Casting Bits: John Lithgow in ‘Dog Fight;’ Rachel Weisz in ‘The Railway Man;’ Luke Wilson and Kevin Connolly in ‘Elvis & Nixon’
Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Dog Fight is going to be one of the more visible political satires to hit just before the 2012 Presidential election; the movie will be from director Jay Roach, featuring Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell as North Carolina politicians who are running opposite one another for a congressional seat in a district election.
Brian Cox recently joined the cast, which also includes Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Baker and Katherine LaNasa. Now John Lightgow has signed on to play an unspecified role. The film is shooting in New Orleans, and already has an August 10, 2012 release date. [Variety]
After the break, Rachel Weisz joins Colin Firth in a real-life drama about POWs forced to build a railroad, and there are new actors for Elvis & Nixon and A White Trash Christmas. Read More »