I wish turkey day was turkey month, but since we all have to work and don't want to end up looking like Mr. Creosote, it's time to get back to work. Elizabeth Berkley is soon going to play David Caruso's ex on CSI: Miami, but that's not the only casting news coming out of the weekend:
- His name might not be on the tip of every tongue, but you've definitely seen John Michael Higgins around. He's been in a ton of stuff, the best of which rests on the plate of Christopher Guest. He was Michael McKean's lover and dog-show helper in Best in Show, a New Main Street singer in A Mighty Wind, and finally, For Your Consideration's Corey Taft, who said: "In every actor there lives a tiger, a pig, an ass, and a nightingale." Now Variety reports that he's got a role in Jim Carrey's Yes Man. Unfortunately, there's no word on who he'll play, but hopefully it'll be a decent gig and not just a brief blip.
- Ah, Simon Baker. The Aussie actor has made People's "Most Beautiful" list, and most recently, he's tried to whisk Anne Hathaway away from Adrian Grenier in The Devil Wears Prada, and starred with Winona Ryder in Daniel Waters' Sex and Death 101. According to Variety, he's now joining Alfred Molina and Hope Davis in The Lodger -- a Hitchcock remake that first geared up back in 2006. While they're not saying who he'll play, I imagine he'll be the lodger, since the only other younger man on the cast list thus far is Donal Logue, who is already playing Bunting.
- He usually pops up on television a lot, and in movies you've probably never heard of, but now Vince Colosimo has nabbed himself a role in a bigger-buzz feature. Variety reports that he has a part in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, which already stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe and Carice van Houten. The movie, which is currently filming, is about a former journalist who was injured in Iraq, who then somehow gets hired to hunt down an Al Qaeda leader. Colosimo is playing some dude named Skip.