4 items from 2014
Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is putting together quite the cast for his upcoming spy comedy Susan Cooper. Feig wrote the project for Melissa McCarthy to star as a female James Bond-type, and the cast has recently been filled out with Jason Statham and McCarthy’s Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne. Now The Wrap reports that Jude Law is in final negotiations to sign on, marking a shift to a purely comedic role for the actor and a casting coup for the Susan Cooper production. Hit the jump for more. Law is no stranger to lighter material like The Holiday and even the Sherlock Holmes franchise, but he’s been branching out into more comedic fare as of late. He appears in Wes Anderson’s colorful The Grand Budapest Hotel and leads the well-received dark comedy Dom Hemingway, which opens next month. Susan Cooper marks another step in that direction, and it »
- Adam Chitwood
First "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tina Fey flocked to The Intern, the new film from Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, The Holiday), and then Reese Witherspoon stepped into the role. Now there's a change yet again as THR reports Anne Hathaway is in talks to take the lead role in the film about an online fashion business owner thriving from success. However, things get shaken up when she's informed that the company is importing seniors to be interns as a community outreach effort, and one will be under her tutelage. And in case you didn't realize yet, by seniors, we mean senior citizens, geriatrics and old people. Robert De Niro will play a 70-year old widower bored with retirement, after running his own successful business, who is hired into the program. Initially the man becomes a nuisance but grows to be an invaluable part of the woman's life and business as »
- Ethan Anderton
Hathaway is in talks to take over Reese Witherspoon's role after the latter actress left the project in January due to scheduling conflicts, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The Intern tells the story of an internet company owner who gets assigned a retiree intern.
The trainee, played by De Niro, becomes valuable to the owner, and the pair develop a relationship.
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Washington, Jan 5: Jude Law has confessed that his four children "are equally delighted and embarrassed" by his job as an actor, but they also keep his sanity intact in 'crazy' Hollywood.
'The Holiday' star told USA Today newspaper that acting is what he gets to do only when he is not parenting, which is everything to him, Contactmusic reported.
The 41-year-old actor added that his children - Rafferty, Iris, Rudy and Sophia Lee - keep him sane in what is a mad world, particularly mad if you choose to be an actor. (Ani) »
- Meeta Kabra
4 items from 2014
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