We catch a lot of entertainment news here at ScreenCrave, but sometimes a few bits and pieces can fall between the cracks—which is why we’ve gathered together a few loose strands of recent casting news for you. From Christina Hendricks’ new role as Brendan Fraser’s spurned wife to the new Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (sigh) cast to the new roles for J.K. Simmons and Michelle Rodriguez, it’s been a busy week thus far:
- According to Deadline, Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks will be taking advantage of her day job’s hiatus to star in Mike Figgis’ Seconds of Pleasure, which is set in an airplane “and connects the lives of people on the plane through vignettes.” Hendricks is set to portray a wife who catches her husband, played by Brendan Fraser, in a “compromising position.” The film will also star Julia Stiles, Matt Damon and Kristin Scott Thomas.
- Because if a news post doesn’t mention a vampire film, we have to at least drop info on a 3D (it’s officially been signed into Hollywood law at this point), we’d be remiss not to mention that Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has been cast. /Film has it that Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell and Deborah Kara Unger have joined Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington to round out the film’s cast of actors who don’t mind being overshadowed by gimmicky used to increased ticket prices. So that’s cool.
- In other horror film news, /Film reports that Michelle Rodriguez’s next flick is “a horror picture called The Home that takes place in a haunted nursing home. She says it will likely shoot in the summer as things are being set up now.” Kristoffer Aaron Morgan set to direct the “Lovecraftian” film in Austin, TX, which will also star Brian Cox, Cloris Leachman, Louise Fletcher, Louis Gossett Jr., Ed Asner, and Fionnula Flanagan.
- Meanwhile, J.K Simmons will has joined the cast of Mark Wahlberg’s Contraband, according to /Film. The film “follows a one-time smuggler (Wahlberg) who has taken a straight job as a security guard, but gets pulled back into illegal activity.” Simmons has been cast as a captain in the movie.
What do you think of this casting news?