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Casting: Ehle, Chandler, Brand, Ferrell

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 2nd 2012 11:29PM
Casting: Ehle, Chandler, Brand, Ferrell

Robocop
Jennifer Ehle ("A Gifted Man," "Contagion") is in negotiations to join the cast of Jose Padilha's remake of "RoboCop". Ehle is playing a character named Liz Kline which is new to the remake.

Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson also star. [Source: Deadline]

The Spectacular Now
Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royo and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have all joined the cast of James Ponsoldt's upcoming adaptation of Tim Tharp's "The Spectacular Now".

The story follows a popular young guy who falls for a young woman who is a clueless social disaster. Shooting is about to kick off in Athens, Georgia. [Source: Variety]

Cupid
Russell Brand will star in and produce the rom-com "Cupid" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Branded Films.

Joe Nussbaum's pitch centers on a cynical Cupid being forced to create an ideal romance. Nik Linnen will also produce. [Source: Variety]

The Internship
Will Ferrell is set to join Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the comedy "The Internship" at 20th Century Fox and New Regency.

Ferrell has agreed to cameo as Wilson's brother-in-law, who sells home electronics and has no problem making inappropriate comments about his attractive customers. [Source: Showblitz]

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