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UPDATED: Casting round-up: Ed Helms joins Joe Carnahan's Stretch; Cusack and Jane board Hard Drive

06.10.2013
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UPDATED correction: Apparently, Ed Helms will be playing a co-worker of Wilson's, NOT the billionaire he's escorting.

Got some interesting casting news on two new projects on the horizon today. The first is for director Joe Carnahan's upcoming STRETCH, an action/comedy starring Patrick Wilson as a limo driver, escorting a billionaire around to earn some extra cash. The billionaire in question has just cast THE HANGOVER's Ed Helms, who also joins the previously cast Chris Pine, who worked with Carnahan on SMOKIN' ACES,  in an unspecified role. Carnahan has since posted a Tweet (below) of himself with Pine, Helms, and Wilson, along with the tease of "one more big addition." I'm a CarnaFAN, so whatever he puts out I'll be there to see it. I'm still holding out hope that he and Frank Grillo can somehow be wrangled by Marvel into a new Punisher film, but that's just me pipe dreamin.'

Here's the synopsis:

Wilson ("Insidious") is a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire (Helms) who drags him to hell and back.

Next up is casting for HARD DRIVE, an action-thriller that commenced principal photography today. The project, from director Brian Trenchard-Smith (BMX BANDITS!!!) has cast the leads of John Cusack and Thomas Jane who will go head to head in the pic, which sounds like a pretty formulaic genre juant.

Here's the synopsis:

HARD DRIVE is the story about a bank thief (Cusack) who coerces an ex-Formula 1 champion (Jane) into becoming his getaway driver.

What do you think? Obviously, STRETCH is the clear frontrunner here, but HARD DRIVE has the potential to be a fun B-movie, especially with Cusack and Jane at the wheel. No release dates are set for these films as they're just getting underway. We'll update as details drop.

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Extra Tidbit: Am I the only one disappointed that The A-Team bombed? I thought it was a blast. A shame we'll never get any more...
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10:35PM on 06/10/2013
Both sound like two good solid films, especially Stretch. Joe Carnahan is such a great director and is vastly underrated. The guy doesn't know how to make an average film because Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey are all terrific films and are some of my personal favorites.

I would love to see the guy tackle The Punisher or Daredevil for Marvel. Hell, I would even like to see him direct a good Ghost Rider film. He would be perfect.
Both sound like two good solid films, especially Stretch. Joe Carnahan is such a great director and is vastly underrated. The guy doesn't know how to make an average film because Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey are all terrific films and are some of my personal favorites.

I would love to see the guy tackle The Punisher or Daredevil for Marvel. Hell, I would even like to see him direct a good Ghost Rider film. He would be perfect.
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1:08AM on 06/11/2013

A-Team

A-Team rocked for me! It was a fun ride and enjoyed it a lot.
A-Team rocked for me! It was a fun ride and enjoyed it a lot.
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1:32AM on 06/11/2013
Absolutely with you on that one. I'm kinda bummed Carnahan said there won't be a sequel.
Absolutely with you on that one. I'm kinda bummed Carnahan said there won't be a sequel.
2:43AM on 06/11/2013
The A-Team is actually not bad at all. It's a solid action film. I dare say this: it's better than A Good Day To Die Hard.
The A-Team is actually not bad at all. It's a solid action film. I dare say this: it's better than A Good Day To Die Hard.
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10:38AM on 06/11/2013

A TEAM...

A TEAM WAS GREAT. DON'T KNOW HOW THE MOVIE REALLY COULD'VE BEEN BETTER. THE ONLY THING THAT WAS BAD ABOUT IT WAS THE BOX OFFICE NUMBERS. WHICH I STILL DON'T GET. I SAW IN THE THEATRE AND WAS GLAD I DID. IT WAS OVER THE TOP ACTION, FUNNY, AND A PERFECT SUMMER MOVIE. WISH THERE WERE MORE TO COME.
A TEAM WAS GREAT. DON'T KNOW HOW THE MOVIE REALLY COULD'VE BEEN BETTER. THE ONLY THING THAT WAS BAD ABOUT IT WAS THE BOX OFFICE NUMBERS. WHICH I STILL DON'T GET. I SAW IN THE THEATRE AND WAS GLAD I DID. IT WAS OVER THE TOP ACTION, FUNNY, AND A PERFECT SUMMER MOVIE. WISH THERE WERE MORE TO COME.
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