Here’s a bit more casting news for you today:
- Ellie Kemper (The Office) has joined Jake Kasdan’s Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. Sex Tape opens July 18, 2014.
- Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) is in talks to star opposite Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild.
Hit the jump for more on each film.
The Wrap reports that Kemper will join Kasdan’s Sex Tape, which sees Diaz and Segel as a married couple who make a sex tape when they find themselves without their children for a night. When the private bit of footage is accidentally synced to other devices, they must track them all down and erase the evidence. No character details have been provided for Kemper’s role. She’ll join Rob Corddry, Rob Lowe and Jack Black in a supporting cast. Lowe stars as the CEO of Children’s Toy Company.
Word from THR has Sadoski in talks for Wild, the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Witherspoon stars as a young woman who attempted the thousand-plus-mile trail after the death of her mother and the destruction of her marriage, and struggled to survive along the way. Sadoski would star as the woman’s “ex-husband, who cares for her despite her infidelities.” The film plans to shoot this fall.
Here’s the book’s synopsis (via Amazon):
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State “and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.