Casting Net: Gal Gadot to play Ryan Reynolds' wife in 'Criminal'
• Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who will play Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has joined the all-star cast of Criminal. Gadot is set to play Ryan Reynolds’ wife in the CIA thriller directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman).The film will also star Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones.[THR]
• Jack Huston has officially signed on to play the charismatic blond lieutenant Wickham in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. The Boardwalk Empire star joins Lily James (Downton Abbey), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), and Sam Riley (Maleficent) in the film adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel that puts a deadly spin on Jane Austen’s classic. Burr Steers (17 Again) is directing; filming will begin next month. [Deadline]
• Christopher Lloyd, Jane Kaczmarek, and newcomer Tekola Cornetet will star in writer-director Arnold Grossman‘s indie drama The Boat Builder. Lloyd will play a former Merchant Marine captain who befriends a bright and inquisitive foster child (Cornetet) while building a ship in his front yard. Kaczmarek will play Lloyd’s daughter in the SAGIndie production, which will also features David Lascher (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), Martin Ganapoler (Howard the Duck), and Jessiqa Pace (Ozu).[The Wrap]
• James Ransone and Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward Pines) will lead the cast of Sinister 2. Ransone is set to reprise his role as a concerned local sheriff’s deputy while Sossamon will play a protective mother who moves into a rural home marked for death. Ciaran Foy (Citadel) will take over directing duties from Scott Derrickson, who will once again write the script with C. Robert Cargill. [Deadline]