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Stalked: Big casting on Facebook, Thor, Other Guys

Thor.jpgThere's a trio of big casting news this morning that can't really make it's own story without being a little two paragraph announcement, so I've grouped them together into one big one.

The first up is the casting for the Facebook film, something that I am still struggling to see will be that good. Then there's news of two more names cast in Thor, and finally there's news of two heavyweights cast in a comedy called The Other Guys.

First up, the Facebook film casting. I'm struggling with this as I just don't see the excitement in this story, even the behind the scenes part. I'm sure something will come out of it though, and the cast is rather interesting. According to Variety we're set to see Jesse Eisenberg playing the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake playing Sean Parker, the man who co-founded Napster and also was Facebook's founding president, and finally Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the other co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money issues.

The David Fincher film called The Social Network is really going to be about how fame and fortune changes people so quickly, and we'll see that happening with the three leads as they are hit with both and the real life, behind the scenes issues begin to break their friendships and their original ideals apart.

Interesting considering the role of Facebook in other people's lives. The Social Network II is already being prepped, it's all about the behind the scenes of Twitter.

Next is the casting for Thor, and we find that the excellent Colm Feore and Jaimie Alexander are joining the cast of Kenneth Branagh's superhero film. Although Thor already has his love interest, Natalie Portman is playing Jane Foster, the woman he falls in love with on Earth, Alexander will be playing a female Asgardian warrior called Sif whom he's also in love with, or at least having some fun with!

Feore is to play someone else. Someone the studio aren't revealing. According to The Hollywood Reporter they aren't revealing his character's name and they won't even let out the script to the actors. All they know is that he's playing a villain. Any thoughts on that?

Chris Hemsworth is already set to play Thor and Tom Hiddleston Loki, the God of Mischief and is the main film villain, with Brian Blessed playing Odin.

The Other Guys is a comedy about two elite cops who are the pride and envy of the police department in which they work and are closely shadowed by another cop partnership who try, but just aren't as good.

Set to play the leading partnership are Dwayne Johnson (when do we stop calling him The Rock?) and Samuel L. Jackson – yes I did just say that, the two are going to be acting together.

Playing the partnership just behind them are Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, an interesting combination in itself.

Then there is the villain, there always has to be a villain, and Variety tells us that he's set to be played by Steve Coogan.

I have to say that this is an interesting cast list, and the two partnerships are as interesting off screen as on.



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