Casting Call



Judy Marte has been cast in the indie film "Kiss of Chaos," which is shooting in New York. Marte, known for her roles in "Raising Victor Vargas" and "On the Outs," is repped by WMA and Greg Weiss at Rain Management Group. … Greg Ellis is set to play Chief Engineer Olson in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" for Paramount. Ellis has recurring roles on FX's "The Riches" and NBC's telefilm/backdoor pilot "Knight Rider." His recent feature film credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Beowulf." He is repped by manager Blake Bandy at Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment. … Dina Meyer has joined the cast of the suspense drama "Balancing the Books," starring Lea Thompson, Ed Begley Jr. and Vincent Spano and directed by Meir Sharony. Meyer will play Julia, a loving mother and loyal friend who encounters the wrong man. Meyer is repped by Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment and Innovative Artists. … Michael Welch has been cast in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed "Twilight" for Summit Entertainment and Maverick Films. In the film, which also stars Kristin Stewart, Welch will play Mike, one of the first friends that Isabella (Stewart) makes when she arrives at her new school. Welch appears in the upcoming "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" and "American Son," which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. He is repped by Innovative Artists and manager Susan Curtis. … Wendie Malick is set to tackle her spending habits in the PJ Hogan-directed "Confessions of a Shopaholic" for Disney. Malick will play Miss Korch, a type-A personality who as the leader of a Spenders Anonymous group takes a tough stance with her fellow shopaholics. Malick, who appears in Paramount Vantage's upcoming "The Goods: The Don Ready Story" and "Adventureland" for Disney/Miramax, is repped by Innovative Artists and Greenlight Management. … Gabriel Sunday has joined "The Year One," directed by Harold Ramis. Sunday will play Seth, the dimwitted youngest son of Adam (Ramis). Sunday's credits include the telefilm "Now You See It … ." He is repped by Innovative Artists. … Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat has been cast in Drew Heriot's "The Aquarian Gospel." Sherawat will play Saraswati, a loyal, devout friend of the young Jesus as he journeys through India. Sherawat, whose credits include the Jackie Chan starrer "The Myth" and the Indian production "Murder," is repped by manager Varun Datta.