Our first news on Toy’s House came from none other than Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman — funny how these things pan out sometimes — only, the news wasn’t all that detailed in the first place. Now, Variety have filled us in by reporting that Alison Brie, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Megan Mullally, and Erin Moriarty (The Watch) will be among the film’s adult leads, while Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, and Moises Arias have been assigned to play the kids at its center. Chris Galletta has written the film, on which Jordan Vogt-Roberts will make his debut.
The former’s screenplay aims right for the nostalgia bone, what with it centering on “three unhappy teenagers who flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny.” In that group is Joe Toy (Robinson), a “sharp-witted” kid with a cantankerous father (Offerman); the “gentle giant,” Patrick (Basso); and Biaggio (Arias), a social outcast getting his first true acceptance amongst these two friends. On the adult side of things, Mullally has been locked to play Patrick’s mother, Brie has “a brief appearance as Joe’s sister,” Rajskub is a cop on the hunt, and Moriarty is the girl who comes between Joe Toy & Patrick.
Big Beach Films and Low Spark Films are producing Toy’s House, and will put it into production next month.
Next, Deadline has two stories about fast-growing films: The Internship and Devil’s Knot. The first, a Shawn Levy comedy, has added JoAnna Garcia; she’ll play the girlfriend to Vince Vaughn‘s character, a recently laid-off worker who finds a job with his friend (Owen Wilson) at a burgeoning website. Unfortunately, some of the younger set want to get their jobs, and competition sets in. Max Minghella, Josh Brener, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, and Daniel O’Brien also star.
Secondly, we’ve heard that Atom Egoyan‘s Devil’s Knot will now feature Rex Linn (Django Unchained, CSI: Miami), who’s been cast as Chief Inspector Gary Gitchell, lead investigator in the West Memphis 3 case. Maybe not a show-stopping part, given his early departure from the story, but this film’s potential still grows for yours truly every day.
The cast for Devil’s Knot is filled out by Colin Firth, 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, and Kevin Durand.
Is Toy’s House coming together nicely? Are you confident about these other choices?
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