Melora Hardin ("The Office") has signed to play the adult female lead and love interest to Billy Ray Cyrus' character in Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Hardin's character is the foreman on a working farm where Miley and her brother go to spend the summer; that leads to her helping their dad (Cyrus) open up his heart again. Filming begins May 6 in Nashville and Los Angeles. Hardin, who next appears opposite Zac Efron in the feature "Seventeen Again," is repped by the Paul Kohner Agency and Framework Entertainment. … Lucian Maisel has joined the cast of "Everybody's Fine," Miramax's ensemble drama starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale. In the movie that follows a man (De Niro) seeking to reconnect with his grown children, Maisel plays De Niro's grandson. Shooting begins in May in Connecticut. Maisel appeared in the Weinstein Co.'s "The Ex." He's repped by CESD and Marc Hamou at Thruline Entertainment. … Wes Chatham, who most recently appeared in Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah," has been cast in Oliver Stone's "W," starring Josh Brolin as George W. Bush. Chatham will play Jimmy Benedict, a fraternity brother to Bush. Chatham's credits include the "Barbershop" TV series. He is repped by Gersh and Robert Stein Management. …Taylor Lautner and Sarah Clarke have booked lead roles in Summit's vampire flick "Twilight," directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Lautner plays a character who befriends a 17-year-old girl (Kristen Stewart) drawn to a classmate who turns out to be a vampire. He recently starred as Sharkboy in "The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D." Lautner is repped by WMA, Luber Roklin Entertainment and attorney P.J. Shapiro. Clarke is playing the girl's mom, an eccentric free spirit. She most recently starred in the TNT pilot "Truth in Advertising." Clarke is repped by Gersh and Michael Levine Management. … Matthew Borlenghi, best known for his work in "All My Children," has signed to star in "The Turn," being directed by Scott F. Evans. Borlenghi co-stars in the thriller about a high-stakes poker game among friends in which the characters find themselves in dire straits. Borlenghi, who recently wrapped the title role in "Jack Rio," is repped by the Daniel Hoff Agency and the Michael Bruno Group. … Haley Bennett has joined the cast of "Marley & Me," in which she plays a rebellious teen. She is repped by Gersh and Untitled.
Compiled by Borys Kit