Casting Net: Olivia Wilde boards thriller 'Meadowland'
• Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies) is set to star in and produce the psychological thriller Meadowland. Reed Morano, the cinematographer on Kill Your Darlings and The Skeleton Twins, will make her directorial debut on the film about a woman who developed a relationship with a neglected boy after her own son disappears. Production will begin this summer, after Wilde gives birth. [Deadline]
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen will re-team with their 50/50 director Jonathan Levine for an untitled Christmas comedy about a trio of childhood friends who get together every Christmas Eve for a night out in New York City. The third lead has yet to be cast. Any votes? [THR]
• Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool) and Tom Courtenay (Quartet) will co-star in 45 Years, which follows a couple during the dramatic five days leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary party. Her husband receives a letter informing him that his first love’s body has been discovered frozen and “preserved” in the Swiss Alps. Weekend helmer Andrew Haigh is directing. [Variety]
• Mad Men‘s January Jones is set to star in the supernatural thriller The Shuddering about a woman experiencing strange visions and trying to get to the bottom of why she’s experiencing said visions. George Ratliff (Joshua) is set to direct. [THR]
• Michiel Huisman (a.k.a. Nashville‘s Liam McGuinnis) will play Blake Lively‘s love interest in The Age of Adaline, which also stars Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. [Deadline]
• Office alum Jake Lacy will play the boyfriend of Rooney Mara‘s character in Todd Haynes‘ Carol, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith‘s The Price of Salt. [THR]