We have a couple of casting stories for you this morning. First up, Vince Vaughn is in talks to star in the comedy Business Trip written by Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). No director is currently attached, and THR reports that the vague logline is simply “the story centers on a man who flies to Europe for business. Travel mayhem ensues.” We also don’t know much about Vaughn’s character, but I’m willing to bet it’s the same one he almost always plays. He’ll probably keep playing it in the comedies he has coming later this year, The Internship (June 7th) and The Delivery Man (October 4th).
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Tony, Toni, Toni. We’ve got three casting notes for you today featuring one for Tony Danza and two indies for Toni Collette. Here they are at a glance:
- Tony Danza has been tapped for Jospeh Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, an untitled dark comedy that also stars Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson.
- Toni Collette is eyeing the indies Miss You Already and The Long Way Down.
Hit the jump for more on each of the projects.
Jennifer Aniston is attached to star in Miss You Already, a dramedy that Brit Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage) will direct. Per THR, the story follows “two life-long friends whose friendship falls apart when one gets pregnant and the other becomes ill.” That sounds like pure melodrama, but the report does specify “comedy.” Given that Miss You Already is a clear two-hander, I wonder who will land the co-starring role, said to be British. With Aniston on board, the filmmakers have a good opportunity to land another big star to market this as a big event film for a certain demographic. E1 just pre-bought the U.K., Australian and Canadian rights at the Berlin Film Festival.
Williams co-wrote the script with actress Morwenna Banks (Skins). Production is scheduled for this summer in London.
Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, and Christopher Eccleston are set to star in the British comedic drama Song for Marion. The story has Stamp playing a grumpy retiree who reluctantly joins a local choir at the urging of his wife Marion (Regrave). There he learns valuable life lessons through “musical self discovery”. I know that synopses that are from press releases don’t always do the best job of conveying the tone of a film, and so I hope Song for Marion isn’t as saccharine as it sounds. Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton) will direct from his own screenplay.
Hit the jump to check out the press release and feel doubtful about this movie.