“The Expendables” costars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone could be reteaming in an upcoming action film, according to new reports. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez might be joining up with Mark Wahlberg in “Cocaine Cowboys,” two more actors join “Lovelace” and CollegeHumor has managed to mash “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Eastbound & Down” and “Parks and Recreation” with Josh Groban. Because why not.
Today is January 12, and you’re tuning into today’s casting call.
Arnold Schwarzenegger To Join Sylvester Stallone In “The Tomb”?
Ain’t It Cool News has it from some reliable sources that Sylvester Stallone could be getting an A-list costar in his upcoming action film “The Tomb”: Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to AICN, Schwarzenegger had originally been up for the main role of Ray Breslin but ultimately passed on it for “The Last Stand.” But now he’s back for a different role in the flick, with Mikael Hafstrom considering directing according to Deadline.
Mark Wahlberg Says “Cocaine Cowboys” Still Alive, Could Include J.Lo
While production had seemingly stalled out on the upcoming feature adaptation of “Cocaine Cowboys,” which has been gestating since 2008, Mark Wahlberg is reporting that the film is still alive and well. According to what he told “Sway in the Morning”, he’s just waiting on the script for the movie, and it should start filming in the summer or fall. ComingSoon.net reports that Peter Berg is the man taking a pass at the script. In other “Cocaine Cowboys” news, Wahlberg tells “Sway” that Jennifer Lopez is “chasing” the role of “godmother” Griselda Blanco “like crazy.” That certainly would be an interesting mash-up of stars.
James Badge Dale Could Join “The Lone Ranger”
With the production start date of “The Lone Ranger” less than a month away, now’s as good a time as any to start adding new cast members to the film. Deadline is reporting that “Shame” star James Badge Dale is the frontrunner to play the character of Dan Reid in the upcoming Disney movie. Reid is the older brother of the titular Lone Ranger, played by Armie Hammer. He is an ex-ranger himself and hero of the Old West.
Isabelle Furhman Heads “After Earth”
From “Orphan” to “The Hunger Games” to “After Earth”? That’s the trajectory The Hollywood Reporter is tracking for young actress Isabelle Fuhrman. According to the news site, Fuhrman will play a young friend of Jaden Smith’s character in the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie. The flick also stars Will Smith as Jaden’s onscreen dad, as well as Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo. It is being slated for a June 7, 2013 release date.
Two More Actors Join “Lovelace”
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Debi Mazar and Cory Hardrict are the latest additions to the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic, “Lovelace.” Mazar will play Dolly Sharp, Linda’s costar in “Deep Throat,” the porn film that made her a star. Hardrict will play Frankie Cocker, the on-air personality credited with starting FM radio. Rob Epstein and Jerry Friedman direct “Lovelace”. It stars Amanda Seyfried, Peter Saarsgard and Demi Moore.
CollegeHumor Assembled Big Stars For First Feature Film
Considering all the celebrity talent CollegeHumor is able to acquisition for their short films, it was only a matter of time before the comedy website made a feature of their own. According to new reports, that feature will be called “Coffee Town” and star some of the funniest TV comedians around. Variety reports that “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” star Glenn Howerton will play the lead, an “underachieving web designer who plans a fake robbery in order to preserve his daily routine at a local coffee shop, which is being converted into a pub.” 24 Frames adds that “Eastbound & Down’s” Steve Little and “Parks and Recreation’s” Ben Schwartz will play Howerton’s friends, while Josh Groban will play a barista who wants to be a singer though he does not have the talent for it. Production is scheduled to start next month.
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