Posted on 19 August 2009.
I thought I told you that we won’t stop. Or something like that. Tony Scott’s Unstoppable has Chris Pine and Denzel Washington in starring roles to this point, but now Variety is reporting that actress Rosario Dawson (25thHour) has joined the cast as well. We have been following this film’s bumpy track to the big screen for a while here at The Film Nest. We previously reported on Washington leaving the cast, only to return a few weeks later after ironing out some salary and budgetary issue with 20th Century Fox.
Dawson has made quite a career lately out of playing the lead’s girlfriend in her last few screen appearances, most recently playing Will Smith’s love interest in last year’s, Seven Pounds. There is no word on what role she will be playing in Unstoppable, but I’m going to take a guess and say she will play either Pine’s girlfriend or Washington’s daughter. I, for one, will gladly see Ms. Dawson in anything, her scenes in Oliver Stone’s Alexander were the only tolerable parts in the overly long biopic. What do you think about this news?
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Posted on 23 June 2009.
It’s a coming out party for many big name stars as voices for MGM’s upcoming live-action comedy, The Zookeeper. The pic stars Rosario Dawson and Kevin James, fresh off of his Paul Blart success, with most of the animals of the zoo voiced by some of the biggest names in the business. Who, you ask? Try Adam Sandler, Cher, Jon Favreau, Sylvester Stallone and Judd Apatow.
Sandler, will voice a capuchin monkey, Cher a giraffe, Stallone a lion, Apatow an elephant, and Iron Man 2 director Favreau, a bear. If you remember, Jim Breuer (Half Baked), Faizon Love (Made) and Bas Rutten (I don’t know him, sorry)…they will finish off the other voices in the cast. A pretty impressive list if I do say so myself. Screenrush tells us:
(film) centres on a bunch of zoo animals that try to teach the keeper their methods of dating and mating to help him win back the woman of his dreams. Frank Coraci (Wedding Singer) is directing the project and Sandler is producing.
While I am not going to sit here and feign a large level of interest in the piece, Sandler can certainly draw some friends together for a pic. He is definitely flexing his Hollywood muscle. What do you guys think of the cast? Good, bad, indifferent?
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