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Casting: Fanning, Greenberg, Poots, Gunn

By Garth Franklin Saturday November 16th 2013 11:13PM

Untitled Gerardo Naranjo Project
Dakota Fanning is attached to star in "Miss Bala" director Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled coming-of-age story which he wrote and will helm for Verisimilitude. Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray will produce.

Fanning plays Viena, a roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band’s convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s. Shooting is slated to begin in February. [Source: Deadline]

A Year and Change
Bryan Greenberg ("How To Make It In America") are set to join Stephen Seuttinger's indie dramedy "A Year And Change". Knight, Marshall Allman, Jamie Hector, Kat Foster and Jamie Chung also star.

Greenberg plays a man who falls off a roof at a New Year’s house party. Over the next year, he changes his life - quits drinking, re-enters his estranged son’s life, reignites old friendships, and falls in love with a fellow divorcee. [Source: Deadline]

Beautiful Ruins
Imogen Poots ("Fright Night," "Need for Speed") is set to star in Todd Field's "Beautiful Ruins" for Cross Creek Pictures and Smuggler Films. Filming begins in May in Italy.

Based on Jess Walter's 2012 novel, the story follows an American ingenue who travels to Italy in 1962 during the production of "Cleopatra." Poots will play the young actress Dee Moray. [Source: Variety]

Barely Lethal
Bruno Gunn ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") will play the henchman to Jessica Alba's character Victoria Knox in Kyle Newman's "Barely Lethal". John D'Arco penned the script and filming is currently underway in Atlanta.

The story follows a teen assassin (Hailee Steinfeld) who craves a normal high school life. However, adversaries from her old life, including Victoria Knox, won't let her be. [Source: THR]

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