Casting: Sam Claflin in The Quiet Ones, Michelle Monaghan Joins The Coup, and Katie Cassidy in The Scribbler

Michelle MonaghanThree bits of casting news from this week that we didn’t get to, but here they are…

The first has Michelle Monaghan (“Due Date”, “Eagle Eye”) joining the cast of the action movie “The Coup”, about “an American family which moves to Southeast Asia and finds themselves entangled in a violent coup with merciless rebels attacking the city.”

Monaghan joins Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan in the cast, and will play Annie, the wife of Wilson’s character.

Erick Dowdle (“Devil”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with his bro, Drew.

“The Coup” will shoot this October.

Sam Claflin in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Movie ImageThe hunky Sam Claflin, meanwhile, has parlayed a beefcake role in the last “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie and “Snow White and the Huntsman” into the male lead in “The Quiet Ones”.

Claflin joins “Sherlock Holmes'” Jared Harris in the film, to be directed by John Pogue, about “an unorthodox, but charismatic Professor (Harris) who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy.”

Sound entirely too complicated just for an A, but maybe that’s why I only ever got B’s and C’s.

“The Quiet Ones” will shoot this Summer in the UK.

Speaking of horror, Katie Cassidy, who can’t seem to escape horror material (TV’s “Supernatural”, the recent “A Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot), is fronting another horror movie called “The Scribbler”.

Based on a comic book, the movie has Cassidy playing Suki, “a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using ‘The Siamese Burn’, an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being ‘cured’, she’s haunted by a thought…what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her?”

“The Scribbler” will co-star Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Michael Imperioli, and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kunal Nayyar.

Daniel Schaffer will write and direct.

Katie Cassidy