Casting Net: Ice Cube, Charlie Day in talks for 'Fist Fight'
Ice Cube and Charlie Day are in talks to star in New Line’s comedy Fist Fight. The film, penned by Van Robichaux and Evan Susser, follows a mild-mannered high school English teacher (Day) who is challenged to a fist fight by a tough guy colleague (Ice Cube) who believes the English teacher is attempting to get him fired. No director is attached to the project. The studio wants to begin filming in the fall. [The Wrap]
Oprah Winfrey and actor David Oyelowo (Selma) are currently in talks to produce Disney’s The Water Man. Emma Needell wrote the screenplay, which follows a young boy who sets out in search of the mythical “Water Man.” The boy is looking for the man, who is rumored to know the secret to immortality, to help his sick mother. Oyelowo would star as the boy’s father, who slowly comes to understand his son as he searches for him. [The Wrap]
Lou Diamond Phillips will be starring in the thriller The Night Stalker in the role of the serial killer Richard Ramirez, who was dubbed the film’s title by the Los Angeles press while he went on his killing spree in 1985. The film will incorporate Ramirez’s history of violence into a fictionalized narrative which centers on an interview in prison between the aged killer and a lawyer who is attempting to get a confession out of Ramirez that will save another man on death row. Production is set to begin this summer. [Variety]
Josh Brolin and Danny McBride are ready to co-star in The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter, a project from Scott Rudin Productions and Rough House. The story is under wraps at the moment but it is known that Jody Hill is directing a script that he co-wrote with McBride and John Carcieri. Shooting will begin in the fall. [Deadline]
Yvonne Strahovski has been tapped to star opposite Blake Lively and Jason Clarke in the psychological drama All I See Is You. The Marc Forster-directed pic tells the story of a blind woman (Lively) and her husband (Clarke). Lively’s character regains her sight, but afterward starts to discover once unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives. Strahovski will play the role of Lively’s best friend. Production is currently taking place in Thailand. [Deadline]