Casting Notes: Adrien Brody in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris; Zoe Saldana in Colombiana; Christopher Walken in Wild Oats
Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Adrien Brody has joined the cast of Midnight in Paris, the upcoming Woody Allen movie with a title that now, sadly, sounds far too much like a sex tape. As is so often the case with Allen, the cast is becoming quite impressive: it already featured Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Michael Sheen and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Allen recently said “the film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.” Brody’s role is said to be ‘flashy.’ [THR]
After the break, Zoe Saldana kills people, and Christopher Walken gets some Wild Oats.
Zoe Saldana is talking to Luc Besson‘s company Eurocorp about playing an assassin in Colombiana, which Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) will direct. Besson and Robert Mark Kamen wrote the script, which is set in Latin America. In her youth, Saldana’s character is witness to her parents’ murder; as an adult she “works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.” [THR]
Wild Oats already boasted Shirley MacLaine as a widow heading to Vegas after a financial windfall with granddaughter Christina Ricci in tow. The action-comedy also had Maria Bello, John Corbett and Bill Pullman set to appear. Kind of a strange collection of talent, really. And it just got a bit more so with the addition of Christopher Walken.
Hopefully his current hair (check the attribution link) won’t join him in the film, though. While Nic Cage takes so much crap for his various awful hairstyles in recent years, I guess Walken has earned himself a free pass or two in that department. But that can only last so long. [THR]