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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...

• Beware the roaring rampage of the Oldgirl! Charlize Theron has signed on to star in the American adaptation of "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance," the third installment in "Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy. [Deadline]

• "Cinderella" has a new evil stepmother — in the form of Cate Blanchett. The "Hobbit" beauty will be providing villainy to director Mark Romanek's live-action take on the classic fairy tale. [Deadline]

• As long as there are movies, James Franco will star in a lot of them. One of the busiest actors in the show business has signed on to "Good People," a morality play in which a dead broke couple finds a few hundred thousand bucks in their neighbor's abandoned apartment. [The Wrap]

Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown are headed Down Under for "Violet Town," the Australia-set drama about a 1957 New Year's Eve party where buried secrets come to light. »

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