Jessica Lange has apparently (temporarily) left her role of scaring people on “American Horror Story” to join the cast of The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg- the remake of Karel Reisz’s 1974 drama. The film, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is about “a college professor whose gambling addiction takes over his life even after his debts lead to some nasty new friends.” Lange will play Wahlberg’s wealthy mom, with Brie Larson also on board in a co-starring role, with a script written by William Monahan.
Also, Rodrigo Santoro has been added to the cast of The 33 which includes Juliette Binoche, Oscar Nunez, James Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Kate Del Castillo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta and others. The film would focus on the true story of “the collapse of the Copiapó gold and copper mine and the subsequent emotional retrieval and triumphant rescue of all 33 miners after 69 days of being trapped underground in 2010.” The actor will play the Chilean Minister Of Mining in the film set to directed by Patricia Riggen.
Alicia Vikander will take upon the tragedy of war in “Testament Of Youth,” as she is replacing Saoirse Ronan. Based on the biography by Vera Brittain, the story “is about the generation—including Brittain’s brother, fiancé and other close friends, who lost their lives during the Great War.” James Kent will direct the movie next spring.
Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff have teamed up with Carey Mulligan in “Suffragette”, directed by Sarah Gavron (“Brick Lane”). The tale is said to follow “the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement: women who were forced underground in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.”
Zosia Mamet and rising Thomas Mann have joined the cast of “Outliving Emily.” Written and directed by Eric Weber follows “the tumultuous marriage of a couple, Tim and Emily Hanratty, over half a century.” Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich, Jeremy Jordan, Adam Rose and Luke Brandon Field make up the cast.