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Kristen Wiig Signs on For a New Comedy

May 18 2014 - 2:00am

It's a good week for A-listers to nail down new roles, as Gwyneth Paltrow [1], Leonardo DiCaprio [2], and Michael Fassbender all have new parts to look forward to. Meanwhile, Kristen Wiig is Owen Wilson [3]'s new costar and Will Ferrell [4] and Zach Galifianakis [5] are re-teaming. Pitch Perfect 2 has gained a new cast member, and a Once Upon a Time star has joined a supernatural thriller. Check out all the latest casting news!

Once Upon a Time's Jennifer Morrison joined 6 Miranda Drive [6], a supernatural thriller starring Kevin Bacon [7] and Radha Mitchell (Red Widow).

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Blood on Snow [8], from director Chris Sparling (Buried). The film, based on Jo Nesbo's two-book series, revolves around a hit man who must go on the run with his target.

Michael Fassbender joined The Light Between Oceans [9], directed by Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines). In the Australian postwar drama, a lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby and a dead body in a rowboat and decide to raise the baby as their own.

Jessica Chastain may join Mission Impossible 5 [10], alongside Tom Cruise [11].

Winona Ryder [12] and Peter Sarsgaard joined Experimenter, The Stanley Milgram Story [13], an indie drama about the social psychologist.

Gwyneth Paltrow joined The Secret in Their Eyes [14], the English adaptation of the Oscar-winning foreign film. She'll star alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor as a former MI-5 agent.

Jessica Capshaw and Owen Wilson joined The Hero of Color City [15], an animated film about magic crayons. Christina Ricci [16], Rosie Perez, Wayne Brady, and Craig Ferguson are also lending their voices.

Maria Bello will star in Max Steel [17], an action film inspired by the Mattel toy.

Channing Tatum will play Gambit [18] in an upcoming X-Men spinoff film.

Katey Sagal joined Pitch Perfect 2 [19] as the mother of Hailee Steinfeld's character.

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany joined Woman in Gold [20], alongside Helen Mirren [21] and Ryan Reynolds [22].

Noomi Rapace joined Brilliance [23], a thriller starring Will Smith [24].

Gerard Butler joined Den of Thieves [25], a heist film.

Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller joined High-Rise [26], which Tom Hiddleston has already signed on for.

Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick joined Take Down [27], alongside Jeremy Sumpter and The Originals' Phoebe Tonkin.

Daniel Brühl (Rush) and Emma Thompson joined Alone in Berlin [28], based on a novel.

Naomi Watts will join Sea of Trees [29], Gus Van Sant's drama starring Matthew McConaughey [30].

Dave Franco joined The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller [31], a dark comedy.

Kristen Wiig joined Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson [32] in the untitled comedy previously known as Loomis Fargo.

Halle Berry joined Kidnap [33], as a mother who will do anything to get her daughter back.

The Campaign costars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will star in Larry's Kidney [34], about a man who travels to China with his cousin to find a fitting kidney to replace his own.


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