Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne to Lead Romantic Comedy TUMBLEDOWN; 42’s Chadwick Boseman Closing in on DRAFT DAY

     April 19, 2013


Here’s the latest casting news:

  • Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) are set to star in indie romantic comedy Tumbledown.
  • 42 star Chadwick Boseman is closing in on a key supporting role in Ivan Reitman’s football-oriented drama Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.

Hit the jump for more on both projects.

rose-byrne-tumbledownPer The Wrap, Tumbledown sees the ever versatile Byrne starring as a Maine widow who meets cute with a New York writer (Sudeikis) in town to look into her folk-singer husband’s death. First-timer Sean Mewshaw is set to direct, while the supporting cast is rounded out by Michael McKean, Beau Bridges, Olivia Munn, Blythe Danner and Joe Manganiello (True Blood). Both director Mewshaw and screenwriter Desi Van Til are unknown commodities at this point, but that’s a pretty promising collection of onscreen talent. And the premise has my attention.

Meanwhile, fresh off playing Jackie Robinson in last week’s chart-topper 42 (the highest-opening baseball flick of all time), Chadwick Boseman is circling another sportsy role in Draft Day, playing a Louisiana linebacker with a lot riding on the NFL entry draft; THR describes his role as “supporting but key.” The film stars Kevin Costner as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who pulls out all the stops to improve his club at said draft (while also racked by considerable personal drama). Jennifer Garner plays his secretary/love interest, while Denis Leary has signed up to play the Browns’ coach. Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella are there too. The script for this one, from Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph, was #1 on the 2012 Black List, which keeps tabs on Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays.

Boseman joins the project just under the wire, as Reitman and co. are prepping to shoot at the actual 2013 NFL Entry, which takes place next week in New York. I have to say, this film looks like one to watch out for—the premise is fresh and the cast capable; plus, I’m interested any time the director of Ghostbusters climbs into the helmer’s chair, recent tepid efforts like No Strings Attached and My Super Ex-Girlfriend notwithstanding. It’s also nice to see Boseman involved with another high-profile project; after going from TV bit-player to box-office king with 42, he’s a definite feel-good story.

Around The Web

Latest News


And they are everything fans could possibly want.

New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Set Photos Reveal Paul Rudd, Robert Downey Jr.

Half the MCU has assembled in Atlanta.

NOW YOU SEE ME 3 Heads into Development; Lionsgate Sees Magical Franchise

The studio wants to see more tricks.

Red Nose Day: Watch Anna Kendrick as Indiana Jones, Kermit Singing, More

In the first Red Nose Day special on American shores (benefitting the charity Comic Relief), celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Anna Kendrick, and even Kermit the Frog all showed up to participate in the live telecast.

New FANTASTIC FOUR Footage Breaks Down the Heroes’ Superpowers

The TV spot goes into incredible powers like invisibility, super-strength, and buying movie tickets.

A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS Trailer Features a Sad, Antlered Bill Murray

Sofia Coppola directed the Netflix special, which will also star George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, and more.

Brad Bird Talks TOMORROWLAND, Why He Passed on STAR WARS, THE INCREDIBLES 2 and More

He also talks about potential plans for Blu-ray and theatrical re-releases for 'The Iron Giant'.

Ethan Hawke Talks GOOD KILL, Working at Burger King and More

He also reveals one very important thing director Andrew Niccol learned to do since they made 'Gattaca' together.

Watch GAME OF THRONES: THE MUSICAL Starring Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and More

The 'Game of Thrones' cast and Coldplay got together to create a 12-minute sketch to raise money for Red Nose Day.

First MACBETH Clips Show a Highly Stylized War and Coronation

Justin Kurzel’s adaptation takes place in 11th century Scotland and stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Page 1 of 3,96012345...102030...Last »