Helping wrap up a very productive week of casting, Variety report that Scott Frank‘s Liam Neeson-starrer, A Walk Among the Tombstones has found its last main player: Boyd Holbrook (Out of the Furnace, The Host), himself another part of what the outlet call the writer-director’s strategy “to [surround the star] with young talent that will very much be in the public eye by the time this pic makes it to theaters.” In that case, it’s up to he, Ruth Wilson. and Dan Stevens to lure more of the young kids, something I had, however, thought its lead was already capable of. If Taken 2 could be a hit…
Like them, there’s no existing information pertaining to his role, though it’s already been reported that Neeson, starring in the adaptation of Lawrence Block‘s novel, will play Matt Scudder, a private detective on the hunt for a drug dealer’s kidnapped wife. Curious is the fact that Holbrook doesn’t, frankly, look like the sort who’d commit that act, but that could be said of his other co-stars — so, who knows what’s going on there.
Regardless, Tombstones is shaping up to be a better-than-average example of the recent Neeson action picture. Production will start next month.
Much different territory is covered at BleedingCool, whereat it’s noted that Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) will be featured in The Muppets… Again! (That exclamation point is in the title, not an indicator of how excited I am.) The information was leaked by the tweet of actress Fleur Poad, because that’s how these things get out nowadays, and corroborated in an interview the actor had recently conducted. Here’s an even better dollop: if additional word is to be believed, the once-rumored, once-thought-to-be-gone Christoph Waltz is back, complete with a dance scene that sees him “covered in dust.”
James Bobin, genius, has made a Muppets sequel his excuse for an Inglourious Basterds reunion. Someone get Eli Roth on the phone.
Also starring Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Ray Liotta, and a litany of anthropomorphic creatures, The Muppets… Again! will open on March 21st, 2014.
How would you say either movie shapes up with these new bits of casting?