Rose McIver and Carolyn Dando, a couple of New Zealand natives, have joined the cast of Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. According to Variety, the film also stars Rachel Weisz, Ryan Gosling and Susan Sarandon. McIver is playing the youngest sister of the film's murdered girl. Dando will play a classmate with a strange connection to the dead girl.

In other casting news, Chris Hemsworth has been cast alongside Sean Bean in the indie thriller The Cache. The film is currently shooting in Chicago with Steve Anderson directing.

Lastly, Jim Gaffigan has joined the Western actioner Shoot First and Pray You Live. The film was written and will be directed by Lance Doty. Shooting is currently taking place in Santa Fe, N.M.

B. Alan Orange