Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Abbie Cornish has been cast in the female lead role of Betty in Fellini Black And White. Betty is the beautiful veterinarian that Fellini falls in love with when he comes to Los Angeles for the Oscars in 1957 and wins Best Picture for Nights Of Cabiria. The Henry Bromell-directed film also stars William H. Macy, Terrence Howard, Peter Dinklage, Brazilian star Wagner Moura, who’ll play the iconic director, and Nina Arianda, who signed on recently to play Italian film star Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife. Andrew Lazar is producer and Bromell wrote the script.

Cornish next stars in Robocop, playing the wife of the title character (Joel Kinnaman). She also plays a supporting role in Martin McDonagh’s The Seven Psychopaths. She’s repped by WME and Untitled.