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Dominic Cooper is in talks to join the international crime thriller Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (which launched Rapace’s career), is directing. [Variety]

Liam Neeson is negotiating to board Non-Stop, reportedly a thriller about an air marshall on a U.S. flight that one presumes does not have any layovers. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) is set to direct. [THR]

Abigail Breslin will be getting spooky as the star of Haunter, playing a young ghost trapped with her family in their old house, hoping to save a living girl from suffering a similar demise. Vicenzo Natali (Splice) will direct. [Variety]

Suits star Tom Lipinski is negotiating to play a young Josh Brolin in Labor Day, director Jason Reitman‘s adaptation of the Joyce Maynard novel. Brolin is playing an escaped felon who shacks up over Labor Day weekend with Kate Winslet. So what’re the chances of Reitman slipping in a flash-forward scene with Tommy Lee Jones as the elder Brolin? [Variety]

• Talk about beginner’s luck! High school student Paloma Kwiatkowski has landed the key role of Thalia in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, after her very first audition. The film starts shooting later this year in Vancouver, Kwiatkowski’s home town. [Deadline]

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