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The first has Scoot McNairy of “Monsters” fame joining the cast of actor/director Ben Affleck’s true-story CIA drama “Argo”. No word on what character he’ll be playing in the film, but besides Affleck, McNairy will be joining a cast that includes Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin.
The film, to be based on the April 2007 Wired magazine article by Joshuah Bearman titled “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran,” chronicles how the CIA and the Canadian Government hoodwinked the Iran hostage takers in 1979 and rescued six U.S. diplomats from under their noses.
Over at the horror-thriller “Nurse 3D”, a film that at this point is being sold almost entirely on star Paz De La Huerta’s promise of getting down and dirty (and naked) in the film, the first guy has been cast: Corbin Bleu (which sounds suspiciously like something I ate last night) will join the cast as the paramedic boyfriend of Katrina Bowden’s character.
The film will find De La Huerta playing “Abby, a nurse who uses her sexuality to indulge a sinister side that finds her punishing dishonest men.” The recently cast Bowden will play a fellow nurse.
Bleu, meanwhile, has been in all three “High School Musical” movies. So yeah, I’m sure he’ll have plenty to talk to star Paz De La Huerta about in-between, you know, takes.
Meanwhile, over in more, ahem, respectable fare, Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried are in talks to join the cast of Louis Leterrier’s magician/heist flick “Now You See Me”, which will star Jesse Eisenberg and Melanie Laurent.
Written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, “Now You See Me” will find the FBI chasing “a squad of the world’s greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.”
Ruffalo would play the FBI head honcho, while Seyfried would play “a master technician who builds contraptions to aid in the illusion of the heists.” Huh. Okay.
Jake Gyllenhaal was previously in talks for the film, but if Ruffalo is now negotiation to play the head FBI agent, that probably means Gyllenhaal is no longer involved, since I think Eisenberg has been eyed for the lead magician for some time now.