Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘All You Need Is Kill’ Casting, UIP Names Swedish Chief

Kick Gurry Goes To Battle In ‘All You Need Is Kill’
Australian actor Kick Gurry has joined the cast of All You Need Is Kill, the Doug Liman-directed futuristic sci-fi film that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and is shooting in London. Gurry, whose credits include Speed Racer, plays a soldier named Griff. Gurry doesn’t have a U.S. agent. The deal was negotiated by his Australian rep, United Management’s Natasha Harrison, and Richard Genow of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.- Don Groves

UIP Names New Swedish Chief
United International Pictures, the joint distribution venture owned by Paramount and Universal, has appointed Zoran Slavic general manager of its Swedish operations. He takes over from Liv Jacobsen, who has served as general manager for Norway and Sweden since 2005. She’ll stay on in Norway. Slavic’s experience includes 14 years at Columbia Sweden where he was general manager of Columbia Tristar Films and later headed up Sony Pictures Releasing Sweden.

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