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Casting About: Only Luke Grimes Can Rescue Liam Neeson

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Luke Grimes is probably best known from the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters," but pretty soon he'll be responsible for saving Liam Neeson. He's been cast in "Taken 2," which will find him playing the boyfriend of Maggie Grace, who has to rescue her kidnapped parents (Neeson and Famke Janssen). As far as ideas for sequels go, we kinda dig the switcheroo that's going on between "Taken" and "Taken 2." We just hope the moviegoing public is cool with seeing a Liam Neeson movie in which he mostly sits in a room waiting to be freed. [Showblitz/Variety]

"Napa" will star Rose McGowan as a returning soldier from Afghanistan who becomes the sheriff of her local town. Now joining the cast are Sean Astin and Kevin Pollak, although it's not clear what their roles will be. So we'll just say that Astin plays a disgruntled former postman, while Pollak owns the county's most successful donut shop. [Variety]

Jerry Ferrara is coming aboard "7500," a horror film from "Grudge" director Takashi Shimizu. It's about passengers on a flight who start experiencing weird supernatural problems. For Ferrara's character, the problem will be that everyone keeps calling him Turtle. [Deadline]

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