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Industry Roundup: Jeremy Irons Takes Call, Madsen to Play Seyfried’s Mom

Call Answered: Jeremy Irons has joined the star-studded cast of Margin Call, the JC Chandor–directed indie film currently shooting in New York City. Irons will play the chief executive of a financial firm in the movie, which spans a 24-hour time period during the beginning of the Wall Street collapse. He joins Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, and Mary McDonnell. And now maybe Irons will get to take part in fun Twitpics like this one. [Deadline]

Madsen Sees Red: Virginia Madsen has joined the cast of Red Riding Hood, the Catherine Hardwicke–helmed supernatural thriller starring Amanda Seyfried as the heroine, as well as Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie Christie, and Gary Oldman. Madsen will be playing the mother of Seyfried’s character. Parenting tip, Virginia: You might want to think about enforcing a tattoo policy. [Variety]

Dance, Dance: Ryan Seacrest Productions is developing a dance show for E! that will co-star Lady Gaga choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. Gibson will be one of several cast members in the project, which will revolve around dancers and choreographers in Los Angeles. Because if there are two things there definitely aren't enough of on TV, it's reality shows and shows involving dancing. [HR]

Parked: Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) has signed on for Guns, Girls and Gambling, the indie crime thriller starring Christian Slater, Gary Oldman and Dane Cook about a search for a “priceless American Indian artifact stolen during a poker game at an Indian casino.” Oh, so it’s just another one of those movies, huh? [Heat Vision/HR]

Stuck in the '70s
: Wilmer Valderrama has signed a talent holding/development deal with 20th Century Fox TV that will allow him to star in and executive produce a series project for the studio. Laura Prepon, there's hope for you yet! [Deadline]

Sister Act: Scissor Sisters are heading on a tour of North America this fall behind their new album Night Work. Jake Shears and company will begin the trek in Atlanta August 21 and wrap things up September 16 in Vancouver. The band will also play a series of shows in the United Kingdom in December. If you haven't already, stream the album here! [Idolator]

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