Knightley, Pitt, Renner Casting Rumors

Twitchfilm has been busy the past 24 hours with three big casting rumours for some pretty high profile projects.

First up they say Keira Knightley is reportedly in early talks for the lead role in the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “Safe Haven” at Relativity Media.

Lasse Hallstrom (“Dear John”) helms the story of a young woman with a mysterious past who appears in a small North Carolina town where she becomes drawn to a widowed store owner and his kids.

Then comes word that Brad Pitt is said to be circling the small but crucial role of business associate ‘Westray’ in Ridley Scott’s upcoming feature “The Counselor”.

Cormac McCarthy penned the script for the film which stars Michael Fassbender. Jeremy Renner and Javier Bardem remain front runners for the role of the main villain.

Speaking of Renner, they add he’s the latest name said to be up for the lead role in Albert Hughes’ “Motor City”.

If true he’d be the fourth actor up for the part after Chris Evans, Dominic Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal had to drop out.