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Casting: Paul, Strong, Kingsley, Moseley

By Garth Franklin Friday September 13th 2013 02:27PM

Hellion
Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Juliette Lewis ("Strange Days") have joined Kat Candler's indie drama "Hellion". Jonny Mars, Josh Wiggins and Deke Garner also star.

The story deals with a fractured family trying to stay together in a small refinery town in Texas. [Source: Deadline]


Mark Strong will re-team with his "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch on Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game". No details are available on his role.

Cumberbatch will play Alan Turing, a computer genius who cracked the Axis forces’ Enigma Code during World War II. He ultimately committed suicide due to the way he was treated regarding his homosexuality. [Source: We Got This Covered]

Learning To Drive
Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson are re-teaming with their "Elegy" director Isabel Coixet on "Learning To Drive" which is currently shooting in New York.

The story is based on a 2002 New Yorker essay by Katha Pollitt. Clarkson plays a Manhattanite who takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor (Kingsley) who is living in Queens under political asylum. [Source: Deadline]

The Royals
William Moseley ("The Chronicles of Narnia") will star opposite Elizabeth Hurley in the hourlong E! pilot "The Royals". The story is described as a contemporary drama about a fictional royal family informed by the regal opulence of the British monarchy and framed by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Moseley plays Prince Liam, the younger brother to the beloved Prince Robert. When Robert is killed in an accident, Liam is thrust into a spotlight as the next King of England. [Source: Deadline]

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