With his biggest turns of late being minor appearances in Cop Out and Scream 4 — also, to be perfectly honest, not paying any attention to the guy — had me thinking that Adam Brody was a done deal, but Variety brings us news to the contrary. They’re reporting that the actor will soon lead two films: Neil LaBute‘s Some Girls, which is being directed by Jennifer Getzinger, as well as Welcome to the Jungle, from director Rob Meltzer.
The first of those centers on “a successful writer who, before getting married, decides to travel across the country to meet his four ex-girlfriends in a series of hotel rooms”; expect them all to do terrible things and not feel the least bit of guilt about it. The second, written by Jeff Kauffmann, is about “a group of staffers at a design firm who go on an office retreat to a tropical island, where total chaos erupts after they become stranded.” With a situation not out-of-place in Lord of the Flies coming to fruition, his character “is forced to match wits with the power-hungry leader in order to rescue his co-workers.” Also starring in the film — which begins shooting next month — are Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
These are only the latest projects for Brody in 2012, a year which will also bring Whit Stillman‘s Damsels in Distress, the Kristen Wiig and Oscar Isaac-led Revenge for Jolly, and Seeking a Friend at the End of the World. I’ll concede and admit that my assumption about his spotlight being out was perhaps a tad erroneous.
Does either project sound interesting to you? Are you happy to see Brody landing more roles?
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