Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson Get LIFE, Drea de Matteo Finds DARK PLACES, and Sophie Cookson to Lead THE SECRET SERVICE for Matthew Vaughn

     September 5, 2013


Here’s today’s latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting story.

sophie-cooksonFirst up from ScreenDaily comes the news of DeHaan and Pattinson in Life.  The Luke Davies (Candy) script follows the friendship between Stock (Pattinson) and Dean (DeHaan) that started when the former was commissioned to photograph the budding young actor.  An accomplished photographer himself, Corbijn will likely have some interesting takes on the material.  His upcoming feature, A Most Wanted Man, is currently in post-production.  DeHaan can next be seen in Kill Your Darlings, Devil’s Knot and Metallica: Through the Never before appearing in next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, while Pattinson will appear in David Michod’s The Rover and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars.

A press release for the currently-in-production Dark Places adds de Matteo as stripper Krissi Cates.  Shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana, the adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel also stars Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace MoretzNicholas HoultCorey Stoll and Tye Sheridan.  De Matteo will next be seen in writer-director Shana Betz’s drama, Free Ride

Variety reports that Cookson will star in The Secret Service, as Vaughn has gone with a relative unknown rather than a household name.  Written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, the story centers on a veteran Secret Service agent who mentors an upstart trainee.  Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine also star.


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