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Casting: Luke Evans joins FAST SIX, Daniel Radcliffe goes full Hamm, and more…

Joshua Brunsting

May 2nd, 2012

Casting can be a real pain in the ass. Hopefully these projects found their right guys and gals.

First up, Twitch is reporting that Luke Evans has been offered the role of bad guy in the upcoming sixth film in the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, FAST SIX (or whatever the hell you want to call it). Coming off roles in films like IMMORTALS and THE RAVEN, Evans is one of the hotter names around, but this is easily going to be his biggest role to date, save for his turn as Bard The Bowman in the upcoming HOBBIT films.

As a fan of Evans, I actually really like this news. I’m also quite fond of FAST FIVE, a film that I had no expectations going into, but found to be immensely fun and entertaining.  Hopefully the same will be said for this sucker.

In other casting news, both The Sun and Vulture report that Daniel Radcliffe will star in a four-part British miniseries, that will find him as not only a Russian doctor following WWI, but also as the younger version of a character who grows up to be none other than Jon Hamm, who will narrate the picture. Yum.

Finally, THR is reporting that Abigail Spencer has joined the romantic drama KILIMANJARO, and also that Steve Coogan will be handing over his luscious voice for some work in the upcoming DESPICABLE ME 2. Not a ton to talk about there, other than I could hear Coogan talk for days, so I may have to check out this sucker.

What do you think?

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