Deadline has the news that the two funnymen will be starring in a flick to be directed by relative newcomer Todd Rohal. They will play battling brothers who, in an attempt to honor their dying father, take a group of boys on a camping trip…though of course that does not go as planned. The movie also stars Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney and Patrice O’Neal.
Check out the rest of today’s casting news after the jump!
Michael Fassbender Offered “Prisoners”
ComingSoon has learned Michael Fassbender has been offered the lead in the suspense thriller “Prisoners.” For years, Alcon Entertainment had Leonardo DiCaprio attached in the main role, but now that director Denis Villeneuve has come on board, they want the “X-Men: First Class” star at the front of the flick. He’d play Keller Dove, a carpenter whose daughter goes missing and who abducts and tortures the main suspect in the case to try to find the real kidnapper.
William Fichtner Boards The “Phantom”
After spending his time dealing with some angry drivers, William Fichtner is now headed to the haunted submarine flick, “Phantom.” Empire has learned he’s joining heavy lifters Ed Harris, Andy Garcia and Natascha McElhone in the movie. “Phantom” is set on a Soviet sub during the Cold War and follows a Russian captain trying to deal with a rogue KGB unit while supernatural forces try to take over his sub. The film starts shooting in October.
Joe Manganiello Joins “Magic Mike”
“True Blood” star Joe Manganiello is the latest to join Steven Soderbergh’s stripper flick “Magic Mike.” Hot on the heels of Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer, Manganiello has come on board as one of the movie’s strippers. Entertainment Weekly has learned that his character will be named Big Dick Richie. While lead actor Channing Tatum has denied to MTV News that the film is directly based on his own life, the actor did once work as an exotic dancer.
Mary-Louise Parker Is “R.I.P.D.”
Mary-Louise Parker is the latest castmember to sign onto Robert Schwentke’s “R.I.P.D.” Variety is reporting that she has come on board as the head of the R.I.P.D., a role Jodie Foster had previously been interested in. The flick also stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges. It is set to hit theaters June 28, 2013.
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