Hunger Games costar and True Detective alum Woody Harrelson is in talks to join Brie Larson in The Glass Castle, an adaptation of Jeanette Walls‘ memoir about being raised in a family of dysfunctional, eccentric nomads. Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Larson in her breakout Short Term 12, is helming Castle for Lionsgate. [Deadline]
Rachel Weisz has boarded director Mick Jackson‘s Denial, replacing Hilary Swank in the legal drama about a historian accused of libel for calling an author a Holocaust denier. The cast also includes Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall. David Hare wrote the screenplay, adapting Deborah E. Lipstadt‘s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Bleecker Street will release the film in North America next year.
Diane Lane has been cast as the wife of Watergate informant Deep Throat in writer-director Peter Landesman‘s historical thriller Felt. Liam Neeson is on board to play W. Mark Felt, the FBI associate director who secretly supplied Bob Woodward of the Washington Post with crucial leads in the Watergate affair, leading to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. Lane will play Felt’s wife, Audrey. Principal photography starts in March.
Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is set to star in the sci-fi film Android, with Niall Johnson is directing from a script he co-wrote with Matt O’Reilly. The film centers on a man trying to resurrect his wife and their son by rebuilding them as androids, only for his creations to take on lives of their own. Cameras roll in February. [Deadline]
Dutch actress Carice van Houten, known for playing Melisandre on Game of Thrones, will appear opposite Aaron Paul in The Parts You Lose. Paula van der Oest is directing the story of a hearing-impaired boy who forms an unlikely friendship with a fugitive in small-town North Dakota. The project is looking to shoot in the spring. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Gabriel Byrne is the latest addition to the cast of Metanoia. He joins David Tennant, Elizabeth Moss, and Michael Gambon in the biopic about Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, who broke with traditional psychotherapy and explored new treatments for schizophrenia, including therapeutic use of mescaline and LSD. Robert Mullan will direct the film, which starts shooting in January. [Variety]