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Casting Bites: Kristen Bell in You Again, Maggie Gyllenhaal Boards ‘Nanny McPhee’, Blagojevich to star in ‘Celebrity’ and more

kristenbell-041509Here are some of the latest cast additions in television and film:

  • Kristen Bell has been cast as the lead in Disney’s comedy You Again, from director Andy Fickman.  Bell will play a girl who’s horrified to find that her brother is marrying the very girl who made her life a living hell in high school. [Variety]
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal is joining Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, the sequel to 2005’s hit Nanny McPhee.  Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith and Asa Butterfield have also been added to the cast.  Thompson, who is also executive producing and writing the script, will reprise her role as a magic-wielding governess. [Variety]
  • Elisabeth Moss, Sean Combs and Rose Byrne have all joined the cast of Get Him to the Greek.  The Nicholas Stoller-directed rock ‘n’ roll comedy stars Jonah Hill and Russell Brand.  It hits theaters in 2010. [Reuters]
  • Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to star in NBC’s upcoming summer reality series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, so long as a federal judge gives Blagojevich his OK. [Variety]
  • Will Ferrell will be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild. [Variety]