Last month, FX's upcoming X-Men TV series Legion added its first cast member, with Fargo star Rachel Keller signing on as the female lead, although her character wasn't identified. Today we have word from Variety that three more cast members have been added, Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart. The project reunites Jean Smart with Rachel Keller and Fargo series creator Noah Hawley.
Dan Stevens is portraying the lead character David Haller. Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. While Rachel Keller's exact character has not been revealed, she is said to be, "a scrappy, optimistic woman in her 20s." This report reveals that David is about to give up when he meets the "woman of his dreams," who may be Rachel Keller's character.Read More
Aubrey Plaza has signed on to star in the upcoming 20th Century Fox comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. She joins a cast that includes Zac Efron, Adam DeVine and Anna Kendrick. Aubrey Plaza has previously starred alongside Anna Kendrick in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and the actress recently wrapped production on Dirty Grandpa with Zac Efron.
The story centers on two immature brothers named Mike and Dave (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine), who place an ad online to find dates for an upcoming wedding. The ad goes viral, resulting in the brothers finding a pair of women who can out-party them. While no specific character details are given, it seems likely that Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick are playing the women paired up with Mike and Dave. It isn't known how many other major characters have yet to be cast.Read More
Zoey Deutch and Dermot Mulroney also star in unspecified roles, although it isn't known how many characters are left to fill at this point. Dan Mazer, who made his directorial debut with I Give It a Year and co-wrote The Dictator, Bruno and Borat, is directing from a script by newcomer John Phillips. Bill Block, Jason Barrett, Barry Josephson and Michael Simkin are producing, although it isn't known when shooting will get under way.
Aubrey Plaza wraps up her run on NBC's beloved sitcom Parks and Recreation, with the final season debuting January 13 with a one-hour premiere. She also recently lent her voice to the holiday movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. On the big screen, she recently starred in the zombie comedy Life After Beth.Read More
Halloween is over, which can mean only one thing: Christmas! And to start the celebrations early, Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming holiday movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever featuring the vocal stylings of Aubrey Plaza alongside newcomer Megan Charpentier.
In Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, Internet sensation Grumpy Cat is a pet store feline who's never ever been chosen for adoption, which leads to her sour outlook on life. Along comes a 12-year-old girl, who can actually hear Grumpy Cat talk. The two go on a grand adventure together, and discover the true meaning of Christmas.Read More
Grumpy Cat is getting her own movie, with Aubrey Plaza set to voice the moody feline in Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever. We also have the first image from the upcoming holiday release, which will make its debut on Lifetime this November before hitting VOD and Blu-ray in December. Check out Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) and human co-star Megan Charpentier.
In Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, premiering November 29 at 8/7c on Lifetime, Grumpy Cat stars as a pet store feline who's never chosen for adoption, which leads to her sour outlook on life. Along comes a 12-year-old girl, who can actually hear Grumpy Cat talk. The two eventually go on adventures together and, yes, discover the true meaning of Christmas.Read More
John C. Reilly is keeping a very big secret in the upcoming zombie comedy Life After Beth. Believeing that his girlfriend died, having already attended her funeral, forlorn Zach (Dane DeHaan) soon discovers that Beth's (Aubrey Plaza) dad is actually hiding her away in the closet of the family home. Watch as Zach confronts the father, demanding to see his lost love. Will this relationship be rekindled? Or will Beth refuse to come out of the closet...As a zombie?
Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn't quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach's whole world takes a turn for the worse.Read More
If you haven't been creeped out enough by Aubrey Plaza's previous performances, the young comedy ingénue joins the ranks of the living dead to play a zombie in writer/director Jeff Baena's new romantic comedy Life After Beth. Check out Aubrey as Beth on the first of two character posters, a young woman who just wants to watch the world burn. Featured in a second one-sheet is Dane DeHaan as Beth's boyfriend, Zach, who obviously didn't heed the old warning: 'Be careful what you wish for'.
In Life After Beth, Zach discovers his recently deceased girlfriend has risen from the grave. Instead of running in horror, he decides to embrace what little time they have left by doing everything they were afraid to the first time around.Read More