Casting Tidbits: Malin Akerman, Jeff Fahey and Max Thieriot

June 4, 2010

Malin Akerman, Jeff Fahey, Max Thieriot

You know what date is on these Casting Tidbits? 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it. First up, Variety reports that Malin Akerman, Forest Whitaker and Bruce Willis will star in indie drama Catch .44, the directorial debut of Aaron Harvey, who is directing from his own script. The story focuses on three women, with Akerman leading the way, who are thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman (Whitaker), a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook. Willis will play the crime boss mastermind behind the chaos.

Second, Coming Soon reports that "Lost" star Jeff Fahey has signed on to star in indie comedy Dadgum, Texas, a small town story which focuses on a young woman (Michele Martin) "fixin' to get herself hitched" on the day before her wedding which quickly becomes one of the worst days before what is supposed to be the happiest day, of her life as she finds out the perfect life she thought she had was a lie and the wedding dress store is held up by two bumbling bandits. A wedding comedy and a heist movie all in one package?! Sign me up… for something else! Fahey plays Jennie Lee's proud father and the mayor of the small town of Dadgum.

Finally, THR reports that up-and-comers Jennifer Lawrence (The Beaver) and Max Thieriot (Chloe) will star in The House at the End of The Street, a horror thriller from Mark Tonderai. The story follows a teenage girl (Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place. Complications ensue when the teen befriends the massacre's sole surviving son (Thieriot). This sounds really familiar, almost like it's from a "Goosebumps" book or something, but I just can't place it. Maybe I read the script awhile back since I know I've read a couple from David Loucka. If I did, obviously it wasn't that memorable. We'll have to see how it turns out.

Well, that's all for this edition of Casting Tidbits. Be sure to stay tuned for more casting updates on the way.

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