By C. Molly Smith
Updated August 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

• English martial artist Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum; Ninja: Shadow of a Tear) and Thai star Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) are in discussions to join the Kickboxer reboot. The film will be directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero) and will star UFC’s George St. Pierre, stunt man Alain Moussi, and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy). Moussi will star as martial artist Kurt Sloan, who travels to Thailand to learn kickboxing techniques and avenge his brother’s death at the hands of Tong Po (Bautista). Adkins is looking at the role of Kurt’s older brother, while Jaa has his sights on the Muay Thai master who trains Kurt. Radar Films’ Ted Field, Dimitri Logothetis, and Nick Celozzi are producing. Mike Weber and Peter Meyer will executive produce. [Deadline]

Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) and David Call will star in the indie thriller Americana. Zachary Shedd is writing and directing the film, which is said to be an indie take on the San Francisco-based thrillers from the ’70s. Call will play recovering alcoholic and hopeful film editor, Avery Wells, who must investigate the death of his movie star sister (Brosnahan). [The Wrap]