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Casting Net: Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in Javier Gullon's 478

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in Javier Gullon‘s dark script, 478. The film is about a man who loses his wife and child die in a plane crash due to a screw up by an air traffic controller. The man is put into protective custody after being vilified for the mistake. But Schwarzenegger’s character is unable to let it go, and wants to get his revenge. The film is set to begin shooting in the fall.[Deadline]
  • Bellamy Young has boarded the thriller The Night Stalker opposite Lou Diamond PhillipsYoung will play a defense attorney who was 15 years old and living in Los Angeles during the 1985 killing spree by Richard Ramirez (Phillips), who was dubbed the film’s title by the Los Angeles press. The film will incorporate Ramirez’s history of violence into a fictionalized narrative, which centers on an interview in prison between the aged killer and a lawyer who is attempting to get a confession out of Ramirez that will save another man on death row. Production is set to begin this summer. [Variety]

  • Haley Joel Osment will play the titular role in Jay Berger Wants to Be Your Friend, an indie comedy that centers around an adult man who loves his old summer camp a little too much. Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions (Drinking Buddies) will produce. [Deadline]
  • Rob Huebel has signed on to New Line’s comedy Keanu, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Nia Long, Jordan Peele and Will ForteThe script, which was penned by Peele and Alex Rubens, centers around a group of friends who have to pretend to be drug dealers in an attempt to retrieve a stolen cat. Huebel will be playing Spencer, a friend and neighbor of Key and Long’s characters. The film is set for an April 22, 2016 release. [The Hollywood Reporter]

  • Sumire Matsubara has joined the cast of The Shack, a pic based on William Paul Young’s best-seller about a man named Mack (Sam Worthington) who receives a mysterious note requesting he go to a shack. The letter is signed by Papa, his wife’s nickname for God. Mack journeys to the shack where he finds God (Octavia Spencer) and “takes a life-transforming journey of truth, forgiveness and ultimately acceptance.” Matsubara is set to play Sarayu, a.k.a. the Holy Spirit. [Deadline]

  • Torrey DeVitto, Mike Doyle and Ursula Parker will all star in Amy Makes Three​, a psychological thriller from writer-director Josh Sternfeld. The film tells the story of a rich young couple (DeVitto and Doyle) who are struggling to overcome their grief by confronting the ghost of the child they lost as a premature baby (Parker). The film will shoot in Dutchess County, NY. [Deadline]

  • Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey are rounding out the cast of Tallulah, starring Ellen Page. Tallulah (Page) is free-spirit who rescues a baby from a self-absorbed and reckless mother (Blanchard). But when people believe she has kidnapped the child, she passes the baby off as her own with the help of her ex-boyfriend’s mother (Allison Janney). [Deadline]

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