Snow Piercer‘s really slowed down on the casting — it’s been more than a month, since the last item, as a matter of fact — but Variety reports on the picture once more, telling us that Kenny Doughty (Titus) has signed for Bong Joon-ho‘s post-apocalyptic feature, which should begin shooting in just a few weeks.
Also starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, and Ewen Bremner, Snow Piercer — written by Joon-ho and producer Park Chan-wook — is a futuristic tale, in which Earth’s last living creatures inhabit a train, named “Snow Piercer,” and begin to falter under enormous pressure.
While he’s at it, Doughty also has a directing debut coming up. Titled Vengeance Waits, this is a “British revenge thriller” that’s been written by C.D. Waits and will star Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia). Production is scheduled to commence in September.
To go to the other end of the spectrum, THR has learned that Oliver Cooper (Project X) will appear in Grown Ups 2, which is now only the world’s second most-dreaded sequel. A newcomer to the returning cast of Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, and Maya Rudolph, Cooper will play “a frat boy-type.” Not that they should pander to their audience.
Do you see either addition improving their respective films?
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
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