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Casting: Neeson, Watson, Abdi, Molla

By Garth Franklin Tuesday February 25th 2014 10:55PM

Entourage: The Movie
Liam Neeson has taken time out of his "Non-Stop" promo tour to film a cameo in the "Entourage" movie.

Neeson likely plays himself in the movie and was seen in Los Angeles shooting a scene with Jeremy Piven's Ari Gold character. [Source: The Wrap]

Testament of Youth
Emily Watson and Dominic West are in discussions to join the film adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir "Testament of Youth" for BBC Films and Heyday Films. Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Kit Harrington and Alexandra Roach also star.

Alicia Vikander plays a young woman who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. She volunteers as a nurse and travels to France in order to help during the first World War. Watson and West will play her parents. [Source: The Daily Mail]

The Place That Hits The Sun
Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") is in talks to star in Jim O'Hanlon's historical drama "The Place That Hits The Sun" for Ferndale Films.

The story follows famous South African marathoner Willie Mtolo, a Zulu warrior, who competed in the 1992 New York Marathon and befriended Ray de Vries, a Caucasian South African bar owner. [Source: THR]

Term Life
Jordi Molla ("Riddick," "Miami Vice") is set to star as a villain in the Vince Vaughn-led indie feature "Term Life" at Universal Pictures. Vaughn plays a man on the run from a ruthless Mexican cartel who takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld).

Molla will portray a cartel member who blames Vaughn’s character for the death of his only son (William Levy). Bill Paxton also stars. [Source: Variety]

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