Casting nibbles for your warm weekend, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter:

Sorry Gary Oldman fans -- this isn't some meaty gig for the irreplaceable actor. Following voice work in Planet 51 and A Christmas Carol, Oldman has joined the voice cast of the 3D sequel Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, which is set for release next summer. He will voice Peacock, some helpful dude who's "more than he seems." Let's hope his work in the upcoming Easter Sixteen will make up for the side gigs and voice work. (I'm ignoring The Book of Eli.) I miss meaty, jaw-dropping dramatic Oldman work.

James Franco, meanwhile, is trucking full-steam ahead. Aside from landing the starring Apes gig, he will play the title character in Ricky Stanicky ... kind of. An R-rated comedy spec from Jeff Bushell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), the film will be an ensemble comedy like The Hangover, about a trio of prank-pulling teens who burn down a house in their neighborhood and blame it on a fake person -- Ricky Stanicky. "Twenty years later, we see that the three guys have been using this alibi to get out of every uncomfortable situation in life. When their wives force them to set up a meeting with Stanicky, they hire an actor (Franco)." Yes folks -- another film about dumbarses.
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