Switch, the upcoming prequel to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, has undergone a bit of a casting shake-up, but the good news is that the talent leaving the project has been replaced by some equally great names. New reports have surfaced saying that Ty Burrell and Dennis Quaid have been forced to drop the Elmore Leonard adaptation, but they have already been replaced by Will Forte and Tim Robbins.
It's been more than a decade since he last did it, but Tim Robbins is stepping back behind the camera again and he's bringing the mother-daughter duo from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows with him. The Academy Award-winning actor is now attached to direct and Chloe Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer set to star in Man Under, a new indie drama described as being similar in tone to American Beauty and The Royal Tennenbaums.
Tim Robbins will probably always be more famous as an actor than as a director, but he's had a pretty good run behind the camera as well, directing the 90s classic Dead Man Walking along with the TV movie Possible Side Effects and even two episodes of the HBO series Treme
After years away from the silver screen, Tim Robbins is finally making his comeback. Last seen in 2008's City of Ember, Robbins is kicking off his tour when he plays Senator Hammond in Green Lantern, but that's not all. The actor has also signed on to the high-profile Dean Koontz adaptation Odd Thomas, and now has decided that he also wants to make us laugh again.
Long time actor and full-on BAMF Willem Dafoe is in talks to step into the role of the townís police chief, the only person besides Stormy who knows about Thomasís gift. This news comes just a few days after it was announced that Tim Robbins could also be joining the cast
The novel and its subsequent sequels follow a short order cook named Odd who regularly communicates with the dead. Along with his partner Stormy, he uses this otherworldly link to solve murders, prevent disasters and hang out with Elvis and other deceased celebrities. Iíd probably do the same thing
Though we kinda-sorta knew that it was coming last night, the arrival of the first Ryan Reynolds/Green Lantern image on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this morning came as a welcomed surprise.
We havenít seen enough of Tim Robbins. He hasnít had a significant role in a successful movie since Mystic River in 2003. Itís not that he hasnít put out quality work, he was fantastic in City of Ember