Yesterday, we brought you news that Colin Farrell was in negotiations to star as the vampire in the Fright Night remake (along with Anton Yelchin as the lead, and Toni Colette as the mother). Today, we learn that Colin Farrell is also in talks, along with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day, to star in Horrible Bosses. The movie is about three best friends who decide to kill each other’s bosses (indubitably!). Seth Gordon (The King of Kong — good!; Four Christmases — bad!) is set to direct, with filming expected to begin in the summer, that according to THR.The hope, too, perhaps, is that Charlie Day can become the next Zach Galifianakis, which doesn’t seem like a stretch at all. Charlie Day is the manic tits.
But wait! That’s not all. Jennifer Aniston — who is determined to sully all your favorite actors by appearing in the same film — will also co-star with Paul Rudd (turn that frown upside down, motherfuckers) in Wanderlust, an Apatow-produced comedy about a married couple who decide to leave the trappings of the city and immerse themselves in a counterculture lifestyle. Lame-ish premise, but David Wain (Role Models) is directing and co-writing with Ken Marino, who also co-wrote Role Models with Rudd and Wain. So, everything’s coming up roses on this project: You just have to deal with the Aniston thorns. (Deadline)
There’s also another movie that Colin Farrel is set to star in, according to Variety (he’s going to be very busy in the near future). He and Marion Cotillard will star in the Cronenberg-directed Cosmopolis, based on the Don Delillo novel. It’s a thriller about a multimillionaire asset manager who loses his entire wealth over a 24-hour period. Cotillard will play the wife. That sounds weirdly straightforward for a Cronenberg film.
I hope you like Farrell and Aniston. You’re going to be seeing an awful lot of them.