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Casting Corner: Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and More

Jonah Hill and Jason Segel

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jason Segel: The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor will be working alongside Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher, a film from Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, two writers on The Office. In the comedy, Diaz will compete against a fellow middle-school employee for another co-worker. Walk Hard‘s Jake Kasdan will direct.

Jonah Hill: He may be Superbad, but would you trust him to watch your kids? Hill has just been cast in The Sitter as a college student hired to watch three kids for an evening. The Adventures in Babysitting-esque project will likely be handled by director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).

Kristen Wiig: The fixture of nearly all Saturday Night Live sketches will soon headline her own project. The untitled comedy, which Wiig co-wrote with Annie Mumolo, will reportedly center on friends competing to plan a wedding party. Freaks and Geeks’ creator Paul Feig will direct while Judd Apatow will produce.

Amanda Bynes: The Hairspray actress will jump on board a new comedy from the Farrelly brothers. In Hall Pass, two wives give their husbands permission to have extramarital affairs—hence the “hall pass.” Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer and Jason Sudeikis all co-star.

Al Pacino: We’ve heard of Al Pacino working with Robert De Niro, but when has Pacino worked for De Niro? That’s exactly what the Oscar winner will be doing in Son of No One, a film Robert was originally attached to. The film centers around a rookie cop (Channing Tatum), working at a precinct in his childhood neighborhood, who faces secrets that could destroy his family. Filming begins next month.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan: The Watchmen star will be teaming up with Sam Worthington for The Fields, a Michael Mann-produced film. Morgan will play a New York detective assisting in a Gulf Coast-area search for a possible serial killer. Ami Canaan Mann, Michael’s daughter, will direct.



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