LES MIS Star Samantha Barks in Talks for Musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE; Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, and More Join WALK OF SHAME

     December 18, 2012

We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this evening.  First up, Les Miserables star Samantha Barks is looking to continue her musical streak.  Barks makes her big screen debut in director Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation, repeating the same role she played on stage in the London West End production of Les Mis, and now she’s looking to tackle another music-geared film.  The Wrap reports that Barks is in talks to join the cast of the musical comedy Walking on Sunshine.

The film is set to 1980s pop songs and centers on a mother and daughter who fall in love with the same man in Spain.  Kylie Minogue is set in the mother role, and Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini are set to direct.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning a slew of actors joining the comedy Walk of Shame.

kevin-nealon-walk-of-shameAdditionally, quite a few actors are joining the comedy Walk of Shame.  The film centers on a news anchor (Elizabeth Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunk one night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  Gillian Jacobs, James Marsden, and Ethan Suplee are already set to star, and now it’s been announced that Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, Bill Burr, Liz Carey, Ken Davitain, Willie Garson, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Oliver Hudson, Alphonso McAuley, and Sarah Wright will round out the cast.

Nealon and Notaro are the most notable additions.  If Notaro’s name sounds familiar but you can’t place it, she’s a comedian whose heartbreaking set earlier this year about being diagnosed with breast cancer was hailed as a brilliantly legendary stand-up.  Walk of Shame will be directed by Steven Brill.


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