Sam Rockwell to Star in 'Sweet Baby Jesus' with UK's Pixie Lott
After being quite the saving grace in a very crowded and bloated (though still mostly satisfying) Iron Man 2, it looks like Sam Rockwell might move from weapons manufacturer to blasphemous comedy as Deadline reports Rockwell is considering joining Bette Midler, Kim Catrall and British pop star Pixie Lott in the film Sweet Baby Jesus. The story follows Joe, a guy who accompanies his pregnant teen girlfriend Mary (Lott) to Bethlehem, Maryland, a town that comes to believe that it's about to witness the Second Coming. What's strange about this one is Peter Hewitt, who recently directed Garfield and Zoom, is at the helm.
Yes, as Eddie Izzard might say it's "blasphemy, blas-for-you, blas-for-everybody in the room!" Hewitt is not without some decent, though cult, comedy since he was also responsible for Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey. As far as the cast goes, it's an interesting assembly to say the least. First, if you've never heard of Pixie Lott, apparently she's quite the big deal over in the UK as a huge pop sensation who not only sings and dances but writes her own material, not to mention starting acting. Apparently Britney Spears was originally attached, which seems like a really bad joke, but I digress. Midler will play the "innkeeper" Eleanor while Kim Cattrall will play Mary's mother Darlene. There's potential here for a decent comedy, but we'll have to wait and see.