Mark this day, my friends, because it is the first (and probably the last) time you’ll see Kristen Stewart paired up with Nick Nolte. It only happened today because we have some casting updates for you:
- Having gotten a taste for action in Snow White and the Huntsman, Stewart is set to topline the gritty action thriller, Cali, written by Michael Diliberti (30 Minutes or Less).
- Three-time Oscar-nominee Nolte (Warrior) is in talks to join the drama Bitterroot, by debut director Chris Milk.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
Emma Stone has signed on to star in Little White Corvette. Michael Diliberti‘s Black List script centers on “a nerdy guy and his wild older sister who travel to Miami to try and sell a million dollar stash of ’70s cocaine they found in the trunk of their late father’s car.” No director is currently attached but Deadline reports that shooting is schedule to begin late this summer. Diliberti co-wrote the story with David Branson Smith, and this is the third recent sale for Diliberti. His pitch The Big Saynora was picked up by Fox as a directing vehicle for John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) , and he has another pitch being produced by Todd Phillips for Warner Bros.
Stone is one of my favorite young actresses working today and any movie is made better by her presence. She’s also in talks to star in the comedy He’s Fuckin’ Perfect. Stone will be seen later this year in The Amazing Spider-Man and in the 1940s crime-thriller Gangster Squad.
Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) had been rumored to direct the slacker pizza delivery guy comedy 30 Minutes or Less since the middle of March, and now it seems he’s finally signed on. After a number of films tried to snatch the hot director, including Mission: Impossible 4, Production Weekly is reporting that Fleischer will begin filming 30 Minutes or Less this July in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Danny McBride is in talks to play Dwayne. McBride has been rumored for a role in the film for a while, but with a director finally on board, it seems likely that he will finally sign on the dotted line. More after the jump:
If you’re a fan of The Foot Fist Way, Observe and Report, or Eastbound & Down, I’m about to make you very happy. That’s because Danny McBride and director Jody Hill have signed on to the action comedy L.A.P.I. While story details are under wraps, Variety reports McBride will play a beaten-down, hardboiled P.I. The project is the first movie being developed by Rough House Pictures, a company being run by Hill, McBride and David Gordon Green.
While McBride and Hill are known for writing their own material, L.A.P.I. is going to be written by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan based on their own pitch. While you may not have heard of these guys, they’re a hot commodity due to two of their scripts being on the 2009 Black List, and they’re also writing the remake of Brewster’s Millions at Warner Bros.
Needless to say, anything McBride and Hill do will be on our radar, so expect plenty of updates as we get them.
UPDATE: We were just sent over the press release. Hit the jump to read it: