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Casting Net: Michael Fassbender set to play rock star in 'Frank.' Plus: Jim Carrey joins 'Kick-Ass 2'

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• Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson (Never Let Me Go) are attached to headline the rock-and-roll comedy Frank, about an up-and-coming musician (Gleeson) who joins a band headed by an outlandish frontman (Fassbender). Leonard Abrahamson (What Richard Did) is directing from a screenplay by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats, the book) and Peter Straughan (The Men Who Stare at Goats, the film). [Variety]

Jim Carrey has joined Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars, who joins the motley crew of vigilante masked heroes sparked by the titular green-suited star (Aaron Johnson). Carrey joins Johnson, Chloë Grace MoretzChristopher Mintz-Plasse, and Donald FaisonJeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is directing from his script. [Deadline/Twitter]

• Jason Clarke (Lawless) will play Abraham Lincoln’s father Tom Lincoln in the The Green Blade Rises, the Terrence Malick-produced biopic about the childhood and adolescent years of the 16th President of the United States. Diane Kruger will play Abe’s stepmother, Sarah. Regular Malick collaborator A.J. Edwards is writing and directing. [Deadline]

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