Casting Roundup: Danny Trejo, Vincent D'Onofrio, Omar Sy, And Pelé


Danny Trejo reprises an old role, the newest Liam Neeson ass-kicking session gets some new cast members and a Pele biopic is on its way in today's roundup.

• Apparently Robert Rodriguez is launching his own TV channel and apparently there's going to be a series version of his film From Dust 'Till Dawn running on it. Well, the gist of this story is that Danny Trejo, who played the bartender in not only the first film but also in its straight-to-DVD sequels, will be reprising the role on the show as well. [We Got This Covered]

• French film The Intouchables was a crossover international hit and made Omar Sy a breakout star in Hollywood so it's probably not surprising he'd like to work on something else with directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The new one is another dramedy, called Samba, and Sy will star in it alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim and Izya Higelin. Filming begins soon though there are no plot details just yet. [Shadow and Act]

Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night began shooting in NYC today and has added Vincent D'Onofrio and Holt McCallany to a cast that also includes Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris. Neeson plays an aging hitman who has to take on his former boss (Harris) in order to protect his son (Kinnaman). Look, I'm preetty sure Robocop can take care of himself, I'm just sayin'. [THR]

• A biopic about soccer superstar Pelé is on its way, with two unknown young actors tasked with playing the phenom who at the ripe old age of 17 led Brazil to its first World Cup win in 1958. Leonardo Lima Carvalho will play him as a 10 year old prodiy and Kevin De Paula will take him from ages 13-17, while Rodrigo Santoro, Colm Meaney and Diego Boneta have supporting roles. [THR]

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