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Casting News: Jake Gyllenhaal, Olivia Thirlby, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, and Rhys Ifans

More casting news has been announced this week, including roles for Jake Gyllenhaal, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans and more.

Variety is reporting that Jake Gyllenhaal is in negotiations to star in David Avyer’s cop drama called End of Watch. The film is said to be a gritty drama that follows the friendship between longtime partners. Ayer also penned the screenplay.

According to Deadline, actress Olivia Thirlby (Juno) will star opposite Robert De Niro in Another Night (Previously titled Another Night in Suck City). The film is based on the novel “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” by Nick Flynn. De Niro will play as a homeless man that an aspiring writer (Paul Dano) happens upon in a homeless shelter and discovers that he is his long-lost father. Paul Weitz (Little Fockers) will direct.

Finally Variety has news that Alison Brie (Community) and Chris Pratt (Take Me Home Tonight) will join the Nick Stoller comedy A Five-Year Engagement. The report also adds that Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) is in talks to join the cast.

Judd Apatow is producing the film for Universal with a script from both Stoller and Segel, described as a bawdy, couples comedy, and charts the five-year engagement of a man (Segel) and his fiancee, following the ups and downs of their relationship.

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