Two films that hit our radar during their pre-production phase then disappeared have each received big cast updates in our film database.
Dark Castle's The Factory finds John Cusack playing a Buffalo, New York cop search for his missing daughter during a rash of kidnappings is directed by Morgan O'Neill. It also stars Dallas Roberts, of Joshua, Sonya Walger (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Mae Whitman (Boogeyman 2), Katherine Waterston and Mageina Tovah (Joan of Arcadia).
No official word yet from Dark Castle as to when Factory will bow, but we're hearing possibly spring 2009.
Joining Josh Lucas, Brian Cox and Lena Headey in the modern take on Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Tell-Tale, are Dallas Roberts (again), Beatrice Miller, Ulrich Thomsen (The Substitute), Tom Kemp (Shuttle) and Jamie Harold (The Last Winter).
Directed by Michael Cuesta, the story finds a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before a similar fate befalls him.