Well, it looks like Hollywood was definitely hiring today.
Show business is apparently still booming, as Diane Kruger, Chris Pratt, Lucas Till, Mos Def, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Octavia Spencer and even "Adventures in Babysitting" star Elisabeth Shue all scored new gigs today, according to various sources.
Kruger, whom we just can't wait to see as The Seeker in "The Host" next year, is hitting the history books as she's joined the cast of another Abraham Lincoln movie, "The Green Blade Rises," according to Deadline. She'll be playing Sarah Lincoln, Abe's stepmother, in a film that to our knowledge will feature neither vampires nor Daniel Day-Lewis.
Chris Pratt, who just keeps getting funnier on "Parks and Recreation," is in talks to join Vince Vaughn in "Starbuck," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Starbuck" centers around a man (Vaughn) whose life is turned upside down when he learns he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation - and must decide whether or not to reveal his identity when a few hundred of them express a need to meet their dad. Pratt will be playing a (probably very overworked) lawyer in the film that's set to be written and directed by Ken Scott, who also helmed the 2011 French-Canadian comedy on which it's based.
Lucas Till is trading mutants for werewolves as he joins the cast of "Wolves," a lycanthropic thriller in which a young man who tends to get hairy when the moon is full is accused of murdering his parents, which puts him on the run to a supernatural town called Lupine (ha!) Ridge, a 'burg that could shed some light on his shadowy past. The film marks the directorial debut of David Hayter, who wrote last year's "X-Men: First Class," in which Till appeared as Alex Summers, aka Havoc.
Meanwhile, Mos Def will be joining Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld in the musical drama, "Can a Song Save Your Life?," Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be reuniting with her "Smashed" director James Ponsoldt for "The Spectacular Now," Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is joining Paula Patton in the romantic comedy, "Baggage Claim," and Elisabeth Shue, who will forever be the babysitter of our dreams, will be joining Selena Gomez for "Parental Guidance Suggested" (as one of the parents implied by the title — my, how time flies!).
That's a lot of different roles in a lot of different movies. Guess we're just going to have to make time to see them all.