Casting About: Tom Cruise, Mila Kunis, Colin Farrell, Rooney Mara & More

Hollywood's biggest and best actors find work for the sake of your entertainment and their bank accounts.

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Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck are eying "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," from writer-director David Lowery, a crime drama set in the '70s about an escaped con hightailing it across Texas in an effort to reunite with his wife and to meet his daughter. Mara is also attached to star in the adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel "Brooklyn," the story adapted by Nick Hornby of an Irish woman torn between two cities and two men. (Deadline)
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Tom Cruise will try to breathe new life into the vampire hunter "Van Helsing," in a reboot of the unfortunate Hugh Jackman film, to be written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. (Collider)
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Julianne Moore has been offered the role of the bible-thumping psycho mom in the upcoming remake of "Carrie," which was originally earned Piper Laurie an Oscar nomination. This new version will star Chloe Grace Moretz, and is being directed by Kimberly Pierce ("Boys Don’t Cry). (Deadline)
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Sharlto Copley ("District 9") has been confirmed as villain Adrian Pryce in Spike Lee's remake of the 2003 Korean classic "Old Boy," in which he'll try to ruin the life of Josh Brolin's character. Copley will also star in "Open Grave," as a man who awakens in a pit full of dead bodies, with no idea how he got there. (Deadline)
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Isabelle Huppert is joining Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper in "Dead Man Down," the new thriller from Niels Arden Oplev, who directed the original Swedish version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." (Deadline)
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Rooney's sister, the under-appreciated Kate Mara, will team up with Jamie Bell for the romcom "Fighting Jacob," about an OCD up-and-coming boxer who has to reconsider his life when his girlfriend dumps him. (Variety)
Kristen Stewart is on board for "Cali," in which she'll play a woman who teams up with her boyfriend to make a fake snuff film and use the founds to head of to the west coast. But she's forced to head home when her sister gets in trouble, only to find a lot of very angry former associates. (Variety)
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Michael Sheen will star opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in "Admission," director Paul Wietz's romantic comedy about a love triangle between a female admissions counselor and two men. (The Hollywood Reporter)
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Colin Farrell has been offered the lead role in "Winter's Tale," Akiva Godlsman's adaptation of Mark Helrpin's amazing adult fantasy novel set in New York City about a thief who falls for a marks sickly daughter, who will be played by Jessica Findlay-Brown ("Downton Abbey"). (Variety)
Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan have joined the crew of Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the legendary yachtsman. It's a wonder Connelly speaks to Aronofsky after "Requiem for a Dream." (The Hollywood Reporter)
Mila Kunis has taken the lead role in the Wachowski's "sci-fi film "Jupiter Ascending," details of which are being kept under wraps. Channing Tatum is reportedly mulling an offer to play the male lead. (MTV)
Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano will appear in "Fast & Furious 6," while Luke Evans is considering an offer to be the heavy in the chase-fest. Rodriguez has also signed on for the sequel "Machete Kills," which will also star Mel Gibson.
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Emma Watson, Jason Segel and Dave Krumholtz are joining Seth Rogen for "The End of the World," the comedy formerly known as "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse," about a group of friends stranded in James Franco's house during the apocalypse. (Variety)
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