PIXIE LOTT is set to make her film debut, playing Mary in a comedy about the Nativity story. The Mama Do singer has been cast alongside BeTTe MIDler in PETER HEWITT’s Sweet Baby Jesus, Variety reports. SAM ROCKWell has been rumoured to be playing a hippy called Joe who, along with Mary, travels to the town of Bethlehem, Maryland to visit Mary’s mother for Christmas. Mary then reveals she’s pregnant, but not by Joe, and the couple stay at a guesthouse owned by a woman called Eleanor, played by Midler. The film, which will be set in the 1970s, will be shot in Maryland and Ireland this summer. NINA DOBREV has been cast alongside
KELLlAN LUTZ and SAMUEL L JACKSON in Deathgames. The actress, who plays Elena in ITV2’s The Vampire Diaries, will play the wife of Lutz’s character, who is kidnapped and forced to fight in a modernday gladiator arena where men fight for the entertainment of people online, Heat Vision Blog reports. Jackson plays the organiser of the games, and Dexter star
JAMES REMAR and Friday The 13th actor
JASON VORHEES have also been cast. The indie action film is due to start shooting in Louisiana.