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Casting Bits: John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville in ‘Carnaval’, Katherine Lanasa in ‘Dog Fight’ and ‘The Frozen Ground’, Vanessa Redgrave, Melanie Laurent in ‘Night Train to Lisbon’

Casting Bits: John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville in ‘Carnaval’, Katherine Lanasa in ‘Dog Fight’ and ‘The Frozen Ground’, Vanessa Redgrave, Melanie Laurent in ‘Night Train to Lisbon’

[1] John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville are set to star in Carnaval, a comedy directed by Josh Stern. Cusack will play a sports scout who tavels to Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval in order to sign a soccer star, while Knoxville has been cast as Cusack's musician best friend who tags along. Cusack's character needs to bring the player on board so that he can take over his agency, but his plans go awry when Knoxville's character sleeps with the player's girlfriend. Carnaval will begin shooting in Rio this January. Knoxville's been on a roll lately in terms of landing roles. Over the past few months, he's signed on for the teen comedy Fun Size [2], an untitled camping comedy [3] with Patton Oswalt, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick The Last Stand [4]. Cusack also has a handful of movies lined up for next year, including Lee Daniels' The Paperboy [5], the Edgar Allan Poe

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