Seeing as they're hoping to start lensing in January, should we take that as meaning that the casting's just about done?
I've seen instances where casting can go right up to the wire. For instance, Benedict Cumberbatch and Noel Clarke weren't announced as cast members of Star Trek Into Darkness
until eight days before principal photography began. Casting announcements for Whedon's Dollhouse
mostly came out in the last month before pilot filming began.