Nate Parker is NON-STOP, Adam Brody Checks BAGGAGE CLAIM, CASH CAB’s Ben Bailey Boards STARBUCK, Cam Gigandet & Nick Thune Join JOHNSON

     October 5, 2012


Lots of male-pattern casting to get to today.  Let’s take a gander:

  • Nate Parker (Arbitrage) has boarded director Jaume Collet-Serra’s airplane thriller Non-Stop, starring Liam Neeson.
  • Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) joins Baggage Claim from writer/director/producer David E. Talbert, a rom-com adaptation of his own novel.
  • Ben Bailey will step out of the Cash Cab and into Ken Scott’s Starbuck remake, opposite Vince Vaughn.
  • Cam Gigandet (Twilight) and Nick Thune (Knocked Up) join Johnson, a raunchie indie comedy directed by Huck Botko (The Virginity Hit) from a Jeff Tetreault script.

Hit the jump for details on each film.

nate-parker-non-stopFirst up from Variety comes news of Parker joining Non-Stop.  The picture stars Neeson as a federal air marshall who unwittingly enters into a game of wits against an American terrorist who threatens to kill a passenger every twenty minutes unless the protag kills himself.  Parker co-stars as a passenger who assists Neeson’s character.  The Joel Silver production plans to start filming in New York in the coming weeks.

From the airplane to Baggage Claim, Variety also reports that Brody will star as the male lead in the Talbert adaptation. Paula Patton stars as an unmarried flight attendant who becomes determined to find a man before her younger sister’s wedding. Brody will play the flamboyant flight attendant friend who helps to get her engaged by Christmas by arranging several of her ex-boyfriends to cross her path throughout the day. Derek Luke co-stars as Patton’s long-time friend and potential love interest.  Taye Diggs, Djimon Honsou, Lauren London and Jill Scott also co-star in the picture, which is currently under production.

Starbuck centers on a sperm-bank donor (Vaughn) whose cop girlfriend tells him she’s pregnant, while goons come to collect payment for the $80,000 he owes them and he finds himself at the center of a lawsuit by 100 kids fathered by an anonymous donor named “Starbuck.”  Variety reports that Bailey was cast to play a Polish henchman opposite Vaughn.  The picture is scheduled to start shooting in New York this December.

nick-thune-johnsonLastly from Variety is news on Johnson, the indie comedy now starring Gigandet and Thune.  The actors will take on interesting roles: Gigandet as Rich Johnson, a charismatic womanizer whose penis mysteriously detaches itself and takes human form (Thune).  Neutered and forced to go up against his own manhood, Johnson must figure out a way to be a better man and become whole once again.  Production is scheduled to start October 10th in Chicago.

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