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Casting: Wright, Dreyfuss, Potts, Boniadi

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 12th 2014 06:17PM
Casting: Wright, Dreyfuss, Potts, Boniadi

Bremen Town Musicians
Jeffrey Wright will voice the villain in Lawrence Guterman's animated feature "Bremen Town Musicians," a reimagining of the Russian folktale and Brothers Grimm story which Luxor Entertainment is producing.

The comic romance is set in 1713, with the King of Bremen demanding that his incompetent wizard search across space and time for the greatest musical troupe ever to perform at his daughter's wedding. Wright plays the narcissistic, power-hungry future son-in-law to the King. [Source: Heat Vision]

Zipper
Richard Dreyfuss has scored a leading role opposite Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey in Mora Stephens' indie drama "Zipper". Darren Aronofsky is producing and filming is underway in Louisiana.

Wilson plays a successful family man who risks losing everything due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women. Dreyfuss will portray the role of political kingmaker. [Source: Variety]

Gracepoint
Sarah-Jane Potts will replace Georgina Rylance as the attractive hotel owner Gemma in Fox's event series "Gracepoint," a remake of the British hit "Broadchurch" which is currently in production in Vancouver.

Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein are producing the series which follows the events and investigation that unfold in the sleepy seaside town after the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy. [Source: The Live Feed]

Scandal
"Homeland" actress Nazanin Boniadi has joined the cast of ABC's political thriller series "Scandal" for the back half of its third season.

Boniadi will recur in the final eight episodes, though details of her character are being kept under wraps. She is said to be a heavy presence in the remainder of the season. [Source: The Live Feed]

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