When a casting flurry was soon replaced by relative tranquility and a looming production start, this writer thought Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain had ceased any relevant pre-production movement. Now, however, EW reports on what could, all things considered, very well be the last addition — but I’ve been wrong before.
Anyway, we’ve heard that Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Bachelorette) will be joining this crime-comedy ensemble as Ramona Eldridge, one of the hucksters in on the film’s central scheme. Said scheme — actually a real-life, horrific crime — involves Marc Schiller (Tony Shalhoub), a Miami businessman kidnapped and tortured by bodybuilders (Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Anthony Mackie); Ed Harris, meanwhile, plays the detective chasing them. Shooting will begin sometime this spring.
Next up, THR says that Bridget Moynahan is looking to board Small Time, a Joel Surnow-helmed drama that, just last night, locked Christopher Meloni into the lead role. The actress is in talks for a supporting part — the protagonist’s ex-wife, for whom he still pines. (Devin Nostick will play their son, while Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) will also join, playing the main character’s salesman friend.) Initial descriptions and such early casting give me the impression it’s a decently-sized role, and if so — and even if it’s not the case, really — we’ve got a perfectly fine choice.
Do these casting choices boost your confidence in either film?
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