Pete’s Dragon star Oakes Fegley is set to co-star opposite Robert De Niro in comedy pic The War With Grandpa, a film adaptation of Robert Kimmel Smith’s novel that Tim Hill is directing. Fegley will star as Peter, who declares war after his grandfather (De Niro) takes over his bedroom. Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But rather than give in, Grandpa plots to get even. Marro Films’ Marvin Peart, Rosa Morris-Peart and Phillip Glasser are producing. The Weinstein Company is distributing the pic, which is co-financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Tri G LLC. Fegley, who next will be seen in the Todd Haynes-directed drama Wonderstruck, with Julianne Moore and Michelle William from Amazon Studios, is repped by Wright Entertainment, Ann Wright Representatives and Frankfurt Kurnit.
The Vampire Diaries and The Originals actor Sebastian Roché has signed on for the Matthew Hill-Landon Johnson WWII pic Burning at Both Ends, joining Cary Elwes and Judd Hirsch. It’s about a small group of dissident survivors who get caught behind enemy lines and must use a radio to broadcast a message of hope to fellow survivors. Roché will play Klaus Jager, a Nazi hauptmann who heads a group of Gestapo in a French city. Jonah Hirsch and Tyler W. Konney are producing. Roché recurs on Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and HBO’s The Young Pope. He is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and John Carrabino Management.