Riding, “Abduction,” “Broom” Casting

Red Riding Hood

Virginia Madsen is set to play the mother of Amanda Seyfried’s titular character in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Red Riding Hood”, a supernatural thriller remake of the Grimm fairy tale reports Variety.

Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie Christie and Gary Oldman also star in the story of a village haunted by a werewolf. David Leslie Johnson (“Orphan”) penned the script.


Elisabeth Rohm (“Heroes”) will play the biological mother of Taylor Lautner’s character in the thriller “Abduction” about a teen who discovers his parents aren’t who they claim to be reports Risky Biz Blog.

Emily Mortimer had previously been tapped to star in the role. Sigourney Weaver and Maria Bello also star. John Singleton directs from a script by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Shawn Christensen.

Jumping the Broom

Laz Alonso (“Breakout Kings”) has joined the cast of the Sony romantic comedy about the battle between a poor and wealthy family during a weekend wedding in Martha’s Vineyard reports Variety.

Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller also star. Salim Akil directs from a script by Arlene Gibbs and Elizabeth Hunter.