Claire Forlani is joining writer-director Isabel Coixet’s Panda Eyes. Project is described as a paranormal thriller about a young girl (Sophie Turner from Game Of Thrones) haunted by her past. Forlani will play the mother of Turner’s character. The movie also stars Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Rhys Ifans and Gregg Sulkin. Production is taking place in Wales for Fox International Film. Forlani is repped by Paradigm, Principal Entertainment and London’s Independent Talent.
Independent Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone) has been cast in director Gregg Araki’s White Bird In A Blizzard. The project stars Shailene Wooley as Kat, a young woman whose mother disappears. Dickey will play Mrs. Hillman, Kat’s blind next door neighbor. White Bird also stars Angela Bassett, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni and Gabourey Sidibe. Dickey’s upcoming roles include The Guilt Trip, Being Flynn and Iron Man 3. She also appeared in HBO’s True Blood and will recur next season on Fox’s Raising Hope. She is repped by Bauman Redanty & Shaul.