Making Out with the Media: The roundup for June 3, 2009

[It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so let’s get started! – TL]

Sigourney Weaver returns to comedic form in two new movies
One of Hollywood’s most versatile stars is treading the comedy boards again. Actress Sigourney Weaver will be in two upcoming comedies. The first is Paul, a comedy starring British duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two sci-fi fans who come across an escaped alien (voice by Seth Rogen). Weaver’s role is being kept securely under wraps. Afterwards, she’s going to be playing the filthy rich aunt to the antagonist in Kristen Bell’s You Again, about a woman who finds out her high school nemesis will be her future sister-in-law. (Source: Variety)

Cast of Easy A gets rounded out
Attention all you Ojai, Californians! Be on the lookout for the following bone fide stars roaming around your neighborhood as they have been cast in Easy A, that re-imagining of The Scarlet Letter that had me in such a-flutter: Lisa Kudrow, Alyson Machalka, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Penn Badgley, Cam Gigandet, Malcolm McDowell and Daniel Bird. Production starts June 9. (Source: Variety)

Lance Gross joins cast of Ferrara’s and Forest’s flick
It’s still without a title, but the cross-culture family wedding film from Fox Searchlight has added “House of Payne” star Lance Gross to the cast as America Ferrara’s husband-to-be. So we’ve got the happy couple, we’ve got the fathers (Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia)… now all we need is some meddling sisters, an ex or two, oh! And how ’bout a title? (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Labrador hound takes a bite out of Malaysian DVD piracy
The Motion Picture Association took their anti-piracy operation one step further into the realm of WTF when after donating a bunch of optical disks to the Malaysian government last year, a Labrador dog named Paddy who’d been trained to sniff them out found them alright—in six warehouses storing goods bound for Singapore. The raids were conducted at the tail end of May with the support of the government; over 6,000 discs that had been burned with copies of Terminator: Salvation, Star Trek, and Angels and Demons were recovered. Now who’s a good boy? (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

Related Posts: Kristen Bell takes lead in You, Again, Emma Stone to star in Easy A, Producer, creator Will Gluck earns a directorial Easy A, Cultures will clash for America Ferrara

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 22:17 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News