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Casting: Ware, Fuhrman, Watson, Spacek

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 5th 2014 06:11PM

Agent 47
Hannah Ware ("Betrayal," "Oldboy," "Boss") has scored the female lead in Aleksander Bach's "Agent 47," the upcoming "Hitman" reboot quickly coming together at 20th Century Fox.

Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto also star in the project based on the popular video game series. Filming begins later this month in Berlin and Singapore. [Source: Variety]

Cell
Isabelle Fuhrman ("The Hunger Games," "Orphan") has landed the female lead role of Alice opposite Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack in Tod Williams' film adaptation of the Stephen King thriller "Cell".

The story deals with an apocalyptic event that amounts to a pitch heard by anyone on a cell phone at a certain point in time, which turns them into zombies with a herd mentality. [Source: Deadline]

Regression
Emma Watson ("Harry Potter," "Perks of Being a Wallflower") will join Ethan Hawke in Alejandro Amenabar's upcoming thriller "Regression" for TWC-Dimension. Amenabar scripted the film which Fernando Bovaira will produce.

The story will follow a father (Hawke) who is convicted of sexually abusing his daughter. Having no memory of his crimes, he enlists the help of a psychologist and learns that he may be part of a nation-wide conspiracy. [Source: TWC]

Untitled Family Thriller
Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardinelli have joined Netflix's 13-episode untitled family thriller from the creators of "Damages". Kyle Chandler also stars.

The story follows a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars come to light with the return of their black-sheep brother (Ben Mendelsohn). Spacek plays their mother, Cardinelli the youngest daughter. [Source: The Live Feed]

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