Casting Call



Haley Bennett is enjoying life with the indie feature "She Lived," directed by Mickey Liddell. Bennett is playing a girl who is traumatized after her mother goes mad and tries to kill her only to learn that she might be the product of an unholy pact made with a mysterious stranger. Bennett, best known for her recent role as pop singer Cora Corman in "Music and Lyrics" opposite Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, next appears in the Lionsgate comedy "College" opposite Drake Bell. She is repped by Gersh, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Dave Feldman. … Mae Whitman will spend "Nights in Rodanthe," Warner Bros. Pictures' adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane. George C. Wolfe is directing. Whitman will play Amanda, Lane's rebellious teen daughter. Whitman's recent credits include "Spring Breakdown" and Mandate's "Boogeyman 2." She also will appear in the new NBC series "Bionic Woman." She is repped by APA and Dan Spilo of Artistry. … Ethan Peck is starring in "Adopt a Sailor," a drama written and directed by Charles Evered. Peck is co-starring with Bebe Neuwirth and Luke Perry and plays the title role of Sailor. The movie is currently shooting. Peck recently wrapped "Tennessee," a Lee Daniels-directed feature in which he plays opposite Mariah Carey. Peck is repped by Paradigm. … Tim Guinee has been cast opposite Jaime King in "The Pardon," shooting in Louisiana. He is playing a lawyer representing a woman (King) who is trying to get off death row. Guinee also has been cast in Charlie Kaufman's new feature, "Synecdoche," in which he plays an actor from the movie within the movie. Guinee recently wrapped "Iron Man," the Marvel Studios movie starring Robert Downey Jr., and appears in "Winged Creatures" with Kate Beckinsale and Forest Whitaker. He is repped by Innovative and Larry Taube/Sue Leibman. … Matt Battaglia has joined Neil McDonough, Clifton Collins Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. in the family sports drama "The Perfect Game," directed by William Dear. Based on a true story, the movie follows a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico, who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. Battaglia is playing a baseball coach of one of the U.S. Little League teams. Battaglia stars opposite Christina Applegate as her possible love interest in ABC's fall series "Samantha Who?" His other credits include recurring roles on "24" and "Big Love." He is repped by the House of Representatives.