Though he’s been announced as attached to a few projects over the past couple years, Lawrence Kasdan hasn’t written or directed a produced film since Dreamcatcher in 2003. (He has done script work, like the polish on the script for the action version of Paradise Lost that Alex Proyas just signed to direct.)
But now Kasdan will direct Darling Companion from a script he wrote with Meg Kasdan, and he’s just added Mark Duplass, Dianne Wiest and Sam Shepard to the cast. Read More »
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Since the great success of Mad Men, we’ve been waiting to see Jon Hamm break into movies in a huge way, but with the show still going, he’s primarily taken supporting roles. He’s shot parts for a couple forthcoming projects, like Ben Affleck’s The Town, and Sucker Punch and Howl. Now he’s in talks for the currently untitled wedding comedy that Kristen Wiig wrote and will star in.
Also in talks are Dianne Wiest (lately of In Treatment, in addition to many classic Woody Allen films and more) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland). Judd Apatow is producing and Paul Feig is directing. Between that re-teaming and the fact that this could be Wiig’s biggest project to date, this was already worth paying attention to. With Hamm and Wiest, it could get even better. [Production Weekly]
After the break, a trio of excellent names for the exorcism film The Rite, and an open casting call for the new David Chase feature project. Read More »
Disney has sent us a full media kit for the upcoming Steve Carell family comedy Dan in Real Life. The movie follows an Advice columnist/relationship expert who somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent in this heartfelt comedy from director Peter Hedges (Pieces Of April). The movie also stars Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt and Dianne Wiest.
The film’s new one-sheet movie poster can be seen to the right. Steve Carell’s head in a pile of maple syrup covered pancakes = funny. You can click on the poster image to enlarge. After the jump we also have two new production photos and the film’s theatrical movie trailer.
I find it curious that Carell has chosen to take the family friendly comedy route considering his big break with the R-Rated 40-Year-Old-Virgin. I also find it funny that family comedy films have adopted a “family friendly” voice-over guy who is less abrasive than the usual deep voiced trailer voice-over guy. Read More »