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Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev joins Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams in Arrivals

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  • The Vampire Diaries alum Nina Dobrev is set to appear opposite the previously cast Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams in Arrivals. Peter Hutchings is directing from Fergal Rock’s script, which was a 2013 Academy Nicholl semifinalist. The story follows Cape Town airport worker Calvin (Butterfield), a hypochondriac college dropout who conquers his fears as he takes part in the bucket list of British teenager Skye (Williams). Dobrev will play an American flight attendant named Izzy, who is Calvin’s romantic interest. It’s scheduled to begin shooting in South Africa in the winter. [Deadline]
  • Geena Davis has signed on for Marjorie Prime. Michael Almereyda is directing the pic based on the 2014 Jordan Harrison play, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Jon Hamm will also appear in the sci-fi dramedy along with Lois Smith, who played the titular character onstage in Los Angeles (and will soon in New York) and will recur her role for the film. The narrative tracks an 85-year-old violinist named Marjorie who starts to lose her memory. So she soon starts spending time with a holographic recreation of her late husband, Walter (Hamm), as he appeared in his 30s and 40s, as well as her daughter Tess (Davis) and son-in-law Jon. Principal photography for the film kicks off next month in the Hamptons. [Deadline]
  • James Cromwell and Jean Reno have been cast in The Promise. Terry George is directing the film, and co-wrote the script with Robin Swicord. Set in 1922 in the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the film tells the story of a love triangle between a medical student (Oscar Isaac), an American reporter in Paris (Christian Bale), and a stunning and elegant woman (Charlotte Le Bon). “Cromwell will play an American ambassador who becomes heroic when challenged, while Reno will play a French admiral deeply conflicted in the face of life-threatening danger,” Variety writes. Shohreh Aghdashloo and Daniel Gimenez Cacho will also appear in the film, which is currently shooting in Spain and Portugal. [Variety]
  • Robert Aramayo will appear in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, joining Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams. The film is based on the 1993 novel by Austin Wright called Tony and Susan, which sees a woman named Susan Morrow receive the manuscript of her ex-husband’s first novel. She soon becomes completely engrossed in the fictional life of Tony Hastings, and ultimately must face her own life when Tony’s life derails. Aramayo has also landed a part on Game of Thrones, but the details of his character have not been revealed, and he will shortly appear in The Tourist and Lewis and Clark. [Deadline]
  • Jessica McNamee has joined the cast of CHiPs from writer and director Dax Shepard. An adaptation of the 1970’s series, CHiPs will co-star McNamee as a beautiful, tough, and young CHP officer named Lindsey Taylor, who takes a liking to Michael Pena’s Ponch and soon joins him and Shepard’s Jon in their pursuits. [Deadline]
  • Devika Bhise has been enlisted in Shambhala, joining Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The drama tracks a solo plane crash survivor who must accept his past, even though he can’t recall it. The film will have Bhise as Tamara, who is a woman that Rhys Meyers’ character comes across. Summer Bodhi Nicks is writing and directing the film, which also has Pallavi Sharda, Allan Wu, Kabir Singh, and Akshay Kumar among its cast. [Variety