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Casting: Heigl, Williams, Roth, Leonard

By Garth Franklin Friday October 25th 2013 09:38AM

Jenny's Wedding
Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond and Grace Gummer are set to star in Mary Agnes Donoghue's indie comedy "Jenny’s Wedding". Filming begins on Monday.

Heigl will play the title character, who causes a massive sea change in the lives of her closely knit, highly conventional family when she finally decides to marry. [Source: Variety]

Captive
Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire") has signed on to Jerry Jameson's thriller "Captive" at BN Films. Williams plays a lead detective in the film that begins shooting this weekend in North Carolina.

The story follows a single mother (Kata Mara) who is taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer (David Oyelowo). During the ordeal, she reads aloud chapters of the book "A Purpose Driven Life" to her captor, leading to a surprising epiphany for both her and the convict. [Source: Deadline]

F2014
Tim Roth will portray controversial FIFA president Sepp Blatter in "F2014," a new feature about the football governing body's 110-year history.

French actor Gerard Depardieu also stars as FIFA's longest-serving president Jules Rimet. Filming will take place in Azerbaijan, France and Brazil, for a release next year to mark FIFA's 110th anniversary. [Source: Digital Spy]

If I Stay
Joshua Leonard ("Humpday") has joined the cast of R.J. Cutler's drama "If I Stay" at MGM. The film is a bestseller of the novel by Gayle Forman.

Leonard plays Denny, the ex-punk rocker dad to Chloe Grace Moretz‘s Mia, a 17-year-old classical music prodigy who’s forced to choose between life and death after an accident kills her entire family. [Source: Deadline]

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