Rosario Dawson
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Rosario Dawson will join Ryan Reynolds to star in the thriller Queen of the Night, about a father looking for his kidnapped daughter, who has been missing for years. Directed by Atom Egoyan, known for Chloe and The Sweet Hereafter, Dawson will play a detective in the case. The Canadian director is expected to begin shooting the film in February in Ontario. [The Wrap]

• In a video interview with Collider, Dakota Fanning slips up and tells them that she’s been cast in the late in life Errol Flynn biopic, The Last of Robin Hood, from the writing and directing team of Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Kevin Kline has been set to play Flynn for months, and Susan Sarandon will play Florence Aadland, the mother of Flynn’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Beverly. [Collider]

• Nashville’s R.J. Cutler is in talks to work on his first narrative feature based on Gayle Forman’s popular young adult novel If I Stay about Mia, a gifted 17-year-old musician recovering from a tragic car accident. Chloë Moretz is reported to be attached to star in the project as well. [Variety]

• Dr. Carlisle Cullen, I mean, Peter Facinelli will join Dylan McDermott in director Mikael Salomon’s (A Far Off Place) Freezer, in which their characters are trapped in an industrial freezer. It’s a thriller. [The Wrap]

• In casting news for yet another thriller, Maria Bello and Frank Grillo have joined Will Canon’s (Brotherhood) untitled film about a policeman and a psychologist investigating a number of murders that happened on a “ghost-hunting excursion.” Saw and Insidious director James Wan is producing the project. [Variety]

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