Casting: Brie, Yeoh, Hirsch, Rabe, Richardson

Casting Brie Yeoh Hirsch Rabe Richardson

Happiest Season
Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Steenburgen, Dan Levy, Mary Holland, Jake McDorman and Victor Garber have joined the cast of Clea DuVall’s gay rom-com “Happiest Season” at TriStar. Filming is getting underway in Pittsburgh ahead of a November 20th release.

Kristen Stewart and plays a woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend (Mackenzie Davis) while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents (Steenburgen and Garber). [Source: THR]

Everything Everywhere All At Once
A24 will distribute and finance “Swiss Army Man” filmmakers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s new sci-fi adventure comedy “Everything Everywhere All At Once”. Joe and Anthony Russo produce.

Plot specifics are under wraps but Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong, Jonathan Ke Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis star and filming begins in Los Angeles this week. [Source: Deadline]

Midnight in the Switchgrass
Frequent producer Randall Emmett will make his directorial debut on the $15 million-budget thriller “Midnight in the Switchgrass” which Emile Hirsch will star in. Tim Sullivan, Luillo Ruiz and Alex Eckert are producing and shooting begins March 9th in Puerto Rico. Alan Horsnail penned the script but plot details are under wraps. [Source: Deadline]

The Underground Railroad
Lily Rabe is set for a recurring role on Amazon’s “The Underground Railroad,” based on Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel from PASTEL and Plan B.

The story centers on young Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia and outcast among her own people. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. [Source: Deadline]

Werewolves Within
Sam Richardson (“Veep”) will star in Josh Ruben’s horror-comedy “Werewolves Within” based on Ubisoft’s virtual reality fantasy video game. Screenwriter and bestselling author Mishna Wolff will pen the project.

The story is set in a fictitious medieval town where a werewolf is attacking the townspeople. In a Mafia-style format, the players of the game must guess who among them is the werewolf in disguise. Jason Altman, Margaret Boykin, Andrew Lieberman, Matt Miller, Natalie Metzger, and Benjamin Wiessner will produce. [Source: Deadline]