Christina Applegate Joining ‘Hall Pass’?

Friday, February 26, 2010
By Kevin Crossman
Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate

Nikki Finke is reporting that Christina Applegate (Anchorman) is in negotiations to join Owen Wilson, Jason Sudekis, and Jenna Fischer in the Farrelly Brothers’ upcoming marriage comedy, Hall Pass. The story involves two wives who give their husbands permission to cheat (a “hall pass”). Applegate would play one of the wives. Amanda Bynes was previously announced as joining the cast, presumably as a baby-sitter.

Applegate was last seen on the big screen in The Rocker opposite Rainn Wilson. She also voiced one of the chipmunks in Alvin and Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, the less discussed the better.

4 Responses to “Christina Applegate Joining ‘Hall Pass’?”

  1. Bonnie

    I’m excited about the cast for this movie.

    #1468
  2. Mario

    Owen Wilson
    Christina Applegate
    Stephen Merchant
    Jason Sudeikis
    Jenna Fischer
    Alyssa Milano
    Nicky Whelan
    J.B. Smoove
    Amanda Bynes

    It’s looking pretty good, I have to say. Could be fun…

    #1490
  3. Kevin Crossman

    Yeah. But The Heartbreak Kid had Stiller and McBride and Akerman and Stiller and Corrdry… And a weak third act.

    #1493
  4. Mario

    Yeah, well, something tells me this is going to be special after reading this inside look:

    http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=28127

    Notably this part (and the fact that they’re filming at a frat house), especially the part about the hair (it’s middle-aged Dignan style!):

    “It’s been a ball,” Peter says. “We’ve had some amazing casts over the years. But this tandem of Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis — it’s as funny as Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels [in “Dumb and Dumber”]. They play off each other so well. And this is a different Owen Wilson. It’s a middle-aged Owen Wilson.”

    Indeed, if not for his signature crooked nose, Wilson would be nearly unrecognizable. On set, he is dressed conservatively in a dark blazer and slacks that don’t seem to fit with his laid-back persona. Likewise, his recognizable blond mane has been wilted down to a more formal close-crop. He looks older and — dare I say it — mature.

    #1536

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