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Rachel McAdams & Lupita Nyong‘o Wanted For ‘Southpaw,’ Tilda Swinton Will Play A Cat In ‘The Infinity Engine’ & More

Rachel McAdams & Lupita Nyong‘o Wanted For 'Southpaw,' Tilda Swinton Will Play A Cat In 'The Infinity Engine' & More

The long developing boxing movie “Southpaw” is finally gaining momentum, landing Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role, and now it’s time to find his leading ladies. Rachel McAdams and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o are being sought/wishlisted for the movie the rise of a lefty welterweight all the way to a championship title as he battles various tragedies in his personal life, and wins back the love of his daughter. Forest Whitaker is set to co-star with Antoine Fuqua directing. Richard Wenk (“The Equalizer“) is currently doing a rewrite of the script. [Deadline]

Tilda Swinton can do anything Tilda Swinton wants to do and so she’ll take on her most Tilda Swinton-y role yet: playing a cat. Yep, the actress will go full feline for Lynn Hershman Leeson‘s “The Infinity Engine.” Sounds weird, right? Well it is. The movie follows “a rebel talking cat that glows because she has genetic code from a jellyfish. The cat is on a search for freedom, enlightenment, and humane humans in the halls of a biotechnology company (the character is based on the famous glowing cat designed to study feline immunodeficiency virus and, as a result HIV/AIDS).” Okay. It will be Swinton’s fourth collaboration with Hershman following “Conceiving Ada,” “Teknolust” and “Strange Culture.” [Bent]

Catherine Keener, Kiernan Shipka, Anton Yelchin, Riley Keough and Annie Starke have all signed up for “The Greens Are Gone.” The story follows “a matriarch who is pushed to her tipping point over the disappearance of her son,” while she has “a bipolar daughter whose reality is warped in magical realism.” Peer Pedersen directs with filming to start in June. [Variety]

Lastly, Katey Sagal (“Sons Of Anarchy“) has joined “Pitch Perfect 2.” 

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