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Casting: Stand, Sharing, Sparkle, Squad

By Garth Franklin Monday October 3rd 2011 11:34AM

The Last Stand
Zach Gilford (TV's "Friday Night Lights") will star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kim Jee-woon's "The Last Stand" which is shooting shortly in New Mexico.

Gilford will play the young small-town cop who works for Schwarzenegger’s sheriff character and both are all that stands between a drug cartel and the Mexican border after the kingpin escapes from a U.S. prison and races home. [Source: Deadline]

Thanks for Sharing
Alecia Moore, better known as singer Pink, has joined the sex addiction dramedy "Thanks for Sharing".

Moore will play a free spirit who bonds with a sex addict (Josh Gad) in the film which also stars Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. [Source: Vulture]

Sparkle
Derek Luke ("Antwone Fisher," "Captain America") has scored the male lead role in the "Sparkle" remake at Sony TriStar.

Luke plays Stix Warren, a songwriter and aspiring manager who becomes the love interest to Sparkle (Jordin Sparks). Whitney Houston, Mike Epps and Cee Lo Green also star. [Source: Deadline]

Gangster Squad
Ambyr Childers landed a key role in Ruben Fleischer's period drama "Gangster Squad" period drama at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Childers recently played the daughter of the faith founder (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming religion-themed film at Annapurna and The Weinstein Company. [Source: Deadline]

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