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It's Not What You Think, But It Might Be Better: The Smorgasbord That Is Movie 43

By TK | Trade News | December 1, 2011 | Comments ()

By TK | Trade News | December 1, 2011 |


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No, Kristen Bell is not playing Supergirl. Well, she is, but not the way you'd expect. She'll be appearing in Movie 43, a set of short comedic films done by various directors. It seems like it'll be a series of brief acerbically funny vignettes, with Bell and Bibb in one directed by the Farrelly Brothers that shows various heroes at their worst, and they've assembled a monstrous cast. The information we have comes from Coming Soon, who recently interviewed Leslie Bibb about her role in as an unhinged Wonder Woman. She had this to say:

"Mine is me, Jason Sudeikis and Justin Long and Bobby Cannavale and John Hodgman is the Penguin. And Bobby Cannavale is a jacked up Superman who smokes and we all are these fucked up superheroes. Like, I'm sleeping with Batman. He won't call me back. I'm kind of crazy. Kristen Bell is Supergirl and Uma Thurman is Lois Lane or something. And we're all just dysfunctional superheroes, like superheroes who can't get a date. We're all at this speed dating... I'm Wonder Woman and I have on this amazing wig and the whole getup, which was pretty fantastic. And I'm crazier than bat sh*t. Like, she is really crazy, and so it was really fun because I know Jason [Batman] and he won't call me back and I love him and he just doesn't care about me."

The other directors are Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, and Brett Ratner. That last douchspelunker notwithstanding, that's a pretty fun list. As for the cast? Well, (deep breath) here it is:

Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jason Sudeikis, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, Bobby Cannavale

Goddamn that's a hell of a list. Movie 43 is tentatively slated for an April 13, 2012 release date.

(header pic via io9)


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