Casting Net: Scarlett Johansson to star in 'The Psychopath Test'
- Scarlett Johansson is attached to star in a psychological thriller based on the book The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. The book looks at how the medical community attempts to diagnose and classify psychopaths. Kristin Gore is set to write the screenplay with Jay Roach will direct and produce along with Brian Grazer. [Deadline]
- Michelle Williams will be reteaming with Kelly Reichardt on an untitled indie drama. Reichardt is writing and directing, but plot details are currently unknown. [Variety]
- Max Martini (Pacific Rim) is in negotiations to join Michael Bay’s Benghazi thriller, 13 Hours. Currently signed on to the film are John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber. The film will recount the attack on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11. Martini is set to play a member of the six-man security team who fought to defend those stationed at the compound. Production is set to begin this spring. [Variety]
- Jorge Garcia (Lost) will be joining Adam Sandler‘s Netflix comedy western film, The Ridiculous Six, which is getting ready to begin production in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sandler will play a man who grew up as an orphan in an Indian tribe and Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, and Garcia will play his half-brothers. The film will debut exclusively on Netflix. [The Wrap]