In this edition of casting news we got Brie Larson cast as a lead in 21 Jump Street, Julianne Moore joining Suck City, former 007 agent Pierce Brosnan in All You Need is Love, and more.
Brie Larson will star opposite Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube for the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street. Both Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing using a script that Josh Appelbaum, Michael Bacall, Joe Gazzam, Jonah Hill and André Nemec wrote. Neil Moritz is producing. (Deadline)
Pierce Brosnan will be joining Oscar-Winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World) for All You Need is Love. Bier had written the lead role with Brosnan specifically in mind. Of course being an Oscar winning director may help with the fact that Brosnan signed on for the role. (LAT)
Yesterday we reported that Oliva Thrilby was joining the cast of Suck City, a film based on the memoirs of Nick Flynn. Although it is unknown what her role will be in the film, Deadline reports that it will be a relatively small role. Focus Features will distribute the film directed by Paul Weitz.
Catherine Zeta-Jones will play as the wife of “a legendary gambler” (Bruce Willis) in Lay The Favorite. It’s all based on the memoir by Beth Raymer, which has Stephen Frears directing. With Focus Features dropping as the film’s financiers, Lay the Favorite has been picked up by Pathe and Emmett Furla Films. (Deadline)
Finally, Deadline is reporting that Sienna Miller will star in Rachid Bouchareb‘s film Just Like a Woman as a Chicago housewife who absconds with her belly-dancing teacher to Las Vegas to enter a dance competition. No you did not misread that. You might recognize the name as Bouchareb was also nominated for Best Foreign Film for the 83 Academy Awards but lost to Bier.