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Casting: Arnaud, Dinklage, Okeniyi, Miller

By Garth Franklin Friday March 28th 2014 01:27PM

Red Flag
Francois Arnaud ("The Borgias") has scored the male lead opposite Maggie Q in the limited series "Red Flag" which begins production this fall in Malaysia.

Q plays Ching Shih, a beautiful young Chinese prostitute in the early 1800s who goes on to become one of history's most powerful pirates and head one of the most successful crime syndicates in China.

Arnaud plays Carlito, the Portuguese sailor and bounty hunter engaged to hunt down and capture Ching Shih at any cost, only to end up becoming her lover. [Source: Deadline]

Pixels
Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") is in final negotiations to join Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Josh Gad in the big-budget comedy "Pixels" for Sony Pictures.

The story follows a group of classic video game experts who are recruited by the government to help deal with a global threat when gigantic versions of popular 1980s video game characters attack New York City. [Source: The Wrap]

Terminator: Genesis
Dayo Okeniyi ("The Hunger Games," "The Spectacular Now") has scored the final key role in the upcoming franchise reboot "Terminator: Genesis" at Skydance Productions and Paramount Pictures.

Okeniyi will play the son of Miles Dyson (Joe Morton) from "Terminator 2". In this version, said young man has become a Steve Jobs-style genius who figures heavily into the conclusion of the film. [Source: Deadline]

Big Hero 6
T.J. Miller ("Cloverfield") has scored the first voice role in Disney’s first-ever Marvel animated adaptation - "Big Hero 6". The story centers on a young robotics genius who creates his own superhero team to take on a deadly villain.

Miller plays Fred, a character in the comics who volunteers to be a test subject for an experiment which allows him to transform into a giant lizard creature. [Source: Rotoscopers]

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