Casting Call: Kellan Lutz Falls In ‘Love’ With Mandy Moore; Taylor Kitsch Boards ‘Battleship’
First Published: April 8, 2010 4:51 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Twi-hard” fans beware – Kellan Lutz is falling in “Love” with Mandy Moore.
The duo has been tapped to star alongside James Brolin and Jane Seymour in the Dermot Mulroney-directed romantic comedy
“Love, Wedding, Marriage,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which marks the directorial debut for Mulroney, follows a newlywed marriage counselor (Moore) who is having a hard time coming to terms with her own parents’ divorce.
“Twilight Saga” heartthrob Lutz – who plays Emmett Cullen in the hit vamp series --will play Moore’s on-screen husband, while Brolin and Seymour will play her parents.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Lutz will also star in the upcoming Greek myth battle film “Immortals,” which was previously titled “War of the Gods.”
He’ll play god of the sea Poseidon, opposite Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Henry Cavill. Lutz also stars in the upcoming “A Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot and will reprise his role as Emmett when “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” hits theaters on June 30.
Pop-star-turned-actress Moore’s film credits include “Because I Said So,” “License To Wed,” “Saved!” and “A Walk To Remember.”
Filming on “Love, Wedding, Marriage” begins in August 2010.
Taylor Kitsch is boarding the big screen “Battleship.”
Kitsch will star in Universal’s action/adventure film, slated for a May 2012 release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Peter Berg (“Hancock,” “The Kingdom”) is on board to direct. No other casting announcements have been made.
While the classic board game the movie is based upon was set in the world of naval strategy, the film will focus on a fleet of battleships that go to battle against a water-bound alien armada.
Kitsch is playing a Naval commander named Alex Hopper, described as “wildly spirited” and “a great seaman but a lousy politician.”
“The Hurt Locker” Academy Award-nominated star Jeremy Renner had been rumored to be in the running to star in the film, but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with another project.
Kitsch – who launched into stardom with his role as Tim Riggins on TV’s “Friday Night Lights” — became a fanboy favorite with his role as Remy LeBeau/Gambit in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
His other film credits include “Snakes On A Plane” and “John Tucker Must Die.”
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