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PACIFIC RIM may have Charlie Day on board

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
June 17th, 2011

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.

Source Variety

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  • Matt

    “…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?”  To make that statement you clearly have not seen enough of the show.  All of the main characters have been kicking around the same few city blocks their entire lives, of course their general outlook is going to be similar: get over or get ahead the best way you can.  Its actually a running joke in the show about how Charlie has literally never left Philly…  If you watch more of the show, the characters will begin to show more individuality.

    • http://www.twitter.com/chasewhale Chase Whale

      I’m with you Matt – I adore this show more than anything.

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