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Casting Net: Jenny Slate in talks to appear opposite Zachary Quinto in Aardvark

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  • Jenny Slate is in talks for Aardvark, which Brian Shoaf is writing and directing. Zachary Quinto already stars and is also producing alongside Susan Leber and Neal Dodson. Little is known about the story, and subsequently Slate’s role, at this point, but production is anticipated to start in December in New York. [Variety]
  • Bella Thorne has signed on for The Babysitter, joining Samara Weaving, Judah Lewis, Robbie Amell, and Andrew Bachelor. McG is directing the horror comedy, and Brian Duffield wrote the screenplay. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy and his babysitter (Weaving) on one terrible night. McG is also producing along with Mary Viola, with Duffield and Steven Bello executive producing. The Babysitter is expected to kick off production in Los Angeles in the fall. [Variety]
  • Demian Bichir is set to lead 7:19. Jorge Michel Grau is directing the suspense thriller from a script he wrote with novelist Alberto Chimal. The suspense thriller tells the tale of a politician, Martin Soriano (Bichir), and a night guard, Fernando Pellicer (Hector Bonilla), who are trapped in the building that they work in following the lethal 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. [THR]
  • Mia Goth has been cast in High Life, which already stars Robert Pattinson. Claire Denis is directing the film, marking her English-language debut. The story centers on a group of criminals who head to space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment, but things take a turn for the unexpected when they encounter a storm of cosmic rays. [Deadline]
  • Rhys Ifans and Ed Skrein have been enlisted for Gateway 6. Tanel Toom is directing the sci-fi thriller, marking his directorial debut, and Malachi Smyth wrote the script. “Set in the future, on a war-ravaged Earth, four soldiers man the last bastion in a sea-covered continent — awaiting a relief crew or the enemy, whichever comes first,” Deadline writes. “But as the empty weeks turn to months, paranoia descends that tests relationships to the breaking point. ” The film is expected to begin filming in Estonia next spring. [Deadline]