Dominic Bogart (I Am Not a Hipster) is in negotiations to join The Glass Castle, a drama starring Brie Larson as a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. Her mother (Naomi Watts), an eccentric artist, and alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) to try to stir their children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Bogart will play Robbie; no character details were announced. Destin Cretten is directing The Glass Castle, which he co-wrote with Andrew Lanham and Marti Noxon based on Jeannette Wells’ memoir. Cretten also directed I Am Not a Hipster, the 2012 Sundance pic that Bogart toplined. Bogart’s credits also include The Birth of a Nation, Pandemic and The Ghost and the Whale and the upcoming Eleven Eleven and Rehab. Bogart is repped by Headline Talent Agency and the Green Room.
Gregg Sulkin (Faking It) has signed on a lead role in the working-titled Status Update from director Scott Speer. It centers on a new kid in high school (Ross Lynch) who doesn’t fit in until he discovers an enchanted social media app called YOUniverse that makes all of his posts come true. (The film will be retitled to avoid confusion with the Sulkin-led comedy Status Update, which he joined in March.) Sulkin just sold the comedy pitch F-Unemployment to MTV and next appears in the indie thriller Don’t Hang Up. He starred for three seasons on Faking It, which MTV canceled this month. His TV credits also include Wizards of Waverly Place, Pretty Little Liars and Melissa & Joey, and he starred in the recent features Anti-Social and Affluenza. Sulkin is repped by UTA, D2 Management and attorney Greg Slewett.
James Mackay has joined the cast of Battle of the Sexes, the story behind the historic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Jonathan Faris and Valerie Dayton are directing the film from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Mackay will play Barry Court, the passive and supportive husband of Margaret Court who travels with her on the women’s pro tennis circuit. An adversary of King, he understands what immense pressure his wife puts on herself and does his best to support and agree with her. A 2013 Heath Ledger Scholarship Award recipient, Mackay’s recent film credits include Singularity, The Lovers and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. He recently wrapped The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet and has a role in the upcoming sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Mackay is repped Gersh, Shanahan Management in Australia and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.