Casting Call: Scoot McNairy Joins Ben Affleck’s ARGO; Corbin Bleu Takes on NURSE 3D; Nick Frost and More Lend Voices to ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

     August 4, 2011


We have several bits of casting news to bring your way tonight. First up, Scoot McNairy (upcoming Cogan’s Trade) has joined the cast of director/star Ben Affleck’s Argo. In addition to Affleck, McNairy will also appear alongside Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and Alan Arkin in the Warner Bros. pic that is based upon a 2007 article from Wired magazine. Chris Terrio adapted the Joshuah Bearman piece entitled “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran” which tells the rescue story of six U.S. diplomats in 1979. Variety scooped the news of McNairy’s casting, but doesn’t divulge any details regrading his character. The film is currently eyeing a 2012 release.

Next up, High School Musical‘s Corbin Bleu is taking his talents from an educational setting to a medical one.  The actor has signed on to star alongside Paz De La Huerta and 30 Rock‘s Katrina Bowden in Lionsgate’s horror flick Nurse 3D. According to Variety, Bleu will take on the role of Bowden’s boyfriend (poor guy), who gets caught up in (a.k.a. most likely murdered) the violent outbursts of De La Huerta’s character, Abby. In case you want to learn a little more about the film, this NSFW concept art should pretty much tell you all you need to know. Nurse 3D is also aiming for an unspecified 2012 release. To read about the approximately one thousand names joining Nick Frost in Ice Age: Continental Drift, hit the jump.

nick-frost-imageSuccessfully completing the trifecta of casting news, Variety also reports that Nick Frost, Joy Behar, JB Smoove, Alan Tudyk, Heather Morris, Josh Gad, Kunal Nayyar, Alain Chabat, and hip/hop artist Nicki Minaj have rounded out the voice cast for co-directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier’s Ice Ace: Continental Drift. The names join a cast that already included Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, and Aziz Ansari among numerous others.

The report makes no mention as to what characters each of the new actors will be voicing. Nevertheless, we can all rest easy knowing that they are indeed somewhere in the film. Continental Drift opens on July 13th, 2012 and centers on the way in which Scrat’s (Wedge) relentless pursuit of an acorn has seismic consequences that allow Sid (Leguizamo) to reunite with his family.

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