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Fallon gets Whipped

08.19.2008

So far there's been some cool casting for Drew Barrymore's directorial debut WHIP IT!, including Ellen Page, Kristin Wiig, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell. Now Jimmy Fallon has stepped in to star in the film, replacing Justin Long who left the project when he and then girlfriend Barrymore broke up. It's not surprising Fallon was able to fill in quickly as he's married to the film's producer, Nancy Juvonen. Slashfilm is reporting that Fallon will be playing "Hot Tub Johnny," the announcer of the roller derby league that Page's character joins (ditching her mother's plans to have her in the beauty pageant circuit). Fallon has been prepping his new late night TV show where he'll be taking over the spot vacated by Conan O'Brien (who, in turn, will be taking over for Jay Leno). I'm not a particular fan of Fallon's schtick and the reteaming of Fallon and Barrymore is giving me gruesome flashbacks to FEVER PITCH but I still think WHIP IT! can be a fun movie.

Extra Tidbit: I forgot Jimmy Fallon was in ALMOST FAMOUS...
Source: Slashfilm

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