Comedian Jay Mohr has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's next project, the supernatural drama Hereafter, according to Variety. Mohr, 39, was a recurring cast member on Saturday Night Live in the mid '90s and has also starred in the TV series Ghost Whisperer and Gary Unmarried.
The script for Hereafter was written by Peter Morgan, who also wrote the screenplays for Frost/Nixon and The Queen. The story is a meditation on death that follows the parallel stories ofthree people: Matt Damon, a factory worker with the ability to see the deceased; Belgian actress Cécile de France, a journalist who's had a brush with death; and a London schoolboy, yet to be cast.
Mohr will play Billy, the brother of Damon's character. Production is already underway, with shooting schedules in Paris, London, Hawaii, and San Francisco. DreamWorks has slated the movie for a December 2010 release, placing Hereafter at the heart of Oscar season.
The Oscars have be good to Eastwood as of late, with five of his last six movies earning at least one Oscar nomination. We'll find out if Invictus will continue that trend when the Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning. Eastwood won his second Best Director Oscar in 2004 for Million Dollar Baby, which also won Best Picture.