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Casting: Sturgess, Bentley, Fishburne, Arnett

By Garth Franklin Tuesday April 2nd 2013 08:06PM
Casting: Sturgess, Bentley, Fishburne, Arnett

Eliza Graves
Jim Sturgess has joined the cast of Brad Anderson's horror thriller "Eliza Graves" alongside Kate Beckinsale. The story is a loose adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether."

Sturgess plays a med school graduate who takes a job at an insane asylum. He is unaware of the fact that it has been taken over by its occupants who are posing as the staff. Shooting begins in June. [Source: THR]

Things People Do
Wes Bentley, Haley Bennett, Jason Isaacs and Vinessa Shaw have all joined the cast of Saar Klein's "Things People Do". Shooting has just begun in New Mexico.

Bentley and Shaw will play a married couple with the husband's life thrown into chaos after losing his job and meeting a stranger (Bennett). Isaacs is a detective he befriends. [Source: Deadline]

Khumba
Laurence Fishburne will join Liam Neeson, AnnaSophia Robb, Jake T Austin, Loretta Devine and Richard E Grant in the voice cast of the 3D adventure "Khumba" about a half-striped zebra who goes in search of a magical watering hole.

Fishburne will play opposite Austin in the role of Khumba’s father, Seko. The project is a follow-up to Triggerfish Animation's recent "Adventures In Zambezia") which became the highest grossing South African film of the last 30 years. [Source: Screen]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Will Arnett ("Blades of Glory," "Arrested Development") has signed on to join the cast of Jonathan Liebesman's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot at Platinum Dunes.

Arnett's role is currently unknown within the film. Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek and Noel Fisher also star. [Source: THR]

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