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Casting: Janssen, Hayward, Oyelowo, Kendrick

By Garth Franklin Monday October 22nd 2012 09:36AM
Casting: Janssen, Hayward, Oyelowo, Kendrick

The Wolverine
It looks like Famke Janssen will cameo as Jean Grey in the upcoming "The Wolverine". The "X-Men" actress reportedly shot her short appearance last week.

Filming on the project has been continuing apace in Sydney with shooting taking place in Surry Hills and around the Olympic Stadium's car parks. [Source: We Got This Covered]

Sisterhood of Night
Kara Hayward ("Moonrise Kingdom") has joined Caryn Waechter's teen drama "The Sisterhood Of Night".

Hayward will play a girl who exposes a secret society in her New Jersey suburb, leading to a witch-hunt in the town. [Source: Deadline]

Sweet Thunder
David Oyelowo ("Spooks," "The Help") will play iconic boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in a biopic based on the Wil Haygood's biography "Sweet Thunder". Rachael Horovitz ("Moneyball") and "Game Change" scribe Danny Strong will produce.

The film chronicles Robinson’s exploits, especially the early part of his career when he declined to get in bed with organized crime which controlled boxing. Robinson helped expose the seedy underbelly of the business. [Source: Deadline]

The Last Five Years
Anna Kendrick is attached to star in Richard LaGravenese's new musical "The Last Five Years" which is being shopped around at the AFM.

Based on a play by Jason Robert Brown, the story follows a couple whose marriage is disintegrating. In a twist, the husband's side of the story is told in chronological order while the wife's is in reverse. [Source: Moviehole]

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