “Inherent Vice”. shootingg kicks off this Summer.

Waterston plays Shasta, the free-spirited hippie and ex-girlfriend of Joaquin Phoenix’s character Doc. Now a straight-laced partner to a real estate mogul, she enlists Doc’s help to protect the mogul from his murderous wife and her toyboy. [Source: Deadline]

A Million Ways to Die in the West
CSI: Miami actor Rex Linn has joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” which is currently shooting in New Mexico. Linn will play a small-town sheriff.

MacFarlane plays sheep farmer who loses his woman after chickening out on a gun duel. He meets a another woman who teaches him how to handle a gun and be more confident. [Source: THR]

FX Comedies
FX is going big on comedies as Tracy Morgan has closed a deal to star in their single camera comedy pilot “Death Pact,” while Judy Greer is joining the network’s untitled Andrew Gurland comedy pilot.

‘Pact’ has Morgan as a former high school coach who runs across three former students and sucks them into his new, radical self-help philosophy.

The Gurland project follows two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage. Greer plays the wife of Nat Faxon’s character. [Source: The Live Feed]