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Casting: Irvine, Theron, O'Kane, Bell

By Garth Franklin Tuesday January 8th 2013 11:00PM

Divergent
Jeremy Irvine ("War Horse"), Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class") and Alex Pettyfer ("Magic Mike") will test for the male lead opposite Shailene Woodley in "Divergent" at Summit Entertainment.

Neil Burger helms this adaptation of Veronica Roth's young-adult novel, the story has a futuristic setting and follows 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, who Woodley is set to play. [Source: Variety]

Inherent Vice
Charlize Theron and Robert Downey Jr. are said to be circling Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel "Inherent Vice." Megan Ellison is producing. [Source: Showbiz 411]

Noble
Deirdre O'Kane ("Intermission") is set to star in Stephen Bradley's British biopic "Noble" at Destiny Films. Production began this week in Vietnam.

The story follows the life of Christina Noble, an Irish woman who overcomes a harsh childhood to help street children and their families in Vietnam and Mongolia. Brendan Coyle, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Negga, Nhu Quynh Nguyen and Sarah Greene also star. [Source: Variety]

Douglas Brown
Zoe Bell, Robert Forster, James McCaffrey, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Bill Sage, and Dan Hedeya are all set to star in Justin Daly's old-time Hollywood-set film "Douglas Brown". The film was inspired by discussions daly had with his grandmother, Ingrid Bergman.

The story follows a reclusive actor who hires a private detective to get him out of a jam after someone attempts to blackmail him. [Source: Indie Wire]

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