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Casting: Pattinson, Astin, Hope, Jackson, Sevigny

By Garth Franklin Thursday May 22nd 2014 09:37AM
Casting: Pattinson, Astin, Hope, Jackson, Sevigny

Idol's Eye
Robert Pattinson has confirmed he's set to star in Olivier Assayas' next project, the United States-set $30 million-budget "Idol's Eye" (formerly titled "Hubris") starting in November.

Based on a 2007 Playboy article and inspired by actual events, the story follows a bunch of regular criminals who accidentally robbed Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo. [Source: The Playlist]

Pitch Perfect 2
Skylar Astin and Ben Platt will reprise their roles of Jesse and Benji in the upcoming comedy/musical sequel "Pitch Perfect 2". The pair played roommates turned a capella singers in the first film and their return was confirmed via social media. [Source: Twitter]

The 5th Wave
Newcomer Mitchell Hope, Tye Sheridan ("Mud") and Nick Robinson ("Jurassic World") are all expected to test with Chloe Moretz for the young male lead role in the sci-fi thriller "The Fifth Wave".

The story a teenager who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth's population from an alien force. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a young man who may become her final hope. [Source: Variety]

Sleepy Hollow
British actor Neil Jackson will reprise his role as Abraham Von Brunt, the Headless Horseman when he had a head, in the upcoming second season of Fox's "Sleepy Hollow".

Jackson appeared in only one episode of the first season, but he is set to "heavily recur" in the upcoming second season. [Source: Deadline]

Netflix Drama Series
Chloe Sevigny and Steven Pasquale have joined the cast of Netflix's untitled psychological thriller series from the creators of "Damages".

Sevigny plays Chelsea, a former flame of Ben Mendelsohn's character. Pasquale will play a potential love interest of Linda Cardellini's character. Kyle Chandler also stars. [Source: TV Line]

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