Forget the ‘Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon’ – the ‘Road To Russell’ shortens every day. Having gathered enough stars to form an actual constellation in last year’s shaggy-dog-murder-caper Amsterdam, American Hustle director David O Russell has already found two more to lead the cast of his newly-announced, nutty-sounding next feature Super Toys.
As reported by Deadline, Nope star Keke Palmer and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen are set to star in the film, written and directed by Russell himself. They’ll be playing, and we quote, “groovy ’70s toy sales reps on a life-and-death mission to save themselves, their marriage and their live-wire 12-year-old daughter while on the road in Middle America.” To be fair, all we needed was the holy trinity of Keke Palmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, and ‘groovy 70s toy sales reps’ to sell us on this maybe ever so slightly White Noise-ish sounding project. Charles Roven and Matthew Budman are on board as producers.
Beyond that, we don’t know when the film’s shooting, any plot specifics. or additional casting, and a release date is probably some way off yet. But, after recent news of multiple new Disney sequels heading our way, the prospect of a toy story of an entirely different kind has our attention.