Kevin Smith Worming His Way Back Into Our Good Graces?
But what do I know?
But if he is trying to get back in our good graces, he couldn't have done much better than casting Melissa Leo (Frozen River, "Treme") in his upcoming low-budget horror film, Red State, which envisions a Fred Phelps type as a horror movie villain. And in addition to bashing Mr. Phelps, Kevin also gets bonus points for casting Stephen Root, who should be cast in every film ever made and lots of movies that never are. The Wrap also reports that Dermot Mulroney, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano are also on board. I have nothing against any of those guys, except maybe Gallner, who is kind of a one-note horror movie victim (Nightmare on Elm Street, Haunting in Connecticut). But then again, I'll always reserve a little hate in my heart for Beaver Casablancas for what he did to Veronica Mars. That bastard.
Anyway, it's a very positive beginning to what we can all hope is a return to Kevin Smith form, or at least for those of us who like Kevin Smiths' form.