David Tennant Joins UNITED; Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz in Untitled Lynn Shelton Project

     November 15, 2010


We have two quick pieces of casting news for you this morning.  First up, David Tennant (Doctor Who) has joined the cast of the real-life soccer drama United.  The film, directed by James Strong, centers on “Manchester United’s Busby Babes, the youngest team to win the English soccer league before eight players died in the Munich air crash of 1958.”  According to Variety, Tennant will play the team’s coach, Jimmy Murphy.  Jack O’Connell (Skins) and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will also star.  Filming is set to begin this month.

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Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) has replaced Rachel Weisz in an untitled film from Lynn Shelton (Humpday).  As we previously reported, Weisz and Emily Blunt were set to play sisters in the semi-improvised film.  According to Variety, Mark Duplass will play a man who comes between the sisters.  DeWitt will next be seen in John Wells’ The Company Men and she also costars in Showtime’s The United States of Tara.


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