If you’re like me, then you were already sold on Date Night, the romantic comedy set to star Steve Carell and Tina Fey. The very idea that those two comedic titans will star in the same movie is enough to make a man soil himself, in a good way (if there is indeed a good way to wet yourself). Apparently, a number of stars in Hollywood feel exactly the same way: Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Common, and Saturday Night Live MVP Kristen Wiig have all signed on for supporting roles.
Director Shawn Levy (Night at Museum) told Variety he wanted to cast every supporting part with a big-name actor, and it’s safe to say he succeeded. Even better, he’s not only cast A-list actors, but also people especially adept at comedy, even though they may be best known for their dramatic work. Wahlberg, in my take-it-for-what-it’s-worth-opinion, has never been better than his hilarious turn in I Heart Huckabees. Franco, too, stole the show as the dimwitted stoner in Pineapple Express, and Henson has been a bundle of joy in everything from Hustle & Flow to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The best news of all? Perennial scene-stealer Wiig (pictured) will play Fey’s BFF. She’s consistently hilarious in, well, everything (Adventureland and this SNL skit most recently). What do you think of the cast, PopWatchers? Of course, a great cast doesn’t always equal a great movie, but do the recent additions make you want to see this one even more?
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