Today’s second casting break — possibly the latest in a series, given the density of news on that front lately — has three pretty divergent stories. After the break, you’ll find info on the following trio:
- Channing Tatum is attached to a thriller pitch called Blood Brothers.
- Chelsea Handler grabs a role in the teen comedy Fun Size.
- And the porn drama Cherry, in which James Franco plays a coke-addled lawyer, now has an actress to play the lead. Read More »
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If you’d been feeling recently like there is a void in your life it might simply be that James Franco hasn’t announced a new project in a month. (Mid-April saw the announcement of The Stare, also potentially starring Winona Ryder.) So things should feel much better now that we can talk about Cherry, an indie drama set at least partially in the world of porn that now has James Franco set to appear alongside Heather Graham, Dev Patel and Lili Taylor. Read More »
At the beginning of the week, when word came out that a script for The Flash is meant to be delivered by the end of the year, the news came with a rumor. It suggested that Bradley Cooper was in the running (ahem) to play the title character. That seemed to be conjecture, perhaps based in part on the fact that Mr. Cooper was already rumored for another big role in Green Lantern, another DC Comics picture.
On the set of The Hangover 2, Bradley Cooper said of the rumor “I’ve never heard anything about it ever in my life.” Which wouldn’t be the first time he’d denied a casting rumor (The A-Team) which turned out to be true. But since there isn’t even a script at this point for The Flash, let’s hold off on the casting for a moment. Read More »
We haven’t talked much about the film LOL, a remake of a French comedy, because it is a Miley Cyrus picture. Not really what most of our audience is clamoring to learn about. But on this Eclipse eve, why not report that Twilight co-star Ashley Greene is joining the cast along with everyone’s favorite sorta-tough guy, Thomas Jane. (I’m not being sarcastic there — I like Jane’s work quite a bit.)
They join Cyrus and Demi Moore in a film about “a teenage girl (Cyrus) who is dumped by her more sexually experienced boyfriend (George Finn) while her divorcee mother (Moore) struggles to move on with her life.” Jane plays the father of Cyrus’ character, while Greene will be “a high school bad girl.” [THR]
After the break, new roles for Angela Bassett and Heather Graham. Read More »
Kevin Spacey is producing and starring in a film called Father of Invention and now he’s been joined by the wonderful Craig Robinson, as well as Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville and Camilla Belle, according to THR. Spacey plays, according to the trade, a “humble inventor turned egomaniacal billionaire” who serves an eight-year stint in jail after some bad shit goes down with one of his inventions. Intent on revitalizing his reputation, he also has to rebuild his family. Trent Cooper is directing from his own script co-written with Krane and Nichole Beatty. Read More »
At ShoWest, Warner Bros premiered a new trailer for Todd Phillips‘ new comedy The Hangover. It’s pretty much an extended version of the teaser trailer. The film tells the story of three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.
Phillips is the director of Old School and Road Trip, and while this movie doesn’t look as good as either of those films, it still looks pretty damn funny. And it’s rare to find a comedy that isn’t either produced by Judd Apatow, starring the regular Apatow crew, Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell now-a-days. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor. Watch the trailer after the jump and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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