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Casting: Will Ferrell Bets On ‘The House,’ Lady Gaga Joins ‘American Horror Story’ & More

Casting: Will Ferrell Bets On 'The House,' Lady Gaga Joins 'American Horror Story' & More

Will Ferrell is already headed to prison in this year’s “Get Hard,” but the comic actor isn’t done doing some lawbreaking at the movies. He just signed up to star in “The House,” which follows “a married couple who lose their daughter’s college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in their basement to earn back the cash.” Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien (“Neighbors“) penned the script, with the former also directing. An August shoot is in the works. [THR]

This is both totally bizarre and yet makes total sense: Lady Gaga is joining “American Horror Story: Hotel.” She will be a series regular, though her part is being kept under wraps. Production begins this fall. [EW

The “Bounty” will be on Will Smith. The actor will star in the movie about “a man who is wrongly convicted of murder. He escapes from prison determined to prove his innocence — a nearly impossible task after the widow of the man he supposedly killed puts a $10 million bounty on him, dead or alive.” No word yet on when this might lens. [THR]

Marisa Tomei will play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in “Ms.” The George Clooney-produced project is set up at HBO and looks “at the creation of Ms. Magazine in 1971 through the eyes of the the woman who co-founded and ran it,  Steinem (Tomei), and her best friend, member of the US House of Representatives Bella Abzug (played by Kathy Najimy).” [Deadline]

Superman, aka Henry Cavill, will star in the special agent flick “Stratton.” Simon West (“Con Air,” “The Expendables 2“) will direct the movie that “follows Stratton as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell.” Filming gets underway this summer. [Screen Daily]

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