Victor Garber has been set to co-star opposite Ryan Reynolds in Selfless, the indie sci-fi thriller from FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment being directed by Tarsem. The script from Alex and David Pastor centers on 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. Garber will play the billionaire’s longtime friend in the pic slated for a September 2014 release. He is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.
Billy Porter, who is continuing his Tony-winning role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, is in negotiations to join Barry Levinson’s The Humbling. Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Diane Wiest and Mandy Patinkin already are aboard the adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, which is eyeing a fall start. It has a script by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede and Levinson. The story revolves around a famous stage actor in decline who is revived when he retires to his upstate New York farmhouse and takes up with a much younger woman. Porter, repped by Industry Entertainment, is also shooting a guest-lead spot for Law & Order: SVU.
Thomas Sadoski, Michiel Huisma, W. Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffman, and Kevin Rankin have been added to the cast of Wild, the Reese Witherspoon-starrer from Fox Searchlight that is being directed by Jean-Marc Vallee. Production is now underway in Oregon on the adventure drama adapted by Nick Hornby from author Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir. The plot focuses on a destructive and reckless woman (Witherspoon) who after the end of her marriage and death of her mother decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail by herself.
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