Casting Call



Timm Sharp has been cast in Paramount's "NowhereLand," directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and starring Eddie Murphy. Sharp will play Tod, a slacker/stoner intern at the investment firm where Murphy works. Sharp, whose film credits include "Americano" and "Kicking & Screaming" and the TV series " 'Til Death," "Six Feet Under" and "Undeclared," is repped by UTA and Robert Stein Management. … Troy Gentile has joined Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow and Johnny Simmons in DreamWorks' "Hotel for Dogs," based on Lois Duncan's children's book. Gentile, whose credits include "Good Luck Chuck" and "Nacho Libre," will play Mark Brandt, who helps out the kids who are secretly housing stray canines. Gentile, who next appears in Paramount's "Drillbit Taylor," is repped by Gersh. … Graham Norris will play the cerebral, bright, funny Jared in the Shawn Papazian-directed sequel "Rest Stop II" for Warner Home Video. Norris recently completed filming roles in Robin Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" for Sony and Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" for Universal. He is repped by manager Adam Griffin of Kritzer/Levine/Wilkins Entertainment. … Bridgette Wilson-Sampras will portray Sonny Liston's lover in the biopic "Phantom Punch," directed by Robert Townsend and starring Ving Rhames as Liston and Stacey Dash as Liston's wife, Geraldine. Also cast is Nick Turturro ("World Trade Center") in the role of Liston's manager and David Proval ("The Sopranos") as mob boss Savino Gabbriello. Former Canadian light-heavyweight champ Troy Amos-Ross ("Cinderella Man") will portray Floyd Patterson. Wilson-Sampras, whose feature credits include "Shopgirl" and "The Wedding Planner," is repped by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. Turturro and Proval are repped by urge artists. … Mini Anden has been cast as Lizzy, a girl who Dane Cook's character picks up as a one-night stand but who ends up helping with his life in "Bachelor No. 2." She also has joined the cast of DreamWorks' "Tropic Thunder" and will play Krista in Disney's "G-Force." Anden's credits include television's "Chuck," "Entourage" and "Shark." She is repped by Josh Klein at the Group Management and UTA. … Aaron Yoo has joined the cast of "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" for Mandate and Columbia, directed by Peter Sollett. Yoo will play Thom, a guitarist in the punk band headed by Nick (Michael Cera). Yoo, whose credits include "Rocket Science" and "Disturbia," also has booked a role in the upcoming "Game," in which he will play Humanz Dude, the adversary to Michael C. Hall's character. He also will be seen in Sony's upcoming "21" and the indie dramedy "The Wackness." He is repped by Blue Ridge Entertainment and Gersh.