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Mark Duplass Lands ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Role; Bobby Cannavale Latest to Join Woody Allen’s Next Film

Written by on May 22, 2012 

I think, at this point, it’s best to just suck it up and accept that Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty will add actors years and years after the actual thing gets released. It’s just how frequent these updates have been and, what’s more, this is happening more than two months after the film actually began production, too.

Next up on that front, Deadline reports that writer-director Mark Duplass (Your Sister’s Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed) has been granted a “key supporting role” in the film — but, as is typical with Zero Dark Thirty‘s casting, we can’t know what actually makes said supporting role “key.” But I like to imagine that, in a film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, everybody’s got something important to do, and especially when they’re played by Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Strong, Nash Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau, and Frank Grillo.

Zero Dark Thirty will open on December 19th.

Deadline also has an update regarding Mr. Woody Allen. In their story, we’re quickly informed that Bobby Cannavale (Win Win) is signed for the man’s next film — well, To Rome With Love is technically his “next film” — which has finally confirmed Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett for starring roles; Alec Baldwin is also joining, while it’s been reported that Sally Hawkins will be present.

We, again, are not privy to who he’ll be playing, though we do know the film revolves around “a neurotic (Hawkins) who’s more fun and rough around the edges, [and] a sophisticated woman (Blanchett) who has her life together.” Shooting will begin in San Francisco and New York in a few months’ time, with a 2013 release expected.

Do you think either addition will bolster these respective projects?

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