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Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon.
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It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon. [Deadline]

Emile Hirsch has joined "Just Jim," the directorial debut of "Submarine" star Craig Roberts, who will also lead the film. The story follows "a teenage loser who life is turned around by the appearance of an enigmatic, handsome neighbour." Aneirin Hughes, Nia Roberts, Richard Harrington, Matthew Aubrey, Ryan Owen and Charlotte Randall co-star, and production begins this week. [Screen Daily]

"Fast & Furious 7" is getting ready to shift into theaters next year, but not without adding Iggy Azalea. Vin Diesel revealed in a recent interview that the hip hop artist will have a cameo role in the film. [Billboard]

Gael García Bernal, Mariana Ximenes, Jason Priestley, Alison Pill, Don McKellar and Jennifer Irwin feature in the live-action/animated "Zoom" that is now filming. Pedro Morelli directs this one that follows "a comic book artist, a novelist and a filmmaker." [Global News]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, War And Peace, Paul Dano, Lily James, Emile Hirsch, Craig Roberts, Just Jim, Fast & Furious 7, Iggy Azalea, Zoom, Alison Pill, Gael García Bernal, Don McKellar