New roles for Gwyneth Paltrow, Andrew Garfield

Gwyneth Paltrow in Paris at the French premiere of

Gwyneth Paltrow in Paris at the French premiere of “Iron Man 3,” April 2013.

Another week, another small but worthy batch of talented semites (possibly) attaching themselves to new projects.

First up is Gwyneth Paltrow, who is in talks join the cast of “Mortdecai,” a thriller based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s book “The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery,” Variety reports. The Jewish actress would join Johnny Depp, who is set to star as Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer hunting for a Nazi treasure. Also rumored to be signing on is Ewan McGregor.

On the indie front we’ve got Andrew Garfield. According to The Hollywood Reporter  he will play a man who loses his house in a foreclosure in the film “99 homes.” The twist: Garfield’s character ends up working for the broker who took his house, helping the guy evict other homeowners and embezzle government funds. Not exactly the kind of behavior Spidey would approve of, now is it.

Jana Banin is the blogger for 6 Degrees No Bacon.