Casting Roundup: Reese Witherspoon, Nathan Fillion, Ewan McGregor And More Get New Gigs

reese Sorry to have to drag your attention away from those amazing American Hustle posters, but here's some casting news that also happened today.

Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in a fairy tale comedy Happily Ever After, which sounds right up her alley. She'll play a Princess 10 years after her fairy tale ended with riding off into the sunset with a Prince, and now they'll discover relationships are hard work, eve in storybooks. I am so in. [THR]

Andrea Riseborough is yet another film actor heading for TV as she signs on to star opposite Brendan Gleeson in HBO pilot The Money, which has also added Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott and Laila Robins. It's about, what else, the corrupting influence of too much money and power. [Deadline / Deadline]

• The FX Fargo miniseries has added Colin Hanks to star opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. Produced but not written by the Coens, the small-screen spinoff will be a new tale but set in the same wintry climate and obviously have the same black humor tone as the original. At least it hopes to. [THR]

Pierce Brosnan is set to star in a revenge thriller called I.T. It actually is about an I.T. consultant who uses his technological know-how to threaten Brosnan and his family. Finally someone is making a movie about that fight I had with Time Warner over my cable bill. [Deadline]

Steven Soderbergh's retirement from film has really only meant more Soderbergh in other mediums. He's doing a TV series for Cinemax now after winning an Emmy for Behind the Candelabrah, and newcomer Collin Meath has been added to the cast of The Knick in a recurring capacity. The Clive Owen-led 10-parter takes place in and around a 1900 hospital and Meath will play a seemingly naive cop who has his own agenda. [The Wrap]

Community loves its geektastic guest stars and adds another biggie to its list: Whedon mainstay and fancast-for-every-superhero-ever Nathan Fillion, who will play a custodian on the show he's a fan of. I'm sure references to his various geek idol roles will follow; nobody does fan service better than this show. [Deadline]

• Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything has added Charlie Cox to star opposite Eddie Redmayne as the physicist and Felicity Jones as his first wife. Cox will play her second husband. Boy, those science types sure do get around. [The Daily Mail]

• A new John le Carre novel is headed for the big screen, with Susanna White set to direct the Hossein Amini-scripted Our Kind of Traitor, which Ewan McGregor is interested in starring in. Mads Mikkelsson had been loosely attached previously to the villain role but has fallen out. The producers are also looking for a girlfriend for McGregor, who will be more kick-ass than her book counterpart. Yay! [The Daily Mail]

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