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Casting: Tatum, Aykroyd, Broderick, Greig

By Garth Franklin Friday November 1st 2013 08:21AM

Bad Romance
Channing Tatum is in early talks to both star in and produce "Bad Romance" at MGM. No plot details have been released

Jonathan Levine ("50/50") will direct from his own script, while Reid Carolin will also produce. [Source: THR]

Get On Up
Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have been cast in Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get On Up" at Universal and Imagine. Shooting is slated to begin later this month.

Aykroyd will play Ben Bart, the president of the Universal Attractions agency which repped Brown for over forty years. Scott will play Brown's wife. [Source: THR]

Dirty Weekend
Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve are set to star in Neil LaBute’s latest feature "Dirty Weekend" which is being sold at AFM next week. Filming is currently underway in New Mexico.

Broderick plays a businessman who finds himself delayed in a city where a year earlier a few too many drinks led to an unexpected encounter that has haunted him since. He sets out with a co-worker (Eve) to figure out what really happened that night. [Source: Screen]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Tamsin Greig is in talks to join the cast of John Madden's upcoming sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". The project shoots in the UK in December and in India for 12 weeks from January.

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Ronald Pickup are all returning. Greig will play a mysterious woman who checks into the inn. [Source: The Daily Mail]

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