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Casting: McGregor, Winslet, Tyrese, Duplass

By Garth Franklin Friday January 18th 2013 05:21AM

Our Kind Of Traitor
Ewan McGregor has scored the unspecified lead role in "Snowtown" director Justin Kurzel's adaptation of John Le Carré's "Our Kind Of Traitor." Hossein Amini ("Drive," "Snow White and the Huntsman") penned the script.

The story follows an English couple who gets mixed up with a Russian oligarch and major money launderer. Caught up in his plans to defect, they are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service. [Source: The Daily Mail]

A Little Chaos
Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts ("Rust & Bone") are set to headline the Alan Rickman-directed "A Little Chaos." Shooting aims to kick off in the spring.

Penned by Allison Deegan, the pair will play rival landscapes gardeners who are both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV. [Source: The Daily Mail]

Black Nativity
Tyrese Gibson has joined the cast of Kasi Lemmons' musical "Black Nativity" at Fox Searchlight Pictures. Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson also star.

The story follows a teenage boy from Baltimore who is sent by his single mother to Harlem to spend Christmas with the grandparents he's never met. [Source: Blackfilm]

Peachfuzz
Blumhouse Productions has secured distribution rights to Patrick Brice's upcoming found footage project "Peachfuzz". Jay and Mark Duplass produced with the latter starring.

The horror story follows the adventures of a man who gets in over his head after responding to an ad on Craigslist. [Source: Heat Vision]

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