Casting: Joel Edgerton in 'Felony,' John Cusack Set for Weird Thriller 'Grand Piano,' Morgan Freeman May Join Senior Citizen Version of 'The Hangover'

Casting: Joel Edgerton in 'Felony,' John Cusack Set for Weird Thriller 'Grand Piano,' Morgan Freeman May Join Senior Citizen Version of 'The Hangover'

May 17, 2012

— Animal Kingdom actor Joel Edgerton will be writing the upcoming Felony about a police officer that sees his world turned upside down after lying about an accident involving a cyclist he ran off the road. The event dramatically changes everyone's lives. The film is being described as a "distinctive project with exceptional creative talent," and some of Edgerton's talents will be focused onscreen, as he'll also be starring in the movie according to THR. Matthew Saville directs the movie, which will be making its debut at Cannes looking for foreign buyers.

— We're really not sure what to make of "Speed-esque" thriller Grand Piano, starring Elijah Wood as a concert pianist with stage fright forced to play a concert in order to save the life of his wife and himself. He finds the mortal threat on his sheet music. Poor John Cusack doesn't seem to be able to say no to these kinds of projects, and will be starring in the film — most likely as the baddie according to The Playlist. Buried filmmaker Rodrigo Cortes is producing the project, with The Birthday director Eugenio Mira at the helm. The film is currently being shopped around at Cannes, and we can't think of anything more embarrassing than this right now.

— In what sounds like the senior citizen's version of The Hangover, comes news from Deadline about Last Vegas. The film has already cast Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro, and Morgan Freeman may be the next actor to join the trio in Sin City. They star as a group of retired guys looking for one last blowout while attending a bachelor party for one of the single friends amongst them. This could be hilarious or terrible, but we're erring on the side of horrible. De Niro has been winning himself unfunny roles for some time now, and we're not sure what to make of the rest of it. Will they raise hell at the early bird buffet? Will hilarity ensue when they forget to take their heart medication? Let us know if you're digging Last Vegas below.

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