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Casting Net: Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon in talks to climb 'The Great Wall'

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• Bryan Cranston and Matt Damon are in very early talks to star in Zhang Yimou‘s China-set movie The Great Wall. This is the second time the film has tried to go into production after a failed attempt by director Ed Zwick that was to star Henry Cavill and Benjamin Walker. The latest draft of the supernatural adventure picture was written by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Identity) and follows the mystery surrounding the construction of The Great Wall of China. [Deadline]

• Elisabeth Moss will tell the Truth alongside Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett. The Mad Man star joins the two Oscar winners in the film about the scandal involving George W. Bush and the preferential treatment he received in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft unveiled during a story on 60 Minutes II by Dan Rather. James Vanderbilt, who wrote The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel, has adapted the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, The President, And The Privilege Of Power by Rather’s producer Mary Mapes for his directorial debut. Redford is set to star as Rather with Blanchett as Mapes, who lost her job in the wake of the scandal. Moss will play associate producer Lucy Scott, brought on by Mapes to “run point” on the story controversy. [Deadline]

• Dany Boon (Welcome to the Cht’is) and Karin Viard (Polisse) will star in the French satirical comedy Lolo directed by Julie Delpy. The Before Midnight actress and Oscar-nominated writer will also star in the film as a workaholic woman in the fashion industry who falls in love with a computer geek while on a spa retreat. [Variety]

• Zach Knighton (Happy Endings), Isabelle McNally (House of Cards), Agustin Silva (Magic Mike) and Mallory Culbert (Road to Nowhere) have taken on The Big Spoon, an unromantic comedy written and directed by Carlyn Hudson. The movie co-written by Culbert follows two women in two very different relationships as they move on from college and into the real world. [The Wrap]

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