Casting Call: Simon Baker Set for I GIVE IT A YEAR; Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson to Topline Thriller NO GOOD DEED

     March 2, 2012

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We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, The Mentalist star Simon Baker has settled on a feature project to shoot during his upcoming hiatus from the CBS series. Variety reports that Baker will star in the comedy I Give it a Year. The film stars Rafe Spall (Anonymous) and centers on “the comedic trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year as a married couple.” Dan Mazer, a writer-director on Da Ali G Show and a credited scribe on Borat and Bruno, is set to direct the pic. It’s a bit of a departure for Baker who’s best known for dramatic roles, and with Mazer onboard I think we can safely assume this won’t be your average romcom.

Hit the jump for casting news concerning the thriller No Good Deed.

no-good-deed-idris-elbaAdditionally, Idris Elba (Thor) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) have been tapped to star in the Screen Gems thriller No Good Deed. No plot details are given, but Sam Miller is set to direct the film with production slated to begin next month in Atlanta. Elba’s quickly becoming a bit of a hot commodity as of late, with roles in this summer’s Prometheus and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. He was a contender for the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, but Jamie Foxx ultimately was cast in the role. Henson stars on the CBS series Person of Interest and will next be seen in the film Think Like a Man.

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