by Ryan Downey
Chris Klein may have skipped "American Wedding" but he put his entire body on the line for "American Reunion." The fourth theatrically released film in the "American Pie" series finds his character (Oz) a minor celebrity forced to endure the humiliations of a "Dancing with the Stars" type TV show. Chris told MTV News he was very game for the number of comedic dance routines, so much so, he even injured his right knee.
"I've got stunts, I bring the stunts," he said. When the "Harold & Kumar" writer / director team of Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg approached him about all of the dancing in "Reunion," he was quick to show them what he's got. He did the same for MTV in the video below.
"They said, 'listen, do you have moves?' And I said I do have moves," he said. "And then you throw the 'spears.' You've got to throw the spears, man. Then pop. And a little vogue. Pop and lock, vogue, pop and lock, you know? And then my all time favorite: you've got to back it up. Face it, boom!"
District 11, meet your new "Hunger Games" representatives: Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi.
If those names don't exactly ring a bell, they most certainly will soon. Hollywood Crush has the scoop that newcomers Amandla Stenberg and Dayo Okeniyi are taking on the roles of Rue and Thresh, a pair competing in the Hunger Games, for the big screen adaptation of the immensely popular series. And they may soon be joined by Elizabeth Banks, who is reportedly eying the role of Effie Trinket, a flashy handler who works closely with the "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence.)
Check out the rest of Tuesday's biggest casting news, including Ryan Gosling's quick departure from "The Lone Ranger" and Chris Klein's "American Reunion."
I think Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson might be aiming to be cast in every single movie made this year. Though he was ultimately dropped as one of "The Expendables," he's racked up roles in "13," "Dead Man Running," "Twelve" and, most recently, one half of "Jekyll and Hyde." The tireless rap star and actor isn't out of steam yet, as he has just signed on to star in "Caught in the Crossfire." Jackson joins a cast that includes Chris Klein, Adam Rodriguez ("CSI Miami"), and Richard T. Jones ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles").
According to Variety, "Crossfire" is the feature debut of director Brian Miller, and will be based on his script. The story follows two homicide detectives who are investigating a gang-related homicide. The investigation apparently goes to some pretty dark places, as the two cops end up evading unfriendly fire from both the gang and a group of dirty cops. Jackson will play a gang member who reluctantly becomes an informer for the detectives. Read More...