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Casting Net: Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom join European thriller 'Unlocked'

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• Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom have both signed on to star in the thriller Unlocked from filmmaker Michael Apted, creator of the Up documentary series. Noomi Rapace (The Drop) is starring as a CIA interrogator who accidentally gives information to terrorists planning a biological attack on London. Peter O’Brien, a writer on the Halo: Reach video game, has written the script with production expected to start at the beginning of November. [THR]

• Oscar nominee Steve Coogan will play Scottish lawyer James Boswell in the film adaptation of the West End play Boswell for the DefenceGregor Jordan (Buffalo Soldiers) is directing the movie that Patrick Edgeworth has written based on his own play. The story follows Boswell in the twilight of his career and life taking on a nearly impossible case that no one else wanted. Coogan was nominated for two Academy Awards this year as a producer and writer of Philomena. [The Wrap]