Per Variety, Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin are near deals to star in Nim's Island, a fantasy pic about a young girl who, when her scientist father is lost at sea, communicates electronically with a reclusive author. Breslin has also booked the period film American Girl.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Susan Sarandon and John Goodman are in talks to play the parents of Emile Hirsch's Speed Racer.