Casting Call: Cameron Puts Herself In A ‘Box’
First Published: June 29, 2007 2:45 PM EDT Credit: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Cameron puts herself in a “Box.” Jim Carrey wants to get “Sober.” Plus, Kevin Costner joins a cartoon “Club.” It’s all in today’s Access Hollywood Casting Call?
Justin Timberlake might have put his junk in a box, but now former flame Cameron Diaz is putting all of herself in one.
Diaz is set to star in the horror film “The Box,” according The Hollywood Reporter.
The thriller follows an unhappy married couple who receive a small wooden box on their doorstep. At the push of a button, the box brings its bearer instant riches, but also instantly kills someone the person doesn’t even know.
“Box” will be directed by “Donnie Darko” helmer Richard Kelly. The film is based on the short story “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson, which inspired a popular “Twilight Zone” episode in the 1980s.
Jim Carrey has signed on to star in the comedy “Sober Buddies,” reports Variety.
The laugher follows a hard-partying software executive who gets a court-appointed sober buddy to keep him under control during a critical business trip to Las Vegas.
All is well until the sober buddy (Carrey) falls off the wagon.
Script was written by Andrew Kurtzman (“Down Periscope,” “See No Evil, Hear No Evil”).
Carrey is reportedly also looking at other projects to take on as well.
Among the roles he’s considering are the title character in Tim Burton’s “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!,” a gay prison escapee in the dark comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris” and a reluctant nursemaid to his ailing wife in the comedy “Me Time.”
Kevin Costner will produce, finance and lend his voice to “The Explorers Club,” an animated series that will originate on the Internet during the holiday season in 12 four-minute segments, reports Variety.
Costner intends to build up a following online and then turn “The Explorers Club” into a live-action feature that he would star in.
The animated series is a collection of gothic stories that follow a group of Victorian-era adventurers as they travel to the darkest corners of the map. The first episode will be called “A Passage to Shambhala.”
Costner currently stars in the thriller “Mr. Brooks.”
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