Columbia Pictures has snagged Seth Rogen for The Interview. The actor will not only star in the comedy but he will direct and produce it as well from a story he and Evan Goldberg came up with. Dan Sterling wrote teh screenplay. The Interview follows a talk show producer (Rogen) and his host as they get drawn into geopolitical intrigue with an attempt on the life of one of the leaders of rogue state North Korea. Rogen is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Magic Mike’s Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde will play the leads in Universal’s remake of 1981’s Endless Love. Starring Brooke Shields, the original film was based on the 1979 book by Scott Spencer. The new version will be directed by Shana Feste. Scott Stuber and Pamela Abdy of Bluegrass Films and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from Fake Empire are producing with Tracy Falco as executive produce. Soon to be seen in the White House saga The Butler, Pettyfer is repped by WME and attorney Steve Warren. Starring in the upcoming Carrie remake, Wilde is repped by ICM Partners and by Charles Collier in the U.K.
Dawn Olivieri will be playing Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend Diane in David O. Russell’s Untitled/Abscam Project. The supporting role sees Oliveri joining Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Louis C.K. in the film. The actress will also be seen in the upcoming Supremacy, opposite Joe Anderson and Danny Glover, The Missionary from director Anthoyn Di Blasi and Catherine Hardwicke’s indie Plush. Olivieri is repped by APA, Mosaic and attorney Dave Feldman.
Currently starring on FX’s freshman series The Americans, Maximiliano Hernandez will be reprising his role as Agent Jasper Sitwell in the Captain America sequel The Winter Soldier. Hernandez also appeared in Marvel’s Thor and The Avengers. He’ll also be seen in Lionsgate’s Warrior and New Line’s Pride and Glory. Hernandez is reped by Pakula/King & Associates and New Wave Entertainment.
The New Normal‘s Bebe Wood has landed a lead role in Sycamore Pictures’ A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle. The pic stars Robin Williams, Joel McHale and Lauren Graham; Wood will play Robin Williams’ granddaughter and the daughter to Joel and Lauren’s character. Production is scheduled to begin in early April under director Tristram Shapeero.