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Casting: Armie Hammer joins 2:22; Larry David in THE THREE STOOGES

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 2nd, 2011

Apparently , THE LONE RANGER may not be happening as soon as one had previously expected.

Variety is reporting that actor Armie Hammer, who has been cast in the lead role of that long talked about Gore Verbinski-directed project, has joined a new film, 2:22, which will have the actor filling up his calendar for the rest of this year.

The film will follow “an air traffic controller whose life unravels after he’s nearly responsible for a collision between passenger planes caused by a mysterious blinding flash at 2:22 p.m. The event leads him to meet a woman whose life seems to have been intertwined with his long ago.”

2:22 is penned by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker, the latter of which is famous for his screenplay for the Duncan Jones film MOON, and will shoot this fall, when LONE RANGER was slated to start production.  Paul Currie is set to helm the feature, and despite the ridiculous premise, this is definitely an interesting project.  The plot itself sounds absolutely absurd, but hopefully Parker and Hammer will be able to give the film an interesting level of depth.  One can only hope, right?

In other casting news, Larry David is finishing a deal to join THE THREE STOOGES, according to Deadline.  The actor will play the role of Mother Mengele, that’s right, a nun who helps run the orphanage where the Stooges are raised.  He joins Jane Lynch, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Sofia Vergara.  The film will be directed by the Farrelly Brothers.

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