Sterling Jerins has signed for a role in The Coup for director John Eric Dowdle. Lake Bell, Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan star in the pic about a family of Americans who move overseas and find themselves caught up in a coup. They frantically try to escape an environment where foreigners are being summarily executed. Drew Dowdle, Michel Litvak, David Lancaster and Gary Michael Walters are producing. Jerins, who recently wrapped Dark Places and is shooting Life Itself, is repped by ICM Partners, Principal Entertainment LA and attorney Dave Feldman.

Laura Wiggins, Callie Thorne and Izabella Miko have joined Indy Entertainment’s dramatic thriller tentatively titled Thinspiration. Wiggins (Shameless) stars in director Tara Miele’s film as Hannah, a 17-year-old dancer who joins a “thinspiration” website and devotes herself to the glorification of “thin” until she becomes possessed by the dark world of pro-anorexia websites. Miko (Step Up 5) is the demonic webmaster who inspires the young woman to starve herself. Thorne (Necessary Roughness) plays Hannah’s mother, who tries to help her daughter through the crisis. Marcus Giamatti, and Sharon Lawrence also have joined the cast for producers Nancy Leopardi and Ross Kohn. Shooting is underway.

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