Casting

Seth Rogen Lands $8m Deal to Star/Produce Fraternity Film with Zac Efron

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Seth Rogen Lands $8m Deal to Star/Produce Fraternity Film with Zac Efron

Universal has landed the rights to fraternity comedy set to star Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. Rogen will also produce and be paid $8 million for the unnamed film which is being quickly greenlit after the success of R-rated comedies this year. »

Steve Carell Joining Jack Black and Nic Cage in ‘Frank or Francis’

Friday, July 22, 2011
Steve Carell Joining Jack Black and Nic Cage in ‘Frank or Francis’

Deadline reports that Steve Carell is joining Jack Black and Nicolas Cage in Charlie Kaufman's Hollywood satire titled 'Frank or Francis'. »

Who is Pumping Leslie Mann in Apatow Film? (hint: Not Paul Rudd) (Spoilers)

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Who is Pumping Leslie Mann in Apatow Film? (hint: Not Paul Rudd) (Spoilers)

The untitled Knocked Up sequel continues to film, and paparazzi shots have surfaced of Leslie Mann filming a workout scene with someone who isn't Paul Rudd, who plays her husband in the film. »

Casting News: Sudekis on ‘Eastbound’, McCarthy added to Apatow Sequel

Saturday, July 9, 2011
Casting News: Sudekis on ‘Eastbound’, McCarthy added to Apatow Sequel

Jason Sudekis will recur as a friend of Kenny Powers on the upcoming season of Eastbound & Down, and Melissa McCarthy has been added to Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel. »

Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller Reteam for ‘Neighborhood Watch’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller Reteam for ‘Neighborhood Watch’

After a 6-year hiatus, Vince Vaughn has re-joined the Frat Pack. Vaughn will reunite with his Dodgeball co-star Ben Stiller in the sci-fi comedy, Neighborhood Watch. Lonely Island member Akiva Shaffer will direct, from a screenplay recently re-drafted by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. »

Ed Helms in Coma Survivor Comedy-Drama, ‘True North’

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ed Helms in Coma Survivor Comedy-Drama, ‘True North’

Hot off the success of The Hangover Part II, Ed Helms will headline and co-produce True North. He will star as pompous travel show host Brian North, returning home with facial reconstructive surgery after surviving a plane crash and coma in India. »

Ellie Kemper Lands Romantic Lead in ‘21 Jump Street’

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Ellie Kemper Lands Romantic Lead in ‘21 Jump Street’

Fresh from success in the breakout Bridesmaids (the first movie with five consecutive $10m plus weekends), Ellie Kemper has landed a costarring role opposite Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street. »

T.J. Miller Gets First Leading Role in ‘Road to Nardo’

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
T.J. Miller Gets First Leading Role in ‘Road to Nardo’

T.J. Miller, best known for supporting roles in She's Out of My League, Get Him to the Greek & Extract will star in Road to Nardo. Miller will play one of two roommates, out to rescue their friend in Mexico. Scot Armstrong (co-writer of The Hangover Part II and Old School) will direct. »

Bateman to Join Vaughn’s ‘Insane Laws’

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Bateman to Join Vaughn’s ‘Insane Laws’

Bateman and Vaughn would play lifelong friends whose relationship is strained once their kids fall in love while in college, and the daughter (of Vaughn's character) becomes pregnant. »

New Cast for Apatow’s ‘Knocked Up’ Spinoff

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
New Cast for Apatow’s ‘Knocked Up’ Spinoff

New members have joined the cast of Judd Apatow's spinoff of Knocked Up, set to film this summer, including Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture and upcoming HBO show Girls) and Charlyne Yi (Paper Hearts, Knocked Up). »