After the long Fourth of July weekend we don’t have a lot of news on the casting front, but there are a few good stories to share, and they’re all in a similar vein. Today, the theme is crime pictures. After the break you’ll find info on the following:

  • John Malkovich is taking the lead in Siberian Education, which chronicles the culture of crime in a small community near the Ukraine.
  • Parker, the new screen version of Richard Stark’s classic crime character, gets two supporting players.
  • And French film The Lookout casts Daniel Auteuil as a cop out to catch a sharpshooter who ruined a well-laid police plan. Read More »
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So while we wait for Park Chan-wook to get to work producing Boon Joon-ho’s film based on the French comic Transperceneige, the script for which should be underway now for a 2011 or 2012 release date, we may get to see Park tackle a story that mixes topical issues with hard-boiled noir. There’s a report that he’ll remake Le couperage (The Ax), a 2005 film by Costa-Gavras, which was based upon the famous (and late) crime author Donald Westlake‘s novel of the same name. Read More »

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