Casting: Yeun, Waterston, Shaye, Collins, Heigl

Casting Yeun Waterston Shaye Collins Heigl

Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” “Burning”) will executive produce and star in the immigrant drama “Minari” for A24 and Plan B. Filming begins next week.

Yeun will play a Korean father who uproots his family to move to an Arkansas farm in the 1980s. Yeri Han, Youn Yuh-Jung, Will Patton and Scott Haze are also starring while Isaac Chung is directing from his own script and producing. [Source: Variety]

The Third Day
Katherine Waterston (“Alien: Covenant,” “Fantastic Beasts”) is set for a major role opposite Jude Law in HBO and Sky drama “The Third Day”. Sky Studios and Plan B Entertainment are producing with “Utopia writer Dennis Kelly.

Law plays Sam, who is being drawn to a mysterious and isolated island off the British Coast and thrown into the unusual world of its secretive inhabitants whose rituals begin to overwhelm him and force him to confront past trauma. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, he finds himself immersed in an emotional quest that puts him at odds with the islanders. [Source: Deadline]

Lin Shaye, Radha Mitchell and Henry Thomas are set to lead the cast of the horror-thriller “Dreamkatcher” currently shooting in Manhattan. Mitchell plays a therapist who travels upstate with her boyfriend (Thomas) and his orphaned son (Finlay Wojtak-Hissong) who is tormented by nightmares of his dead mother.

When the husband is forced to return to the city, the therapist remains with the boy and they encounter a mysterious neighbor (Shaye) in the woods. Kerry Harris helms from a script by Dan V. Shea. [Source: Deadline]

Yuba Country
Clifton Collins Jr. (“Westworld”) is set to appear in Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News In Yuba County” alongside Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Juliette Lewis, Ellen Barkin, Samira Wiley, Wanda Sykes, Bridget Everett, Jimmi Simpson, Matthew Modine, Chris Lowell, and Keong Sim.

Written by Amanda Idoko, the plot follows by a pencil pusher (Janney) who catches her husband in bed with another woman, which causes him to die of a heart attack. So she buries his body and takes advantage of the growing celebrity status that comes from having a missing husband. However, she soon finds herself in over her head, dodging cops and criminals, all while trying to hide the truth. [Source: Deadline]

Firefly Lane
Katherine Heigl has been cast as one of the leads in Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s novel “Firefly Lane”. Heigl will play Tully who meets Kate as young girls and become inseparable best friends through thirty years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments.

However, when an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart, the pair goes their separate ways and it’s unclear whether they will ever be able to reconcile. [Source: Variety]