Variety has supplied a few new casting bits and the first is confirmation that Patton Oswalt will be voicing the lead character in Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille. Oswalt will be joining Brad Garrett and John Ratxengerber in the film about a rat (Oswalt) living in a Parisian restaurant. Incredibles director, Brad Bird, will be directing the film, which is set for a June 29, 2007 release.
Our second casting bit finds Final Destination 3‘s Texas Battle signing on as the lead for Fox Home Entertainment in Wrong Turn 2, the direct-to-video sequel to Fox’s 2003 horror Wrong Turn starring Eliza Dushku.
The sequel features a reality TV producer (Henry Rollins) who sends six contestants to a remote part of West Virginia, where they are preyed upon by cannibals. Joe Lynch is directing
Next up is Aidan Quinn who has joined the cast of Dark Matter starring Meryl Streep. The pic is directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and is currently filming in Salt Lake City. Quinn will play a science professor who serves as a mentor to a brilliant Chinese student.
Finally, Sleepover star, Scout Taylor Compton will be starring in An American Crime with Catherine Keener. The pic is directed by Tommy O’Haver and is described as a fact-based story concerns a housewife who kills a teen girl.