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Casting: Tate, Copley, Temple, Moretz, Reiser

By Garth Franklin Thursday July 11th 2013 11:43PM

Superbob
Catherine Tate ("Doctor Who"), Natalia Tena ("Game Of Thrones"), Laura Haddock ("The Inbetweeners Movie"), Ruth Sheen ("Run Fat Boy Run"), Ricky Grover ("Getting On") are joining the British comedy caper "Superbob" at Fyzz Facility, Grain Media and Jonescompany Productions.

The story follows a shy London postman (Brett Goldstein) whose encounter with a radioactive meteor gives him new superpowers. As he tries to balance the increasing demands of the international community with preparations for his first date in years, a film crew arrives to document his day off. [Source: Heat Vision]

Hardcore
Sharlto Copley ("Elysium," "District 9") has signed on to play the hero in Ilya Naishuller's first person P.O.V. sci-fi action thriller "Hardcore".

Timur Bekmambetov produces what is being described as a stylized action movie with Copley killing bad guys and saving damsels. [Source: Chicago Tribune]

Far from the Madding Crowd
Juno Temple is in negotiations to join Carey Mulligan in Thomas Vinterberg's new film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From The Madding Crowd" at DNA Films, BBC Films and Fox Searchlight.

Temple would play the downtrodden Fanny Robin, assuming her schedule can be sorted out. Filming aims to begin in September. [Source: The Daily Mail]

If I Stay
She was already linked, but now "Kick Ass" star Chloe Grace Moretz has officially signed on for R.J. Cutler's adaptation of Gayle Forman's novel "If I Stay".

Moretz plays a gifted classical musician who has an up and coming indie-rock star for a boyfriend. Struggling to decide her future, she gets caught up in a fatal car accident. [Source: Deadline]

Life After Beth
Veteran comedy actor Paul Reiser has joined the cast of Jeff Baena's indie horror comedy "Life After Beth". Reiser will be playing plays the lead character's father.

Dane DeHaan plays a young man who struggles to continue his relationship with his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) after she is resurrected from the dead. Shooting begins this week in Los Angeles. [Source: Heat Vision]

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