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Casting: K-Stew, Bejo, Bernal, Horner, McRae

By Garth Franklin Tuesday November 5th 2013 07:26AM
Casting: K-Stew, Bejo, Bernal, Horner, McRae

American Ultra
"Adventureland" duo Kristen Stewart and Jess Eisenberg will re-team for Nima Nourizadeh's comedy "American Ultra". Max Landis ("Chronicle") penned the script.

Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. Unexpectedly, the stoner becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out.

The Search
Berenice Bejo ("The Artist") and Annette Bening have signed on to star in Michel Hazanavicius' drama "The Search".

The story follows NGO worker who forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. Shooting is underway in the country of Georgia, then will move on to France.

Mozart in the Jungle
Gael García Bernal is set to star in Hulu's comedy pilot "Mozart in the Jungle" written by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. Bernal plays a highly self-involved conductor.

Based on the memoir by Blair Tindal, the series shows that what happens behind the curtains at the symphony - a place of sex, drugs and debauchery.

Hindsight
Craig Horner, Laura Ramsey, and Sarah Goldberg have been cast in the three lead roles in VH1's "Hindsight" series. The story centers on a 40-year-old woman about to embark on her second wedding but remains troubled by the mishap of her first marriage and split with her best friend.

She then wakes up on her wedding day and discovers that it’s 15 years in the past, she's about to marry her first husband (Horner), and she must decide what to do with her life.

Wild
Keene McRae ("CBGB") has been cast opposite Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee's "Wild" at Fox Searchlight. Witherspoon stars as a woman who walks the Pacific Crest Trail in a search for meaning in her life.

McRae will play Cheryl’s troubled younger brother Leif, who has a drug addiction and has trouble coping with his mother’s worsening cancer.

Source: Heat Vision and Deadline

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