Jim Caviezel Boards ‘Transit’

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Briefly: I’m not sure that we’ve talked about Transit: it’s the After Dark Films thriller to be directed by Antonio Negret from a script by Michael Gilvary, with Joel Silver as exec producer. The story is ” about a band of thieves on the run from a bank robbery and the suburban family they come across during their escape. When the criminals stash their stolen money in the family’s SUV at a rest stop, the road trippers unwittingly draw the murderous band of outlaws on their trail.”

Boilerplate thriller stuff, but the cast is starting to get a bit interesting. Yesterday Elisabeth Rohm, Harold Perrineau and Diora Baird signed on, and today James Caviezel and James Frain are on board. Caviezel is, of course, the father of the family (would be better if he was cast against type as the criminal leader) and Rohm is his wife. Perrineau and Baird make up part of the thieving team. Still: Caviezel goes from working with Terrence Malick and being in one of the bigger movies of all time (that Mel Gibson thing) to this? Hurm. [THR]

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Heroes Actress Elisabeth Röhm Joins Abduction

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Elisabeth Röhm has joined the cast of John Singleton‘s Bourne-styled teen action film Abduction. The film stars The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Taylor Lautner as a teenager named Nathan “who has long felt disconnected from his parents, and figures out why. That unleashes a chain of violent events.”

After discovering his own baby picture on a missing persons website, he realizes a deep dark secret — his parents kidnapped him as a child and raised him as their own. This realization unlocks a huge conspiracy, and Nathan and his girlfriend must go on the run. I’ve heard it’s Bourne meets Hitchcock for the Twilight Disturbia crowd.

Ricky Business reports that Röhm will play Lautner character’s biological mother, a role in which Emily Mortimer had previously been cast.

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