I've been dying to know what would become of Hot Tub Time Machine ever since it got bought by MGM a year ago. It's the coolest time-traveling device since a phone box, and it had a decent pitch to boot, about "a group of guys, adults who used to be cads back in their heyday, who, after a night of vodka and Red Bulls in a hot rub, travel back in time and set out to rediscover their 'mojo.'" In December, writer Josh Heald assured us that it would be funny, and then we learned that John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson signed on in February. Now it's getting a few more.

The Hollywood Reporterposts that Crispin 'Get Your Damn Hands Off Her' Glover has signed on, along with Sebastian Stan (The Education of Charlie Banks) and Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield). So, as it stands: the guys go to the ski lodge they partied at as teens, and get transported back to the magical year of 1987. I wish I could say that Glover was one of the friends, because that would be so very great, but alas, he's only a side role. He's playing "Phil, a one-armed, accident-prone bellhop at Silver Peaks Lodge," while Stan plays Blaine, Corddry's ski-jock nemesis and Caplan plays Cusack's romantic interest.

I'm still wondering how exactly the time-traveling works ... Are they still adults in '87? New people to play their young roles? Or will they play their young selves as their old selves? I hope it's the first or the last, because the Steve Pink (now as director)/Cusack mix is one of my favorite mixes of all (Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity), and no long Cusack-free moments should be allowed.
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