Casting News: Emma Stone in Cocaine Comedy Little White Corvette; Matthew Fox in WWII Thriller Emperor
01.06.12 by Ryan
After star-making turns in 2009's Zombieland, 2010's Easy A and, most recently, in this summer's The Help, actress Emma Stone has the luxury of being able to choose her next project and, after appearing in the upcoming comic book adaptation of The Amazing Spider-Man and the crime drama Gangster Squad, it looks like she will be returning to comedy.
Deadline reports that Stone is attached to star in Little White Corvette, a comedy about a nerdy brother and his wild sister (Stone, we assume) who travel to Miami to sell off cocaine they found in the trunk of their late father's car (we'll assume it's a Corvette). Stone has been interested in the script since last summer, but now that it has sold to GK Films, shooting will begin in late summer when Stone is available.
Little White Corvette was written by Michael Diliberti, who co-wrote the script for 30 Minutes or Less (which was directed by Stone's Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer). No director has been announced yet for Little White Corvette, though Stone and Diliberti will executive produce.
Stone was also reportedly negotiating to star in another comedy, titled He's F**king Perfect, written by newcomer screenwriter Lauryn Kahn, a former assistant to director Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys), though recent reports claim that she may no longer be available though Fox 2000 is holding out hope that she will still star in the movie. Either way, they'll have to wait for Stone to star in Little White Corvette first.
Since the ending of the ABC series Lost, actor Matthew Fox has been keeping busy in a supporting role in World War Z and a villainous role in I, Alex Cross, but is now set to tackle a leading role in the political thriller Emperor.
Set at the end of WWII following Japan's surrender, Fox will play Gen. Bonner Fellers, one of General Douglas MacArthur's leading Japanese experts. With MacArthur temporarily in charge as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces, Fellers must decide whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal while also searching for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S. Let's just say the role sounds very "Jack" and the movie's producers agree.
"We are thrilled to be working with Matthew Fox who is a fine actor and whose maturity and appeal fits perfectly with our film's aesthetic," producer Gary Foster (Ghost Rider) told Variety.
Emperor will start production at the end of the month under the direction of Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising, Girl With a Pearl Earring) from a script by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup). The shoot will take place in New Zealand and Japan.