Casting: Wu, Kirby, Holland, Waterhouse

Casting Wu Kirby Holland Waterhouse

Reminiscence
Daniel Wu (“Tomb Raider,” “Into the Badlands”) will join Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandie Newton in “Westworld” producer Lisa Joy’s directorial debut “Reminiscence” at Warner Bros. Pictures and FilmNation.

The mind-bending noir love story is set in the dystopic near future of a nighttime, superheated and flooded Miami. Wu finds himself on opposites sides with Jackman’s character. [Source: Deadline]

Pieces of a Woman
Vanessa Kirby (“Hobbs & Shaw,” “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”) is in negotiations to star in “White God” filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo’s new film “Pieces of a Woman” which will explore the life of a woman attempting to deal with the aftermath of a tragedy. Kata Weber penned the script. [Source: Variety]

Passing
Andre Holland (“Castle Rock,” “Moonlight”) has signed on to co-star in the film adaptation of the 1929 Harlem Renaissance novel “Passing” by Nella Larsen. Rebecca Hall makes her feature directorial debut on the project which stars Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.

The story explores the practice of racial passing, a term used for a person classified as a member of one racial group who seeks to be accepted by – and as – a different racial group. Negga and Thompson play two former high school friends whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities. [Source: Deadline]

Seance
Dark Castle Entertainment, HanWay Films and Ingenious Media are partnering on horror film “Seance” with Suki Waterhouse set to star in the film which serves as “The Guest” and “You’re Next” scribe Simon Barrett’s directing debut.

Set in an all-girls boarding school haunted by a vengeful spirit, Waterhouse plays Camille, a young woman who arrives at the Fairfield Academy following one of the student’s untimely and violent death. The film is in pre-production and will begin to shoot on location in Canada in November. [Source: Variety]

Operation Mincemeat
Emmy-winner Kelly Macdonald has been cast alongside Colin Firth in John Madden’s WWII drama “Operation Mincemeat” for See-Saw Films and Cohen Media Group. Michelle Ashford penned the screenplay.

An adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s 2010 book, the story takes place in 1943 when the Allies are determined to launch an all-out assault and follows two intelligence officers who dream up an inspired and improbable disinformation strategy to help the cause. [Source: Deadline]