Amanda Peet Joins Guilliver's Travels
I wasnít sure we needed a Gulliverís Travels movie and Iím still not sure we do. When they cast Jason Segel in it, that seemed like a good idea. Watching a giant (hopefully naked) Segel stomping on Lilliputians is something we definitely need to see. Unfortunately heís not playing Guillver, Jack Black is. Itís also co-written by Nicolas Stoller, who wrote some shitty Jim Carrey movies, but also directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall which I guess means he gets a pass for at least three or four more shitty scripts.
With Black as their lead and Segel as, whatever he is, theyíve started filling out the rest of the cast. Emily Blunt is already on board and now HR says theyíve added Amanda Peet. It seems this version of Gulliver will skip the part where heís a tiny man in a big manís world, and instead focus on the much cooler part where heís a sailor stranded on an island of super-tiny people. In this modernized retelling Gulliver is a writer lost in the Bermuda Triangle, and Peet will be his editor/love interest.
Black and Peet have a cinematic history together. In Saving Silverman he tied her up and kept her in his basemen until she fell in love with Steve Zahn. Presumably, things will turn out better for them this time. It may even be funny.
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