Casting: Gadon, Giannone, Meester, Mulroney

Sarah Gadon (“Cosmopolis,” “A Dangerous Method”) has scored the female leaf opposite Luke Evans in Gary Shore’s “Dracula”. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless scripted the most recent draft.

Dracula weaves vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war. [Source: Variety]

American Hustle
Jay Giannone (“The Iceman”) has joined the cast of David O. Russell’s political thriller “American Hustle” at Sony Pictues. Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner also star.

Giannone will portray a real-life hustler in this story of Abscam, the FBI sting operation that resulted in the 1981 convictions of a U.S. Senator and five members of Congress. [Source: Variety]

Life Partners
Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs and Adam Brody are set to star in Susanna Fogel’s comedy “Life Partners”. Fogel co-wrote the script with Joni Lefkowitz.

The story follows codependent friendship between two very different girls – type-A Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian slacker Sasha (Meester). Paige has vowed that she won’t get married until Sasha has the same legal right and that works out fine until Paige meets Tim (Brody), a young and charming doctor. [Source: Deadline]

Dermot Mulroney has joined Michael Cohn’s thriller “Sacrifice” at JuntoBox Films. The film is currently in production in Houston. The story follows four teens from a small Texas town as they come face-to-face with their own consciences after a tragic accident.

Mulroney will play the father of one of the boys. Austin Abrams has been cast as an insecure 15 year old devoted to his older brother. [Source: Variety]