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by: Joshua Brunsting
January 28th, 2011

CORRECTION: Max McGuire did not actually direct the film ONE WEEK.  That was Michael McGowan.

Apparently making a well loved, but overly sentimental and just genuinely uninteresting feature film is grounds for getting one hell of a cast for your follow up.

Canadian filmmaker Max McGuire, who is best known for helming the dreadfully dull and almost mean spirited Joshua Jackson film, ONE WEEK, has just gotten a new cast for his follow up, the road trip drama FOREVERLAND.  THR reports that Juliette Lewis, Thomas Dekker (KABOOM), Laurence Laboeuf and Max Thieriot will star in the film.  The film will follow a “young man stricken with cystic fibrosis who travels with the sister of his fallen friend to deliver his friend’s ashes to a healing shrine in Mexico.” So basically ONE WEEK (which followed a man on a road trip after being diagnosed with cancer) but with an added traveler, and a great cast.  Count me out.

Hit the jump for news on John Hillcoat’s adaptation of The Wettest County in The World, and a new project for Orlando Bloom.

In other casting news, Orlando Bloom has joined the cast (via The Playlist) of the upcoming film, THE LAURETE.  He’ll be joined by Imogen Poots and Kerry Condon in the film’s cast, as they replace actors Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell who were previously attached, but have apparently left the project.  The film follows the true story of poet Robert Graves, and the love triangle between he, his wife Nancy Nicholson, and American poet, Laura Riding.  Bloom will play Graves, with Poots and Condon playing Riding and Nicholson respectively.  Personally, while I’m not a fan of Bloom as an actor, this project does really sound interesting, so we’ll have more on this as it comes.

Finally, newcomer Dane DeHaan has joined the cast (via The Playlist) of John Hillcoat’s upcoming take on the Matt Bondurant novel, The Wettest County In The World. He’ll next be seen on True Blood for those who may not know the name, but frankly, they could cast a stale loaf of bread in this film, and I’ll think it’s a masterpiece.  He joins Shia Labeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke and Jessica Chastain, so this is definitely one hell of an interesting project.

What do you think?

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