Alan Alda Joins Judd Apatow’s WANDERLUST and Brett Ratner’s TOWER HEIST

     October 5, 2010


Alan Alda has joined the casts of two upcoming films at Universal.  First up, THR reports that Alda has joined the cast of Judd Apatow’s Wanderlust starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston.  In the film, Rudd and Aniston play a married couple who are trying to escape from modern life in New York.  Alda will play the head of a naturalist village.  So for all those who are always complaining that’s never enough naked Alda, today is Christmas.

In a role that will presumably see him less nude, Alda has also joined Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller.  In Heist, “an overworked manager (Stiller) of an illustrious tower residence who leads a team of defrauded workers in a heist of its penthouse tenant, a Bernie Madoff-type Wall Street capitalist who pulled a Ponzi scheme and swindled the staff. Alda will play the capitalist.”  Alda most recently appeared on screen in the dramas Flash of Genius and Nothing But the Truth.  He’s also set to return to 30 Rock where he previously guest-starred as Jack Donaghy’s biological father.

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