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Casting Net: Ron Paul to make his acting debut; Plus, Alison Brie, more

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• Ron Paul will make his acting debut as a “commentator” in Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy based on the novel by Ayn Rand. The book, and subsequent films, tells a story of a withering U.S. economy as a result of taxation and over-regulation. The former congressman and three-time presidential candidate will be joined by conservative personalities Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity in the film, directed by James Manera. [The Hollywood Reporter] READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Adam Scott eyes 'Sleeping With Other People'; Plus, Christian Bale, more

• Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and Alison Brie (Community) are in negotiations to join the womanizer-befriends-a-serial-cheater comedy Sleeping With Other People from writer-director Leslye Headland (who Scott worked with on Bachelorette). Kirsten Dunst was previously set to star alongside Jason Sudeikis but had to drop out. Brie would be replacing Dunst. Sudeikis is still involved. [THR] READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Alison Brie to 'Get Hard' with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart; Plus, Steve Carell

Mad Men and Community’s Alison Brie has signed on to play Will Ferrell’s fiancee in the Warner Bros. comedy Get Hard. Ferrell stars as an investment banker who is facing prison time and decides to enlist his car washer, played by Kevin Hart (Ride Along), to prepare him for life behind bars. Tropic Thunder co-scribe Etan Cohen is directing the pic for a March 27, 2015 release. Brie can be seen in theaters next in the comedy Search Party (out Sept. 12) alongside Krysten Ritter and Adam Pally. [Deadline]

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Casting Net: Russell Crowe in talks to direct and star in post-WWI pic; Plus, Alison Brie's inter-dimensional romantic comedy, more

• Russell Crowe (Man of Steel) is in talks to direct and star in The Water Diviner, a 1919-set film about an Australian man searching for his sons in Turkey following the Battle of Gallipoli — the Allied attempt, and failure, to capture the Ottoman capital. The Oscar winner’s next projects include Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. [Deadline]

• The Salma Hayek-produced animated feature, The Prophet, has lined up a pretty outstanding voice cast that includes Liam Neeson, John KrasinskiQuvenzhané Wallis, Frank Langella, and Alfred Molina. Roger Allers (The Lion King) wrote the script based on Khalil Girbran’s 1923 book, and will direct the narrative, with a number of international directors lending their hands to direct “chapters” based on Girban’s 26 essays. Hayek also voices a character. [Deadline]

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'The Kings of Summer' trailer: Nick Offerman is just your average suburban dad

Summer in suburbia is what you make of it. For some, it’s a parent-controlled prison. For Joe Toy, it’s an opportunity for freedom.

In the trailer for The Kings of Summer (which premiered at Sundance as Toy’s House), we meet Joe (Nick Robinson), a not-completely-gawky teenage boy, delivering a shoddy-looking project to his teacher, who casually informs him that his final was due a week earlier and that school is in fact over for the year. Who is this kid who doesn’t realize it’s summer?

At home, Joe is at the disposal of his father, Frank (played by the always delightful Nick Offerman) who authoritatively takes the cell phone out of his son’s hand to end his conversation with a cute blonde girl so that he can go clean up the tools in the garage. “My house, my rules,” Frank tells Joe. Ah, the authority of fathers!

In the sweet, whimsical-looking trailer, we follow Joe and his two friends as they escape to the woods to build a house and create their own kingdom, set to the uplifting We Were Promised Jetpacks song “Keeping Warm.” Co-starring Megan Mullally (Offerman’s real-life spouse), Alison Brie, and Mary Lynn Rajskub, The Kings of Summer hits select theaters on May 31.

Check out the trailer below.

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Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, and Amy Poehler are doing terrible, hilarious things in this 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' promo

If you’re a fan of NBC sitcoms, then you’ll definitely want to watch the promo for Nick Offerman’s movie Somebody Up There Likes Me, which features Community‘s Alison Brie, Parks & Recreation‘s Adam Scott and Amy Poehler, and Offerman’s Parks & Rec ex-wife/real-world still-wife Megan Mullally. And they’re all doing terrible, weird, wild things. What things you ask? Let’s just say it involves a folksy ode to marijuana, lady parts, and maybe John Cassavetes. Why not? Also, they turn Nick Offerman into a bong. Watch the video below (then take a shower). READ FULL STORY

'Save the Date' trailer: Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan not your typical bridesmaids

Nov. 8 and Dec. 14. Save the dates.

That’s when this charming Sundance “modern love story” opens on-demand and in theaters, respectively. It features some of your favorite quirky on-screen sidekicks — Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, and Geoffrey Arend — stepping up and playing the lead roles. Caplan and Brie are sisters dating two best friends from a semi-successful rock band. Brie’s more responsible sister is eager to tie the knot with the more ambivalent Starr (Knocked Up). Caplan’s bookstore clerk isn’t sure what she wants, but it isn’t marriage.

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