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Casting Net: Jon Hamm may face off against Larry David. Plus: Jon Bernthal, Amber Heard

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• Enthusiasm, uncurbed! Jon Hamm is in talks to face off against Larry David in an untitled, Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque, improv-based comedy quasi-scripted by David and a team of writers. Greg Mottola (Superbad) is attached to direct. [Showbiz411/Roger Friedman]

• It’s a good day for AMC stars named Jon. The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal has traded undead zombies for financial assassins, joining the cast of Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street as a drug dealing money launderer who interacts with fast-living trader Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). [Deadline]

Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) is in negotiations to star as Liam Hemsworth‘s love interest in the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia. Harrison FordGary Oldman, and Lucas Till costar in the film, which will be directed by Robert Luketic (21). [Variety]

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