Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Courteney Cox (Friends) is set for her directorial debut, Hello I Must Be Going, which will star Seann William Scott (Goon) and Kate Walsh (Private Practice).
- Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) will star in the Relativity comedy, Second Honeymoon, for director Phil Joanou (Gridiron Gang).
Hit the jump for more on both casting announcements.
Deadline reports that Cox will direct Hello I Must Be Going from screenwriter David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives). Scott will star as “Ted Morgan, a depressed man who heads back to his hometown to right some wrongs before committing suicide.” Walsh co-stars as his sister-in-law Kathleen Morgan. Garret Dillahunt and Rob Riggle also star. Production is set to begin in L.A. later this month.
The Wrap has Tucker starring in Second Honeymoon, which will be his follow-up role since returning to the screen in Silver Linings Playbook. The story centers on “a married couple who return to Antigua on their second honeymoon in an effort to spice things up. However, the legacy they left ten years ago comes back to haunt both of them, and before they know it, the trip is less about trying to reconnect with their younger, wilder selves and more about trying to get off the island alive.” Tucker has also been rumored to star in a fourth installment of the Rush Hour franchise, an East-meets-West buddy-cop action-comedy made famous by Tucker and co-star Jackie Chan.