Jamie Chung Joins Knife Fight With Rob Lowe
Jamie Chung can't seem to catch a break. So far this year she has appeared in two films that seemed to have a lot of potential - Sucker Punch and The Hangover Part II - but have been bashed by critics (the former ended up with a 22% rating on Rotten Tomatoes while the latter, which is due out on Thursday, is currently sitting with a 33%). So what do you do in that kind of situation? You go the indie route.
Variety reports that Chung has signed on to star alongside Rob Lowe, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader and Titus Welliver in Knife Fight. Described as a political drama and directed by Bill Guttentag - who is also co-writing the script with Chris Lehane - the film is about a crisis manager (Lowe) who helps politicians dealing with scandal. Chung will play Lowe's assistant who is quickly learning her bosses' skill and becoming a spinmaster in her own right. The film will begin production next month and is targeting an October 2012 release date, just in time for the presidential election.
The film actually sounds a lot like Jason Reitman's Thank You For Smoking, which Rob Lowe coincidentally also starred in. Chung seems to be taking a part similar to the one played by Cameron Bright, playing the young-person trying to learn about the art of spin. Here's the catch: I have no problem with that. Thank You For Smoking is a fun, high-energy film and I can easily see Lowe stepping into Aaron Eckhart's boots. Let's hope the word "drama" hanging up in the second paragraph isn't taken too seriously.
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