Anna Faris Circling THE DICTATOR; Greta Gerwig and Orlando Bloom Join LOLA VERSUS

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We have a few casting tidbits to bring you tonight. First up, Deadline reports that Anna Faris has been offered the female lead in director Larry Charles’ (Borat) comedy The Dictator. Already starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley, the film tells the story of a dictator who risks his life to keep democracy out of his finely oppressed country. Cohen will take on dual roles in the film as both the dictator and a goat herder whereas Faris’ character would be the owner of an organic food store who begins to turn around Cohen’s dictatorial outlook. You may remember that Faris faced competition in the form of Kristen Wiig and Gillian Jacobs for the role. The Dictator is scheduled to be released by Paramount on May 11th, 2012.

Next up, Variety confirms that both Greta Gerwig (Arthur) and Orlando Bloom are settling in for roles in the romantic comedy Lola Versus. Per the report, Gerwig has already accepted the starring role of a girl who is dumped only weeks before her wedding by her college sweetheart. Bloom is still in final negotiations to join the film for an unspecified role (perhaps Gerwig’s aforementioned college sweetheart?). Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards) is set to direct the script he co-wrote with Zoe Lister-Jones. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in New York next month.




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  • Wolstenholme

    That picture of Greta Gernig…Gerwig has to be the most unflattering of all time…she looks like bigfoot and the elephant mans love child after having her face run over several hundred times only to be repaired by a mexican black market cosmetic sugeon

  • GoldTeef

    ‘Organic food store owner who changes his dictorial outlook’?! Wow. That sounds incredibly corny. Larry Charles and Cohen are a great team. And, Anna Farris can be extremely funny with right material. But, this concept sounds sketchy. I’ll most likely see it opening weekend, tho.

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