Friday, March 13, 2009

Ben Stiller Film Gets More Cast Members

Director Noah Baumbach has set a trio of thesps to star alongside Ben Stiller in the dramedy "Greenberg" for Focus Features.

Rhys Ifans, Brie Larson and Juno Temple have joined the pic, which Scott Rudin is producing.

Penned by Baumbach, story centers on a New Yorker (Stiller) who moves to Los Angeles to housesit for his brother and figure out his life. He ends up having a relationship with his brother's assistant (Greta Gerwig).

Ifans will play Stiller's best friend, who is going through a divorce. Larson will play Stiller's college-age temptation, and Temple will portray her buddy. Shooting will begin later this month.

I don't remember any of these actors so I'm not sure what to think of this. Its also going to be interesting to see Stiller doing a dramedy flick like this. Hope it turns out good. Focus Features has been on a role lately with their films so you never know.

1 comment:

Fletch said...

I don't know the two ladies, but Ifans is great, given the right material. If you're a Charlie Kaufman fan, see the underseen Human Nature. It's not great by any stretch, but it's off the beaten path, for sure.

He was also featured prominently in The Replacements, Notting Hill, and some flick featuring a hot air balloon that I can't recall the name of...