Casting Tidbits: Adam Brody, Anna Kendrick, David Boreanaz & More
by Ethan Anderton
May 4, 2011
Oh hell, let's just do what we always do. Hijack some Casting Tidbits and hold the world hostage. Yeah? Good. First up, Variety reports Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, and William Petersen will join Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Seeking a Friend at the End of the World. Lorene Scafaria wrote the script and will make her directorial debut with the story about a man (Carell) whose wife leaves him as the end of the world nears, prompting him to seek out his high school sweetheart, who yearns to be with him at the end. His neighbor (Knightley) decides to drive him his past love, but the two may have a romance of their own.
Second, THR reports Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) and John Francis Daley ("Bones") have joined Rapturepalooza, a post-apocalyptic comedy that's part of Lionsgate's new micro-budget film initiative. The two will join Craig Robinson in the story focusing on life in the fallout of a religious apocalypse. Commercial director Paul Middleditch is behind the film that is being described as Zombieland meets The Big Lebowski. It certainly sounds interesting.
Next, Deadline reports David Boreanaz ("Bones") will star in an indie called Officer Down. The film will mark the directorial debut of Brian A. Miller and tells the story of a doctor and security guard whose dreams consist of what each other did during the day. They meet when the security guard murders his wife, is then hit by a car and brought into the doctor's emergency room. Yeah, I'm not sure I get it either. Boreanaz will play a humorless and ambitious rival detective to another cop played by Stephen Dorff. The cast also includes Dominic Purcell, Stephen Lang, James Woods and AnnaLynne McCord.
Finally, Variety reports Bokeem Woodbine (Devil) has landed a role in the remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell. The story is an updated version of the original which follows Douglas Quaid, a man who believes he is a secret agent on a Martian colony (though we've heard Mars is out of the equation now). Woodbine has been lined up to play Quaid's best friend who is more like a big brother to him than anything. Len Wiseman is directing and recently got his wife Kate Beckinsale on-board for one of the female roles.
That's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for even more casting news on the way.