John Cusack starring in DICTABLANDA, which he co-wrote and is producing

Jim Napier

by: Jim Napier
March 7th, 2011

John Cusack

John Cusack has signed on to star in the upcoming screwball comedy DICTABLANDA (“Soft Dictator”), which has the tagline, ”People don’t die, they get killed.” Variety reports that filming will take place in Buenos Aires and Mar de Ajo, Argentina throughout March and April.

Production is under way already with Pablo Bossi’s Pampa Films. Cusack is producing through his New Crime Productions banner, along with prominent entertainment attorney Kevin Morris and Bossi. Alejandro Agresti (THE LAKE HOUSE) is set to direct based on a script he co-wrote with Cusack, Morris, and Paul Hipp, who co-stars.

Cusack recently wrapped James McTeigue’s thriller THE RAVEN, in which he stars as Edgar Allan Poe. Cusack also has Mikael Hafstrom’s beautiful looking SHANGHAI awaiting release from The Weinstein Company.

Cusack always puts in a solid performance for his roles. I thought HOT TUB TIME MACHINE was hilarious, and SAY ANYTHING, GROSSE POINT BLANK, and HIGH FIDELITY are among my personal favorites.

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    yeah he’s been here for a while now..

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    ..and after a while I realized the super lame title this movie has. “Soft Dictator” would be a way to put it but it’s a lot sillier — see, dictatorship = dictadura in spanish. That ‘dura’ in the end would be ‘hard’ in english, so they change that part and.. wow, lame. The title sounds like the worst possible comedies from Latin America..

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