Casting Net: Viola Davis, Catalina Sandino Moreno star in 'Custody'
Oscar nominees Viola Davis and Catalina Sandino Moreno are attached to star in the James Lapine-directed drama Custody. The Into the Woods author also penned the film’s script, which follows a judge (Davis) who presides over a custody battle involving Moreno’s character, who is desperately trying to retain custody of her children. The case ends up taking an emotional toll on Davis’ character. The film does not have an official start date. But Davis currently has filming commitments to Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, which begins production next month. [The Wrap]
Alone in Berlin has cast Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson and Daniel Bruhl in the English-language adaptation of Hans Fallada’s novel, which is based on the real life story of a blue-collar couple who conducted several anonymous protests against the Nazis during World War II. Shooting begins on Friday on location in Berlin, Cologne and Gorlitz, Germany. [Variety]
Spanish actresses Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte will be headlining Silencio, the next Pedro Almodóvar film, a “female universe drama,” in Almodóvar’s words, that follows one woman’s life between 1985 and the present day. Ugarte and Suarez will play respectively younger and older versions of Julieta, a woman “struggling to survive on the verge of madness.” Production will begin in Spain this May. [Variety]