Casting Tidbits: Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon & More
by Ethan Anderton
November 13, 2009
Casting Tidbits assemble! First up, THR reports that Gus Van Sant's now untitled drama (formerly known as Restless) will be gaining the next generation of young actors as Henry Hopper (son of Dennis Hopper) and Schuyler Fisk (daughter of Sissy Spacek) join actress Mia Wasikowska in this story about a teenage boy (Hopper) and girl (Wasikowska) who share a preoccupation with mortality. Fisk will play Wasikowska's sister while other new cast members include Chin Han playing a doctor treating the girl, Ryo Kase as the spirit of a World War II kamikaze pilot who regularly visits the boy and Jane Adams as the boy's aunt.
Next, Heat Vision announced even more casting for the already talent packed comic book adaptation Red, as Julian McMahon (Fantastic Four), Ernest Borgnine (Marty), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws) and Brian Cox (Fantastic Mr. Fox) will be joining Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, and Helen Mirren in the tale of a former black ops agent, now in retirement, who has to contend with younger, more high-tech assassins who show up to kill him. McMahon will play a Vice President with a dark side who is at the center of a conspiracy, with Borgnine playing the keeper of the CIA's darkest records, Dreyfuss playing a wealthy man who builds a fortune out of government contracts and Cox as a former Cold War spy and nemesis of Willis.
That's it for this edition of Casting Tidbits! Stay tuned for even more casting news coming down the line!