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Casting News: The Sixth Gun, The Crow, Downer’s Grove, The Remaining

Let’s hit you with a barrage of casting news this morning, shall we?  We’ll start with The Sixth Gun, a pilot in the works at NBC.  Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) has joined the cast as a young farmer’s daughter.  

Based on the Oni comic book, the proposed series is set “during the darkest days of the Civil War when wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.”

Heathcote, Till and Mitchell to Star in The Curse of Downers Grove

Award-winning indie filmmaker Derick Martini (Lymelife with Alec Baldwin and Cynthia Nixon) has teamed up with Brett Easton Ellis on the new psychological thriller The Curse of Downers Grove. The film, currently in development, will begin production in spring of this year. Martini will direct.

Cast, Director Changes for Bret Easton Ellis-scripted Curse of Downer’s Grove

Way back in 2010, we received word that Bret Easton Ellis was scripting an adaptation of Michael Hornberg’s novel “Downer’s Grove.”  

The story, set at a seemingly “cursed” high school where a senior dies before the end of each school year, was to be directed by Prom Night’s Nelson McCormick and star Hayden Panettiere, Nikki Reed and Rebecca De Mornay.

That was in 2010.  Variety now reports Derek Martini is directing The Curse of Downer’s Grove from a script he’s sharing co-writing credit and a new cast is being attached.