Monday, April 7, 2008

Various Casting News

None of these bits are very interesting on their own, and quite frankly my hand is sore (NOT from doing THAT, from doing THIS!), so here's a bunch of today's casting announcements all Sausage-Rolled together.

"Little Miss Sunshine" star Toni Collette will star alongside John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph in Sam Mendes' upcoming relationship comedy for Focus Features, says The Hollywood Reporter.Collette will play a college professor and close family friend of a couple (Krasinski and Rudolph) canvasing the country to find the best place to raise their unborn child. She's convinced that their kid will end up dysfunctional no matter where it's raised.

Tobey Magurie is set to ditch the Spidey Tights to star in Endgame Entertainment's “Hungry Rabbit Jumps” says Variety. The project is described as a dramatic thriller in the vein of David Fincher’s “The Game.”

Judd Apatow's foxy wife Leslie Mann ("Drillbit Taylor") is joining Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy "I Love You Phillip Morris", says The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a married father (Carrey) who is sent to prison and falls in love with a cellmate named Phillip Morris. His love leads him to make several escape attempts. Mann will play Carrey's wife.

Former "Murphy Brown" star Candice Bergen has signed on to co-star opposite Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in the romantic comedy "Bride Wars" for Fox 2000 and New Regency, says Variety.The story revolves around best friends (Hudson and Hathaway) who are pitted against each other when their wedding dates clash. They compete for venues, services and guests. Bergen will play Marion St. Claire, the queen of all wedding planners.

Thandie Newton ("Run Fatboy Run") and Ioan Gruffudd ("Fantastic Four") have joined the cast of Oliver Stone's "W". She's playing Condoleezza Rice, he's in final talks to play former British prime minister Tony Blair. Reuters points out that Rice and Blair are the first non-Bush roles to be cast; Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Elizabeth Banks and Ellen Burstyn had previously been cast as George W., George Sr., Laura and Barbara Bush, respectively.

Keanu Reeves might be reprising his role as Tom Ludlow in a prequel to "Street Kings". Director David Ayer tells JoBlo "I think a prequel is actually pretty interesting. Which is, what got these people into this situation. It may sound corny but, 99.9% of people get into law enforcement because they want to help people. And so you take that, bright eyed-bushy tailed rookie, and how does he become the Tom Ludlow."

Source: MovieHole

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