American Heist adds to cast, Oscar deadlines set



American Heist has added three new actors to its cast, reports Deadline.

As principal photography was set to begin, it was announced that Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster and Akon have all joined the cast of the film. American Heist is a remake of the 1959 film, St Louis Bank Robbery. Hayden Christensen was already attached to the film and will executive produce the pic as will Brody.

There is no word yet as to whether or not this will be released in theaters or straight to DVD.

In other film news, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set the dates for the deadlines for category submissions for the 86th Oscars:
Scientific and Technical Awards: Friday, July 12
Documentary Short Subject: Tuesday, September 3
Documentary Feature: Monday, September 23
Live Action Short Film: Tuesday, October 1
Animated Short Film: Tuesday, October 1
Foreign Language Film: Tuesday, October 1
Animated Feature Film: Friday, November 1
Original Score: Monday, December 2
Original Song: Monday, December 2
Official Screen Credits Form: Monday, December 2

Due to the Winter Olympics, ABC will air the 86th annual ceremony on March 2, 2014. There are still many films that need to be released but don’t be surprised if films released in the first 6 months of 2013 see Oscar consideration.

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