Casting Notes: James Marsden Joins Russell Brand in I Hop; Naomi Watts Joins Daniel Craig in Dream House
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Want to see Russell Brand play the Easter Bunny? You won’t be able to see him do so, exactly, but you’ll hear his voice bringing the venerable Hallmark card company mainstay to life in I Hop. Described as “the world’s worst houseguest,” Brand’s bunny is accidentally injured by an unemployed slacker played by James Marsden, who then allows the holiday creature to crash at his house. As one might expect, wacky hijinks ensue.
The film is planned as a live-action / CGI blend, which seemingly describes a great many movies these days, but in this case is meant to imply that Brand’s Easter Bunny will be CGI while the rest of the film is live action. Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) is directing. The script is by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch. The trade report says that both characters eventually “learn what it takes to finally grow up,” but hopefully they’ll do the growing up during the credits, and leave most of the movie to the funny stuff. [THR]
After the break, Naomi Watts moves into a house with Daniel Craig. Read More »