We'd be downright frightened if a more random confluence of talent was announced for a film than "Mall," an adaptation of Eric Bogosian's 2001 novel.
According to Deadline, the film will star Vincent D'Onofrio, Chelsea Handler and Bogosian himself, and be directed by Linkin Park's Joe Hahn, who makes his feature debut. The film revolves around "one crazy day" in a suburban American mall where all hell breaks loose after a guy walks in armed-to-the teeth.
Those not clued in to the multimedia whirlwind that is Bogosian should know that he's most famous for his 1987 play "Talk Radio" about an abrasive radio shock jock who gets assassinated, which was made into a movie (starring Bogosian) directed by Oliver Stone, and had a successful Broadway revival in 2007. He's since gone on to more plays, books, monologues and an acting career, including the villain in "Under Siege 2!"
Bogosian also had a four-year run as Major Case Squad captain Danny Ross on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," thus the D'Onofrio connection. Vincent, the man who would be Thor, will play a voyeuristic businessman and is also shepherding the project as screenwriter and producer.
How E!'s pop culture maven Handler got into the mix we have no idea, but she'll play the exhibitionist housewife D'Onofrio is fixated on. That's a far cry from "Hop," Chelsea!
Linkin Park's master DJ Hahn, the first Korean American to win a Grammy, has also directed many of the band's music videos and if he can direct as good as he can spin, the kid just might have a future.