Casting: Weaver, Janney, Reubens, Agbaje

6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks
Jacki Weaver will star opposite Gena Rowlands in Arthur Allan Seidelman’s touching indie comedy “6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks”. Weaver will play the role of sassy vixen, Irene, one of the male lead’s dance students.

The story follows a retired woman (Rowlands) who hires a handsome, energetic dance instructor (Cheyenne Jackson) to give her private dance lessons – one per week for six weeks – in her gulf-front condo in Florida. [Source: Deadline]

Allison Janney is in talks to join the Melissa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” at New Line. Susan Sarandon and Mark Duplass also star in the film which will begin shooting next month.

The story follows a woman (McCarthy) who, after losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother (Sarandon). Janney would play McCarthy’s mother. [Source: Variety]

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Paul Reubens has signed on as the voice of the White Rabbit in ABC’s upcoming spinoff series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”.

Sophie Lowe, Emma Rigby and Michael Socha star in the project which will shoot an abbreviated pilot presentation to test its series potential. The White Rabbit will be CG animated. [Source: Vulture]

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost,” “Thor 2: The Dark World”) will play an enslaved gladiator and friend to the lead character in Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Pompeii” at Constantin Film and Lionsgate.

Set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, the story tells the tale of an enslaved gladiator (Kit Harington) who faces the tyrant (Kiefer Sutherland) who years before murdered his family and now threatens to steal his lover (Emily Browning). [Source: Variety]