Jake Gyllenhaal  is preparing to step into the boxing ring, while Whoopi Goldberg is brushing up on her ghostly skills and Tony Goldwyn has selected a role that couldn't be further from Scandal's Fitz. Following the end of award season, casting news has been a little slow, but there are still some good tidbits! Take a look at the biggest casting news, and check back as we update with more.
Scandal's Tony Goldwyn will play Warren Jeffs , the leader of a Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist sect who spent more than a year on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, in the Lifetime movie Outlaw Prophet.
Whoopi Goldberg will star in The Christmas Pearl , about a ghostly maid who returns to the family she once worked for.
Jude Law will join Susan Cooper , Paul Feig's spy comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, and Rose Byrne.
Uma Thurman joined American Ultra , an action comedy also starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart . Thurman will play a government official protecting Eisenberg as an unmotivated stoner.
Jake Gyllenhaal will star in Southpaw  as a troubled boxer. The sports drama will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).