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Casting: Borg, Weisz, Rudd, Cole, Holmes

By Garth Franklin Friday May 30th 2014 03:38AM

Pitch Perfect 2
German-born Youtube sensation Flula Borg has joined the cast of the upcoming "Pitch Perfect" sequel at Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films. Borg will play a member of a competing a cappella group.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Skyler Astin reprise their roles in the Elizabeth Banks-directed follow up to the musical comedy hit. [Source: Deadline]

Idol's Eye
Rachel Weisz is in negotiations to join Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro in Olivier Assayas' sprawling Chicago-set gangster drama "Idol’s Eye". Filming begins in the Fall.

Based on a 2007 Playboy article, the story follows a group of thieves who rob a man who turns out to be Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo. [Source: Variety]

Sausage Party
Paul Rudd, Danny McBride and Anders Holm have joined the voice cast of the R-rated 3D animated comedy "Sausage Party". The film follows a pack of sausages who search for the truth about their existence prior to a July 4th holiday sale.

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Holm will voice the sausages. Salma Hayek plays a taco, Kristen Wiig is a bun and Edward Norton is a bagel. The film has also scored a June 3rd 2016 release date. [Source: Digital Spy]

Hot Air
Gary Cole and Jackson Hurst have joined the cast of Derek Sieg's indie comedy "Hot Air" which has just begun filming. Matthew Gray Gubler, Christa Miller and Schuyler Fisk also star.

Jere Burns plays Harold "Major" Patterson who fakes his own death to escape a life sentence in jail, only to learn that he has a son he's never met. Cole will play Patterson's imaginary friend, Hurst a city councilman. [Source: THR]

The Woman in Gold
Katie Holmes will join Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, and Antje Traue in Simon Curtis' drama "The Woman In Gold" at Worldview Entertainment, BBC Films and The Weinstein Company.

The story follows a holocaust survivor who solicits the help of her newly minted lawyer grandson to help her sue the Swiss government to get back priceless artwork stolen by the Nazis. [Source: Deadline]

Tooken
Lee Tergesen ("Longmire," "The Americans") has joined the cast of John Asher's upcoming spy comedy spoof "Tooken" for Elevative Entertainment.

Tergesen play the Liam Neeson-esque role as 'Bryan Millers,' with Lauren Stamile ("Scandal") as his ex-wife and Laura-Leigh ("We’re the Millers") as their daughter Kim. Reno Wilson, Joyce Bulifant and Ray Abruzzo also star. [Source: Deadline]

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