Canada's RDC Casting selected for 'Poltergeist' remake and FX's 'Strain'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto headquartered RDC Casting is announcing they are casting MGM's forthcoming "Poltergeist" feature film and FX's upcoming TV series, "The Strain."

The 2014 "Poltergeist" will reboot the 1982 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg. "The Strain" is a new FX Network original series based on the 2009 vampire horror novel by Academy Award nominated director/writer Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Sam Rockwell ("Moon"), Rosemarie DeWitt ("Cinderella Man"), Saxon Sharbino ("I Spit on your Grave") and Kyle Catlett ("The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet") are starring as the Bowen family whose home is terrorized by ghosts. Filming began last month in Toronto.

"The Strain" is now shooting and has already cast film and TV heavyweights including Corey Stoll, Natalie Brown, Doug Jones, Sean Astin, Francis Capra, Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet and more. The story follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather - played by Stoll - who investigates a viral outbreak that's connected to an archaic and sinister strain of vampirism.

"When you're casting for such a respected filmmaker like Guillermo Del Toro it means every role is sought after," said casting associate Justin Turner, whose recent casting credits include "The F Word," "Silent Retreat," "Pacific Rim," "Mama," Nurse 3-D" and "Total Recall." "Every actor needs to be feature film caliber. It's a totally different approach to casting. It's as if every episode is a feature film."

The two projects arrive on the heels of a profound production slate for RDC Casting, which is led by casting director Robin D. Cook, C.S.A, Turner and senior casting associate Jonathan Oliveira. RDC most recently finished casting the final season of SyFy's "Warehouse 13" and the fourth season of USA Network's "Covert Affairs."

RDC has cast more than 160 film and TV titles, including the CW's "Beauty and the Beast" starring Kristin Kreuk and "Hannibal" for NBC which shoot into 2014.

SOURCE: Justin Turner

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