Movie Casting News
After the ridiculous success of The Hangover, it looks like Hollywood is trying to recreate the experience for another generation. Robert De Niro has officially joined Michael Douglas in Jon Turtletaub's Last Vegas, about a group of geriatrics throwing a bachelor party for their last single friend. Okay, so this has potential, but I can't help feeling like it's just going to try way too hard.
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Speaking of Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed on to star in RED 2, a sequel to the senile actioner. We're not sure who she's playing, but with the original team (Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich) fighting enemies across Europe this time around, it's pretty safe to say that Zeta-Jones will snag a villain role.
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On top of attaching himself to Woody Allen's next unannounced project, Alec Baldwin will act alongside his Rock of Ages co-star Russell Brand in the comedy The Man That Rocks the Cradle. Baldwin will play a busy father who hires a superstar nanny, only to find out that he is an eccentric English man (Brand). Goodness, this sounds awful. Was Eddie Murphy not available?
Michelle Monaghan has been cast as Owen Wilson's wife in the political thriller Coup, also starring Pierce Brosnan. John Erick Dowdle will direct the film, about hapless Americans trapped in the middle of a rebel attack in Asia. This sounded interesting -- until I realized that Dowdle directed the abysmal Devil. But to be fair, that one failed due to M. Night Shyamalan's name popping up in the credits.
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Praise the heavens, Taylor Lautner has announced his next project! The Twilight hunk will star in Tracers, a thriller about a bike messenger who stumbles into a provocative woman and discovers the sport of parkour, a.k.a. getting from point A to point B any way possible, a.k.a. the opening chase scene from Casino Royale. I have buckets of faith in this one; I mean, last year's Abduction was REALLY good...
Taylor Lautner (Getty Images)
Let's geek out for a moment, shall we? Rumor has it that Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is developing an Ant Man film, based on the coolest superhero this side of Space Ghost who can shrink himself down and telepathically control ants. Here's the question: Who should play the pint-sized do-gooder? Wright has a great working relationship with Simon Pegg, and I think he might just be the man for the job.
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