Casting: THE RIVER SORROW, EL PRESIDENTE, and some news on Charlize Theron in MAD MAX

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 5th, 2010

While this week has already seen a massive selection of news, ranging from SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL getting a director in Zack Snyder, to Peter Jackson stepping even closer to directing THE HOBBIT, there are a few, smaller, bits of casting that deserve some attention.

First, Variety is reporting that Ray Liotta, Ving Rhames, and Christian Slater have joined the cast of the upcoming detective film, THE RIVER SORROW. The film will follow a detective on the trail of a serial killer, and while details are rather limited, I do have to say, this is quite a random, if B-level cast. Sure, it may not have the A-list talent to really get hype flowing behind it, I really do have a bit of interest in the film, if only to see what Liotta can do. The film shoots next week, and is penned by Steve Anderson.

Next, and in far more interesting news, the LA Times is reporting that both Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson are looking at joining the cast of the upcoming comedy, EL PRESIDENTE. The film has been penned by Dan Goor, and will follow a “dedicated Secret Service agent assigned to protect a bumbling and degenerate ex-president.” Sounds like a really interesting project for the two, if you ask me.

Finally, in an interview with ABC (via The Playlist), Australian paralympic swimmer Annabelle Williams revealed that Charlize Theron’s character in the upcoming MAD MAX sequel will be an amputee, and that Williams will be Theron’s stunt double for the hotly anticipated George Miller-directed film. Sure, this may not make the film more interesting, but hey, give me any excuse to talk about a new film starring Tom Hardy, and it’s good enough for me.

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