Somehow not a low-budget, Croatia-shot thriller, To the Bone has added Keanu Reeves to its cast. The feature debut of writer-director Marti Noxon, it’ll see him star opposite Lily Collins, playing “Dr. William Beckham, the doctor with an unorthodox style who pushes Ellen (Collins) to choose life and commit to getting better.” Being that this comes from the helmer’s own experiences, one expects something a cut above the standard afterschool special. [Deadline]
Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro‘s Cold War romance is coming together quickly: after adding Octavia Spencer and Sally Hawkins about two weeks back, the production’s snagged Michael Stuhlbarg for negotiations about a role. As previously reported, it concerns an “otherworldly love story set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963” — and that’s all we currently know. [THR]
Then there’s Valley of the Gods, a new film from Lech Majewski (The Mill and the Cross). Joining a cast led by Josh Hartnett, Charlotte Rampling, and John Rhys-Davies are Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall) and 2001‘s own Keir Dullea — a choice that makes some sense, considering the producing company of Kubrick mainstay Jan Harlan. (Not that this is the only reason to cast Keir Dullea, of course.)
A three-part story about dreams and reality, it concerns “the richest man on earth, a Navajo legend and a writer (Hartnett) who possesses an unbridled imagination and has the ability to alter reality.” Production begins this May. [Variety]
And, finally, The Wrap have told us Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Short Term 12 follow-up is making another promising addition to its cast: Naomi Watts. The project in question is The Glass Castle, a Noxon-penned project that follows “a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional parents, who move to New York to be close to her.” Brie Larson, replacing Jennifer Lawrence, will play said young woman, while Woody Harrelson has been cast as her father; Watts will take on the mother role.
Cretton and Andrew Lanham have made additions to the script, which goes before cameras in June.