It gives me — along with, to be fair, any fan of good comedy — great pleasure to notice this big year for Kathryn Hahn. Being one of the funniest parts of Wanderlust and one of the only funny people in The Dictator is good enough, I’d think — let’s not forget some strong supporting work on Girls, either — but the next piece is also the second role to come her way in just two weeks.
Variety reports that Hahn has been pegged to lead an indie comedy, Afternoon Delight, which was scripted by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under); she’ll make this her debut directing job, as well. As the title may have lasciviously suggested, her film will see the actress play “a bored housewife seeking a spark,” and… well, that’s all there is to say. Save, obviously, for the prediction that Hahn will be quite funny in whatever this ends up turning into.
Since there isn’t much else, give that song of the same title a listen below:
Next, THR informs us that Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe, Alex Cross) is singing to co-star with Justin Long in The Ten O’Clock People. This adaptation of Stephen King‘s short story, directed by Tom Holland, will see her play a woman granted the ability to see powerful members of society as monstrous creatures (named “batmen”) who are trying to destroy humanity; she teams with Long‘s character, himself the protagonist, and takes up the effort to fight these beings. That definitely sounds like a film I’d be interested in checking out one Saturday afternoon.
Dead Rabbit Films will produce with Making Ten O’Clock Productions, with production eyed to begin in September.
Update: Variety now reports that Joe Taslim (The Raid) has joined and will play Jah, “a cold-blooded killer who uses his martial arts and parkour skills to fight the pic’s protags.” You can read the original story below.
Finally, The Daily Mail (via ThePlaylist) have learned that Fast Six (or The Fast and the Furious 6; take your pick) is adding model Clara Paget (Johnny English Reborn), from whom we can expect a turn as the “gun-slinging action woman” named Vegh.
Standard stuff, from what I can tell, but there is one interesting tidbit in that report: Justin Lin will recreate London’s Piccadilly Circus — they weren’t allowed to shoot there, natch — and, with it, stage a giant oil tanker explosion. The director explained, “with schoolboy glee,” that the use of a set will allow him and his team to “do anything,” one of the things being, in this case, massive pyrotechnics. With this series, we’d only expect them to do whatever crazy idea enters their head.
The original cast (including Michelle Rodriguez), Dwayne Johnson, Gina Carano, and Luke Evans will star in Fast Six, which opens on May 24th, 2013.
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