It looks like 2009 Best Actor Nominee, Richard Jenkins, will be adding yet another Farrelly Brothers film to his resume. Both Jenkins and Bruce Thomas (Kyle XY) have signed on to join an all-star cast in the upcoming comedy, Hall Pass. Jenkins previously appeared in the Farrelly’s There’s Something About Mary, and Me, Myself & Irene. The film will be directed by brothers, Bobby and Peter Farrelly, and also stars Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Jason Sudeikis, Christian Applegate, and Alyssa Milano. According to Variety, the story “revolves around two married couples whose wives give the husbands a ‘hall pass’ to engage in extracurricular affairs”.
And over at HBO, the horse racing series Luck continues to add to its already impressive cast list. Richard Kind, most recently seen in the 2010 Best Picture nominee, A Serious Man, will portray a jockey’s agent. Also, Ian Hart (Dirt) has been cast as a recently wealthy fast talker who provides funding for a number of Pick Six bets. Created by David Milch, of NYPD Blue and Deadwood fame, Luck stars Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, Nick Nolte, and John Ortiz as a group of guys and their obsessions in the world of horse racing. Michael Mann will serve as co-executive producer and will direct the pilot episode.