Casting Couch: O'Connell, Union, Harris

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 28th 2005 06:07PM

"Jerry O'Connell has been cast opposite Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo in "Yours, Mine and Ours," an MGM and Paramount Pictures co-production. The film is a remake of the 1968 Henry Fonda-Lucille Ball comedy in which a widower (Quaid) with 10 children marries a widow (Russo) with eight children. O'Connell plays a sales agent working for Russo's character. Principal photography is set to begin this week in Los Angeles. Raja Gosnell is directing..." (full details)

"Gabrielle Union has been cast in "Running With Scissors", joining the already full cast that includes the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes. Reportedly, she will play Dorothy, the lesbian lover of Deidre (Benning) and is replacing Viola Davis who left the film in order to star in 50 Cent's new project "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". Ryan Murphy is directing 'Scissors' which follows an adult man looks back on his childhood with his bipolar and self-centered mother..." (full details)

"Naomie Harris (After the Sunset) has signed to star in Miami Vice, which Michael Mann is writing, directing and producing. Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell are toplining as detectives Ricardo Tubbs and Sonny Crockett, respectively; Harris will play Gina Calabrese, Tubbs' love interest. In the movie, Tubbs and Crockett face a transnational criminal enterprise whose leader and chief financial officer is of Chinese/Cuban origin (Gong Li). Harris is currently filming Disney's back-to-back "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels..." (full details)

Thanks to 'Mario'