After re-watching Bridesmaids on TV the other day, I couldn’t help but wonder just when Chris O’Dowd would become a household name. It’s bound to happen in the very near future, as he has several new projects lined up — one even being a salsa dance comedy opposite Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block).
The Sun (via ThePlaylist) has informed us that project is named Cuban Fury, with Frost playing “a former teen dance prodigy who attempts a comeback years after a rival (O’Dowd) ruined his career.” Jon Brown, an up-and-coming British scribe, has written the script, which will mark his feature length debut. As if this project doesn’t sound funny enough, it’s being set up at Big Talk Productions, which brought us some great comedies including, Scott Pilgrim and the aforementioned Dead, Fuzz, and Block.
I’m a fan of both actors, and I’m pretty excited for their union as rival salsa dancers. (It’d be nice to get plenty of dance numbers and flashbacks to give us a little insight to both characters’ hideous past.) I’m not all that familiar with Brown‘s writing experience, which includes such TV shows as Mongrels and Misfits, but both — particularly the latter — have received enough praise.
Frost will be seen next in Snow White and the Huntsman, with O’Dowd lending his acting and writing talents to the new TV show Moone Boy and Judd Apatow‘s upcoming This Is 40. No director is attached to Cuban Fury just yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Edgar Wright finds his way to the directing chair for this one — and that’s something I’m totally okay with, if it does end up happening.
What do you think of Cuban Fury and its new stars?
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