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Neil Patrick Harris Cast As Singing Batman Villain

24 June 2009 1:08 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Neil Patrick Harris has been cast as a 'singing' batman villain in the animated series Batman: The Brave And The Bold. According to Buddy TV, the star of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” will lend his smooth vocals as the ‘Music Meister’ the Dark Knight's foe in an episode in the coming season. Here is how series producer James Tucker described the character and plot to the folks at Buddy TV: “[He is a] former band camp nerd turned megalomaniac ... [The] plot itself is just a framework, an excuse to have everybody sing!” Clearly that will be hilarious and despite having never seen this animated Batman incarnation, the involvement of Nph has me looking forward to this release -- which will be previewed for attendees of Comic-Con in San Diego later this month. The episode titled 'Mayhem Of The Music Meister' will be shown during a panel discussion on June 24th in San Diego (which of course means a »

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Two New Movies For Neil Patrick Harris

8 June 2009 1:21 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Fresh from rocking his stint as host of The Tonys – check out the hilarious closing number – the immensely talented Neil Patrick Harris has nabbed starring roles in not one, but two, upcoming flicks.The Artist Formerly Known As Doogie will take a lead role in Josh Shelov’s The Best And The Brightest, an indie comedy about a couple who move to New York and become involved in the world of private kindergartens… with hilarious results, we’re guessing.Harris will play the husband, while Bonnie Somerville is his social-climber wife. They join a cast that includes Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Bridget Regan, Kate Mulgrew, Christopher McDonald and, and this one we’re particularly pleased about, Darth Maul/Duane Benzie himself, Peter Serafinowicz. Good to see that he’s carving out something of a career Stateside.The second film on Nph’s to-do list during his summer hiatus from the excellent sitcom, »

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Neil Patrick Harris books two films

7 June 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Neil Patrick Harris has snagged two feature film roles: a starring gig in the indie farce "The Best and the Brightest" and a supporting role in CBS Films' "Beastly."

Co-written and directed by Josh Shelov, "Best" revolves around a couple from Delaware who move to New York's Upper East Side and enter the world of the city's private kindergartens.

Harris is playing the husband, who is not worried about his social status. Bonnie Somerville is on board as the class-aware wife. Also cast are Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Peter Serafinowicz, Bridget Regan, Kate Mulgrew and Christopher McDonald. Robert and Patricia Weiser are reteaming with Richard Schiffrin -- with whom they collaborated on the steroid documentary "Bigger Stronger Faster" -- to produce along with Nicholas Simon.

Shelov, who penned "Green Street Hooligans" and created the Espn series "Mayne Street," wrote the script with Michael Jaeger. Shooting recently began in Philadelphia.

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- By Borys Kit

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