Evan Peters and Juno Temple Join TRUCK STOP; Michael Bay’s PAIN AND GAIN Adds Rebel Wilson

     March 28, 2012

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Here are some recent casting additions at a glance:

  • Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Juno Temple (Atonement) are set to join Truck Stop, the 1970s era coming-of-age drama that will be the directorial debut of Tony Aloupis (Sugar).
  • Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) will join Pain and Gain, the Michael Bay-directorial passion project based on the true-crime drama surrounding a group of bodybuilders whose extortion and kidnapping scheme takes a disastrous turn.

Hit the jump for more details on both projects.

rebel-wilson-pain-and-gainFirst up, Deadline reports that Truck Stop, written by Aloupis, centers on an unlikely friendship between a high school student with cerebral palsy (Peters) and a “troubled runaway with a dark past.” Truck Stop is shooting in Los Angeles. Peters can next be seen in the second season of FX’s horror anthology, American Horror Story as well as director Scott Coffey’s Adult World. Temple will next star in Lovelace and The Dark Knight Rises, but has a fairly full schedule over the next couple of years.

As for Pain and Gain, EW reports that Wilson will be playing Ramona Eldridge, a woman who finds herself in prison for her participation in the scheme. Wilson will star opposite Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris, Tony Shaloub, Anthony Mackie and Rob Corddry. Pain and Gain starts shooting in Miami this spring. Stemming from her successful role in breakout hit, Bridesmaids, Wilson has quite the lineup ahead of her, including What to Expect When You’re Expecting and voicing an animated character in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

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