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Richard Dreyfuss Picks Up Roles in 'Paranoia' and 'Very Good Girls'

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June 26, 2012
Source: Variety

Richard Dreyfuss

Though he had supporting roles in 2010's ridiculous horror comedy Pirhana 3D and the elderly actioner Red, it's been a while since Richard Dreyfuss has made a big impact in the film world. The legendary star of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, American Graffiti, and Jaws has stayed busy by working every year except 2005 since the mid 1980s, and with no intentions of slowing down any time soon, he's giving himself more opportunities to leave his mark. Variety reports that Dreyfuss has secured two roles, one in the corporate espionage thriller Paranoia and another in an indie drama called Very Good Girls. Read on!

Paranoia stars Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Amber Heard and follows Hemsworth as a young man who is blackmailed into spying on a rival company. Very Good Girls is a smaller project with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen starring, following two girls who fall in love with the same boy (Anton Yelchin) after they graduate from high school and pledge to lose their virginity.

Variety isn't very helpful here because they don't know what roles Dreyfuss will play in either project. I've speculated before that Oldman and Ford will play the rival executives in Paranoia, but Dreyfuss could just as easily take one of those slots. As for Very Good Girls, he's old enough to be playing a grandfather to either Fanning or Olsen, so perhaps we'll see him offering romantic advice and a shoulder to cry on during the emotional turmoil of the movie. Regardless, I'm glad to hear one of America's most iconic actors is continuing to sign on to projects with a lot of promise, and I'm especially excited to see him share the screen with fellow legends Ford and Oldman when Paranoia comes out next year.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    Terrific Actor Even In 65 Age and In 103th 's Work , He is Inexhaustible. He Would Bring Credibility to the Roles I love Hal Halbrook either , He is Man too. And .... Oh Wowww ... What Great Movies , Fan of Both , I'm Counting Seconds For Seeing Them , Paranoia would be something worthy definitly but I'm more interest in Dakota/Olsen 's and I do wish that Dakota get back on Place that she deserve it. That's hard for both because Theme is repetitive a little ( Two Girls in Love with One Boy ) She must be herself only and enjoy the play to win. I think she shining again next year. And I don't Wana " Very Good Girls " either , I Wana " Really Really Bad Girls " (kidding)
  • grimjob
    Good to see him in some headlines again, don't seem to hear about him too often these days. He's definitely one of my favorite actors. His bit on Weeds was awesome!

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