Casting Couch: Caviezel, Banks, Dillon

By Garth Franklin Friday July 22nd 2005 12:11AM

"The Weinstein Co. and IFC Films have acquired North American rights to the thriller "Unknown." The film, starring Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Joe Pantoliano, Bridget Moynahan and Jeremy Sisto, is being directed by first-timer Simon Brand. Weinstein Co. will distribute in North America. "Unknown," revolves around five men who wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive..." (full details)

"Elizabeth Banks has signed to appear opposite Mark Wahlberg in Walt Disney Pictures' "Invincible," a film based on a Philadelphia Eagles fan who went to the team's open tryout and ended up making the squad. Cinematographer Ericson Core will make his directorial debut on the film. Wahlberg already is set as the fan, a teacher who loses his wife and job and winds up trying out for the team. Banks will play his love interest, a bartender who roots for the Eagles' arch-rivals, the New York Giants..." (full details)

"Matt Dillon has filled in the trifecta by signing on to star opposite Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson in Universal Pictures' "You, Me and Dupree." The comedy tells the story of a newlywed couple (Hudson, Dillon) whose relationship problems boil over when the groom's unemployed best man, Dupree (Wilson), moves in with them for a brief period and seems to have no intention of leaving. "Dupree" is slated to go into production in the fall..." (full details)

Thanks to 'KC'