Quick Cuts: Matt Damon, Josh Brolin to gain some True Grit, and others

Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in discussions to join the cast of True Grit, the Coen brothers’ remake of a John Wayne film readaptation of the Charles Portis novel. Damon would  play a fellow U.S. Marshall to star Jeff Bridges and Brolin would play the villain who killed the little girl’s father. Production will start in March for a release late next year. (Source: Variety)

Thanks to a recurring role in the HBO TV series “Hung,” Anne Heche has gotten her name out in the Hollywood world again; it has rewarded her by landing her two movie roles. She’s teaming up with Ed Helms to star in a comedy called Cedar Rapids as a woman he befriends at an insurance convention and then will go on to play a businesswoman that hires Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlburg to look into the financial losses at her company in The Other Guys. (Source: Variety)

Tony Scott is going to be directing a film about the rise and fall of the Chippendales dance clubs and its founder Steve Banerjee, from a script by Lisa Schrager (Pay the Girl) which itself will be adapted from a manuscript written by Rodney Sheldon. The only two reasons I mention this project is that a) I remember wanting to go to a Chippendales club when I was a pubescent girl in the 1980s and b) I just realized that both Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley from the “Saturday Night Live” sketch about the audition process are dead. (Source: Variety)

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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 06:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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