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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jones, Huston, Parsons have joined "The Big Year"

By Siewaun
Reference: Variety

Rashida Jones "I Love You, Man," Anjelica Huston ("The Royal Tenenbaums," "When in Rome") and Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" have joined Fox 2000 comedy "The Big Year." The movie stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson in the lead role.

Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson and Tim Blake Nelson also joined in, while Kevin Pollak and Joel McHale are in negotiations.

Director David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley & Me") will direct from script written by Howard Franklin, which was adapted from Mark Obmascik's 1998 novel of the same name.

"The Big Year" tells of three men (Martin, Black, Wilson) who try to outdo each other during a year-long competition to spot the rarest birds in North America.

Jones stars as the love interest of Black's character as an avid birder in the contest. Huston plays an avid birder who captains ocean-going expeditions. Parsons plays the author of a popular avian blog.

Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, through their Red Hour Films banner are co-producing the comedy with Karen Rosenfelt and Deuce Three Productions' Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon.

Shooting which will be taking place in locations throughout Canada, begins today.

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