It’s not exactly Loki, but it will do. After breaking out in Hollywood with Bridesmaids, Chris O’Dowd has kept up a busy, varied career on everything from studio comedies to independent films to HBO shows. Now the actor can add one more notch to his belt, as he’s taken part in a Marvel superhero movie.
After hinting on Twitter last November that he was “filming a date scene with Natalie Portman,” the dot has been connected thanks to an interview with Indiewire. The star said he joined Thor: The Dark World “just for fun because I didn’t think there was any way that I could be in a superhero movie.” It looks like the romance won’t last for that long though, as he said, “I just do like one scene, which was quite fun.” Look for O’Dowd in the film when it lands this November.
In other casting news, Jason Statham needs a co-star for his latest action flick, a remake of Heat (which sadly has Simon West directing instead of Brian De Palma), and he’s found one, according to Deadline. Red State and Ceremony star Michael Angarano has been cast in the remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds actioner. Statham is set for the lead role as Nick, “a recovering gambling addict working as a for-hire tough guy, “while Angarano figures in as Cyrus Kinnick, “a tech billionaire who hires Nick as a bodyguard and gambling tutor.”
With shooting set for this year, don’t expect it until 2014, but yet another Statham project will be hitting screens this summer — in the UK, at least. Hummingbird (directed by the writer of Eastern Promises, Steven Knight), is arriving overseas in May and we’ve got a look at the new poster, which can be seen below thanks to Total Film. Expect it to be like just about every other Statham action film, barring any unforeseen creative surprises.
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