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Rose Byrne Signs for ‘Internship’; Stephen Moyer Latest to Tie ‘Devil’s Knot’

Posted by , on June 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm 

Almost any post-lead actors to join Shawn Levy‘s The Internship have been of the smaller sort — it’s a sign of, well, something when Max Minghella is your most noticeable addition — though an exception has arrived, since EW reports Rose Byrne is on the verge of joining Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson‘s new comedy. The general details on her character are a little basic, with our descriptor being “a high-ranking executive who starts a relationship with Wilson’s character.” But the part’s in good hands — should her work in Bridesmaids have signaled anything.

The Vaughn-penned comedy follows two friends who, though having acquired work at an up-and-coming website’s office, must compete with fellow interns over precious working positions. Fairly generic and “easy,” really, but a reunion of the two Wedding Crashers stars should make for a moderately fun comedy outing; Josh Brener, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Daniel O’Brien, and JoAnna Garcia will join them and try to keep up. The Internship will begin shooting on July 9th.

Secondly, Deadline has pegged Stephen Moyer as a latecomer to Devil’s Knot; he’ll play John Fogleman, who many believed abused his power — by way of shoddy testimonies and even wonkier evidence — when prosecuting Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin back in 1993.

It should not only be one of the closest things Knot has to a true antagonist — the fact that he’s a lawyer is somewhat funny, I think — but a good counterpoint to Ron Lax (Colin Firth), whose personal investigations (and the evidence that stemmed from them) set up much of the plot’s crux. While I’ve only seen a bit of Moyer‘s work on True Blood, even that execrable show lets him chip in good work; I only expect it should carry over to Devil’s Knot

The rest of the cast is filled up by Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Ryan, Dane DeHaan, Kristoffer Polaha, Collette Wolfe, James Hamrick, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Gladis, Matt Letscher, Brian Howe, Robert Baker, Kevin Durand, and Rex Linn. Production is starting imminently.

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