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Casting: Bello, Martinez, Munn, Greene

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 22nd 2013 02:52AM

McFarland
Maria Bello is set to play the wife of Kevin Costner's character in Niki Caro's true story sports drama "McFarland" at Disney Pictures.

The story follows high school coach Jim White (Costner) who loses his job as a football coach. He moves his family to the predominantly poor Latino-dominant town of McFarland creates a championship-winning cross country team. [Source: Deadline]

Run All Night
Natalie Martinez ("End of Watch") is set to join Jaume Collet-Serra's action thriller "Run All Night" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman also star.

Martinez will play Gabriela, the wife of Kinnaman's character Mike. When Mike’s estranged mob hitman father Jimmy takes on his ex-boss, he and his son are forced to go on the run. [Source: Deadline]

Mortdecai
Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom," "Magic Mike") is in negotiations to join the cast of David Koepp's thriller "Mortdecai" at Lionsgate. Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor also star.

The film is an adaptation of Kyril Bonfigloi's 1970s anti-hero art dealer novels. No word as yet on what Munn’s potential role would be. [Source: Deadline]

Staten Island
Ashley Greene ("The Twilight Saga") has joined the cast of Rhys Thomas' comedy "Staten Island". The story follows two high school graduates who have taken the summer job as poolside lifeguards.

The story soon lays out the different directions the pals’ lives are about to take. Greene plays member of the pool club and the daughter of an overly protected mobster. Shooting begins later this month in New York. [Source: Deadline]

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