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Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" sequel's subtitle might be "The Legend Continues" but it should probably be re-dubbed "A Series Of Potentially Distracting Cameo Appearances" (although that would be really hard to fit on the marquee). Kanye West, Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Poehler (whom "Anchorman" die hards will remember had a sizable role in the first film, only to see her entire subplot deleted from the final product), Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Carrey and Harrison Ford have all shot cameos for the hotly anticipated sequel (also: an animatronic shark).
The latest celebrity to be roped into this cameo feeding frenzy? None other than Canadian rapper Drake.
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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• No one can make a "hard sell" movie (with A-list stars, anyway) quite like David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz will be working with the "Cosmopolis" director and his two favorite leading men, Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen, on "Map to the Stars," an extremist look at how there's no business like show business.
• We certainly have trouble telling Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader apart. Variety reports that the "Adventureland" buddies will play siblings in "The Skeleton Twins," the story of, well, twin siblings who manage to defy death on the same day and as a result take a long, hard look at their lives.
This week: Moe, Larry and Curly get reinvented for the 21st century in "The Three Stooges," an old-school slapstick comedy directed by the Farrelly brothers.
Also new this week is the sci-fi action thriller "Lockout" starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace, Mel Gibson in "Get the Gringo," Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy "Casa de mi Padre," the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids," the quirky romantic dramedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, and the Blu-ray debut of Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" in celebration of the film's 60th anniversary. Get More »
Robert De Niro is funny? Funny how? Funny as in he makes you laugh?
That's probably how De Niro's "Goodfellas" pal Joe Pesci reacted to the news that the "Killer Elite" star will be playing a washed-up comedian in the appropriately-titled "The Comedian," according to Variety.
It ends up that Sean Penn and not Martin Scorsese will be directing the indie drama about a diwn-and-out comic clinging to any recognition of his former fame in the hope of reviving his now-stagnant career. After being sentenced to community service for hitting an audience member, he meets a woman (Kristin Wiig) who turns his life upside-down. Get More »
Hollywood is notoriously scared of funny ladies. Men can make fart jokes, women can star in by-the-books romantic comedies - it's how the movie world has been working since the invention of the camera.
So leave it to producer/comedic mastermind Judd Apatow to talk executives to take a risk and put a big studio laffer on the shoulders of the hottest lady comedians in Hollywood. Fronted by "SNL" player Kristin Wiig, "Bridesmaids" hopes to do for women what "40-Year-Old Virgin," "Superbad" and "The Hangover" did for men: turn bathroom humor into a classy, laugh riot, while raking in the dollars. Get More »