Funnyman Charlie Day in Talks for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

June 16, 2011
Source: Variety

Charlie Day

Here is some of the most surprising/oddest casting in a while. Variety is reporting that Charlie Day, from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and Going the Distance, is in talks for some kind of role in the sci-fi film Guillermo del Toro is gearing up to direct next, Pacific Rim, for Legendary Pictures. Day's role would be that of a "professor," but that's all they say. Pacific Rim is already set to star Charlie Hunnan. The story sees extraterrestrial creatures hellbent on destroying Earth invading on each side of the pacific, so humanity bands together to develop highly advanced, weapon-ready robots to fight them. So, is Day the comic relief?

Pacific Rim is that awesome sci-fi project that del Toro is taking on next as his follow-up to Hellboy II: The Golden Army from 2008, since At the Mountains of Madness fell through. The script is by Travis Beacham (from Dog Days of Summer, Clash of the Titans). Legendary's Thomas Tull will produce with Jon Jashni. Production is expected to get under way this fall. It sounds like a badass movie in the making and I'm excited, but I just didn't expect to see someone like Day in it. Not that he's not a funny guy, he's just an odd pick for something like this, but I'm going to trust in Guillermo and let him cast the movie he wants. I'm just hoping for the best as I want this to turn out great, so keep those unique casting choices coming, Guillermo!

Find more posts in Casting, Movie News, Opinions

Discover more around the web:

  • Day is Honestly a really good actor he was on this show called Third Watch and that was a drama. I think he can pull it all off and this will show people he can do something different¬†
  • FirstShowing.Net Poster Outlaw
    "Funnyman" Charlie Day? Just out of curiosity, why did you feel the need to label him like that?  Why not "Hollywood Actor" or "Short, Bearded Gentleman" then?
    • Because he's a very well- known comedic actor... He's also all of those things you said, but I think he's also a "funnyman" and can thus be labeled as such every once in a while.
      • Outlaw
        Fair enough.  Just seemed odd to me.
    • Adam L
      wow, cuz hes well known for beign funny
  • Lebowski
    Day Man Fighter of the Night Man Champion of the sun You're a master of karate And friendship for everyone
    • Neuromancer
      God, yes!
  • Adam L
    Hopefully this will be a breakout film for him
  • Adam L
    or horrible bosses might do that before
  • Scott of the Antarctic
    Del Toro gave one of industries most well known funnymen his first feature film role in Hellboy 2, MacFarlane. I thought that worked out pretty well so I got faith in Day's casting.
  • Voice of Reason
    Day all the way.




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly