The Quick News — 6/29/07

jim-carrey.gifWhether you believe it or not, there is actually a lot of stuff I don’t get around to posting. It’s a time issue mostly, but sometimes I’m overly picky about what I post. I’m starting this new daily rundown of the casting news and movie news I don’t always get a chance to report on.

-Jim Carrey is set to star in Sober Buddies, a comedy about a software executive assigned a court-appointed Sober Buddy accompany him on a business trip and things start to get interesting when the Sober Buddy falls off the wagon.

-Cameron Diaz will be starring in Richard Kelly’s The Box, about a young woman who is given a strange box with buttons on it and is told different things will happen depending on which button she presses.

-Disney has picked up Pool Rats a family comedy that will star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The film, a semi-autobiographical story inspired by one of the movie’s writers, is about the wild times he had coaching a neighborhood league swim team during a summer that he says changed both his life and his swimmers.

-Megan Fox has signed on to join the cast of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People the adaptation of the Toby Young memoir. Fox will play a “a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame.” The film also stars Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, Danny Glover, and Jeff Bridges.

-Marc Forester is teaming back up with Mandate Pictures to direct Land of Roses. Forester previously worked with Mandate on Stranger Than Fiction. The film is inspired by real-life events in post-9/11 America. A group of people try work to get an Middle Eastern father freed from prison after he is wrongfully accused of being a terrorist.

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