Stalked: Rogen and Banks in Smith's Porno, Heigl for Luketic, Stewart in Twilight
Some casting news titbits. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks are set to star in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Kirsten Stewart is to star in a vampire story called Twilight, and Katherine Heigl is to star in Robert Luketic's The Ugly Truth.
Katherine Heigl has signed for the Robert Luketic directed film The Ugly Truth according to The Hollywood Reporter. She plays the producer of a show who hires an obnoxious self-proclaimed expert in relationships for her show and his advice actually ends up getting her the man of her dreams. I'm guessing that is either the relationship expert himself, or she ends up realising that the man of her dreams isn't for her...and so on.
Luketic, who was going to direct Dallas at one point, has said this is the funniest thing he's read in ages. It's written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen Smith who also wrote Legally Blonde. Great.
Kirsten Stewart is starring in Twilight, which imaginatively, is the story of a seventeen year old girl who is in love with a vampire called Edward who is in her class. When Edward's nemesis arrives in town he turns his attention to her in order to get at Edward. Haven't we seen this tale a few times already? Blood and Chocolate, Underworld? Is this just the teenage version? The Hollywood Reporter tells us that it's taken from the novel by Stephenie Meyer (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) which is, surprisingly, set to be a series of novels.
Finally, Kevin Smith has his Zack and Miri for Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks are set to play the leads. Now I find that news rather interesting, and these two could really pull it off. Ermmm, did I just say that? The film is about two friends who make a pornographic film to try and raise money, during which they discover feelings for each other.