Scoot McNairy, who only last year was best known for the virtually-unseen, though solid, indies In Search of a Mindnight Kiss and Monsters, has now joined Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo only months after jumping onto Andrew Dominik‘s high-profile heist film Cogan’s Trade. In Argo, which stars Affleck and Bryan Cranston, McNairy will presumably play one of the C.I.A. operatives who disguised themselves as a film crew scouting a location for a film named Argo in order to free hostages in Iran [Variety].
In other casting news, both Amanda Seyfried and Mark Ruffalo have joined Summit Entertainment‘s Now You See Me, written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt and to be directed by Louis Leterrier. The film tells of the world’s greatest illusionists and their decision to take on a series of ridiculous ban robberies and get away with it, showboating for the world (literally, they give their viewers the money they steal) while the FBI is hot on their tail. Jesse Eisenberg and Melanie Laurent have already been cast in the picture.
Ruffalo would play the lead FBI agent while Seyfried would play the techie who builds the magicians/robbers’ gadgets.
Which of these films are you more excited to see?