Lava Bear is in exclusive negotiations to acquire monster action thriller "Freakshift," which "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley will helm.
Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and Ruth Wilson have joined the cast of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," revolving around "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers.
Olesya Rulin has inked with Medavoy Management. Best known for her role in the "High School Musical" pics, she can be seen next in "Queen Freak." She is also repped by Kohner Agency.
Nicola Peltz and Ben Rosenfield are set for indie "Affluenza," joining Grant Gustin, Steve Guttenberg and Samantha Mathis. Kevin Asch will direct and produce.
"Breaking Bad" thesp Dean Norris has boarded Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," joining Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Literary agent Tina Bennett has joined WME's Gotham literary division.
Camilla Belle and Kellan Lutz are in final negotiations to star in Wingspan Pictures' "Love Is All You Need?"
Neal McDonough is in negotiations to join the cast of Lionsgate-Summit's "Red 2."
Having already given Ken Jeong a bigger part in the next installment of "The Hangover" franchise, Todd Phillips is now ready to bring back an old favorite from the first pic.
Emile Hirsch is in early talks to take the last lead in Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor."