What is Casting Couch? It’s the place to go to find out which upcoming movies are going to star which actors. Keep reading to discover the cast of veterans Adam Carolla wants you to help him make a movie with.
Given Johnny Depp’s penchant for always sporting flashy accessories and conspicuous facial hair, his next project should prove to be right in his wheelhouse. The Wrap is reporting that he’s all set to star in Mortdecai, which is an adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli‘s comedic crime novel “The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery,” and possibly the launcher of a new franchise for the actor. David Koepp (Premium Rush) will direct the film, which will cast Depp as Charlie Mortdecai, a dashing art dealer who often finds himself caught up in espionage and intrigue. This particular Mortdecai story is one that involves rare paintings and Nazi gold, which most of the best stories often do.
Jack O’Connell, an actor best known for his feature role in the sex-obsessed and super-successful British series, Skins, has just gotten a pretty big break. It turns out he’s caught the eye of Angelina Jolie, and she’s decided to cast him as the leading man in her upcoming directorial debut, Unbroken. The film will see him playing Olympian track star turned war hero Lou Zamperini, who crashed his plane in the Pacific in 1943, drifted for 47 days, survived shark attacks and starvation, and eventually washed up on shore behind enemy lines to be taken as a POW by the Japanese. If that doesn’t sound like a harrowing enough story for you already, how about this little incentive to see the film—Joel and Ethan Coen recently did a rewrite of the screenplay. Very interesting. [THR]
David Harbour, who you’ll probably recognize as a character actor who’s always playing CIA operatives and whatnot, has been cast in the Denzel Washington-starring The Equalizer, as a crooked CIA operative of all things. The news comes from Deadline, who opine that The Equalizer is being looked at by Sony as a possible franchise launcher, and that Harbour’s character is a big enough one that he might survive for sequels, so this could very possibly be a very exciting get for the actor. Antoine Fuqua is directing.
Shameless and Black Sails actor Zach McGowan, who seems to have the superpower of being able to look serious no matter how long and silly his hair gets, has just landed another role. Deadline is reporting that he’s just been added to Gary Shore’s (The Draft) Dracula: Year Zero, where he’ll utilize his flowing locks to play a gypsy chief named Shkelgim. Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper also star in this origin tale, which covers how exactly Vlad the Impaler became an undead, blood-sucking fiend.
Adam Carolla, the longtime comedian and host of several radio and television programs, is looking to put together his second indie film. In 2007 he co-wrote and starred in the indie boxing comedy, The Hammer, and now he’s looking to crowd fund a new film he’s co-written with his Hammer partner Kevin Hench called Road Hard that will cast him as a struggling road comedian. Not one to ask for money just on the vague promises of an eventual feature, Carolla has already assembled a cast and had them show up to a press conference meant to entice possible investors. Included in Carolla’s group of players are familiar faces like Illeana Douglas, Diane Farr, David Alan Grier, and Larry Miller. As of THR’s picking up of the story, the film had already raised $400,000 of its $1 million goal. Might you be willing to give it a few dollars more?