The Hollywood Cog has graced us with his presence, and for today, he leaves us with casting notes on a few projects.
Men in Black 3
Will Smith’s Men in Black sequel has already set Jemaine Clement and Josh Brolin (as a young Tommy Lee Jones). The Cog reports that apparently Gemma Arterton, Alec Baldwin, and Sharlto Copley are all in negotiations for roles in the film. Arterton would play a secretary in the 1969 version of MIB; Baldwin would play the 1969 MIB boss; and Copley would play a fast-talking Yoda type alien. Nicole Sherzinger has also been offered a cameo as Clement’s girlfriend. As previously reported, Emma Thompson has also been cast; she’ll play the head of MIB in modern day. Filming starts in November, and is expected to run through February.
2 Guns (Brotherhood) may reteam Wedding Crashers’ co-stars Vince Vaugh and Owen Wilson. The Blake Masters scripted action flick follows wo lawmen, neither of whom realizes the other is a “good guy,” as they plot to rob a bank together, having been assigned to do so by their employers, and then must figure out who the dirty money belongs to as their respective agencies try to hunt them down. Vaughn is attached and Wilson is interested in the project, currently set up at Universal. No director has signed on yet.
Finally, Mark Wahlberg — of all people — is considering the lead role in Seth MacFarlane’s Teddy Bear, a comedy about a 33 year old man whose Teddy Bear comes to life and poses problems for him as an adult when it gets in the way of a relationship with his girlfriend. The Teddy Bear is described as something that, I shit you not, likes to party, pick up women, smoke pot, and play video games. Oh, Seth MacFarlane; you’re such an imbecilic asshole. Note, too, that there are roles in the movie for a racist homosexual, a woman obsessed with talking about men shaving their assholes, and a “Jewish-looking” person who makes anti-Semitic remarks. In other words: Typical MacFarlane.