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Australian actress Amelia Warner has joined the cast of "The Echo," starring opposite Jesse Bradford in the thriller. Yam Laranas is directing the remake of his internationally acclaimed Filipino film. Warner will play the former girlfriend of a recently paroled conflict (Bradford) whose new life begins to unravel when he starts hearing strange noises inside his apartment. Warner most recently co-starred in Fox-Walden's "The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising," which is based on the renowned book series by Susan Cooper. The film is set for an Oct. 5 bow. Before that, Warner starred in "Gone" for Working Title and appeared in "Aeon Flux" and "Quills." She is repped by Endeavor. … Maeve Quinlan has booked a role in Sony Pictures' "Not Easily Broken" opposite Morris Chestnut and Taraji Henson. She will play a woman whose friendship with Chestnut's character complicates his already troubled marriage. The Bill Duke-directed film is shooting in Los Angeles. Quinlan is a series regular on the N network's "South of Nowhere" and is repped by Abrams Artists and Main Title Entertainment. … Regina Hall will star opposite Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan in Screen Gems' "First Sunday," being directed by David E. Talbert. In the comedy about two petty criminals who rob a local church, Hall is Cube's ghetto-fabulous ex, who is considering taking their son and moving to a different city. Hall, best known for her work in the "Scary Movie" series, is repped by Paradigm and Sanders Armstrong Caserta. … Jill Marie Jones has joined Jessica Simpson in "Major Movie Star," being directed by Steve Miner. In the movie about a Hollywood starlet (Simpson) who impulsively joins the Marines, Jones will play a fellow Marine who initially is disgusted with the starlet's selfishness. Jones, best known for her work as a series regular on the CW's "Girlfriends," is repped by Innovative Artists, Elements Entertainment and attorney Michael Fuller. … Arnetia Walker has joined the cast of Walt Disney Pictures' "College Road Trip," directed by Roger Kumble. Walker will play the mother of Martin Lawrence's character and Raven's grandmother, whom they visit while on the road to drop Raven off at college. Walker's character hides her vibrant, active lifestyle from her son, who is overly protective of his family. Walker's credits include "For Love of the Game," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Big House." She is repped by David Shapira and Associates. … Rick Gifford has joined the cast of Columbia and Happy Madison's "You Don't Mess With the Zohan." Gifford joins Adam Sandler in the comedy about a Mossad agent who relocates to New York to become a hairstylist. Gifford plays a real estate exec who is raising rent but unaccustomed to dealing with bargainers. Gifford has worked extensively in New York theater and appeared on Fox's "Numbers" and NBC's "Law & Order" shows. He is repped by Matt Sherman Management.
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