Casting Tidbits: Keith Richards, Megan Fox and Johnny Galecki
by Ethan Anderton
October 18, 2010
All right, Hunt. Enough is enough. You have bribed, cajoled, and killed, and you have done it using Casting Tidbits on the inside. You want to shake hands with the devil, that's fine with me. I just want to make sure that you do it in hell! First up, in an interview with Reuters to promote his forthcoming autobiography, it was revealed that The Rolling Stones iconic guitarist Keith Richards would reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow's father, Captain Teague for the franchise sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It's not clear if his role will be more than a cameo, but Richards was already shooting at the time of the interview.
Next, THR reports Megan Fox is joining Friends with Kids, the ensemble comedy from writer/director Jennifer Westfeldt who will also act in the film. We've already heard that Jon Hamm (Westfeldt's partner) is starring and producing, and it has since been confirmed that Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott have also officially joined the cast. The story follows around a pair of thirtysomething best friends who observe the toll that having kids has taken on the couples they know and resolve to bypass that stress by having a child and then date other people.
Finally, Heat Vision reports that "The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki has landed a role in Andrew Niccol's sci-fi film formerly known as I'm.Mortal. The still untitled film focuses on a society where no one ages beyond 25, except for those rich enough to buy time. When a rebel (Timberlake) from the ghetto is falsely accused of murdering a wealthy man for his time, he is forced to go on the run with beautiful hostage (Seyfried). Galecki will play Timberlake's character's best friend described as a screw-up of a father with a drinking problem who wastes all of his family's excess time.
Well, that's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for more casting updates on the way.