Casting Net: Seth Rogen, Kevin Hart sign up for cop comedy; Jake Gyllenhaal sees himself in 'An Enemy'
• Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart are attached to star and produce a buddy cop comedy pitch Paramount picked up from Get Him to the Greek producer Rodney Rothman, who will also pen the screenplay. The script is reportedly about the first interracial police partners in the history of law enforcement, which sounds either like a compelling notion for a period film, or a significantly short-sighted notion of Hollywood history. Probably the former. [Variety]
• A week after backing out of talks to star in Motor City,Jake Gyllenhaal is currently negotiating to join An Enemy, an indie thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) about a history teacher who stumbles upon his doppelgänger on the cover of a rented DVD. Let’s just hope he didn’t rent Prince of Persia. [Variety]
• Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close star Thomas Horn has signed up for the second and third acting jobs of his career. First up, Space Warriors from director Sean McNamara (Soul Surfers), about five kids at NASA’s space camp that is apparently not a remake of the 1986 classic* Space Camp. (*According to the nine-year-old part of my brain.) Then Horn will play a sickly kid opposite Kris Kristoffersonin Joe’s Mountain, about a man who believes a lake cured his cancer. [Deadline]