He really, really can't. It's what he was born to do. Also today: details on a new Woody Allen movie, lots of casting news from actors both well known and relatively unknown, and Jeremy's... iron.
Larry King's nebbishy younger brother Woody Allen has announced casting and an actual plot for his next movie. Midnight in Paris will star Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, and Michael Sheen in a story about a family spending time in the most beautiful city in the world while on business. One would assume that romantic hijinks ensue. Because it's Paris. Sigh. Let's all go to Paris. Right now. [THR]
Susan Sarandon and Judy Greer have signed on to costar alongside Jason Segel and Ed Helms in the comedy Jeff Who Lives at Home, about two dumpy brothers and their dumpy lives. Sarandon will play mom, while Greer will play a possibly cheating wife. Both Greer and Sarandon are great, but remember the last time they teamed up? It was in a little movie the elders often tell tales of. They call it Elizabethtown, and some say it was the most fearsomely terrible creature the tribes had ever seen. There was gnashing of teeth and strange, reflective music and something the old chieftains call Orlando Bloom. Orlandooo Bloooooommmmm they say, to scare the children from straying too far into the woods of the video store. Orlandoooo Bloooooooom. Don't do it to us again, ladies. [Variety]
God has heard and answered your prayers. Will Smith might be in final talks to saddle up in the black car again for Men In Black 3, the much crowed-for threequel in the beloved franchise that hasn't reared its alien head for eight years. Will they bring Linda Fiorentino back, you think? Or will it be Rosario Dawson? Or a whole new gal. Remember in the late '90s when Janeane Garofalo was being interviewed by MTV and she was talking about weight in Hollywood and she grumbled about how some big studio movie had asked her to lose a bunch of weight and she refused and lost the part but then she wouldn't give up the name of the movie? But then later in the interview she was like "Fuck it, I didn't want to be in Men in Black anyway"? Do you remember that? Well, it happened, and so we think they should put her in the third one. Reparations or something. You listening, Sonnenfeld?? [EW]
Hm. Max Irons, the son of actor Jeremy, has been cast alongside Amanda Seyfried and Shiloh Fernandez in that werewolf picture The Girl With the Red Riding Hood. We're not sure what part he's going to play. Maybe he'll play the wolf? His dad has played a lion after all, to great success. But whatever. Um, we're more concerned with something else. Were any of you aware that Jeremy Irons had a son who looked like this? And this? The better to sex you with! [Deadline]
An actor named Ezra Miller has been cast in the psychological thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly. We're assuming that Miller is going to play the aforementioned Kevin? Why does everyone need to talk about him? He's standing right here! Isn't that a weird name for a thriller? It sounds like a Farrelly Brothers movie. We Need to Talk About Kevin: starring Paul Rudd as a guy getting married to an uptight wife, Zoe Saldana as the pretty, easy-going woman he rents his tux from and who he keeps running into, and Woody Harrelson as his hilariously (and grossly!) bumbling brother. Becki Newton supports as the bitchy, demanding fiance who needs to talk to Rudd about Kevin. He can't come to the wedding. Will Rudd be loyal to his future wife or his lifelong brother? Will he fall for the tux rental girl? Don't miss Dan Hedaya's scenes as the brothers' newly gay father. In theaters next March. [Variety]