Casting Net: Lydia Wilson joins Star Trek Beyond

  • Lydia Wilson, who played Domnhall Gleeson’s sister in the time-travel rom-com About Time, has joined the cast of Star Trek Beyond. The new Star Trek film will keep core players Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Simon Pegg. Idris Elba joined the cast as the threequel’s villain, but details about his or Wilson’s role have yet to be released. Beyond, helmed by series newcomer Justin Lin, is slated for a July 8, 2016 release. [Variety]
  • Sharon Stone is going bad. The actress has signed on to play the primary antagonist in Alex Ranarivelo drama Running Wild. The drama follows a widow trying to save her ranch by taming wild horses that wander onto her property, with the help of prisoners. Production begins this week in Napa, Calif. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Ving Rhames is the latest to be added to Bastards, already starring Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons, and Terry Bradshaw. The comedy, directed by Lawrence Sher, tracks two brothers who vow to find their father, who was once believed to be dead. Rhames plays an ex-teammate of Bradshaw, who’s playing himself. Filming begins in Atlanta and Miami next month. [Deadline]
  • Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Haley Joel Osment, and Odeya Rush were all added to Holding Patterns. The coming-of-age dramatic comedy is centered around an apathetic man in his 20s still living at home when his stepfather develops feeling for a young, committed woman. Directed and written by Jake Goldberger, Holding Patterns is filming in Mobile, Ala. [Variety]
  • Horror film There Are Monsters added a trio to its cast: Scott Speedman (Underworld), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), and Ella Ballentine (The Captive). Bryan Bertino wrote and will direct the script about a mother and her daughter who are trapped and tortured by a cruel monster. Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge) was already in the cast. It’s set for a 2016 release. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Horror comedy Fear, Inc. nabbed alums from Will & Grace, Lost, and Mad Men in Leslie Jordan, Eric Lange, and Mark Moses, respectively. From director Vincent Masciale and writer Luke Barnett (Funny or Die), the film is about people that can be hired to realize your darkest horrors. It is in production in Los Angeles. [The Wrap]

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