The latest actor to join Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki and Ray Stevenson is “Jurassic Park” lead Joe Mazzello. He will be playing Mouse, a role that Deadline is reporting was a hot part that many young Hollywood actors were vying for. We’re psyched to see Mazzello, who’s come a long way since being terrorized by T-Rexes, land the gig!
In the casting news after the jump, “Dark Shadows” cameos abound in Tim Burton’s feature and an “Arrested” actor has saved “We Are The Millers.”
“Dark Shadows” Join “Dark Shadows”
Attendees who went to the “Dark Shadows” panel at Comic-Con were in for a treat when the show’s original cast revealed that four of them would be making cameo appearances in Tim Burton’s upcoming feature film. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jonathan Frid and David Selby spent three days at Pinewood Studios to film their appearances. In addition, star Johnny Depp reportedly told Frid, who originated Depp’s character in the TV show, that “none of this would be here if it wasn’t for you.”
John Cusack And Nicolas Cage Head For “Frozen Ground”
Deadline is reporting that Nicolas Cage and John Cusack are coming together for the drama “The Frozen Ground,” which will start shooting this fall. Newcomer Scott Walker, who also wrote the script, is directing it and basing the story around Alaska’s most notorious serial predator, Robert Hansen. Cusack will play the Hansen-inspired character, and Cage the Alaskan State Trooper who stops him.
Simon Pegg Has “A Fantastic Fear Of Everything”
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that Simon Pegg has joined up with the first movie project to be backed by Pinewood Studio’s new initiative to support low-budget British films. The comedy, called “A Fantastic Fear of Everything,” is currently shooting at Shepperton and costars Alan Drake, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins and Sheridan Smith. It is being directed by first time writer/director Crispian Mills, who is best known for his musical career.
Jason Bateman To Lead “We Are The Millers”
Finally, the long in production comedy “We Are The Millers” has some life in it again: Jason Bateman has signed on for the leading role. Pajiba has learned that the “Arrested Development” star has joined the comedy — being described as “National Lampoon’s Vacation” meets “The Hangover” meets “Horrible Bosses” — which will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. This will be the first time the actor and director will have worked together since “Dodgeball,” though Pajiba is saying that Bateman’s character will be much, much meaner this time around.
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