Casting: Evans, Strong, Hardrict, Jones

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Bear Season
Luke Evans, Jacob Tremblay and Olga Kurylenko will play the three leads in Simon Aboud’s coming-of-age immigrant drama feature “Bear Season”. The project is adapted by Donald Martin (“Milton’s Secret”) from Bernie Hafeli’s novel.

Tremblay plays an adolescent boy living in post-WWII Detroit with his Polish immigrant mother (Kurylenko) and his PTSD-suffering former soldier uncle (Evans). The boy’s unwavering faith in the wild stories of his uncle sparks a road trip to uncover the truth of his father’s story. [Source: Variety]

Splendid Solution
Jeremy Strong (“Succession,” “The Gentlemen”) will play Jonas Salk, the famed virologist and researcher that developed the polio vaccine, in the Bron and 21 Laps-produced biopic “Splendid Solution” based on Jeffrey Kluger’s best-selling novel.

The story follows Salk as he begins his polio research and his eventual discovery of a vaccine that he purposefully did not patent and was then used for decades to innoculate against the virus. Gillian Weeks will pen the screenplay while Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce. [Source: THR]

All American: Homecoming
Peyton Alex Smith, Kelly Jenrette, Cory Hardrict, Sylvester Powell, Netta Walker and

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