Set Photo Roundup: DOG FIGHT, BURT WONDERSTONE, LOVELACE, and LOW LIFE [Updated with James Franco as Hugh Hefner]

     January 27, 2012

We’ve got quite a few set photos to share with you today, involving everything from Zach Galifianakis as a Southern politician in Chinese robes to Olivia Wilde in a luchador outfit. Briefly:

  • Dog Fight – Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district.
  • Burt WonderstoneSteve Carell and Jim Carrey star as rival Las Vegas magicians constantly trying to one-up each other.
  • LovelaceAmanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard star as Linda Lovelace and her abusive husband Chuck Traynor in the biopic about the star at the center of the porn phenomenon Deep Throat.
  • Low LifeJoaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner star in this story of a woman (Cotillard) who immigrates from Poland to the U.S. and is forced to become a prostitute once stateside.

Hit the jump to check out the photos. [Update: We’ve updated the article with the first images of James Franco as Hugh Hefner in Lovelace]

Dog Fight

The more set photos I see from this Jay Roach (Recount) comedy, the more excited I become for the ridiculousness that’s sure to be on full display once the films hits theaters. These images (via Accidental Sexiness) are no different, as Galifianakis character inexplicably seems to be wearing some Chinese robes. I’m guessing he’s making a semi-racist attempt to woo voters. And is it just me or do I see a hint of Ferrell’s George W. Bush impression on his face? Dog Fight also stars Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Dan Aykroyd and opens August 10th.

Burt Wonderstone

More than one comedy centering on rival morons is currently in development. We’ve seen a few set photos previously from Burt Wonderstone giving us a look at the characters played by Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey (spoiler alert: they’re ridiculous), and now these strange photos of Olivia Wilde (courtesy of EyePrime via Buzzfeed) pretty much guarantee that the film will be incredibly goofy. This is another comedy that looks better the more set photos I see, and the cast is sure to take every scene over the top. Fingers crossed for an actual luchador wrestling match. The film also stars Steve Buscemi and opens sometime in 2013.


Set photos from the pornstar biopic Lovelace are becoming quite commonplace as of late. These new images (via Just Jared) give us a look at Amanda Seyfried as the titular erotic superstar, as well as co-stars Peter Sarsgaar and Juno Temple. The impressive cast also include Sharon Stone, James Franco, Adam Brody, and the recently added Sarah Jessica Parker. [Update: Franco images courtesy of CelebBuzz]

Low Life

Joaquin Phoenix lives! After a terribly-planned documentary/hoax, Phoenix returns in front of cameras (fairly) sane. He’s currently reuniting with We Own the Night director James Gray for Low Life. Cotillard plays an immigrant who is forced to trade sexual favors for medicine and food to help her ailing sister, then once she arrives in America she falls victim to “a sleazebag” (Phoenix) who advises her to become a prostitute. These images (via Just Jared) show a clean-shaven Phoenix and Cotillard filming a scene for the romantic drama.

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