6 items from 2014
Madison Davenport ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series") and John Leguizamo have joined Jason Moore's comedy "The Nest" starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Filming on the Universal Pictures production is now underway in New York City.
Fey and Poehler portray childish adult sisters who, upon learning that their parents have sold their family home, have one last blow-out party before the house changes hands. Davenport will portray Fey's artist daughter resentful of always having to play the parent. [Source: Variety]
The Little Mermaid
The androgynous male model has found most success modelling women's clothing. He has worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and appeared on the cover of Brazilian Vogue. [Source: The BBC]
- Garth Franklin
Here's a look at today's latest casting news: Sienna Miller will join Bradley Cooper in John Wells' Chef, also starring Omar Sy. Jessica Barth will return to reprise her role of Tami-Lynn in Ted 2. Osy Ikhile has been cast in David Yates' Tarzan, Warner Bros.' 3D live-action film starring Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Djimon Hounsou. Victor Ortiz will star in The Weinstein Company's boxing picture Southpaw with Antoine Fuqua directing. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Variety is news that Miller will star in Chef, which follows a Steven Knight script that tells the story of a chef attempting to put together the best restaurant ever. This project is not to be confused with Jon Favreau's recently released comedy of the same name, but not much more is available on the picture at this time. »
- Dave Trumbore
• Jared Leto, who won an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, is in early talks to star in Brilliance for Legendary Pictures. According to Deadline, Leto met with director Julius Onah on Monday. Based on Marcus Sakey’s novel, the film posits a world where a small number of the population are “brilliants,” which basically means they have extraordinary abilities. The film, adapted by David Koepp, focuses on a federal agent — also a brilliant — who must track down a fellow brilliant who wants to use his powers to start a war. Will Smith was previously attached to the role, »
- Lindsey Bahr
“Ted” actress Jessica Barth has closed a deal to reprise her role as the titular teddy bear's girlfriend/co-worker Tami-Lynn in Universal and Mrc's sequel “Ted 2,” TheWrap has learned. Amanda Seyfried is joining original “Ted” star Mark Wahlberg, while Seth MacFarlane will also return to voice everyone's favorite foul-mouthed stuffed animal. Also read: Amanda Seyfried to Star in ‘Ted 2' Alongside Mark Wahlberg In the first film, Barth played a cashier who falls for Ted's unique charms and later clashes with Wahlberg's girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis. She also pulled off a convincing Boston accent, which can be difficult for some actors. »
- Jeff Sneider
It looks like Seth MacFarlane and Amanda Seyfried had a good time working together on the funnyman’s upcoming comedy Western A Million Ways To Die In The West, as the actress has now signed on for MacFarlane’s next film, sequel Ted 2. Deadline reports that Seyfried will play the lead female role in the film, with Ted star Mila Kunis only returning for a brief part.
Though it’s certainly sad news that Kunis won’t be as involved in Ted 2 as she was in the original film (apparently due to creative decisions made by MacFarlane, not anything more scandalous), Seyfried’s involvement means that the comedian is simply substituting one strong actress for another.
Seyfried has wowed critics and audiences throughout her career with leading roles in a variety of challenging projects, from Tom Hooper’s ambitious, acclaimed Les Misérables to provocative biopic Lovelace. Given how »
- Matt Joseph
Amanda Seyfried is set to reunite with her A Million Ways to Die in the West director/co-star Seth MacFarlane for the Universal Pictures comedy sequel Ted 2. No character details were given, but the actress is said to be playing the female lead.
Mark Wahlberg is reprising his Ted role as John Bennett, a grown man who lives with his foul-mouthed teddy bear that came to life when he was a child. Mila Kunis, who played John's girlfriend Lori Collins in the original, is said to be returning in a tiny role, that may end up being cut from the film. The decision to give Mila Kunis a lesser role comes strictly from a creative standpoint, and not any animosity between Seth MacFarlane and the actress, who still voices Meg on his Fox animated TV series Family Guy.
6 items from 2014
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