What is Casting Couch? Today, it’s pondering the inevitability of all Christopher Nolan-related casting while readying some sweet margaritas for the weekend.
Please contain your shock as we pass on news that Michael Caine will join Christopher Nolan for a sixth outing, as the veteran actor has now signed on for a role in the director’s upcoming and already tremendously anticipated Interstellar. It’s currently unknown what role Caine will play in the sci-fi feature, so there’s scarce little for us to write here beyond the usual “he will be great,” “it will be great,” “they will be great.” Great stuff. [Deadline, via ComingSoon]
Fine, fine, we’ll also throw you another Interstellar bone to make up for our lack of knowledge. Deadline (via ComingSoon) also reports that Jessica Chastain is lining up to join the new feature as well. Chastain is in talks to play the “third lead” in the film, next to the already-cast Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, which pretty much tells us just as much as that Caine casting does, so we’re at a bit of a loss here. Perhaps a love triangle? Pure speculation? Fine, we still don’t know much about the film. But isn’t that sort of nice?
Fast Six cutie Jordan Brewster has just lined up a non-vehicular-related project, as Deadline reports that the actress has joined indie North Of Hell, a dark comedy that already has Patrick Wilson and Katherine Heigl set to star. Wilson is on board to play “a successful businessman” (we can see it) with Heigl as his “sociopathic, bi-polar, obsessive-compulsive wife who controls everything in his life” (oh, we can definitely see that one). Brewster will blow everything up as “a sexy hire at Wilson’s character’s work who seduces and blackmails him, threatening to go to his wife with their affair.” Oh, dishy!
Who’d have thunk that having a role in that big ol’ box office smash The Hunger Games would lead to getting cast in more stuff? What? Everyone? Yeah, pretty much. According to THR, THG supporting actor Dayo Okeniyi (he played Thresh in the first film, dear, precious Tresh) is in negotiations to star in that new Endless Love remake that already has Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde set for its main roles. Okeniyi would “play the role of Pettyfer’s mischievous and daredevil best friend.” Not a bad role for an up-and-comer, but keep in mind, the rising star can next be seen in both the spectacular The Spectacular Now and the Ben Affleck- and Justin Timberlake-starring gambling drama, Runner Runner. You know what, Dayo? Feel free spend your Hunger money as you see fit, we have a feeling you’ve got plenty more where that came from.
Somehow, that’s not all we’ve got when it comes to Endless Love (a film we might need to actually anticipate now), as Deadline also reports that Robert Patrick is set to play Pettyfer’s father in the film. Considering the character actor is great in, oh, just about everything he’s ever appeared in, this casting adds a nice level of gravitas to the Shana Feste picture. While the remake of the 1981 trash classic centers on the obsessive love affair between two teens (hormones!), the plot of the Franco Zeffirelli original extends out to include tragic circumstances for everyone involved, so a dad role in the new film might not be as thankless as it might first sound.