FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment’s Selfless has found a female lead in Natalie Martinez, who will play the wife of Ryan Reynolds‘ character in the Tarsem-helmed sci-fi thriller. Reynolds stars in the tale of a terminally ill billionaire who undergoes an experimental procedure to transfer his consciousness into the body of a younger man, only to be hunted by the killers who murdered his host. Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode also star in the pic written by Carriers‘ Alex and David Pastor. Martinez stars on CBS’ Under the Dome and recently landed a role in WB’s Run All Night. She’s repped by Mosaic, WME, and Hansen, Jacobsen, Teller, Hoberman, and Newman.
Ira Sachs‘ Love Is Strange has added Manny Perez (Third Watch, Rescue Me) as filming continues in NYC. Perez will play Roberto, partner to Cheyenne Jackson’s character, in the drama about an older gay couple (Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) forced to live separately with friends and family shortly after they marry. Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei also star in the pic. Perez stars in 2014’s Crosstown and will appear in the upcoming season of Showtime’s Homeland. He is repped by Zimmerman Management and Don Buchwald.
Sopranos alum Kathryn Narducci (A Bronx Tale) has been cast in Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys as Mary Rinaldi, mother of Four Seasons singer Frankie Valli. The Warner Bros and GK Films jukebox musical — adapted from the Tony-winning show by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe — has been filling out its cast, which already includes Christopher Walken, Mike Doyle, Johnny Cannizzaro, and Erich Bergen. Narducci is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Clear Talent Group, and Headline Talent Agency.
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