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Casting: Mo'Nique, Lomax, Hurt, Seinfeld

By Garth Franklin Tuesday January 7th 2014 07:06AM

Blackbird
Oscar winner Mo'Nique has joined Isaiah Washington as the parents of the lead character (played by Julian Walker) in Patrik Ian Polk's adaptation of Larry Duplechan's novel "Blackbird". The project was just shot in Massachusettes.

The story follows a star singer in a religiously conservative, small Mississippi town's church choir. The kid struggles with the realization he is gay, and with his mother blaming him for his younger sister going missing. [Source: Deadline]

99 Homes
12-year-old Noah Lomax ("Safe Haven," "Playing for Keeps") is set to play Andrew Garfield's sarcastic son in Ramin Bahrani's indie drama "99 Homes".

Set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, Garfield plays an unemployed contractor who gets evicted from his family home along with his mother (Dern) and son (Lomax). To get it back, he takes a job working for the realtor (Shannon) who evicted him and teaches him how to succeed in the foreclosure business. [Source: The Wrap]

Midnight Rider
William Hurt will play the present-day version of Gregg Allman, opposite Tyson Ritter as the younger version, in Randall Miller's biopic "Midnight Rider." Based on Allman's biography "My Cross To Bear," the story explores his life. The now 65-year-old Allman continues to perform to this day. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Seinfeld Project
Jerry Seinfeld and "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David are reportedly teaming up for a new project. Seinfeld let the cat out of the bag during a Reddit Q&A on Monday. Seinfeld said: "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time." [Source: The Los Angeles Times]

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