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Casting: Strong, Schwarzenegger, Moriarty

By Garth Franklin Friday April 25th 2014 02:19AM

Grimsby
Mark Strong ("Sherlock Holmes") is in negotiations to play the suave secret agent brother of Sacha Baron Cohen's character in Louis Leterrier's spy action comedy "Grimsby" at Sony Pictures.

Strong plays a British Black Ops agent who is forced to go on the run with his long-lost brother, an English soccer hooligan (Cohen). Filming is slated to begin this Summer. [Source: Variety]

Scouts vs. Zombies
Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold, has been cast in Christopher Landon's "Scouts Vs. Zombies" at Paramount Pictures. Filming begins May 8th.

Schwarzenegger plays the popular high school quarterback who is a rival to the boy scout troop. Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joseph Morgan and David Koechner also star. [Source: Deadline]

Blood Father
Erin Moriarty ("True Detective") will co-star with Mel Gibson in Jean-Francois Richet's thriller "Blood Father." Peter Craig ("The Town") is penning the script.

The story follows an ex-con who reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her. Filming begins next month in New Mexico. [Source: Variety]

Cocked
"True Blood" star Sam Trammell is set to top line Amazon's drama pilot "Cocked". Trammell plays the lead of estranged son Richard Paxson.

Richard returns to work with his father and brother at his family's gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. [Source: The Live Feed]

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