Saving Mr. Banks continues to expand in a wholly impressive fashion. Following last week’s three-part addition, THR has learned that B.J. Novak (The Office, Inglourious Basterds) will make a turn in the John Lee Hancock drama — better yet, the brother of Jason Schwartzman.
Well, not his actual brother — or a member of the Coppola family tree, either — but as Robert Sherman, a songwriter and composer who, along with his brother, Richard Morton, was behind Mary Poppins‘ beloved tunes. You probably know, by this point, that Mr. Banks follows the struggles of Walt Disney (played here by Tom Hanks) to obtain rights from P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) for the book which, eventually, led to the family classic. They write the music at some point.
Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Ruth Wilson also star in Saving Mr. Banks, which will roll cameras this September.
News of a much lower-brow affair comes from Vanessa Hudgens‘ official website (via LatinoReview), who reveal that the Sucker Punch actress is Robert Rodriguez‘s next get for Machete Kills. You’d think, since the sequel finished shooting earlier in the week, we would have known before this point… but that’s just how it goes.
Hudgens will be playing Cereza, a character we know nothing about and one I, fittingly, also care nothing about. It’s a shame, that this is my general attitude toward this entire film, seeing as Rodriguez compiled a rather eclectic cast: Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara, Edward James Olmos, Amber Heard, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, and even Mel Gibson. (My hatred of the lattermost does not necessarily impact curiosity. It might even amplify the feeling.) At least this is making way for Sin City 2.
How might Novak and Schwartzman compliment one another onscreen? Are you surprised by the announcement regarding Hudgens?
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