Just yesterday we wrote about Paul Thomas Anderson gearing up production on his untitled religious film by adding 'Friday Night Lights' star Jesse Plemons and veteran character actor David Warshofsky to the cast. Now Deadline reports that Amy Adams has formally been set to star in the film as the wife of a charismatic ex-soldier, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who creates a religion for lost souls just after the end of World War II. The plot has some very striking similarities to Dianetics and the rise of Scientology in the 1950s and 60s.
Bradley Cooper will star opposite Ryan Gosling in the multi-generational crime drama 'The Place Beyond the Pines' that is being produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, according to Variety. Derek Cianfrance, who wrote and directed 'Blue Valentine,' will helm this tale about a pro motorcycle rider (Gosling) who turns to bank robberies to support his newborn son, when he crosses paths with a rookie police officer (Cooper) in a confrontation that spirals into a generational feud. The film will begin shooting in Schenectady, N.Y., at the end of July.