AMC's new series "The Killing" has been, for lack of a better word, killing it. The powerful murder mystery drama has made such an impression on the small screen since its debut earlier this month that its cast is already being sought after by Hollywood to showcase their talents on the big screen.
Take, for instance, Mireille Enos, who plays the lead character Sarah Linden on the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress is currently in talks to star as none other than Brad Pitt's wife in the upcoming "World War Z." The movie, based on Max Brooks' novel of the same name, follows life in a post-zombie apocalyptic world.
Kinnaman To Make A Killing In "Safe House"
On television, "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman plays Stephen Holder, the partner of Enos' Sarah, but, according to THR, he'll be taking on a whole different kind of role for the big screen thriller "Safe House." Kinnaman has signed on to play the vital role of a man who shows up to a safe house where a CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds) and a dangerous prisoner (Denzel Washington) are staying before he must be transported.
Vera Farmiga Finds Herself There, Too!
But, Kinnaman won't be the only one stopping by "Safe House." Deadline reports that Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga will join the ensemble as a CIA operative who is supervising Reynolds' character. Production for the flick, which also stars Brendan Gleeson and Sam Shepard, is already underway.
Sorkin To Send Actresses To The Small Screen
Aaron Sorkin is headed back to the small screen and he's taking some impressive ladies with him. Deadline reveals that actresses Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn, and Alison Pill are in talks for Sorkin's eagerly anticipated HBO series, which is tentatively titled "More As This Story Develops." Tomei, who is apparently a big fan of Sorkin's (who isn't?) met with the scribe to possibly sign on as the female lead for the show, which will follow a news anchor (Jeff Daniels) getting his own show. Munn and Pill would play employees of said show.
Moe Casting, Less Problems
The Farrelly Brothers are potentially one step closer to having the casting for their take on "The Three Stooges" completed. The film about the comedy legends has their Larry and Curly (Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, respectively), but there's still the matter of Moe. THR reports that "24" actor Chris Diamantopoulos may take on the part of the icon.
Johnny Simmons: Triple Threat
The name Johnny Simmons may not be instantly recognizable (he's had bit parts in movies like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Jennifer's Body") but it will be soon. According to Variety, the young actor has booked three roles in upcoming films. Simmons will star in already buzzed-about movies including "21 Jump Street," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," and "The Handjob."
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