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Casting Net: Louis C.K. aiming to team up with director David O. Russell

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Louis C.K. is in negotiations for an unspecified role in Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell‘s upcoming drama that once held the title American Bulls—. Costarring Christian BaleBradley CooperJeremy Renner, and Amy Adams, the film is based on the true story of a con artist to who aided the F.B.I. in a massive corruption sting operation. Eric Singer (The International) wrote the screenplay. [THR]

• Matthew Macfadyen (Pride & PrejudiceRobin Hood) will star in Epic, a U.K. comedy about a touched-in-the-head filmmaker who teams up with the head of the (fictitious) Autonomous Republic of Karastan to make a sweeping epic movie about the medieval architect of the country. Macfadyen is taking over the role from Ethan Hawke. Ben Hopkins (The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz) is directing from the script he penned with Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love). [Variety]

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