Casting About: A New Bond GIrl, a New Supermom and a Whole Lot More

Bond appears to have a new "Girl," Superman gets a new mom, Eric Bana and Woody Harrelson are both planning heists, and a whole bunch of other actors and actresses find work.

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Bérénice Marlohe is believed to be your next Bond Girl for the upcoming 23rd installment of the spy king's saga. Daniel Craig will return as Bond, with Javier Bardem as the heavy, Sam Mendes directing and shooting rumored to begin in Istanbul.
Woody Harrelson is reuniting with "Zombieland" co-star Jesse Eisnberg for Louis Leterrier's "Now You See Me," about a group of magicians who use their show as a diversion for bank robberies. Harrelson will play “Merritt Osbourne, a mentalist and hypnotist known for his Jedi-style mind tricks," said Variety. Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher and Melanie Laurent co-star.
Rooney Mara, aka "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is said to be in the running for the female lead in Spike Lee's adaptation of Korean revenge epic "Oldboy," which already stars Josh Brolin. Christian Bale is rumored to be in the running to play the bad guy.
Zurer's "Munich" co-star Eric Bana has joined the cast of "Brilliant," about a small-time crook who tries to do a job with some big-time diamond thieves. Robert Luketic, whose most recent efforts were "Killers" and "The Ugly Truth" is directing, so don’t expect a straight heist film—and brace yourself for Katherine Heigl.
Ayelet Zurer ("Munich," "Angels & Demons") will replace Julia Ormand as Lara Lor-Van, birth mother of Kal-El, aka Superman, in Zach Snyder's "Man of Steel." She'll star opposite Russell Crowe as Jor-El, with Henry Cavill as the titular hero.
Michelle Rodriguez is on board for "Resident Evil 5," which will naturally star Milla Jovovich and be directed by her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson.
Michael K. Williams will produce and star in "The Suspect," written by Stuart Connelly, who says the film is about " Two African American social scientists who pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn."
Tyler Perry will be bringing another of his plays to the big screen, adapting "The Marriage Counselor," about an accountant married to a marriage counselor who has trouble tending to her own union.
Jason Bateman joins Alexander Skarsgard, Frank Grillo, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Ford and Michael Nyqvist for "Disconnected," an ensemble film about how modern technology affects people's lives.
Michael Shannon will reunite with "Take Shelter" writer-director Jeff Nichols for "Mud," about a pair or teens who befriend a Mississippi fugitive, Matthew McConaughey, hoping to reconnect with his ex, Reese Witherspoon. Co-stars Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Joe Don Baker and Paul Sparks.
Ellen Page is in talks to join Brit Marling's "The East," about an eco-terrorist organization whose leader, Alexander Skarsgard, who finds himself caught between his ex (Page) and an undercover agent, Marling, sent to infiltrate his group.
John Goodman will take "Flight" with Denzel Washington in director Robert Zemeckis' film about a pilot hailed as a hero after saving his plane from peril that was the cause of his own substance abuse problems. CO-stars Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and Brian Geraghty.
Susan Sarandon and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson—together at last! They'll star in "Snitch," with Johnson playing the distraught father of a teen sentenced to 30 years on a drug conviction, and goes undercover to catch a more senior dealer in hopes of earning his son's freedom. Sarandon will play an ambitious U.S. attorney.
Anthony Mackie is working on putting together a film in which he'd star as Olympic great Jesse Owen, focusing on his triumph over the Nazis at the 1936 games in Berlin.
Jacki Weaver, coming off her brilliant turn in "Animal Kingdom," has signed of for David O. Russell's " The Silver Linings Playbook," in which she'll play the mother of Bradley Cooper, as a man fresh off a four-year stint in a mental hospital who sets out to win back his wife, but falls for a young widow, Jennifer Lawrence. Co-stars Robert De Niro.
Paul Bettany (above), Brian Cox, and Stephen Graham have joined "Blood," an adaptation of the BBC series "Conviction," about a pair of cops who kill a murder suspect and then find themselves assigned to solve the crime they themselves have committed.
Emma Roberts (above) and AnnaSophie Robb will star in "Anything But Ordinary," which is to be directed by Sanaa Hamri ("Just Wright"), about a diving star who is plunged into a coma for five years and awakens suffering from synesthesia, causing her to experience words and numbers via colors and sound.
Robert Duvall has landed a small role in "One Shot," which will star Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, an ex MP who agrees to help a suspect in a string of sniper murders. Co-stars Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Olelowo and Alexia Fast.
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Brittnay Snow has joined "Pitch Perfect," co-starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, a film about an all-girl a capella group vying for a title against a group of men.
David Duchovny has enlisted in "Phantom," an indie thriller about Soviet submarine on a top-secret mission. Co-stars Ed Harris, William Fichtner and Natascha McElhone.
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Rodrigo Santoro is taking "The Last Stand," Arnold Schwarzenegger's first post-politics starring role, about a small-town cop trying to keep a border town safe from a drug cartel.
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