By: Henry J. Fromage -
The Spectacular Now is lining up a pretty quality cast for a high school comedy. Miles Teller has been quietly stealing films ever since he debuted in Rabbit Hole, and will play a senior who’s live-for-the-moment ways are changed when he begins to date an unpopular girl and realizes that he can really change somebody else’s life… for better or worse. Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) will play the tried-and-true role of the girl who would only be unpopular in a Hollywood movie, and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) will play her popular rival.
Freddie Prinze Jr. will play that creepy guy that keeps coming to parties a decade after he graduated
David Gordon Green’s been a bit of an enigma, going from directing subtle, humanistic indies to big budget gross-out comedies. Now he’s just filming movies without bothering to tell anyone. Yep, his next, Prince Avalanche, is already in the can, and all we know about it is that it’s a remake of an Icelandic flick in which two highway repairmen slowly develop a friendship as they work together. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch will star, which has me interested, but still confused. Honestly, it’s hard to say so far which of Green’s preferred genres this will fall into.
It’ll likely be a mystery until we can figure out whether Danny McBride’s involved or not
If you haven’t watched Monsters yet, get on that already. The ultra-low budget post alien-invasion flick was one of the great pleasant surprises of the last few years, and got director Gareth Edwards on a lot of shortlists. I’m not really spoiling anything by saying that the ending allows for a sequel, but I never really expected one as the film wasn’t a huge moneymaker by any means. Well, looks like we’ll be getting one anyway, although unfortunately Edwards will only produce instead of direct Monsters: The Dark Continent. Up and coming screenwriter Jay Basu will script, and Tom Green will direct.
Do you want some sausage?
No, not that guy, who I’m just going to go ahead and report is dead, because who’s going to contradict me? Nope, this Tom Green is a Brit director from Misfits, which is enough of a recommendation for me. It’s not like budget should be an issue, regardless of how small, so I’m fairly excited for this one.