Three weeks after landing their first lead, THR informs us that Warners’ Hidden have nabbed Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Never Let Me Go) to take a leading role next to Alexander Skarsgård. In Ross and Matt Duffer‘s “elevated horror-thriller,” the both of them will play the heads of a family forced to go underground after some mysterious disease breaks out. (We can presume conflict will ensue.)
That’s all we’ve really got — and what we’ve got isn’t a lot, if you’ll allow me to briefly rhyme — but we’ve already been given a good duo for what, otherwise, could have been a disposable studio thriller. Consider me more and more interested with each passing development.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Runaways) will be starring alongside Michael Pitt on his next project, You Can’t Win. Starring, co-written, and produced by the young actor, this is a project — directed by Robinson Devor (Zoo) — that adapts Jack Black‘s 1926 memoir, which itself chronicled the author’s time living as a hobo and traveling the land by train.
Here, Marks has been signed to play “a tomboy in the late 1800s who turns to prostitution after leaving her home and family.” But, thanks to the debonair ways of Pitt‘s lead character, that lifestyle will eventually become a thing of the past — she might still be homeless, though. Production will begin in about a week or so.
Do you think either casting development will improve these projects?
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