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I would imagine it'd be difficult to get cast in a comedy where your three co-stars are Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Zach Galifianakis and that's the challenge facing newcomer Stephanie Szostak. The actress, who has a small part in the upcoming Uma Thurman comedy MOTHERHOOD, has signed on to play the female lead in DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, the upcoming comedy from director Jay Roach (AUSTIN POWERS, MEET THE PARENTS).

The film stars Rudd as a guy who's invited to a party by a host (Galifianakis) with an usual condition: everyone must bring the most pathetic loser of a guest they can find. Rudd finds Carell's character who turns out to be more than anyone bargained for. Szostak will play Rudd's girlfriend in the film. The project, a remake of a French film, has been in development for years and at one time had Sacha Baron Cohen attached to play the schmuck. Filming is set to begin this fall for a big July release next year.

Extra Tidbit: I'm guessing the film will eventually be retitled...
Source: THR

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6:35PM on 09/23/2009

The Dinner Game is the original film

and it is pretty funny. Not what I expected. Knowing what happens in it, I would say Zach would make a better schmuck. But I'd have to say this is the only remake in a long time that I am genuinely interested in.
and it is pretty funny. Not what I expected. Knowing what happens in it, I would say Zach would make a better schmuck. But I'd have to say this is the only remake in a long time that I am genuinely interested in.
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6:00PM on 09/23/2009
I'm hoping this movie will be hilarious, I'm really excited about it.

Extra Tidbit: If a movie called Meet the Fockers can come out, why not Dinner for Schmucks?
I'm hoping this movie will be hilarious, I'm really excited about it.

Extra Tidbit: If a movie called Meet the Fockers can come out, why not Dinner for Schmucks?
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2:16PM on 09/23/2009
Gotta say, I'm very skeptical about Carell (would have much preferred Sacha Baron Cohen)after Evan Almighty, Get Smart, and the more annoying by the season Michael Scott. Hopefully it will be a return to the glory days of Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin.
Gotta say, I'm very skeptical about Carell (would have much preferred Sacha Baron Cohen)after Evan Almighty, Get Smart, and the more annoying by the season Michael Scott. Hopefully it will be a return to the glory days of Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin.
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9:46AM on 09/23/2009
This movie intrigues the hell out of me. Let alone the great cast, but that plot just sounds like a formula for a really interesting and hilarious film. And yea, she's totally hot.
This movie intrigues the hell out of me. Let alone the great cast, but that plot just sounds like a formula for a really interesting and hilarious film. And yea, she's totally hot.
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11:30AM on 09/23/2009
Didn't see the original movie, but saw the Indian remake (Bheja Fry). It was a really hilarious and unusual type of comedy movie. If the hollywood one is anything like that (great start with an awesome cast), it'll be a blast.
Didn't see the original movie, but saw the Indian remake (Bheja Fry). It was a really hilarious and unusual type of comedy movie. If the hollywood one is anything like that (great start with an awesome cast), it'll be a blast.
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