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Casting: Hush, Hush sets leads, Snowpiercer beefs up cast, Man in the High Castle taps right-hand man

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Aug 28, 2018

From YA adaptations to returning shows, several high-profile Hollywood projects are kicking things up a notch as they beef up their casts, and here's your handy lowdown of it all.

Hush, Hush, the film adaptation of Becca Fitzpatrick’s YA novel of the same name, has found its leads. According to Deadline, actors Liana Liberato and Wolfgang Novogratz will star in the supernatural romance story that follows high school student Nora (Liberato), who falls for a brooding bad boy with a secret: Patch (Novogratz). Nora will soon discover that Patch is actually a cursed angel trying to find a human sacrifice to become whole again.

Last month, it was announced that TV director Kellie Cyrus would direct the film, which covers the first installment in a four-book series. Hush, Hush will be Cyrus' feature-film debut.


 

The TNT thriller based on the 2013 film Snowpiercer (itself based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneigehas added to its cast. Aleks Paunovic (Van HelsingWar for the Planet of the Apes) joins previously announced stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs as the recurring character of Bojan Boscovic.

Snowpiercer takes place seven years after the Earth is completely frozen and is set on a train which continuously moves. Bojan works on the train as a Breachworker, a dangerous job in harsh conditions, but still manages to crack a few jokes. Connelly plays a first-class passenger and the Voice who uses the train PA to make announcements. Diggs' character is a prisoner who gets embroiled in a class war aboard the train.


 

The Man in the High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick novel that envisions an alternate history in which the Allied Powers lose World War II, has added a new general in Eric Lange (Narcos) for the upcoming third season. According to Deadline, Lange will play General Whitcroft, an old friend of Rufus Sewell's John Smith. Whitcroft will be Smith's second in command.

Season 3 lands on Amazon Prime Oct. 5, and the series has been renewed for a fourth season.

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