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Casting Roundup: Weisz, Wiig and Moretz Get the Gigs

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

• No one can make a "hard sell" movie (with A-list stars, anyway) quite like David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz will be working with the "Cosmopolis" director and his two favorite leading men, Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen, on "Map to the Stars," an extremist look at how there's no business like show business.

• We certainly have trouble telling Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader apart. Variety reports that the "Adventureland" buddies will play siblings in "The Skeleton Twins," the story of, well, twin siblings who manage to defy death on the same day and as a result take a long, hard look at their lives.

• "Dark Shadows" reunion! Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz have signed on for "Man Under," director Tim Robbins' dysfunctional family comedy that probably won't involve vampires.

Imogen Poots isn't afraid to ask the hard questions — and take the hip roles. Hot on the heels of getting behind the wheel of "Need For Speed," the "Fright Night" beauty has also signed on to join Zac Efron in "Are We Officially Dating?"

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• And now for something completely different! The Wrap reports that Gemma Arterton and Benedict Cumberbatch will be joining the long-gestating Monty Python project, "Absolutely Anything," a dark comedy centering on a school teacher who discovers he has superpowers.

• This comes as no surprise — he lived "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," after all. The Playlist reports that Jeff Goldblum has confirmed that he's booked a room (role) in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

• Oh, is Jared Leto still acting? Deadline brings word that the musician, entrepreneur and who knows what else is returning to his humble thespian roots and joining Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in "The Dallas Buyers Club."

Look out, motorists — Howard Stark himself is feeling the "Need For Speed." Variety reports that Dominic Cooper is joining Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots in the screen adaptation of the popular video game series that's looking to share a little of that "Fast and Furious" mileage.

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