Casting News for Ejiofor, Fassbender, Witherspoon

– Reese Witherspoon will star in Wild, about a self-destructive woman who decides to go a 1000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself. It’s scheduled to open this December.

– Downton Abbey co-stars Lily James (Lady Rose) and Sophie McShera (Daisy) will work together on Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella movie. James will play Cinderella and McShera will play Drizella, one of her stepsisters. The film co-stars Cate Blanchett as the Stepmother, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) as Prince Charming, and Stellan Skarsgard (Thor) as the Duke. It’s scheduled to open March 13, 2015.

– 12 Years A Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a former MI-5 agent obsessed with an unsolved murder in Secret in Their Eyes. Gwyneth Paltrow will co-star.

– Michael Fassbender will be playing Macbeth in an upcoming adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic. He’ll be joined by Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, as well as David Thewlis (Harry Potter series) and Paddy Considine (The World’s End). It’s set to open sometime in 2015.

– Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) and Sienna Miller (Stardust) will star in High Rise, which takes place in a luxurious high-rise apartment building in a dystopian future, where the tenants begin to turn on one another.  Ben Wheatley (A Field in England) directs.

Tags: Cate Blanchett Chiwetel Ejiofor Kenneth Branagh Lily James Marion Cotillard Michael Fassbender Reese Witherspoon Richard Madden Stellan Skarsgard Tom Hiddleston

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