Today, Variety has a swarm of casting nibbles, so here's part one:
- He's one of the actors in Seth Macfarlane's (Family Guy) live action comedy, The Winner, and now Keir Gilchrist is flexing his mental muscles for William Fruet's The Egg Factory. He's starring as Matthew Hanson, "a 12-year-old genius who's recruited to work at a think tank." However, there's a girl in danger, so the super-smarty teams up with his estranged uncle to save her. I can only hope that his genius ways mean that he has some super-cool coat gadgets. Ah, those were the days.
- I bet after Enchanted, you were really hoping for another big-screen fairytale, or another Cinderella, right? I know I was, with excitement that can't be matched. Well, Andrew Seeley, who popped up in One Tree Hill as Johnny Vegas Norris, is the male lead in Warner Brothers' Another Cinderella Story. Yes, this is the sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story. It looks like he gets to knock the socks off Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) this time around, and instead of Jennifer Coolidge as the Guest alum co-star, this time around it's Jane Lynch.
- Last up is yet another announcement regarding the cast of Yes Man, the Jim Carrey-starring film that has him saying yes to everything that comes his way. The latest name is Rocky Carroll, who got his cinematic start as a man in the VA Hospital in Born on the Fourth of July, and has since appeared in a slew of projects from Boston Legal to W.I.T.C.H. There's no mention of who he plays, but I'll go out on a limb and muse that he'll be someone that Carrey has to say yes to. The comedy is already in post-production, but it won't hit theaters until next year's holiday season.