Casting News: Caviezel Joins Arnold and Sly in The Tomb; Three More for Ender's Game
02.20.12 by Ryan
Break out your "Arnold, Sly and Jesus walk into a bar..." jokes.
Producer Mark Canton let it slip on The Matthew Aaron Show (via AICN) that Jim Caviezel has joined the cast of The Tomb, the upcoming action-thriller that will again reunite actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. The movie will follow Stallone as Ray Breslin, a security expert who is framed and must break free from a prison of his own design. With Schwarzenegger set to play another inmate, Canton said that Caviezel will play the warden of the prison.
Set to start production in Louisiana this spring under the direction of Mikael Håfström (The Rite), The Tomb was written by Miles Chapman, with a rewrite by Jason Keller (Machine Gun Preacher). Stallone and Schwarzenegger can also be seen together in this summer's The Expendables 2.
With production on Summit Entertainment's adaptation of Ender's Game right around the corner, three new cast members have recruited.
Based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Games follows Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a talented and strategic gamer who is recruited by the government to help with the attack against an alien race that has devastated Earth. Deadline reports that Nonso Anozie (The Grey) has been added to the cast as Sergeant Dap, one of the military trainers who works with Ender, while Stevie Ray Dallimore (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2) and Andrea Powell (Get Low) will play Ender's parents John and Theresa, respectively.
The actors join a cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, Ender's closest ally; Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, Commander of Training for the International Fleet; Ben Kingsley (Hugo, Ghandi) as Mazer Rackham, Ender's mentor and Viola Davis (Doubt) as a military psychologist.
Production on Ender's Game is set to being on February 24th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will direct his own script. Ender's Game is scheduled for a March 15, 2013, release date.