Casting News: Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, and More Get a Job; Patrick Wilson Reunites with Director James Wan
01.24.12 by Ryan
Writer-director Dylan Kidd made an impression with his 2002 debut movie Roger Dodger, but has been mostly absent since until co-writing and directing 2004's little-seen P.S. and, most recently, directing episodes of the Adult Swim series Children's Hospital. Now Kidd is looking to get back to directing movies with the comedy Get a Job for CBS Films.
Variety reports that Miles Teller (Project X) is in negotiations to star in the movie as a college graduate who, along with his friends, attempts to enter the working world during a recession. Offers have been made to Anna Kendrick (Up In the Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for unspecified roles, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) and Jay Pharaoh (Saturday Night Live) could appear in the movie as well. Jesse Eisenberg, who co-starred in Kidd's Roger Dodger, would appear in a cameo.
None of the actors are confirmed yet, as CBS Films has yet to give Get a Job the official greenlight. Therefore, the movie has no official start date, but, according to the report, shooting could start as early as next month. Newcomers Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel wrote the Get a Job script.
James Wan started his career by directing the first Saw movie, but his last movie, Insidious, brought him into the world of the supernatural instead and out of the "torture porn" subgenre that he helped create. Wan will stick with the supernatural for his next movie, The Conjuring, inspired by a true-life story.
Variety reports that Wan has settled on his cast for The Conjuring, with Vera Farmiga (Up In the Air) and Patrick Wilson (Young Adult) in final negotiations to star as the Perron family, who claimed that they lived amongst both friendly and sinister spirits in their Rhode Island farmhouse during the 1970s. Wilson worked with Wan in Insidious, also about spirits in a house, while Farmiga's last venture in horror was in 2009's Orphan.
Chad and Carey Hayes (Whiteout, The Reaping) wrote the movie for New Line, which is without a reported start date at the moment.
Last May, Wan was reportedly set to direct the supernatural thriller Spectre as his next project, but it looks like The Conjuring will take its place instead.