Tom Cruise & George Clooney Sign On to Sci-Fi Films & More Casting News

Aliens don't stand a chance in a new crop of science-fiction films

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Get ready to squirm!

Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Ashley Greene have all signed on to star in some creepy film projects.

Cruise takes on aliens in the sci-fi war flick All You Need Is Kill, Zimbio reports. After dying in battle, the alien-fighting soldier Cruise must relive the day again and again until he can escape the cycle. The movie is scheduled for a March 2014 release.

Meanwhile, Clooney is in talks to play the lead in 1952, a sci-fi flick about a man who contacts extra-terrestrial life on Earth, Variety reports.

After starring in the Twilight saga, Greene is no stranger to the supernatural. She’s been tapped for Satanic, a horror movie that follows a group of college students who spend Thanksgiving break in their dorm, only to battle a mysterious gang and try to survive what they thought would be a relaxing week, TheWrap reports.

Also coming soon:

• A third season is in the works for American Horror Story, Deadline reports. Jessica Lange is one of several actors set to return in different roles for the new installment. Production will begin in summer 2013 and premiere in the fall of 2013.

• It’s a family affair for Jack Nicholson and Robert Downey Jr., who will play father and son in The Judge, Ace Showbiz reports. The courtroom drama follows a lawyer who comes home after his mother’s death only to discover that his father is a suspect in the murder.

• After endless rumors, Michael Bay has made it official on his website: Mark Wahlberg will star in Transformers 4, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. “Mark is awesome,” Bay said. “We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy. Transformers 4 hits theaters June 27, 2014.

• Legos are getting the Hollywood treatment with the help of some big name talent. Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman have all joined the cast of Lego: Piece of Resistance, THR confirms. Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Will Arnett are also on board for the 3D animated movie. The movie comes to theaters February 7, 2014.

• Two Steve McQueen biopics are in the works, Ace Showbiz reports. Brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth are slated to star in the film Triumph AKA 40 Summers Ago, while Jeremy Renner has signed on to a different untitled Steve McQueen flick.

• Chris Hemsworth will also star in the crime thriller Candy Store, Ace Showbiz reports. The film revolves around an operative who must start over after losing everything.

• One Direction may sing “They Don t Know About Us,” but fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of the powerhouse group in their new movie, AceShowbiz reports. “We are going to do our first-ever movie and it’s going to be in 3D and it’s coming to cinemas near you on the 30th of August, 2013,” Niall Horan said on the band’s appearance on Today.

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