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Casting Net: Haley Bennett lands lead role in 'The Magnificent Seven'

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  • Haley Bennett will star alongside an ensemble including Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington in the upcoming The Magnificent Seven. The film takes place in a town taken over by a ruthless gold mining baron and his gang. Bennett plays the widow of a man who was murdered, and hires a bounty hunter to get rid of the baron and his thugs, and gives him just enough money to pay six gunmen to help him. [Deadline]
  • Gal Gadot is in early talks to join the cast of Keeping Up with the Joneses​. The action comedy’s cast already includes Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, and Isla Fisher. The film is about a couple who live in an ideal suburb who discover that their “perfect” neighbors are really undercover agents. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Piper Perabo has been cast opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Kingsley in Wake. “When the Forrester family reunites for a relative’s wake, they are unnerved by the arrival of the dead man’s brother, Red (Willis), a diagnosed sociopath who made their lives a living hell until he disappeared years ago. But when the family comes under siege from some deadly associates of the deceased, they’re glad to have Red on their side.” Perabo will play Claire Forrester, the dead man’s widow who is also Red’s former lover. [Deadline]