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Edie Falco, Phylicia Rashad, and more stellar actors join GODS BEHAVING BADLY

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
July 5th, 2011

A stellar cast signs on for the film adaptation

Marie Phillips' satirical novel Gods Behaving Badly focuses on the Greek gods and their interactions with modern-day London. It became a bestseller, so naturally Hollywood wants to make it into a movie.

Movieline reports via press release that the novel will be adapted into a film with the same name. Marc Turtletaub and Josh Goldfaden will write and direct GODS BEHAVING BADLY, which takes place in New York City instead of the novel’s London setting; filming is set to begin later this month on location in New York.

Here’s the press release in question:

“The film tells the story of the Greek Gods, alive and well and living in a brownstone in New York City, as they cross paths with a young couple, Kate and Neil. The intersection of the Gods and the mortals threatens not only the couple’s budding relationship, but the future of everything else. Kate will be played by Alicia Silverstone and Neil by Ebon Moss-Bachrach. The gods are: Aphrodite — Sharon Stone, Apollo — Oliver Platt, Artemis — Edie Falco, Demeter — Phylicia Rashad, Dionysus — Nelsan Ellis, Eros — Gideon Glick, Hades — John Turturro, Hermes — Henry Zebrowski, Persephone — Rosie Perez and Zeus — Christopher Walken.”

The concept is very sketchy to say the least. However, the cast aligned for this one is absolutely incredible, with not a single weak link in the chain. Hopefully the actors can make something truly memorable of this seemingly odd project.

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