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Casting Net: Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson in talks for 'Unforgettable'

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• Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson are in early negotiations for Unforgettable. Belle‘s Amma Asante is directing the thriller from a script by Christina Hodson. The story follows a wife (Washington) who faces off with her husband’s ex (Hudson) when she continually stirs up trouble. [Variety]     

The Theory of Everything‘s Felicity Jones is in early talks for a starring role in Inferno. Following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the film marks the third big screen adaptation from the Dan Brown series of novels. Ron Howard will return to direct, and Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Robert Langdon. The story finds Langdon in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Jones is up for the part of Sienna Brooks, a doctor who could potentially recover his memories and, in effect, help Langdon stop a plague tied to Dante’s Inferno. David Koepp wrote the script. Brian Grazer and Howard are producing. [Deadline]

• Amber Heard is in talks to join Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl. Tom Hooper is directing and producing the film, which would have Heard in the supporting part of Oola. Lucinda Coxon adapted David Ebershoff‘s novel for the big screen. The story tracks the relationship of Danish painters Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda; Wegener became one of the first men to have a sex-change operation. [Deadline]

• Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in talks for Disney’s Moana. Set in the South Pacific’s Oceania, the CG-animated, comedy-adventure follows a young girl, Moana, who goes in search for a fabled island. Demi-god Maui, whom Johnson would voice, assists her in her journey across the sea. The film comes from The Little Mermaid‘s Ron Clements and John Musker. [The Wrap]