An impressive quartet of actresses has just signed on for My Idiot Brother, the Paul Rudd comedy that we first reported on last week. Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones and Emily Mortimer are all part of the cast as of now. (And just the other night I was wondering how the hell Emily Mortimer seems to have barely aged since appearing in The Ghost and the Darkness in 1996.)

The film is about “an idealist (Rudd) dealing with his over┬Čbearing mother who crashes at the homes of his three ambitious sisters and brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.” Banks, Deschanel and Mortimer are his sisters, while Jones plays Rudd’s ‘caring, responsible’ girlfriend.

Evgenia Peretz and David Schisgall wrote; Jesse Peretz directs. The film shoots next month in New York City.[THR]

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Sean Stone‘s first IMDB credits as director are video featurettes documenting the making of his father’s ill-fated epic Alexander. Subsequently, he directed the science fiction short Singularity, again collaborating with the old man- at least in the sense that it’s a loose remake of a film Stone Sr. had made in his youth. The film won an emerging cinematographer award for DP Eduardo Mayen and you can see Mayen’s reel of his favourite shots from the film after the break.

Sean is about to embark on his first feature directing gig… and dad’s coming along again, as an actor in the cast. The film is Shadowland, already compared to The Blair Witch Project, which I assume means it will be a fake documentary, and set around the mental asylum where Rosemary Kennedy was lobotomized back in the 40s. Yes, Rosemary Kennedy. The apple doesn’t fall far.

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