The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already boasts Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper as series newcomers, and now it can count a former paper company temp among its ranks.
Former The Office star B.J. Novak has joined The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in an unspecified role, according to a tweet from director Marc Webb. Webb, who has been sharing photos from the set over Twitter since production began Feb. 6, tweeted Thursday “A supposed rumor about a Dunder-Mifflin takeover of Oscorp?” along with a photo of Novak.
Amazing Spider-Man 2, a sequel to last summer’s hit, is scheduled to swing into theaters May 2, 2014. Andrew Garfield reprises his role as the webslinger, with Emma Stone returning as Gwen Stacy and Sally Field as Aunt May.
Cooper is playing Norman Osborn, who in the comics and in the original film trilogy heads Oscorp and becomes the villainous Green Goblin. Foxx is signed on to play the villain Electro, with Paul Giamatti as the Rhino.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Novak’s rep seeking more details on the role.
Anne Hathaway Joins Mindy Kaling’s Rom-Com ‘The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie’
Actress Anne Hathaway has signed on to star alongside Mindy Kaling in the Office star’s romantic comedy ‘The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie’. Kaling, who is riding a recent wave of success after introducing her new show ‘The Mindy Project’ on Fox, co-write the movie’s script with Brent Forrester (King of the Hill). The film follows the titular character down on her luck until Mr. Perfect shows up, changing her fate after a string of failed relationships. Anne Hathaway will play Gillespie with Kaling stepping into a supporting role.
Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd productions are expected to produce, with the film still looking for a director leaving a production date yet to be announced. This will mark the first collaboration between Hathaway and Kaling. Right now Hathaway is working on the motion picture ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Rio 2′. ‘The Dark Knight’ actress is also rumored to be a part of ‘Robopocalypse’. Kaling, who has also been named one of the executive producers of the Lizzie Gillespie fare, just finished up on ‘Wreck-It Ralph’. She is also slated to appear in ‘The End of the World’. What do you say rom-com fans, is Hathaway and Kaling together on the big screen something you look forward to?
B.J. Novak has boarded director John Lee Hancock’s Mary Poppins drama Saving Mr. Banks. Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti,Jason Schwartzman and Ruth Wilson are already attached to the drama.
The film follows the story of P.L. Travers, the writer who created the iconic character Mary Poppins. It focuses on her struggle with bringing the film to life at Disney.
The actor will play Disney songwriter Robert Sherman, who wrote the Oscar-winning song “Chim Chim Cheer-ee” for the film. Emma Thompson will be playing the role of P.L. Travers with Tom Hanks portraying Walt Disney.
B.J. Novak is best known for his work on NBC’s The Office. He also made an appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
Production will begin this September in Los Angeles.
Saving Mr. Banks comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Ruth Wilson. The film is directed by John Lee Hancock.
Mindy Kaling to Voice a Character in “Wreck-It Ralph”
The voice cast for Disney’s video game adventure movie, Wreck-It Ralph, has expanded exponentially, and in a very good way.
The movie, which already features John C. Reilly in the lead as Ralph, a video game bad guy who decides he wants to be the hero, as well asSarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch, will now tout an even more impressive list of names.
Walt Disney Animation Studio has announced the additions of Alan Tudyk(Firefly/Serenity, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil), Mindy Kaling (The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, Married With Children) to the cast, as well as many others.
Also lending their voices will be Dennis Haysbert (24, Major League),Adam Carolla (Drawn Together, The Adam Carolla Show), Horatio Sanz(Saturday Night Live, Tomcats), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off),Roger Craig Smith (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), Rachael Harris (The Hangover), and Stefanie Scott (A.N.T. Farm).
Tudyk will be playing King Candy, the ruler in a candy-coated racing game called Sugar Rush. Kaling will voice a racer and Sarah Silverman’s nemesis, Taffyta Muttonfudge. Ed O’Neill plays the owner of Litwak’s Family Fun Center & Arcade, Mr. Litwak.
Other newly announced cast includes Sugar Rush security Wynchel (Carolla) and Duncan (Sanz); Nicelanders Mary (McClurg) and Deanna (Harris), who live inside the game Fix-It Felix, Jr.; A general from the gameHero’s Duty (Haysbert); Sonic the Hedgehog (Craig Smith, who also voiced Ezio in the Assassin’s Creed franchise); Moppet Girl (Scott), a young arcade enthusiast; and Ryu, Ken, and M. Bison from Street Fighter (with their usual voices, Kyle Hebert, Reuben Langdon, and Gerald C. Rivers).
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