CASTING COUCH

 

  • Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell are set to star in the Kirk Jones-directed Everybody's Fine, Miramax Films' remake of Giuseppe Tornatore's 1990 movie Stanno tutti bene. De Niro plays a widower who decides on a whim to take a road trip to reconnect with his grown kids. Along the way he discovers that their lives are far from perfect. Shooting is scheduled to begin later this month in Connecticut.
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast to star opposite Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling in "All Good Things" for Michael London's Groundswell Prods. Andrew Jarecki will direct. The film -- written by Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling and Jarecki -- is a love story and murder mystery set against a real estate dynasty in 1980s New York. The plot centers on the scion of the dynasty (Gosling) who falls for a beautiful girl (Dunst) from the wrong side of the tracks, who disappears. Morgan will play a down-and-out detective who tries to uncover the truth.
  • Toni Collette will star alongside John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph in Sam Mendes' upcoming relationship comedy for Focus Features. Collette will play a college professor and close family friend of a couple (Krasinski and Rudolph) canvasing the country to find the best place to raise their unborn child. She's convinced that their kid will end up dysfunctional no matter where it's raised.
  • Jensen Ackles is in final negotiations to play a lead in Lionsgate's "My Bloody Valentine 3-D." In helmer Patrick Lussier's remake of the 1981 slasher film, Ackles will play Tom, a handsome, principled man who returns to his home in Harmony, Mo., 10 years after 22 people were murdered on Valentine's night. Back in Montana, Tom finds he still is smitten with his first love, Sarah (Jaime King), and is now a murder suspect. Zane Smith wrote the screenplay.
  • The Bush administration is coming together -- and adding a key ally for good measure. Oliver Stone has found the actress to play Condoleezza Rice in his upcoming "W," with Thandie Newton in final negotiations to star as the National Security Advisor-turned-Secretary of State. Meanwhile, Ioan Gruffudd is in final talks to play former British prime minister Tony Blair.

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