Casting Call: Ed Helms to Star in TRUE NORTH, Jodie Foster Wanted for R.I.P.D.?

     June 27, 2011


We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this morning. First up, Jodie Foster is apparently being eyed to star in Robert Schwentke’s adaptation of the Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. Bloody Disgusting reports that Universal is keen on casting the actress in the role of Proctor. The film stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as deceased lawmen who are a part of the “Rest In Piece Department,” a group that keeps things in line in the afterlife. Foster’s involvement has yet to be confirmed, and she’ll be shooting director Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium later this year so she may not be able to fit the film into her schedule. R.I.P.D. hits theaters on June 28th, 2013.

Additionally, Warner Bros. is developing a comedy vehicle called True North with Ed Helms attached to star. Variety reports that Brian Grazer is producing the film, which centers on a selfish talk show host who is put into a two-year coma following a plane crash. He awakens to find that his appearance has been surgically altered, and works to reconnect with his family and former life. The pitch came from Rob Pearlstein (Matumbo Goldberg).

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