Ashton Kutcher is officially the man to replace Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men,” putting an end to speculation and rumors that have involved the likes of John Stamos, Rob Lowe and Hugh Grant. It’s Kutcher’s first return to scripted television in a regular role since “That ’70s Show,” and one has to wonder how the new gig will affect his future as a Hollywood movie star, for better or for worse.
Read about the rest of today’s casting news past the jump, including Alex Pettyfer’s new job as a stripper and Lindsay Lohan’s continued will-she-won’t-she association with “Gotti.”
The World’s “Number Four” Stripper
He’s already thrown caution to the wind in interviews, now it’s time to toss his clothes aside as well. Alex Pettyfer is starring in Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike,” playing a young stripper based on the real-life experiences of Channing Tatum, THR reports.
Lohan Targeted by the “Mob”
There’s been a lot of back-and-forth with Lindsay Lohan and “Gotti: Three Generations,” but producer Marc Fiore insists that she’s definitely still involved. In fact, he tells THR that Lohan will also star in “Mob Street,” the next movie from Fiore Films.
Lowe Gets Into a “Knife Fight”
Rob Lowe starring in a new political drama? That is literally the best news ever. Deadline reports that the current “Parks & Recreation” star and former “West Wing” actor is set for “Knife Fight,” Bill Guttentag’s film about the dark side of political operatives.
Another “Stooges” Villain
More antagonists are lining up to give “The Three Stooges” some much deserved grief. Craig Bierko is the latest to join the cast, reports Deadline; he’ll play Mac, “one of the heavies trying to exploit the Stooges.”
Black Needs a “Bailout”
Deadline reports that Jack Black will star in Michael Winterbottom’s “Bailout,” a new comedy about a guy named Matt who finds himself surrounded by debt and paranoia when he loses his job and thinks his girlfriend is cheating on him. But his luck takes a bizarre turn when two losers at a supermarket present him with an unusual business opportunity.
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