Casting Tidbits: Susan Sarandon, Brandon Routh, Seth Green & More
by Ethan Anderton
June 2, 2011
Prenuptual agreements! This contract is void! The fact that my client has been riden more than Seattle Slew is irrelevant. Standard Community Property applies and she is entitled to half of the Casting Tidbits, or 11.395 million dollars. Jordan fades back, swoosh, and that's the game! Nothing further, your honor! First up, THR reports Susan Sarandon has joined the comedy I Hate You, Dad. She'll play Andy Samberg's mother (which is funny because of The Lonely Island's Mother Lover) in this story about a father (Sandler) who moves in on the eve of his son's (Samberg) wedding and begins feuding with the bride.
Second, Variety reports Brandon Routh will lead Cooked Arrows, a standard underdog sport film that mixes things up by setting the familiar story in the world of lacrosse. The film follows a rag-tag Native American high school lacrosse team that is forced to join the local prep school league, which is comprised of better trained and equipped rivals. Routh will play the tribal chairman's part-Native American entrepreneurial son who is tasked with coaching the reservation's motley lacrosse team in the hopes that he'll reconnect with his fellow tribe members. Cue the inspirational jouenry to the championship game.
Next, a press release sent our way reveals Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Billy Baldwin, and Harold Perrineau Jr. will join Katee Sackhoff in the dark comedy Sexy Evil Genius. Shawn Piller will make his feature directorial debut on the project which follows a group of strangers invited to a downtown Los Angeles bar by their mutual ex-lover, Nikki Franklyn (Sackhoff), a maddeningly sexy, unpredictable and possibly insane young woman who's recently gotten out of prison for murdering her last ex-boyfriend. The party really gets started when Nikki herself arrives, hauling her latest lover and fiancée, the morally-challenged lawyer who's been handling her case. She’s mysterious about her intentions and her current and former lovers soon realize they are all caught in one of her brilliant, mischievous mind-games with possible deadly consequences.
Also, Bloody Disgusting reports Johnny Knoxville has joined the cast of Fun Size, a comedy from "Chuck" writer and executive producer Josh Schwartz. The film is described as a mix between Superbad and Adventures in Babysitting on Hallowwen as the story follows Wren and her little brother Albert as they secretly head off to a party only to have the latter sibling go missing, thus forcing Wren to find him before their mom finds out. Thomas Middleditch ("Funny or Die Presents"), Thomas McDonell (Prom), Osric Chau (2012), Jackson Nicoll (The Fighter), Ana Gasteyer ("SNL"), Josh Pence, Holmes Osborne, James Pumphrey, Willam Belli and Peter Navy Tuiasosopo also star in the film.
Finally, Deadline reports Jennifer Hudson is set to play yet another nun in The Farrelly Brothers big screen take on The Three Stooges. Hudson joins Jane Lynch and Larry David as sisters in the orphanage where the stooges grow up. It sounds like she'll be playing the nicest of the three nuns who try desperately to get the stooges adopted. With Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso playing Moe, Larry and Curly respectively alongside this trio of nuns, this cast is just a random assortment of a wide variety of talent, and I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
That's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for even more casting news on the way.