EXCLUSIVE: Homeland‘s Morgan Saylor has landed the role of Julie, the teenage daughter of Kevin Costner‘s character, in Disney’s sports drama McFarland. Pic tells the true story of an ex-football coach who moves his family to rural McFarland, CA, and builds a cross-country running team out of the local school’s dirt-poor and predominantly Mexican-American student body. Niki Caro is helming the pic. Maria Bello also stars as Jim’s wife, Cheryl. Saylor next appears in the upcoming Jamie Marks Is Dead opposite Liv Tyler and Judy Greer and is now in her third season playing Dana Brody on Showtime’s Homeland. She’s repped by UTA and Management 360.
Natalie Martinez Cast In ‘Run All Night’; Wyatt Russell Joins ’22 Jump Street’; ‘McFarland’ Adds Maria Bello
Under the Dome‘s Natalie Martinez (End of Watch) has been cast opposite Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman in WB’s action thriller Run All Night. Director Jaume Collet-Serra is reuniting with his Unknown star Neeson in the pic written by Brad Ingelsby and produced by Roy Lee and Brooklyn Weaver. Martinez will play Gabriela, the wife of Kinnaman’s character Mike and mother of their two young children. When Mike’s estranged mob hitman father Jimmy takes on his ex-boss, he and his son are forced to go on the run. Martinez is repped by WME, Mosaic, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens, We Are What We Are) has joined the cast of 22 Jump Street, the Sony comedy sequel directed by returning helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Russell will play a college student named Zook in the pic opposite Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. The 21 Jump Street sequel is already slotted for a June 13, 2014 release. Russell is currently shooting Cold in July with Michael C. Hall and will play Bobby Orr in the indie NHL pic Turk opposite Ed Burns and Logan Marshall-Green. Russell is repped by UTA.