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Casting: Whishaw, Wiig, Haysbert, Dale

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 5th 2012 11:42PM

Lilting
Ben Whishaw ("Skyfall"), Cheng Pei Pei, Peter Bowles, Morven Christie and Andrew Leung are all set to star in Hong Khaou's "Lilting" at FilmLondon and BBC Films.

The story follows a Chinese mother (Pei Pei) as she grieves for her son (Leung) following his untimely death. Without him she is stranded alone in her adopted country, the UK, without any knowledge of English. Her only hope is his roommate and lover (Whishaw). [Source: THR]

Anchorman: The Legend Continues
Kristen Wiig is in talks to play a new romantic interest for Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy in the upcoming "Anchorman" sequel.

Adam McKay helms the project which also sees the return of the likes of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Shooting kicks off sometime early next year. [Source: The Wrap]

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Dennis Haysbert ("24", "The Unit") will replace the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the role of Manute in the upcoming sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

This marks the second returning character that has been recast, Jamie Chung has already been confirmed to replace Devon Aoki in the role of Miho. The much anticipated follow-up is currently in production in Austin, Texas. [Source: THR]

Parkland
James Badge Dale ("Flight," "The Grey") has joined the Tom Hanks-produced, Peter Landesman-directed drama "Parkland".

Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, and Jacki Weaver star in the story which is centered on the Kennedy assassination. Dale would play Robert Edward Lee Oswald, Jr., the brother of the killer. [Source: Showbiz 411]

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