McRaney circles ‘Unchained’

Former 'Deadwood' thesp eyes Tarantino project

Former “Deadwood” star Gerald McRaney is ready to get boots back on, as the thesp is in negotiations to join Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”

McRaney, best known for his work on the TV show “Major Dad,” joins a cast that already includes Jaime Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kevin Costner. Samuel L. Jackson has also confirmed his role as the right-hand man of a sadistic slavemaster in the Weinstein Co. pic about a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) on a mission to rescue his wife.

McRaney is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Course Management. Jackson is repped by ICM.


Brit joining the ‘Neighborhood’

British thesp Richard Ayoade has landed the role of Jamarcus in the Akiva Schaffer-helmed Fox comedy “Neighborhood Watch,” joining Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Shawn Levy will produce from a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that centers around a group of neighbors who form group to stop crime — only to uncover a bigger conspiracy.

Ayoade, best known for Brit sitcom “The IT Crowd,” landed “Watch” after filmmakers were eyeing Chris Tucker. PBJ Management and WME rep the multi-hyphenate.


Gallic thesp sets thriller

Judith Godreche has been cast in the Fox Searchlight thriller “Stoker,” joining Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman. Godreche was most recently seen in “Potiche.” She is also repped by APA and Untitled.

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