Casting Things: Michelle Williams, Joel Edgerton Getting Robbed; Philip Seymour Hoffman Getting Upset Again
- Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are reportedly attached to star in a remake of the 2009 Italian film The Double Hour. Maria Full of Grace's Joshua Marston is writing and directing the psychological thriller, which will see the stars playing a couple who fall victim to a dangerous robbery. In a missed opportunity, the result is not Batman.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star in God's Pocket, the feature directing debut of Mad Men's John Slattery. He'll reportedly star alongside Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Turturro as a blue-collar guy "stuck in a life and death struggle between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please and a debt he can't pay." Which is good, because depressive, unshaven Hoffman is maybe the best Hoffman.
- Adam Sandler's Blended has found a way to feel even more painfully familiar. The project already has the usual elements of a too-attractive romantic interest (Drew Barrymore for the third time), Sandler go-to director Frank Coraci, and a warm setting to allow Sandler to never put on an actual pair of pants. Now, it reportedly also has Chelsea Handler in the role of, you guessed it, Barrymore's best friend. The character has not been described as a lascivious loudmouth perpetually swilling wine, but yes.