Daren Kagasoff has been cast in Ouija, a horror film inspired by the Hasbro board game. Universal’s pic directed by Stiles White follows a group of teens playing with a Ouija board, making contact with an evil spirit, and desperately trying to close the door they’ve opened before meeting their own fate. Kagasoff will play Trevor, the handsome boyfriend who is skeptical about reaching out to their dead friend, in the ensemble cast. White wrote the script with Snowden. Michael Bay, Jason Blum, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Brian Goldner are producing. The actor starred as Ricky Underwood on ABC Family’s The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, which wrapped its five-season run in June, and appeared in the Fox pilot Delirium. He is repped by Gersh and manager John Carrabino.
Ian Harding has been cast as the lead in Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale, an indie from director Tate Steinsiek and produced by Ironclad Pictures. Based on a true story, it’s set during the advent of mainstream pornography in the 1960s. Harding plays Max Bornstein, a middle-class kid who leaves college to partner with a childhood buddy to distribute the contraband but whose life begins to spiral out of control as he becomes addicted to heroin. The film will shoot in New York City. Harding stars on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. He’s repped by Gersh and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.
Freddie Stroma has joined the cast of The Inbetweeners Movie 2, the sequel to the 2011 film based on the TV series. He’ll play Ben, a handsome, rich and entitled young man the “inbetweener” boys meet on new travels. Iain Morris & Damon Beesley are directing the pic, which begins production next week. Stroma recently wrapped the Lifetime pilot Unreal next will be seen in the sci-fi feature The Visitors. He is repped by Industry Entertainment, Gersh and Waring & McKenna in the UK.