Chamberlain joins 'Chuck and Larry'
EmptyFILM -- Richard Chamberlain has joined the cast of Universal Pictures' "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," being directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. In the movie about two straight, single firefighters pretending to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic-partner benefits, Chamberlain will play the head of the city council who presides over the duo's benefits hearing. Chamberlain is in Ireland shooting a starring role in "Strength and Honor," in which he will play a boxing trainer. He is repped by Eric Gardner at Panacea Entertainment.
Callum Keith Rennie and Kerry O'Malley are on the case, Paramount's "Case No. 39," opposite Renee Zellweger. In the supernatural thriller, Rennie will play the father of a demonic child, and O'Malley will play the girl's mother. A regular on Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica," Rennie will appear in the upcoming New Line Cinema comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner" with Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan. Rennie is repped by APA, Elizabeth Hodgson and attorney Robert Lange. O'Malley, who has appeared on Showtime's "Brotherhood," is repped by Evolution and Professional Artists.
Faune Chambers is putting on her dancing shoes for "Bob Bailey's Disco Ball." In the comedy, directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, Chambers will play a character who tells it like it is and is one of a group of people on a wild adventure. Chambers, best known for her role in "White Chicks," is repped by Nine Yards/Roklin Management.
Amy Rider has joined the cast of the indie ensemble feature "Universal Remote." She will play a slacker with bad credit. Rider, who recently wrapped the feature "Kissing Cousins" and appeared on CBS' "Without a Trace," is repped by Diverse Talent Group and A.D.S. Management.
Yuri Lowenthal has joined the cast of "Fistful of Blood," the first live-action feature being produced by Heavy Metal. Lowenthal is best known for his voice work in cartoons and anime. He is voicing Superman in "Legion of Superheroes" and "Afro Samurai." He also appeared on the CBS pilot "If You Lived Here, You'd be Home Now." He is repped by Special Artists Agency.
Seymour Cassel ("Rushmore"), J.K. Simmons ("Spider-Man") and Verne Troyer (the "Austin Powers" movies) are going "Postal" for director Uwe Boll. "Postal" is an adaptation of the video game from Running With Scissors in which shooters target everyday people.
Kel Mitchell will appear opposite Danny Glover in John Sayles' "Honeydripper." The movie, set in 1950s Alabama, follows the goings-on of the Honeydripper juke joint, where the hiring of a young electric guitarist is seen as a last-ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time. Mitchell is best known for the Nickelodeon hit series "Kenan & Kel" and the features "Good Burger" and "Mystery Men." He is repped by the Agency Group and Creative TMG.