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Casting Net: John C. Reilly signs on for 'Les Cowboys'

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• John C. Reilly will star in Les Cowboys alongside Finnegan Oldfield and Francois Damiens. The film marks the feature debut of Rust and Bone scribe Thomas Bidegain. Bidegain co-wrote the script with Noé Debré. The story follows a father (Damiens) who, along with his son (Oldfield), goes in search for his missing daughter; she disappears after beginning to date a young, Muslim fundamentalist man. They turn to American headhunter (Reilly) for help. [Variety]

• Sam Trammell (The Fault in Our Stars) has signed on for Three Generations. Gaby Dellal is directing the film, which stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon. The film came from an original idea by Dellal, which Nikole Beckwith fleshed out. The film tells the story of a teen, Ray (Fanning), transitioning from female to male, and the impact it has on her single mother (Watts) and grandmother (Sarandon). Tate Donovan also stars as a boyfriend of Watt’s character. [THR]

• Eddie Marsan has been cast in the untitled adaptation of author Patricia Highsmith‘s The Blunderer. The psychological thriller stars Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Haley Bennett, who replaced Imogen Poots. With Andy Goddard directing, the film follows a successful architect living in 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), who has a beautiful wife (Biel). Walter’s fascination with unsolved murders leads him to a killer/detective (Bennett), whom he lusts after. Susan Boyd adapted Highsmith’s 1954 novel for the screen. [THR]

• Lesli Margherita has signed on for One Shot. The movie musical stars Topher Grace and Taye Diggs in the story of a failed actor (Grace), who becomes a stage manager, and must keep his new show afloat for opening night. Margherita will play Brandy, a chorus girl who challenges Malcolm (Diggs) to see who will hook up with a new cast member first. [Deadline]

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