The wounds of previously losing a new Paul Thomas Anderson film run deep, so the more news that breaks on that film now that it’s happening, the better. We’re finally going to see another film from the man behind Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood and the currently untitled project, formerly called The Master, has just added two names to its already impressive cast. Jesse Plemons, who became one of the best parts of NBC’s Friday Night Lights in its final seasons, has been cast as the son of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s character while David Warshofsky, who worked with Anderson on There Will Be Blood, will play a detective. Also in the movie are Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern. Read more after the break. Read More »
Â The cast for Seth Rogen‘s raunchy mall cop comedy, Observe and Report, has rounded out with a supporting cast that includes the ever glowin’ Anna Farris (Smiley Face, Scary Movie), Ray Liotta, Michael Pena (Lions for Lambs) and Jesse Plemons (cult fave on TV’s Friday Night Lights). While the mall cop premise sounds a little too ’00 Adam Sandler for comfort, Slashfilm is already anticipating the Warner Bros. flick due to the involvement of writer/director Jody Hill, who made The Fist Foot Way.
In the film’s mall-verse, Farris will play a salesgirl whom Rogen’s egomaniacal mall security d-bag has the hots for, Pena will play Rogen’s security sidekick, and Liotta will play an actual police detective who faces off with Rogen. No word on whether Rogen and Farris will share a joint on screen, but I hope the House Bunny star isn’t drowned in a starry-eyed subplot, because she’s far sexier playing the aloof goof.