Casting Tidbits: Dennis Quaid, Sam Rockwell, & Christina Hendricks
by Ethan Anderton
July 19, 2011
Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Casting Tidbits ever. First up, Lionsgate has added yet another name to their pregnancy-based ensemble romantic comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting. Actor Dennis Quaid is the latest talent to join the project and he'll play husband to Brooklyn Decker's character who is expecting twins. In addition, Quaid is apparently hellbent on on-upping his son who is also expecting a child. He joins an all-star cast that includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and more.
Second, The Playlist has word that Sam Rockwell will replace Jeremy Renner in the indie Better Living Through Chemistry. The film follows a straight-laced pharmacist (Rockwell) whose uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer (Jennifer Garner) who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and a murder plot to kill her husband. Michelle Monaghan also stars in the film as Rockwell's wife, and this sounds like an indie to keep an eye on during the festival circuit next year.
Finally, Digital Spy has word that Christina Hendricks has joined the indie comedy Struck by Lightning from director Brian Dannelly and written by "Glee" star Chris Colfer. We don't really know anything about the plot at this time, or what role Hendricks has landed, but the film itself apparently "captures the spirit of movies penned by the late John Hughes." In addition, "Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland, Dermot Mulroney, and "The Office" star Angela Kinsey have also joined the cast.
That's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for even more casting news on the way.