Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect) has joined the cast of 13 Hours, Michael Bay’s film about the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. He will play a brash Yale grad who is an undercover CIA agent in Libya. John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber also star in the film, which begins filming next month in Malta and Morocco. Stroma next will be seen in the Lifetime original series UnReal, which premieres June 1. Other credits include The Inbetweeners 2 and the last three Harry Potter films. He is repped by Gersh, Industry Entertainment and Waring & McKenna in the UK.
Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) has booked the lead role in Po, a family drama from director John Asher. He will play a recently widowed man who must learn to cope with becoming a single father to his 9-year-old autistic son, Po (Julian Feder). Production will start in April, which is Autism Awareness month. Gorham starred for five seasons on USA Network’s Covert Affairs, which was canceled in January. Other TV credits include Once Upon A Time, Ugly Betty and Harper’s Island. He is repped by CAA.
Exeter, a horror movie directed by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday The 13th helmer Marcus Nispel and executive produced by Jason Blum, will premiere exclusively on DirecTV on July 2, followed by a theatrical release by Viva Pictures. It’s the first pic in the DirecTV-Viva partnership that aims to release movies exclusively on the satellite service during a 30-day window before a theatrical bow. The Kirsten McCallion script centers on an all-night party at an abandoned asylum, where a group of ordinary teens decide to tinker with the occult.