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Veronica Mars

Jason Dohring is confirmed to reprise his role of Logan Echolls in the upcoming "Veronica Mars" movie. Dohring and Kristen Bell are the only confirmed cast members at present.

The story takes place years after the failure of Veronica's dad's re-election as town sheriff. Something major brings her back home and back to her calling. [Source: THR]

Hector And The Search For Happiness

Toni Collette and Jean Reno are set to star in Peter Chelsom's rom-com "Hector And The Search For Happiness" which has just begun filming. Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård. Christopher Plummer, Desiree Zurowski and Jakob Davies also star.

Based on the novel by Francis Lelord, the story follows a psychiatrist (Simon Pegg) as he searches the globe for the definition of happiness. [Source: Deadline]

The Grand Budapest Hotel

French actress Léa Seydoux ("Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol") has joined the cast of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in an unspecified role.
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Jim Sturgess Set for Thriller Eliza Graves; Toni Collette and Jean Reno Join Hector And The Search For Happiness

Today’s latest casting news: Jim Sturgess (Could Atlas) is set to star opposite Kate Beckinsale in the psychological thriller Eliza Graves, directed by Brad Anderson (The Call). Toni Collette (Fright Night) and Jean Reno (Alex Cross) join Hector and the Search for Happiness, a romantic comedy directed by Peter Chelsom. Hit the jump for more on both casting stories. Per Heat Vision, we learned that Jim Sturgess is set to star as a Harvard Medical School grad who becomes obsessed with Kate Beckinsale’s character after taking a job at a mental institution now being run by the patients themselves. The film is loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether and is being directed by Brad Anderson. Sturgess can be seen next in The Best Offer also starring Geoffrey Rush. From Deadline comes the announcement that Jean Reno and
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Toni Collette, Jean Reno Set To Star In ‘Hector And The Search For Happiness’

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Exclusive: Toni Collette and Jean Reno are set to star in Hector And The Search For Happiness, a romantic comedy feature directed by Peter Chelsom that follows a psychiatrist as he searches the globe for the definition of happiness. The addition of Collette and Reno completes the casting and the film has just commenced principal photography. Collette and Reno join a stellar cast that includes Simon Pegg, who will play Hector, an eccentric London psychiatrist in crisis; Rosamund Pike; Stellan Skarsgård; Christopher Plummer; Desiree Zurowski; and Jakob Davies. Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay wrote the screenplay, adapted from the novel of the same name by Francis Lelord. The film is produced by Judy Tossell for Egoli Tossell Film and Christine Haebler for Screen Siren Pictures. Jens Meurer and Trish Dolman are serving as executive producers. Collette is repped by Wme, Reno by ICM Partners. UTA is representing U.S. rights
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Collette Joins The Search For Happiness

Collette Joins The Search For Happiness
If you follow esteemed (and occasionally steam-driven) thespian type Simon Pegg on Twitter, you’ll already know that Toni Collette is aboard rom-com Hector And The Search For Happiness. But Deadline’s story at least breaks the news that Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgård, Desiree Zurowski and Jakob Davies have all joined the cast. The film, which already boasts Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer, is shooting now in Canada under the direction of Peter Chelsom. Pegg plays the titular Hector, an eccentric London psychiatrist who hits a crisis when he can’t help any of his patients to get any happier and decides to go off on a search for the secret of happiness.Pike will be Hector’s girlfriend, while Plummer is aboard to play a UCLA professor who specialises in Happiness Studies. Not much is known about the other roles, though Davies is apparently playing Hector as a lad.
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