Casting: Colin Firth & Kevin Hart Are ‘Intouchables,’ Quvenzhane Wallis Is ‘Counting By 7s’ And More

Casting: Colin Firth & Kevin Hart Are 'Intouchables,' Quvenzhane Wallis Is ‘Counting By 7s’ And More
Casting: Colin Firth & Kevin Hart Are 'Intouchables,' Quvenzhane Wallis Is ‘Counting 7s’ And More

The long-brewing remake of the French hit dramedy “Intouchables” seems to be coming back to life. Colin Firth, long attached to the project, now has Kevin Hart in the co-starring role. The movie tells the heartwarming, based-on-true-story tale of the relationship of a wealthy quadriplegic and his immigrant caregiver. Paul Feig was once linked to helm the project, but it’s not clear if he’s still involved. We presume more news will arrive shortly. [Allocine]

Beasts Of The Southern Wild” star Quvenzhané Wallis is “Counting By 7s.” The young actress will star in the adaptation of best-selling book by Holly Goldberg Sloan about “Willow Chance, a bright young girl who, after the death of her adoptive parents, is taken in by an unlikely surrogate family and an unfit guidance counselor. In the wake of tremendous loss, she rises to build a community that she heals and that heals her.” No word on who will direct just yet. [Deadline]

Glengarry Glen Ross” duo Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey are reuniting to voice DreamWorks Animation‘s “Boss Baby.” Tom McGrath (“Madagascar,” “Megamind“) will helm this one “centering on a fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby and his seven-year-old brother, who is jealous of him.” [THR]

Dominic Cooper is reprising his “Captain America: The First Avenger” role of Howard Stark in the forthcoming ABC series “Marvel’s Agent Carter.” The real superpower here is continuity. [Marvel]

Perma-cranky musician Mark Kozelek (Red House Paints, Sun Kil Moon) has revealed he has a role in Paolo Sorrentino‘s upcoming “The Early Years.” He’ll appear alongside Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel in the movie about “an orchestra conductor summoned out of retirement to perform for the Queen of England.” Look for this one in 2015. [Pitchfork]

Dennis Quaid is joining Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett and Elisabeth Moss in “Truth.” The movie focuses on the scandal that erupted following Dan Rather‘s report on “60 Minutes” about George Bush‘s supposed dodging of service in the Vietnam War. James Vanderbilt directs, and shooting starts this week. [Deadline]

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer will lead the Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Choice.” This one spins a story that centers on a couple and “spans a decade of their love affair, which is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events.” Naturally. Ross Katz directs. [Deadline]

So yeah, the mobile game “Angry Birds” is a movie now, with Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage lending their voices. The animated movie hits on July 1, 2016. [Empire]

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