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Casting: Blunt, Zea, Driver, Lloyd, Murray

By Garth Franklin Friday November 22nd 2013 07:44AM
Casting: Blunt, Zea, Driver, Lloyd, Murray

Sister
Emily Blunt has scored a role in an adaptation of Rosamund Lupton's psychological thriller novel "Sister". Blunt plays a London woman who is convinced her younger sister has been murdered.

Investigating her death and the strange events that led up to it, she discovers far more than she bargained for. [Source: The Belfast Telegraph]

Supreme Ruler
Natalie Zea ("The Following") is joining Duane Edwards' indie comedy "Supreme Ruler". Ron Livingston plays a small-town go-getter whose dream of becoming 'Supreme Ruler' of his local Buffalo Lodge is unexpectedly challenged by a hard-drinking womanizer (Vincent D'Onofrio).

The two men are forced to travel to a convention in Chicago in order to win the support of the group's national leaders. Zea will play Livingston's wife, a cancer survivor who must deal with her husband's obsession with the Lodge. Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Geraghty also star. [Source: THR]

Midnight Special
"Girls" star Adam Driver has closed a deal to join the cast of Jeff Nichols' sci-fi drama "Midnight Special" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Driver’s role is being kept under wraps.

The story follows a father and son who go on the run after the dad learns his 8 year-old child possesses special powers. Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst and Joel Edgerton also star. [Source: The Wrap]

The Michael J. Fox Show
Christopher Lloyd is set to guest star with his former "Back to the Future" co-star on the NBC sitcom "The Michael J. Fox". Lloyd's episode will air in the Spring.

Lloyd plays an eccentric principal at the high school where Annie (Betsy Brandt) teaches and will go toe-to-toe with Mike (Michael J. Fox). Filming begins this week on set in New York. [Source: THR]

Olive Kitteridge
Bill Murray has joined the cast of Lisa Cholodenko's "Olive Kitteridge", an HBO miniseries adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Murray plays a local widower whom the title character befriends.

The story tells the tale of a seemingly placid New England town fraught with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, as chronicled through the eyes of Olive (Frances McDormand) who is tough on the outside but has a strong moral center. [Source: Deadline]

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