Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Franco & Wiig & Carell & Fey & Wahlberg, Oh My


And that's without even getting around to that chick from Gossip Girl! Via Variety:

"Mark Wahlberg and James Franco are set to crash Steve Carell and Tina Fey's "Date Night."

Wahlberg and Franco have signed on for supporting roles in the Shawn Levy-helmed comedy for 20th Century Fox. Leighton Meester, Common, Taraji P. Henson and Kristen Wiig have also boarded the project.

Levy said that after landing a top-end ensemble for his upcoming "Night at the Museum" sequel, he aimed high in casting "Date Night" with the goal of populating all the supporting roles "with formidable actors."

"And people just kept saying yes," added Levy. "I think people just really wanted to work with Tina and Steve."

Penned by Josh Klausner, comedy revolves around a married couple who find themselves in harm's way after their routine date night goes horribly awry."

Yeah, Night at the Museum director, I do think you're onto something that Tina and Steve's presence in your movie might've meant a wee bit more to the casting process than your storied filmography there.

Thankfully for him not only do people want to work with them but I want to watch them and I want to watch the people who want to work with them too so everybody wins, hooray.


Karen said...

I just heard! What a dreamy cast. Fey and Carell together finally!

J.D. said...

That is the greatest fucking cast ever.

Julia said...

Can I buy my ticket now?