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Casting Net: Mark Walhberg takes on 'Mojave'

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• Mark Wahlberg revealed that he has a small part in William Monahan‘s Mojave, about a depressed, suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who takes to the desert where he has a run-in with a homicidal drifter/doppelgänger (Oscar Isaac). Oscar winner Monahan wrote The Departed and The Gambler (upcoming), both of which feature Wahlberg. The specifics of Wahlberg’s Mojave role were not disclosed. [Collider]

• Jake Johnson (New Girl) confirmed that he is indeed on board to appear in Jurassic World alongside Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Omar Sy. Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow directed Johnson in Safety Not Guaranteed. [The Huffington Post]

• Noah Segan (Looper) has boarded the action pic Redeemer, where he’ll play an American businessman who loses his money. Production is currently under way in Chile. [Deadline]

• Kyle Gallner (Veronica Mars) has joined the ever-growing ensemble cast of Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper. [The Wrap]

• Holt McCallany (Gangster Squad) will voice the role of Burke, a ruthless security contractor, in Paramount Animation’s Monsters Trucks. [Deadline]