Sumire Matsubara has joined the cast of The Shack, the faith-based pic based on William Paul Young’s best-seller. It centers on a man (Sam Worthington) who receives a mysterious note inviting him to the Shack. The letter is signed Papa, his wife’s nickname for God. Mack responds and finds himself in the presence of God (Octavia Spencer) and takes a life-transforming journey of truth, forgiveness and ultimately acceptance. Matsubara will play Sarayu, aka the Holy Spirit. She has been working in TV, commercials and onstage in Japan and is making her English-language film debut. She is repped by East West Artists in the U.S. and by Camino Real in Japan.
Torrey DeVitto, Mike Doyle and Ursula Parker are set to star in the psychological thriller Amy Makes Three from writer-director Josh Sternfeld. It tells the story of an affluent young couple (DeVitto and Doyle) struggling to overcome grief by confronting the ghost of their first child (Parker), who died as a premature baby. The film is shooting in Dutchess County, NY. DeVitto, repped by APA and Insight, has appeared on Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries. Credits for Doyle, repped by Gersh, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Greg Slewett, include Jersey Boys and Green Lantern. Parker plays Louie’s younger daughter on FX’s Louie and appeared in We Need To Talk About Kevin. She is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.
Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey round out the cast of Tallulah, from writer-director Sian Heder. Ellen Page stars as Tallulah, a free-spirited, urban adventurer who rescues a baby from the girl’s self-absorbed and reckless mom (Blanchard). But people think she kidnapped the child, so she passes the baby off as her own with her ex-boyfriend’s mother (Allison Janney). Blanchard (Into The Woods) is repped by Gersh and Soffer/Namoff Entertainment; Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) by UTA; Zayas (Dexter) by Innovative Artists and ATA Management; Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness) by CAA and Untitled; Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) by APA and Management 360; and Hickey (Manhattan) by Paradigm and MGMT Entertainment.