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Casting Tidbits: Dennis Quaid, Sam Rockwell, & Christina Hendricks

Quaid / Rockwell / Hendricks

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.

 Posted July 19 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: B.J. Novak, Chace Crawford, Steve Coogan and More

Novak / Crawford / Coogan

As long as there's injustice, whenever a Targathian baby cries out, wherever a Casting Tidbits sounds among the stars, we'll be there. This fine ship, this fine crew. Never give up and never surrender. First up, The Playlist has confirmed that B.J. Novak will take a feature film role while on his hiatus from "The Office" this summer with a bit part in Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator. It's not clear what role he'll play as they're all being kept very secret, but he joins quite a cast that includes Cohen in dual roles, not to mention Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly and likely plenty of others we haven't heard about yet.

 Posted July 13 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Michael Chiklis, Elizabeth Banks and Walton Goggins

Chiklis / Banks / Goggins

Her lips were warm, and my arm wasn't the only thing that was throbbing. Our hearts were, too. My plan was to kiss her with every lip on my face... then slowly move her to the next room, maneuver her next to the bed, marry her, and start the Casting Tidbits. First up, Deadline reports Michael Chiklis has signed on to play the villain in Parker, an action thriller from director Taylor Hackford based on the series of novels by Donald Westlake, which follows the titular thief (Jason Statham) who at times is forced to be a killer, but still lives by a code that includes never stealing money from people who need it.

 Posted July 12 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Giovanni Ribisi, Alexandra Daddario and Clark Gregg

Ribisi / Daddario / Gregg

I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our Casting Tidbits. First up, Deadline reports Giovanni Ribisi (left), a favorite character actor of mine, has landed a role in Gangster Squad from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. The cast is already quite spectacular with Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie and Michael Pena starring in the story of the elite cop squad after Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles circa 1949. More below!

 Posted July 7 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Val Kilmer, John Malkovich, Rodrigo Santoro & More

Kilmer / Malkovich / Santoro

Roz, my tender, oozing blossom, you're looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Tell me it's a new haircut. It's got to be a new haircut. New Casting Tidbits? You had a lift? You had a tuck? You had something? First up, Variety reports Val Kilmer, Ving Rhames Luke Goss and Rebecca De Costa will lead a peculiar indie thriller called Seven Below. Kevin Carraway is directing the film from a script he also wrote with Lawrence Smith which tells the story of a group of strangers trapped in a time warp house where a terrible event transpired exactly 100 years prior. Time warps and Val Kilmer? Count me intrigued.

 Posted July 6 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: David Strathairn, Carey Mulligan, and Nicole Kidman

Strathairn / Mulligan / Kidman

Casting Tidbits feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. First up, DreamWorks sent over a press release today saying David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) will be playing Secretary of State William Seward in Steven Spielberg's historical biopic Lincoln. Strathairn joins an amazing cast that already includes the amazing Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as his wife Mary Todd Lincoln. Production begins this fall in Virginia and it sounds like the film will hit theaters in late 2012 for an Oscar-qualifying run.

 Posted June 28 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Christopher Meloni, Ray Liotta and Liam Hemsworth

Meloni / Liotta / Hemsworth

A Casting Tidbit rack? A Casting Tidbits rack. I don't even own a Casting Tidbit, let alone many Casting Tidbits that would necessitate an entire rack. What am I gonna do with a Casting Tidbit rack? First up, Deadline has word that "Law & Order" star Christopher Meloni has landed an unspecified role in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. However, Vulture has since learned that he'll be playing a military general in the film. He also would have been a great choice for Perry White, the editor of The Daily Planet, though I still want Hugh Laurie for the role. Either way, Meloni is yet another interesting casting choice for the film.

 Posted June 27 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments Closed

New Casting Tidbits: John C. Reilly, Jennifer Lopez & Channing Tatum

Reilly / Lopez / Tatum

Casting Tidbits like to breathe, and they're good at hiding it. I put a pillow over a baby. I thought she wasn't breathing, but she was. She was sneaky, but I'll try again. First up, THR has word that Megan Fox and John C. Reilly have booked cameo roles in Sacha Baron Cohen's forthcoming comedy The Dictator. The film reteams the actor with Borat director Larry Charles for the story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Cohen plays the dictator and a goat herder, but it's not clear what roles Fox and Reilly will have in the film.

 Posted June 21 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

The Casting Tidbits: J.K. Simmons, Brendan Fraser & Dania Ramirez

Simmons / Fraser / Ramirez

The tricky thing about Casting Tidbits is, that if you ever manage to process its raw, liquid form, you got to keep it that way, keep it hot. Because once the metal cools, it's indestructible. But you already know that. First up, a press release has revealed that J.K. Simmons, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Ben Barnes, John Hannah (The Mummy) and Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) have joined the cast of The Words. In the film Bradley Cooper plays a writer who, at the peak of his literary success, discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work. Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid also star in the film. More below!

 Posted June 3 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments Closed

Casting Tidbits: Susan Sarandon, Brandon Routh, Seth Green & More

Sarandon / Routh / Green

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.

 Posted June 2 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments Closed

Casting Tidbits: Elijah Wood, Kenan Thompson, Colin Hanks and More

Wood / Thompson / Hanks

Casting Tidbits feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. First up, after hearing about Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor and Chris Messina joining the cast of Celeste & Jesse Forever starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg as the titular divorced couple., we now have word on another cast member joining the project as THR reports Elijah Wood has signed on to star as well. In the story of Celeste & Jesse trying to stay friends while being divorced and pursuing new relationships, Wood will be playing Celeste's business partner who tries to be her "saucy gay friend."

 Posted May 27 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Katrina Bowden, Jamie Chung, Kim Basinger & More

Bowden / Chung / Basinger

You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of the Casting Tidbits about to set down on him. First up, Variety reports "30 Rock" hottie Katrina Bowden has joined the cast of American Reunion, the fourth installment of the American Pie series. Bowden is playing Chris Klein's girlfriend who is a typical Los Angeles party girl, likely with him only because of his fame from some reality TV show. The film sees pretty much all the original cast members returning for their characters' ten-year high school reunion. Read on!

 Posted May 26 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Lenny Kravitz, Benedict Cumberbatch & Ari Graynor

Kravitz / Cumberbatch / Graynor

Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boeski, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Casting Tidbits and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever. First up, Lionsgate has announced that Lenny Kravitz has landed a role in Gary Ross' anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games. We heard Kravitz had been offered a role previously, but there was no word on his character. Now it's been revealed that he will play Cinna, the fashion stylist to Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) for the ceremonial lead up to The 74th Annual Hunger Games. He's mild-mannered but his designs are show-stopping. Read on!

 Posted May 24 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

Casting Tidbits: Rob Corddry, Patton Oswalt, Curtis Jackson & More

Corddry / Oswalt / Jackson

Dear Lord baby Jesus, lyin' there in your ghost manger, just lookin' at your Baby Einstein developmental videos, learnin' 'bout Casting Tidbits and colors. I would like to thank you for bringin' me and my mama together, and also that my kids no longer sound like retarded gang-bangers. First up, Variety has word that Thomas Lennon, Rob Huebel and Rob Corddry have all joined the cast of the low budget comedy Rapturepalooza. The story follows two smart-mouthed teens (Anna Kendrick and John Francis Daley) who battle their way through the fallout of a religious apocalypse in order to defeat the Antichrist. Read on!

 Posted May 19 in Casting Tidbits, Movie News | Comments

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