Movie Casting Update: Octavia Spencer Does the Math; Saoirse Ronan Will Be ‘On Chesil Beach’

We’ve searched the internet for all the latest film casting news and compiled the very best. There’s new projects on the way for Saoirse Ronan, Octavia Spencer and Bérénice Bejo!

Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures just landed Octavia Spencer to star opposite Taraji P. Henson in a story about three brilliant African-American women who played an integral role in launching astronaut John Glenn into space. Both actresses will portray mathematicians. The third lead has yet to be cast. It’s based on a book that won’t even be released until September. Talk about a hot project! [Variety]

Saoirse Ronan, who has an Oscar nomination for her performance in Brooklyn, has signed on to star in On Chesil Beach. Ronan will play Florence, a young girl in 1962 England and the trajectory of her romance to a young man while focusing on the power of unexpressed gestures and words. It is based on a novel by Ian McEwan. Sounds like just the kind of tasteful, sophisticated material Ronan tends to gravitate to. [Deadline]

Bérénice Bejo, the stunning actress from The Artist, has joined Three Peaks, a drama surrounding a family set in the Tirolean Alps. The film will also star Homeland star Alexander Fehling and will be produced by Leipzig-based Rohfilm. [Variety]