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Casting Net: Anthony Hopkins cast in 'Go With Me,' Annabelle Wallis joins 'Mine'

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• Anthony Hopkins has been cast in Go With Me. The film comes from helmer Daniel Alfredson, whom Hopkins worked with on Kidnapping Freddy Heineken. Adapted from the 2008 novel by Castle Freeman Jr., the story follows a young woman who is harassed by cop-turned-crimelord Blackway upon returning home in the Pacific Northwest. Rather than leave, she seeks the help of ex-logger (Hopkins) and his right-hand man to fight back. Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs are adapting the novel for the screen. A joint production, Rick Dugdale is producing for Enderby Entertainment alongside Lindsay Williams and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group. Hopkins will produce with Jacobs as well. The film will shoot in British Columbia, Canada beginning in mid-November. [Deadline]

• British actress Annabelle Wallis is joining Armie Hammer in Mine. The psychological thriller comes from writer-directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro. The story follows Mike (Hammer), a soldier who is stranded in the desert following a failed assassination attempt. Wallis will play Mike’s girlfriend, Jenny. His want to repair their complicated relationship helps him persevere through the psychological and physical dangers of his situation. Peter Safran is producing via The Safran Company. Production begins this month in the Canary Islands. [Deadline]

• Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You) and Oona Laurence (Broadway’s Matilda the Musical) have signed on for Disney’s remake of Pete’s Dragon. David Lowery will direct. Lowery and Toby Halbrooks wrote the script. The original 1977 film followed Pete and his best friend, a dragon named Elliot. In the remake, Fegley will take the titular role of Pete, and Laurence will portray a new character, Natalie, who is also friends with Pete. The film will be live-action, albeit CGI used for the dragon. Though the original was a musical, the remake will likely be a straight narrative. Jim Whitaker is producing. [Variety]

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