Miles Teller, whose credits include Rabbit Hole, Footloose, and the upcoming teen party movie Project X (the latest trailer for which you can see here), is in negotiations to star, and offers are also out to the lovely Anna Kendrick and the unstoppable Bryan Cranston, whose recent credits include Drive, Contagion, The Lincoln Lawyer, and the upcoming John Carter, Rock of Ages, Madagascar 3, and Ben Affleck’s Argo, all shot in the off-seasons of his critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning TV series, Breaking Bad.
Not only that, but a number of other great actors are circling the project too, including Christopher Mintz-Plasse, best known for his roles in Superbad and Kick-Ass, Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh, and a potential cameo from the ever-brilliant Jesse Eisenberg, who worked with Kidd back in 2002 on Roger Dodger (which, incidentally, has been re-released on DVD/Blu-Ray today).
“Story follows a college graduate and his friends who have to lower their expectations about life as they enter the real world during a recession.”
Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel wrote the original spec script which was picked up by CBS Films back in 2009, and it sounds like an interesting premise to me. Add to that a very intriguing cast, and you can see pretty easily why I’m already excited. No word yet on when production is expected to begin, but I’m hoping soon.
Like Cranston, Anna Kendrick has been incredibly prolific recently, with a brilliant turn in 50/50 last year, and more than half a dozen films in post-production due out this year, including the final film in The Twilight Saga, the drama/comedy What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and David Ayer’s crime drama End of Watch opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, which I can’t wait for.
Kendrick, Cranston, and Teller all have fairly light schedules at the moment, so with a bit of luck, the project can be put into production in the very near future. More as we get it.