Slowly but surely, Therese (formerly Therese Raquin) has been putting together a pretty intriguing little lineup. Elizabeth Olsen will star in the literary adaptation, while Oscar Isaac, Jessica Lange, and Tom Felton (Malfoy) are all taking supporting roles of varying size — speaking in terms of screentime and relative evil, that is. But someone a little different has come in, with EW telling us that Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids) will be board in a role that, at the same time, should be less comedic than his typical work.
Here, he’ll play a police officer, Olivier, who works alongside his father and, in the story, regularly checks in on the Raquin family. In Emile Zola‘s novel (and Charlie Stratton‘s film), said family is watched over by Madame Raquin (Lange), a woman that tries to continue her family’s legacy by forcing her niece, Therese (Olsen), to marry her cousin, Camille (Felton). Isaac plays Laurent, the man who initially strikes up Therese’s fancy but, before long, ensures an unpleasant end for everyone. Here’s hoping Olivier makes it out okay.
Next up, Variety reports that Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class, Stoker) is in talks for Paranoia, a Robert Luketic-helmed thriller that’s either pulled in or is on the cusp of grabbing Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford as its leads. In the film — itself an espionage story set amongst the world of telecommunications — Till would play the friend to Hemsworth‘s lead character. That could mean so many different things, but Paranoia‘s already grabbed my attention, anyway; small casting items of this sort feel even more minor as a result, for better or for worse.
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