Casting: Blunt, Gandolfini, McCarthy, Dawson

Your Voice In My Head
Emily Blunt (“Looper”) will replace Emma Watson in the lead role in David Yates’ adaptation of journalist Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice In My Head”.

The story follows Forrest’s experiences as a young writer in New York and her sessions with a therapist who she credits with saving her life. Shooting aims to begin in late spring.[Source: Digital Spy]

Animal Rescue
James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”) is in talks to join the cast of Michael R. Roskam’s crime thriller “Animal Rescue” at Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment. Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts and Noomi Rapace also star.

Based on the Dennis Lehane short story, the plot follows a man who wants to shed his criminal past but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing, resulting from a lost and contested pitbull. [Source: Variety]

St. Vincent de Van Nuys
Melissa McCarthy (“Identity Thief”) is set to be offered a leading role in the Bill Murray-led comedy drama “St. Vincent de Van Nuys” at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

Ted Melfi penned and directs this story of a twelve year old boy in need of a babysitter. He moves in next door to a misanthropic aging retiree whose life mainly consists of gambling, hookers, and drinking. The elder becomes an unlikely mentor to the boy. [Source: Deadline]

Clerks III
One great addition to the “Clerks” franchise in the sequel was actress Rosario Dawson’s Becky Scott character.

Following on Kevin Smith’s announcement that he had just begun writing a third “Clerks”, someone asked Dawson on Twitter if she’d be keen to come back. Her response: “#HellYeah! #Hereshoping… ! #fingerseyestoesandorganscrossed”. [Source:

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