Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi will join Tom McCarthy’s comedy, The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens and Method Man.
- Lake Bell is set to star opposite Simon Pegg in director Ben Palmer’s romantic comedy, Man Up.
- William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman and John Leguizamo are among those who join the ensemble cast of Bradley Kaplan’s drama Stealing Cars.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
First up from The Wrap is news that Hoffman and Buscemi will be joining The Cobbler. Plot details are being kept quiet but the story centers on “a shoe repairman (Sandler) who integrates himself into the lives of the people whose footwear he fixes.” It’s unclear what Hoffman’s role will be, but Buscemi plays a character named Manny. The indie is currently filming in New York.
Deadline reports that Bell will join Man Up opposite Pegg. The Tess Morris script sees Bell playing “a single woman who is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date — leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend.” The indie comedy is set to start filming in January.
ScreenDaily reports that Emory Cohen, Mike Epps, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, William H Macy and Paul Sparks are among those joining Stealing Cars. The story follows “a rebellious teenager who is sent to juvenile prison and learns to forgive himself in the wake of a tragic car accident.” Heather Lind, Al Calderon, Leopold Manswell, Jeff Lima, Grace Van Patten, Deema Aitken, Chance Kelly, David Holmes, Craig “muMs” Grant, Chris Caldovino, Volney Steffire, Chris Cenatiempo and Black Thought complete the cast. Stealing Cars is currently filming in New York.