High school is hard enough for some kids, but it seems that Spencer Breslin's prematurely balding character in Harold may have a particularly tough road ahead of him. With a fairly strong supporting cast around him (Cuba Gooding Jr, Ally Sheedy, and Nikki Blonski) and a head of hair that reminds us of Seinfeld's George Castanza, Breslin's new comedy looks like it will deliver some good laughs. Posted 07.08.08 by reelz
Look for it in theaters this weekend in L.A., N.Y., and Miami.
Leads Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher have their best friends in place for What Happens in Vegas... The romantic comedy about two strangers who wake up after a drunken evening Vegas to discover they are married and have won a huge jackpot--and subsequently try to find out how they can avoid sharing the winnings with each other--has now added The Daily Show alum Rob Corddry and Boston Legal's Lake Bell to the cast.
And Saturday Night Live alums Chris Parnell and Rachel Dratch have joined the cast of Harold, the comedy about a prematurely balding high school student (Spencer Breslin). Parnell will play the gym coach who torments Harold, and Dratch the teacher who forces him to take off his hat--thus alerting the world to his condition.
Finally, Third Rock From the Sun's Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play the lead in The Frog King, a romantic comedy about a young, underpaid New York publishing assistant who loses his girlfriend and tries to win her back. It will be directed by Sex and The City's Darren Star.
The Frog King was adapted from Adam Davies' 2002 chick-lit-ish novel of the same name (we LOVED it) by Bret Easton Ellis--the man who wrote American Psycho and Less Than Zero. Sounds like a quite odd pairing, but we are going to hope for the best.
Gordon-Levitt is currently cast in Uncertainty, an indie from David Siegel and Scott McGehee (Bee Season, The Deep End).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter. Posted 08.13.07 by reelz
Nikki Blonsky, the zaftig star of Hairspray, has chosen her first post-Tracy-Turnblad role. Blonsky will join Cuba Gooding Jr., Ally Sheedy, Colin Quinn, and Spencer Breslin in Harold, a comedy about a prematurely aging highschooler, written and directed by SNL writer T. Sean Shannon. In it, Blonsky will play Harold's nerdy best friend Rhonda.
In other news, Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder, Smokin' Aces) is getting set to star in the upcoming Sandra Bullock romantic comedy, The Proposal. In it, Bullock will play a woman who has a greencard marriage to her assistant (Reynolds) to keep from being deported to Canada. Irony of ironies: Reyolds is actually Canadian.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter. Posted 07.31.07 by reelz