Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Kumail Nanjiani have joined the cast of the stop-motion animation laffer "Hell & Back" starring T.J. Miller and Nick Swardson.
Helmer James Wan and New Line have selected Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson to star in horror pic "The Conjuring."
Universal has tapped Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough as the female leads opposite Tom Cruise in the untitled sci-fi pic.
Nolan Funk is set to star alongside Vin Diesel in the next installment of the "Riddick" franchise.
Katheryn Winnick is set to star opposite Kurt Russell and Matt Dillion in Dimension Films' "The Black Marks."
With its onscreen talent roster expanding (Variety, 1/18/12), indie pic "Snow Piercer" will now get a rewrite before it goes into production this spring.
Andrea Osvart is set to star in the indie thriller "Aftershock," set during the aftermath of the 2010 Chilean earthquake.
Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell are in talks to join Chris Evans in the indie drama "Snow Piercer."
Seth Gordon is set to direct "Identity Theft" for Universal Pictures.
Michael Landes has joined the BBC drama "Upstairs Downstairs," playing a charismatic American multi-millionaire. He will next be seen in the film "Lumpy" with Justin Long and Addison Timlin.
Dave Beanes has been tapped as exec VP and general manager of Universal Operations Group.