Kurt Russell in Negotiations for James Wan’s FAST & FURIOUS 7, Kathleen Turner Gets DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Richard Gere Joins Indie Drama FANNY [Updated]

     August 30, 2013


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kurt-russell-presents-the-thingFirst up in a trio of casting gets for Variety is news that perennial badass Russell is eying a role in Wan’s upcoming seventh installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.  The report has no details on the role itself, except to say that Universal previously offered it to one Denzel Washington.  The plot of the picture will return (non-exclusively) to Los Angeles after a world tour of location shoots during the previous five films.  Stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return and are joined by newcomers Ronda Rousey and Tony Jaa.

In other sequel news, Variety reports that Turner has joined Dumb and Dumber To, making her the first major casting addition beyond the return of Carrey and Daniels.  Unfortunately, no other details are available from the script most recently turned in by John Morris and Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses). Update: According to Peter Farrelly:

Kathleen Turner is officially in Dumb an Dumber To. She plays Fraida Felcher–the legendary hose-hound from Cranston! #dumbto P

Finally from Variety is news that Gere will re-team with his Arbitrage producer, Treehouse Pictures for Fanny.  The indie drama centers on “a hedonistic philanthropist (Gere) who ingratiates himself into the lives of a newlywed couple in order to recreate the life he once had.”

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