Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Tye Sheridan has graduated from Mud and will move on to Grass Stains, a coming-of-age indie from writer-director Kyle Wilamowski. Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) is also in negotiations to star.
- Community co-stars Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs will reunite in Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Chase will reprise his role as the advice-dispensing repairman while Jacobs will take on the female lead.
- Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married) will join Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
THR reports that Sheridan is in negotiations to star in Grass Stains as a teen discovering his first love (Dever). However, “a prank goes awry and causes the death of his girlfriend’s older brother. The boy must balance this secret, his guilt and his feelings for the girl.” Sounds like Grass Stains has shades of Bridge to Terabithia and A Separate Peace; if Sheridan’s work in Mud and Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life is any indication, he should knock this out of the park. The indie is scheduled to shoot in North Carolina later this month.
In less dramatic news, Deadline reports that Chase will return for director Steve Pink’s Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Details as to the extent of his role remain undisclosed but his knowledgeable repairman provided some on-the-nose exposition in the original. Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke also return, with Adam Scott stepping in after John Cusack decided not to reprise. Jacobs, who recently wrapped on Walk of Shame, will step in as the female lead. The sequel began shooting just this week.
Finally, from The Wrap comes the casting update of Irwin appearing in Nolan’s time-travelling worm-hole-ridden movie, Interstellar. His role is, of course, being kept under wraps. Also starring in the picture are Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The story follows a heroic group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and into another dimension.