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Casting Net: Jason Segel in talks to join Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara in Collateral Beauty

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  • Jason Segel is currently in talks to join Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman in Collateral Beauty, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). Allan Loeb penned the script, which follows a New York advertising exec who goes through a shattering personal tragedy. His colleagues develop an unconventional plan for curing his depression. The plan works, but not in the way that it was intended to. Filming is expected to begin in the fall. [Variety]

  • Lamorne Morris (New Girl), has boarded Barbershop 3 whose cast already includes Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Eve, Nicki Minaj, and Anthony Anderson. The sequel centers around the employees and friends in a local barbershop take on violence in a neighborhood in Chicago. Morris is set to play “a neurotic college student who likes to dress in pastel colors and assumes he’s dating a fellow student, unaware that the girl (among many others) actually thinks he’s gay.” The film is currently shooting in Atlanta with Malcolm Lee directing. [The Hollywood Reporter]

  • Carrie Lazar has joined the impressive lineup of actors in MGM’s The Magnificent Seven remake, including Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Matt Bomer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the follows seven gunslingers who are hired by a woman (Haley Bennett), to protect her small town in the Old West from a band of outlaws lead by the bandit Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) penned the script. [The Hollywood Reporter]