Rose Byrne Will Get Him To The Greek

Actress signs on for Russell Brand com

Rose Byrne Will Get Him To The Greek

by Chris Hewitt |
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Rose Byrne, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss and Sean Combs, the Artist Formerly Known As P.Diddy/Puff Daddy/Ken Dodd And His Diddymen, have all joined the cast of Get Him To The Greek, the unofficial follow-up to Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

We say ‘unofficial’ because, although early word had it that Brand would play Aldous Snow, his Forgetting Sarah Marshall character, that’s since been left up in the air. He will still play a rock star, though, who is dragged to Hollywood by a record company intern (Jonah Hill) for a comeback gig he doesn’t want to do.

Byrne, last seen going all doe-eyed in Knowing, will play Jackie Q, a scandal-plagued pop star and possible love interest for Brand/Snow/Whoever. Combs will play a record company exec, while Moss will play Hill’s girlfriend.

As you might expect, the movie is produced by Judd Apatow, with David Bushell and Nicholas Stoller, the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Stoller will also write and direct (with no input, it seems, from Marshall’s writer, Jason Segel) a movie that, to us, has shades of the underrated comedy gem, My Favourite Year. If this gets anywhere close to that in terms of quality, then we could be in for a treat.

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