Casting Net: Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins Matthew McConaughey in 'Free State of Jones'
• Gugu Mbatha-Raw—known for Belle and Beyond the Lights—will star alongside Matthew McConaughey in Free State of Jones. The film, based on a true story, tracks the relationship between Newton Knight (McConaughey) and a slave, Rachel (Mbatha-Raw), exploring the impact Rachel had on Knight’s life and the Civil War-set rebellion he led against the Confederacy. Gary Ross wrote the script and is producing alongside Scott Stuber and Jon Kilik. [The Wrap]
• Arrow‘s Cynthia Addai-Robinson has signed on for The Accountant. The film stars Ben Affleck as an accountant who transforms into an assassin at night. Robinson takes the role of a treasury department analyst. Gavin O’Connor is directing the film, which also stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, and Jon Bernthal. [Variety]