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Jennifer Maas
March 30, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT
  • Emily Blunt has joined the voice cast of Animal Crackers. Blunt will play Zoe, one half of a married couple with John (played by Blunt’s real-life husband John Krasinski) whose family life is turned upside down after they inherit an old circus and a mysterious box of animal crackers that changes the people who eat them into animals. Release is set for mid-2016. [Variety]

  • Desmond Harrington (Dexter) is the latest actor to join the cast of The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning. The film centers on an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles, only to have her youth and vitality devoured by a gang of beauty-obsessed women who are out to get what she has. Production has begun in Los Angeles. [Deadline]

  • Brianna Hildebrand is set to play the character Negasonic in Deadpool, Fox’s Marvel adventure movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is an assassin who is dying of cancer and undergoes a procedure that is supposed to cure him but instead twists and scars him, but also gives him super-powers. As originally written in the Deadpool comics, the character was a pale-skinned student at a mutant academy. It is reported Hilderbrand is undergoing physical and stunt training for her role. The movie is currently in production in Vancouver. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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