Malkovich and Colette Are UNLOCKED; Silverstone Wonders WHO GETS THE DOG?; Sarandon, Janney, and Amell Want WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY

     November 6, 2014

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With the American Film Market underway and films being packaged for international sales, plenty of new casting is being announced.  Briefly:

  • John Malkovich and Toni Collette have joined Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, and Orlando Bloom in the female Bourne-style thriller Unlocked.
  • Alicia Silverstone will lead the romantic comedy Who Gets the Dog?
  • Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, and Stephen Amell will star in the comedy Whatever Makes You Happy.

Hit the jump for more.

john-malkovichIt’s been in development for over four years, but Unlocked finally went in front of cameras earlier this week.  The film stars Noomi Rapace as “a CIA interrogator who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London.”  Production House BLOOM has announced that John Malkovich and Toni Collette will star alongside Rapace, Michael Douglas, and Orlando Bloom, although we have no details on these supporting roles.  I will say that an action franchise could be a good fit for Rapace, who is still looking for the same success with American audiences that she found overseas for her performance as Lisbeth Salander in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

Moving on, Alicia Silverstone is set to star in the rom-com Who Gets the Dog?  Per Variety, the “story centers on a divorcing couple who are fighting over custody of their beloved dog,” so the title is not misleading.

Finally, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, and Stephen Amell (Arrow), are in talks to lead Whatever Makes You Happy, the directorial debut of Sex and the City and Modern Family writer Cindy Chupack.  Per the press release:

Suburban mothers Helen, Carol and Gillian have been friends since their 28 year-old sons were in grade school together. Now, the boys all live in New York City, never call their mothers, and seem to have no sense of direction or responsibility. Feeling marginalized and forgotten, the women impulsively decide to pay their sons an unannounced visit in the city in an effort to make their sons love them again. What they discover is that their sons’ lives may not be the only ones that need fixing.

And that definitely sounds like a sitcom on the big screen.

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