by Ramses Flores Posted: December 13th, 2010
Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Adam Scott (Party Down) are in talks to join Mark Walhberg in Seth McFarlane’s (Family Guy) upcoming directorial debut, Ted. The R-rated comedy is currently budgeted at $65 million and will star Walhberg as a Boston man (Wahlberg) whose childhood stuffed animal/best friend has come to life and still continues to live with him 25 years later. McFarlane, who also co-wrote the film, will be voicing and providing the motion capture performance for the swearing, pot smoking, and delinquent teddy bear.
According to HeatVision, Kunis will be playing Walhberg’s girlfriend, who “wants their relationship to move to the next level and finally has enough of him living with his best friend Ted.” The always great Adam Scott will be playing her boss, who she turns to for comfort. Kunis can currently be seen in Black Swan. You can next see Scott reprising his role in Parks and Recreation next month, and 2011 looks like it will hopefully be his breakout year with starring roles in both My Idiot Brother and Friends With Kids.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 13th, 2010
We have a couple of casting tidbits to send your way this afternoon. First up, Neve Campbell is currently in negotiations to join Singularity alongside confirmed star Josh Hartnett. Singularity will be directed by two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffe (The Mission) and will take place in 1778 and 2015 concurrently. According to THR, Campbell would play Hartnett’s wife in 2015 and would manage to “get stuck in a sunken ship while trying to retrieve a ring.” The film is set to begin shooting in Australia and India in January.
Next, Jessica Chastain (upcoming The Tree of Life) has agreed to star in the Prohibition-Era-drama The Wettest County. Chastain joins Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as confirmed cast members in what will be John Hillcoat’s feature directorial follow-up to 2009’s The Road. Per THR, Chastain will play Hardy’s love interest, a “a big city woman now living in a small town who at one time was mixed up with gangsters.” The Wettest County is based on Matt Bondurant’s 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story in which Bondurant tells the story of his siblings and their bootlegging trials/tribulations in a purportedly dry Virginia. Production on the film is currently aiming for a February 2011 start.