PACIFIC RIM may have Charlie Day on board
We've been hearing a lot about PACIFIC RIM over the past few months, mostly about the addition of Guillermo Del Toro as director and Charlie Hunnam being cast in the lead role. As production gets closer and closer (it's currently slated to begin in the fall), we're naturally going to start hearing more about this project. The latest bit of news concerns Charlie Day landing a role in the film.
Day has had somewhat of a burgeoning film career over the past year. He had a hilarious supporting role in GOING THE DISTANCE and is also part of the ensemble comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES alongside Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman.
His most notable performance has been on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a show I'm not a fan of. It's not Charlie Day's performance that sets me ill at ease with the show, it's the broad similarities between the characters which leads to uninteresting interactions which drives me nuts. Why have three of the same character in a show?
However, PACIFIC RIM may be a turning point for him. As far as we know, it's a simple alien invasion flick, a genre which doesn't typically feature a great deal of comedy. Since comedy is all I've seen Charlie Day work at, I'm curious to see how he works in a action film like PACIFIC RIM is likely to be.