Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vanessa Hudgens And Arnold Schwarzenegger Find New Thrillers

Posted 9/12/11 10:45 am ET by Josh Wigler in Casting Call


Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens broke her "High School Musical" mold with this year's "Sucker Punch," and now she'll branch out even further by standing on "Frozen Ground."
Deadline reports that the actress has been cast opposite Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in the thriller based on Alaska's most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen, who abducted and murdered over 24 women over 12 years. Hudgens will play the one victim who escaped. Cage plays the Alaskan State Trooper who works to bring Hansen (Cusack) to justice.
Catch the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

Schwarzenegger Is Taken "Captive"
The Schwarzenegger come back story continues, as Arnold has added yet another project to his continually growing plate. He's in talks to star in "
Captive," an indie thriller about an American real estate tycoon (Schwarzenegger) living in Brazil who gets kidnapped and held for ransom, while a detective searches to find him. Why not just go all in and get Russell Crowe for the detective part — it would be like "Proof of Life" on crack!
Wilde Is The "Longest" One
"Tron Legacy" and "Cowboys & Aliens" leading lady Olivia Wilde is leading the cast of "The Longest Week," director Peter Glanz's comedy about an affluent New Yorker who loses his inheritance and falls in love all in the span of just one week, reports
Variety.
Reilly Takes "Flight"
Now that Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington are set to take "Flight" — the movie about an airline pilot whose drug and alcohol addiction is secretly responsible for the tragedy behind his most heroic deed — it's time to turn to additional casting.
Deadline reports that the female lead could well go to "Sherlock Holmes" actress Kelly Reilly, who is currently negotiating for the part.
Brolin Goes Into "Labor"
Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet are top lining the cast of "Labor Day," director Jason Reitman's next movie for Paramount Pictures, according to a press release. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, the movie tells the story of an escaped convict who finds shelter with a single mother and her son over a long Labor Day weekend.

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