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• Chloë Moretz just can’t stay away from the macabre. The Kick-Ass 2 star is currently in talks to join the adaptation of (former EW writer) Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. In the novel, Libby Day (who will be played by Charlize Theron) revisits the gruesome reality of her youth (at 7, she testified against her 15-year-old brother Ben for the murder of their mother) 25 years later. Alternating between flashbacks to the time when the murder and conviction took place and the present, Moretz would play the character of Diondra Wertzner — Ben’s girlfriend in the flashbacks. Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) is set to direct. [Deadline]

Jennifer Garner is in talks to join Kevin Costner in Ivan Reitman’s football dramedy Draft Day. Garner would play the secretary to Costner’s team manager who is having a hard time securing his number one draft pick. Garner’s next film, Dallas Buyers Club with Matthew McConaughey, is currently in post-production and should be released sometime this year. [Variety]

• William H. Macy’s (Shameless) directorial debut Rudderless rolled out an impressive cast list Monday. In addition to himself and wife Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), the drama will also feature Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). The film follows a man who is grieving from the death of his musically gifted son. When he finds his son’s music, he decides to form a band. [THR]

West Side Story veteran Rita Moreno will dance again in the adaptation of Richard Alfieri’s play Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. The story follows a Lily, a Florida woman (Gena Rowlands) who hires a dance instructor for private lessons. Despite a rocky start, Lily and her dance instructor develop a deep connection. The shoot will take place far from the Sunshine State, however, in Budapest. [Variety]

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