The boys could be back in town for a new installment of “The Hangover,” but not before they get some ginormous paychecks for the movie. Meanwhile, Chloe Sevingy could be getting Demi Moore’s recently-vacated spot in “Lovelace,” Russell Brand is headed to family-friendly territory and Paul Giamatti is ready for some Shakespearean tragedy.
It’s January 26, and you’re tuning in to today’s casting call.
“The Hangover 3″ Is In The Works
Good news for fans of “The Hangover” franchise: The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Warner Bros is looking to make a new chapter in the series that will ditch the tried-and-true “forgotten-debauchery” formula. Apparently leading men Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis have been in negotiations for the project for a while, but have been holding out trying to get $15 million a piece for the film. THR thinks the leads are likely to get it, and that the film will start shooting over the summer for a Memorial Day 2013 release.
Chloe Sevigny Joins “Lovelace”
Chloe Sevigny is the latest star to come on board “Lovelace,” the Amanda Seyfried-starring Linda Lovelace biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll be playing “a feminist journalist on freelance assignment for a men’s magazine to find out who the real Linda Lovelace is.” Hmm, that sounds an awful lot like the description for Demi Moore’s Gloria Steinmen role. Could it be that Sevigny has replaced Moore in the movie? We’ll have to wait for an official confirmation to find out.
Russell Brand Could Be “The Hauntrepeneur”
Variety is reporting that Russell Brand is attached to star in the upcoming family-friendly comedy “The Hauntrepeneur” for Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company. He’d play a peculiar man hired to help a family adjust to their new town by creating for them a haunted house full of “oddball characters.” The movie is being described as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” meets “Beetlejuice.” The studio did not have any comment on the casting, so it’s not entirely official quite yet.
Paul Giamatti Joins “Romeo And Juliet”
Paul Giamatti is bringing together two unrequited lovers in the upcoming Carlo Carlei-directed movie, “Romeo and Juliet.” He’ll play Friar Lawrence, according to Variety. The movie stars Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet and Douglas Booth as Romeo, with Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee playing their cousins Tybalt and Benvolio, respectively. The film is being touted as “Romeo and Juliet” for the “Twilight” generation. It starts shooting in Italy this month.
“The Office” Spin-Off Might Star Dwight Schrute?
Could Dwight Schrute be headed from “The Office” to the beet farm? Deadline is reporting that NBC is readying a “The Office” spin-off starring Rainn Wilson that would follow his character’s life as manager of the Schrute Farms B&B. The network is considering airing the show as early as midseason 2013, but it wouldn’t act as a substitute for Wilson’s role in “The Office.” Instead, he’d star in both shows as “The Office” enters its ninth season. The Deadline story does not imply that Wilson would leave “The Office” for good immediately.
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