Casting calls and news items in the TV community come in each day here to FilmJerk.com. Filling in for the soon-to-be-wed Amy Lawrence, Chris Faile catches the minutiae that falls through the cracks and discusses them more in depth than most of them probably deserve. Today, read news on a number of different pilots working their work towards fall consideration that look the most interesting, as well as news on “Six Feet Under,” “Angel,” “Alias,” “Frasier,” “ER,” “Charmed,” and others. 38 little nuggets of goodness can be found here.
In a first for FilmJerk.com, we are proud to feature two script reviews today on the same film, Mike Judge and Etan Cohen’s forthcoming feature “3001.” These reviews come as it was announced this morning that Luke Wilson (2003’s “Alex and Emma” and “Old School”) has been cast as the central character Joe Bowers, playing a man who goes to sleep only to wake up 1,000 years in the future. Shooting should begin in mid-April.
Three weeks after FilmJerk.com uncovered the news that “Ocean’s Twelve” was searching for a replacement for one of Danny Ocean’s original set of accomplices in the first film, we’ve now learned that the production is casting a new character set to appear in the sequel. Of course, she has a tie to one of Ocean’s gang of grift— she is the ex-fiancée of Rusty Ryan (played by Brad Pitt).
During an interview this past week with Fanboy Planet, “Jekyll: A Modern Tale of Love, Lust and Terror” writer/director Scott Zakarin revealed that “in order to make Jekyll and Hyde work, you need an incredibly versatile actor who can also carry a film. You need a leading man with the versatility of a character actor. That was the real challenge…Ultimately, I found somebody who I believe is a total find. Once people see what he does in this movie, he’s going to be bigger than ever.” Of course, Zakarin was tight-lipped about who been chosen for the title role, but FilmJerk.com has learned that the role has gone to Matt Keeslar, whose credits include supporting parts in the features “Texas Rangers” and “Scream 3,” as well as the television miniseries “Rose Red” and “Dune.”
The long-in-development feature “Lady Luck,” about the luckiest woman in the world who finds her fortunes change after losing a guy, will begin filming April in Los Angeles, FilmJerk.com has learned. The 20th Century-Fox and New Regency project, which has been on the development radar since 2000, has signed Donald Petrie (“Welcome to Mooseport,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”) and is now looking towards casting the lead roles for the project.
It hasn’t been a good week for Ben Affleck, as Jennifer Lopez gave him his walking papers; now word comes to FilmJerk.com that the off-Broadway play “Matt and Ben” is searching for two actresses to portray Matt Damon and Affleck. Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers, the Dartmouth graduates who wrote the play together and portrayed the two stars in its initial run at the East Village’s PS 122 school, are stepping aside to let two others play the high-powered duo, something that was long speculated to happen.