Brian d’Arcy James has joined the cast of Spotlight, the Boston pedophile priest film from director Tom McCarthy. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Rachel McAdams star in the pic written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. James plays Matty Carroll, one of the key Spotlight team members at the Boston Globe who helps uncover the years of abuse by church leadership. James’ credits include TV’s Smash, The Good Wife and The Big C; he also starred on Broadway as the title ogre in Shrek: The Musical. He is repped by Gersh and Thruline Entertainment.
Ruby Jerins has landed a role in Louder Than Bombs for Norwegian filmmaker Joaquim Trier. It follows Gene (Gabriel Byrne) and his two sons (Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Makenzie Druid) three years after the death of their wife and mother. Jerins will play Melanie, a popular high school girl coveted by Druid’s character. She co-stars on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, which just began production on its seventh and final season, and has appeared on Law & Order: SVU and As The World Turns and features Shutter Island and Remember Me. She is repped by ICM Partners, Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum Talent Agency, Principal LA and Bloom Hergott.
Beau Knapp has been cast in Disney’s The Finest Hours for director Craig Gillespie. It centers on a daring Coast Guard rescue attempt after two oil tankers are destroyed off Cape Cod during a blizzard in 1952. Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Graham McTavish and Holliday Grainger star. Knapp will play the best friend of Pine’s character in the Coast Guard. He just wrapped the Weinstein Company’s Southpaw from writer Kurt Sutter and director Antoine Fuqua, and recent credits include The Signal, Super 8 and Bones. He appears in a number of upcoming features including the Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night. Knapp is repped by CAA and Luber Roklin Entertainment.