Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Fox Announces Deadpool Movie For 2016
Tim Miller still attached to direct
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 September 2014
Latest Trailer For Horrible Bosses 2
They'd be great at kidnapping if they could only spell it...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
19 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Life Of Crime (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Run & Jump
Empire Star Rating
A Long Way Down (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Need For Speed (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

More Cast For New Bogdanovich Film
Forte! O'Neal! Mazar! Lumley!

25 July 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter / The Wrap

submit to reddit

It took longer to get into production than was initially planned, but Peter Bogdanovich's new film is finally underway, and with that news comes a couple of new casting stories. There still seems to be some confusion about whether we're to call the film Squirrels To The Nuts or She's Funny That Way, but what's certain is that Will Forte and Tatum O'Neal have joined the acting roster that already includes Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Richard Lewis and Cybil Shepherd.

The showbiz comedy is another in a recent string of plum roles for SNL veteran Forte, who currently has Life Of Crime, Run And Jump and Nebraska in the can awaiting release, and just scored an Emmy nomination for his guest role in the final season of 30 Rock.

O'Neal meanwhile, was last seen in This Is 40 and The Runaways, and is returning to the Bogdanovich fold after a 36 year break: she last acted for him as a child, in Paper Moon and Nickelodeon.

Olivia Wilde and Brie Larsen were previously attached to the lead role at different points, but the film now stars Poots as the call girl who gets a shot at Broadway stardom when she turns the head of Wilson's theatre director. Debi Mazar (Entourage) is playing Poots' madame, with Lewis and Shepherd as her parents.

Aniston is playing a dodgy therapist, with - get this - Joanna Lumley playing her mother, and Forte is the playwright whose work Wilson is staging. O'Neal's role seems essentially to be a cameo appearance, the details of which are being kept under wraps.

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach are among the producers, and Funny That Way To The Nuts (a compromise title we've just invented) is shooting as we speak.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Matt Damon Talks Elysium
And nearly headlining Avatar
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)