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Dermot Mulroney has joined the cast of Chan-wook Park's ('Oldboy,' 'Thirst') 'Stoker,' a thriller for Fox Searchlight about an eccentric teenager mourning the death of her father who must deal with her enigmatic and estranged uncle who shows up for the funeral -- bringing some unexpected weirdness with him. 'Stoker' stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode. Mulroney will play the girl's father. Written by former 'Prison Break' star Wentworth Miller, the film begins shooting later this month in Nashville. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Morgan Freeman is in talks to join Louis Leterrier's 'Now You See Me,' a heist film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo and Amanda Seyfried. The story pits a team of FBI agents in a game of cat and mouse against a squad of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, showering the profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Freeman will play Thaddeus, an ex-magician who exposes the illusions of his colleagues and thus is a pariah in that community. Summit Entertainment is releasing the film. [Variety]

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