Casting About: Woody Is a “Psychopath,” Keira Knightley in Another Period Love Triangle & More

Check out the latest casting news on Woody Harrelson, Keira Knightley, Bradley Cooper, J-Lo, Elizabeth Olsen, Hayley Atwell, Miley Cyrus, Clive Owen and others.

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Miley Cyrus will lend her vocal talents to Adam Sandler animated film "Hotel Transylvania," for the role of Mavis, Dracula's teen daughter whom he's trying to shelter from the outside world. (EW)
Benicio Del Toro has been offered the role of the bad guy in the upcoming "Star Trek" sequel, but we'll have to wait for details because no one's talking and the film won't start shooting until next year. ( Variety )
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Jennifer Lopez is producing and may star in the title role of "Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego," based on the kids show that taught youngsters about geography. Doesn't that sound like fun? (Deadline)
David Schwimmer joins Michael Shannon for "The Iceman," in which they play mob hitmen Josh Rosenthal and Richard Kulinski, respectively. Ray Liotta and Maggie Gyllenhaal are also on board. (Variety)
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Elizabeth Olsen will join forces with possible Best Actress foe Glen Close for "Therese Raquin," a film based on the novel and play by Emile Zola, an erotic thriller set in 19th century Paris about a woman forced into a loveless marriage who becomes obsessed with her hubbie's friend. (EW)
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Clive Owen will star in "Recall" from legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader, as an NSA agent investigating a a hostage rescue gone terribly wrong. Awesome? Garbage? It's anybody's guess! ( Variety )
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Samantha Morton will go the Adam Sandler route to play twins in "The Mulo." The film tells the story of estranged sisters Brady and Bess, who join forces to find Brady's sister who’s fallen victim of a gypsy curse. (The Playlist)
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Woody Harrelson is joining Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths," taking over the role vacated by Mickey Rourke, who dismissed McDonagh as a "jerk off." The film tells the story of a dognapping gone horribly awry. (Deadline)
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Keira Knightley will star as Effie Gray, a Victorian woman at the center of an infamous love triangle that included art critic John Ruskin and painter John Everett Millais. What is it with Knightley and love triangles? (Thompson on Hollywood)
Bradley Cooper is the latest actor to drop out of the role of Napoleon Solo in director Steven Soderbergh's big-screen adaptation of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." No word yet on who will replace him. (The Wrap)
Hayley Atwell—so good as Peggy Carter in "Captain America," will star in "Captain Nemo," a steampunk adventure in which President Ulysses S. Grant frees Nemo from prison to go after giant sea monsters attacking ships in the Atlantic. (Deadline)
Rufus Sewell has joined Bradley Cooper, Ben Walker, Casey Affleck, Sam Reid, Callan McAuliffe, Dominic Purcell and Djimon Hounsou for Alex Proyas' big-budget adventure based on Milton's "Paradise Lost." ( Variety )
Taryn Manning will star in a new take on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," this one called "A White Trash Christmas." Wonder what made them think of her? (Deadline)
Lean Olin (above) and Mikael Persbrandt ("In A Better World") will star in Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of "The Hypnotist," about a detective investigating a triple homicide, who turns to a hypnotist for help. (THR)
Kathryn Bigelow has again turned to a little known actor, this time for her film about the hunt with Bin Laden, with Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Rooney Mara and Nina Arianda being courted for roles. (Deadline)
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Harry Potter" veteran Helen McCrory (above) and Ola Rapace (Noomi's ex) have joined the cast of the upcoming Bond film, "Skyfall."(@007)
Radha Mitchell is joining Nicolas Cage, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Vanessa Hudgens and John Cusack for "The Frozen Ground," about a cop hunting for a serial killer with the help of a woman who barely escaped being a victim. (THR)
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