Christopher Walken Joins the Cast of Action Comedy 'Wild Oats'
by Alex Billington
May 17, 2010
Who doesn't love Christopher Walken? No one! THR reports that Walken is currently negotiating to join the cast of the forthcoming action comedy Wild Oats directed by Scott Marshall. The cast includes Shirley MacLaine, Maria Bello, Christina Ricci, John Corbett and Bill Pullman in a story about a widow who finds herself heading to Las Vegas with her granddaughter after a pile of money falls in her lap. I'm guessing that whoever lost that money will actually go after them, hence the "action" part of this. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Connecticut and Nevada this August. The script for this was written by newcomer Claudia Myers.
This doesn't sound bad, but it doesn't really sound interesting either. Although I love Walken and Pullman (just think of True Lies), this sounds like another one of those generic action comedies that will probably go under-the-radar until a trailer hits or it shows up at a film festival or something. There is no major studio attached to Wild Oats yet, but it's being sold by Peace Arch Entertainment here in Cannes, so it's likely some minor studio might pick it up, but who knows. This is probably the last time we'll report on this project until its shot or done, so stay tuned sometime in the next year or so for updates on this film if you're interested.