Casting News for Upcoming Projects

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Production Weekly has revealed some new casting updates for upcoming projects.

First up, they says that Tron Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund in talks to play Dean Moriarty in the Walter Salles adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, which is scheduled film this summer.

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.

Next, they say that Zooey Deschanel is in talks to play Ada Lovelace in period drama Enchantress of Numbers, which Bruce Beresford will direct this fall.

Meanwhile, Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster may reunite with The Messenger writer/director Oren Moverman on his next project, the crime-drama Rampart.

Also, they report that Ethan Hawke is in talks to star in The Numbers Station, a contained action thriller by new writer Scott Frazier.

And finally, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen and Cliff Curtis are attached to star in GĂ©rard Corbiau’s The Dreamers, from Orson Welles’ unfinished last project.