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Casting: Land, Old Boy, Intertia, Captain

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 12th 2012 10:52PM

Promised Land
"Monsters" star Scoot McNairy has joined Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" and Lynn Shelton's "Touchy Feely".

In 'Land', McNairy leads a group of farmers that stand up when Matt Damon’s character tries to drill on their land. [Source: Deadline]

Old Boy
"District 9" and "The A-Team" star Sharlto Copley has been offered the role of the villain opposite Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen in Spike Lee's "Old Boy".

A remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy", the story in this version focuses on a man imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment. [Source: Twitchfilm]

Inertia
Spanish actress Elena Anaya ("The Skin I Live In") has landed the female lead in Gonzalo López-Gallego's action-thriller "Inertia".

Oscar Isaac plays an immigrant who witnesses a fatal hit-and-run and pursues the mysterious car in a non-stop chase. Anaya will take the role of his ex-girlfriend. [Source: Movies.ie]

Captain Phillips
Max Martini has joined the cast of Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" at Sony Pictures. The true story revolves around the skipper of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama who gave himself up as a hostage to Somali pirates to spare his crew.

Martini will play the Navy Seal commander who coordinated the rescue. Tom Hanks stars as the title character while Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey are producing. [Source: Variety]

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