What was interesting about Fun Size back in January remains its most interesting feature today. That, of course, is director Josh Schwartz, perhaps known best as the showrunner for Chuck. That television show will be coming to a close soon, and Schwartz looks to be shifting to bigger screens with his first feature film here (and a few other projects in development).
The story is fairly standard – about a teenage girl who has to take her little brother trick ‘r’ treating and, instead, takes him to a party. For some reason he goes missing, which means the party is either a raging mind-bender or way too boring for a pre-pubescent kid. Disney alum Victoria Justice has already signed on as the lead, and Bloody Disgusting is now reporting that Johnny Knoxville, Thomas Middleditch, Thomas McDonell, Osric Chau, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Pence, Holmes Osborne, James Pumphrey, William Belli, and Peter Navy Tulasosopo have also been cast alongside Jackson Nicoli who will play the brat that goes missing.
Almost all of those names sound made-up, especially the one that sounds like a porn actor alias. You know the one. Regardless, it’s a big, varied cast which should offer a lot of crazy characters for Jackson to run into during the frantic search for her brother.
Schwartz and his Chuck-honed humor are still the major draws here, especially with Colbert Report writer Max Werner writing the script here. Still, it’ll be interesting to see Knoxville and SNL Gasteyer play around in that sandbox, even if it will be for the young folks.
Correction: In the original posting, we incorrectly wrote that the lead was Victoria Jackson, not Victoria Justice. Apologies to anyone who thought the SNL alum was going to age down to play a teenager.