Casting Net: Christina Hendricks, Emily Watson to star in WWI drama The Angel Makers

  • Mad Men fan favorite Christina Hendricks and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves) will star in the World War I drama The Angel Makers, directed by Jon Amiel. The film, which is scheduled to start shooting in January, centers on the women of a farming community in northern England left to their own devices when the men head off to battle. Abbie Cornish, Max Riemelt, and David Kross will costar. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Luke Wilson, Chad Michael Murray, and Francesca Eastwood are headlining the western thriller Outlaws and Angels. Writer-director J.T. Mollner just completed principal photography on the film about a bank robber (Murray) hiding out in a frontier family’s home while being stalked by a bounty hunter (Wilson). The cast also includes Teri Polo, Ben Browder, Madisen Beaty, Keith Loneker, Nathan Russell, and Frances Fisher. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, J.J. Soria, Mykelti Williamson, and Elizabeth Mitchell have entered the scrum of The Purge 3, the next installment of the dystopian franchise about a night of government-sanctioned lawlessness. Writer-director James DeMonaco and star Frank Grillo are reprising their duties on the Universal and Blumhouse film, set for release July 1. [Deadline]
  • Jack Huston (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) have joined the cast of Their Finest Hour and a Half, a romantic comedy from An Education director Lone Scherfig. The two join Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy in the 1940s screwball tale of a British film crew trying to make a patriotic movie to raise morale during the Blitz. Production is currently underway in London. [Deadline]

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