Casting Couch: Kwanten, Wilson, Bateman

By Garth Franklin Thursday June 16th 2005 03:42PM

"Amber Valletta and Ryan Kwanten are set to star in "Silence," a horror film being directed by James Wan for Universal Pictures. Kwanten (TV's "Summerland") will play a man who returns to his hometown in order to unearth clues to his wife's murder. Valletta plays his father's trophy wife, who is more sinister than she appears. The screenplay is by Wan and Leigh Whannell, the team behind horror hit "Saw"..." (full details)

"Luke Wilson is in negotiations to topline "Super Ex" for Regency Enterprises. Ivan Reitman is on board to direct the feature, which is being produced by Gavin Polone from a script by Don Payne, an Emmy winner as "The Simpsons" writer/co-exec producer. The story centers on a man who finds out that the woman he is dating is a superhero; she decides to use her powers against him after he breaks up with her for being too controlling and neurotic..." (full details)

Jason Bateman has inked a deal to join helmer Jesse Peretz's "Fast Track" for Bob and Harvey Weinstein's temporarily named Weinstein Co. Film will lense this summer in Gotham; Zach Braff and Amanda Peet also star. Braff will play a young dad who accepts a job at his father-in-law's marketing agency. Bateman will play an obnoxious co-worker who uses a wheelchair. David Guion and Michael Handelman penned the script..." (full details)

Thanks to 'KC'.