Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by Russ Fischer
Some decent casting notes cropped up in the trade breaks last night, and because I’m just this sort of nice guy I’m about to round up the best for you.
First involves James Caan and Vera Farmiga, who’ve just joined Keanu Reeves in Henry’s Crime. The film, you may remember, is written by Anvil! director Sacha Gervasi, and will be directed by Malcolm Venville, recently of 44-Inch Chest. Farmiga is the love interest for Reeves, who is falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo. Producer Jordan Schur calls the script “a genius comic fable.” Gervasi himself called it “a twisted, romantic comedy, very dark and funny,” which the trades refer to it as a romantic comedy and Capraesque. So who knows what the hell we’ll see out of this one. [Variety]
After the break, Anne Heche gets love and Jessica Biel gets laid.
Anne Heche, meanwhile, will show up in the Ed Helms comedy Cedar Rapids. She’s the female lead, opposite Helms as an insurance agent who gets sent to a conference in the big city of Cedar Rapids. There he engages in some shenanigans, tries to save the jobs of his colleagues and befriends Heche. She’ll also be in the Colin Ferrell / Mark Wahlberg picture Other Guys. [Variety]
Finally, Jessica Biel likes fucking. She’ll be in the ‘we only gave the movie this title to get some publicity because we know it’ll get changed’ film Fucking Engaged, in which she’ll play half of a couple who “make a pact to have sex every day leading to their wedding so they don’t turn into their crusty old parents.” So it’s really a dark comedy about the pathetic nature of most human relationships, since you’d hope a young couple who hadn’t been together for years and years would be having sex every day anyway, right? [THR]