Casting Call: Jaimie Alexander Joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE LAST STAND; Billy Crudup Up for NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

     October 4, 2011

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Jaimie Alexander, who played Sif in this summer’s Thor, has landed herself a prime role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Governator’s comeback film The Last Stand. Directed by Kim Jee-Woon, the film centers on the Sheriff of a sleepy border town who is the only thing that stands in the way of a drug kingpin headed for Mexico. Variety reports that Alexander will play “a beautiful cop under Schwarzenegger’s command” who strikes up a romance with an officer played by Rodrigo Santoro. Peter Stormare and Zach Gilford also star in the pic, which is set to begin shooting later this month in Albuquerque. Alexander is expected to return for Thor 2. The Last Stand opens January 18th, 2013.

Hit the jump for casting news on the Ben Stiller comedy Neighborhood Watch.

billy-crudup-imageAdditionally, Billy Crudup is in talks to join the comedic ensemble for Neighborhood Watch. Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film centers on a group of adult males who join a neighborhood watch group as an escape from the monotony of their daily lives. They get more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy the world. The impressive cast includes Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Rosemarie DeWitt, Nicholas Braun, Richard Ayoade, and Will Forte. Heat Vision reports that Crudup is in negotiations to play a “creepy and weird neighbor.” Crudup’s dry humor shined in Almost Famous, and I’m excited to see him bare his comedic chops in this film.

The Lonely Island’s Akiva Shaffer is directing the pic. If you missed Steve’s conversation with producer Shawn Levy about the project, where he enthusiastically talks about how funny the script is, click here.

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