Casting: Ronayne, Davis, Ortega, Helberg

Casting Ronayne Davis Ortega Helberg

The Right Stuff
Kaley Ronayne (“Gotham,” “Quarry”) has scored a recurring role opposite Jake McDorman in National Geographic’s upcoming scripted series “The Right Stuff” based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling nonfiction book and being produced by Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

Ronayne will play Dee O’Hara, a nurse for the Mercury Seven. Unlike the NASA doctors, who are nervous and star-struck around astronauts, Dee is unaffected by the instant celebrity of the seven men. She ultimately strikes up an unlikely friendship with the enigmatic Alan Shepard (Jake McDorman). Patrick J. Adams, Colin O’Donoghue, Aaron Staton, Michael Trotter, Micah Stock and James Lafferty co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Cowgirl’s Last Ride
Geena Davis has been set to lead “Cowgirl’s Last Ride” from Resonate Entertainment. Davis will play Fay, an ailing but still rebellious Texas cowgirl who escapes a Dallas nursing home to live what’s left of her life on her own terms.

She makes a perilous journey back to her native East Texas while being pursued by her well-meaning adult son Randall (still to be cast) who can’t help but care about his mother despite the dysfunction he experienced as a child, and well into his adult life. Texan Kris Hunt penned the script while Leena Yadav helms. [Source: Deadline]

Yes Day
Jenna Ortega (“Stuck in the Middle,” “You”) has scored a leading role as the daughter of Jennifer Garner’s character in the new Netflix movie “Yes Day”. Justin Malen penned the script based on the children’s book by Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal, while Miguel Arteta helms.

The story revolves around parents attempting to make it through an entire day by only saying ‘yes’ to their children’s requests. Ortega’s Katie is a willful 14-year-old who craves more independence from her parents and on this day she gets just enough freedom to choke on it. Filming begins next month in Los Angeles. [Source: Deadline]

Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) will join Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in Leos Carax’s new musical romance film “Annette” which marks his first English-language film.

The story follows a pair of star-crossed lovers, a stand-up comedian and a modern opera star, who are living in Los Angeles. Simon will play the role of ‘The Conductor’. The story will bring the U.S. rock band ‘Sparks’ together with music producer Marius de Vries. [Source: The List]