Edgar Ramirez, star of the upcoming Point Break remake, is in talks to join Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Haley Bennett in The Girl on the Train. Tate Taylor is directing the DreamWorks adaptation of Paula Hawkins‘ thriller about a divorcée (Blunt) who gets entangled in a mystery involving a couple whose house she passes on her daily commute. Ramirez would play Dr. Kamal Abdic, a therapist having an affair with the wife in said couple. [Deadline]
English actor Tom Felton, best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, is enlisting in director Gabriela Cowperthwaite‘s biopic about Iraq war veteran Megan Leavey (portrayed by Kate Mara). Felton will play a veteran dog handler in the story of a female Marine (Mara) who turns her life around after joining a K9 unit. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Andrew Bachelor is ready for his six seconds of fame. The Vine star better known as KingBach has been cast in McG‘s The Babysitter, joining Samara Weaving and Judah Lewis in the horror-comedy about a lonely 12-year-old who’s infatuated with his sitter and learns some tough lessons. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Bond girl Naomie Harris, recording artist Janelle Monae, Selma‘s Andre Holland, and The Hunger Games‘ Mahershala Ali will star in Moonlight, writer-director Barry Jenkins‘ coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the war on drugs in Miami. The A24 film is now shooting in Miami and is slated for release next fall.
Girls star Zosia Mamet is set to topline the indie comedy The Boy Downstairs, about a young woman who returns to New York City after a stint in Europe and inadvertently moves into her ex-boyfriend’s building. Deirdre O’Connell, Matthew Shear, and Diana Irvine are costarring in the the movie from writer-director Sophie Brooks and Cliffbrook Films. Production is underway. [Deadline]