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March 10 2009

Five More Join Cabin In The Woods. Including Fran-freakin'-Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, and Jesse Williams.

Joss sez: "Finding this ensemble has been very hard and very rewarding," Whedon said. "Each of the 'kids' is unique, fascinating and talented, and like true friends, the group is more than the sum of its parts. These are people you care about, able to go toe to toe with the amazing actors we've corralled thus far, and not unpretty in the bargain. I can't wait to harm them."

Here's the link to the original Hollywood Reporter item which has more info: Quintet moves into 'Cabin' film. The news about the move to February is, of course, old.
Hmm, now I have to figure out who's who. IMDb, oddly considering how unreliable it often is, actually had Kranz and Williams pegged days ago, so I wonder if they have the roles correct also.
I'm changing the link to THR, cabri; I didn't realize that was the original source.

ETA that a few weeks ago, Variety reported about Chris Hemsworth. But for some reason, they took the article down.

[ edited by Jobo on 2009-03-10 06:25 ]
They had taken it down because at that point he was only in talks, not yet actually booked.
There's still at least one key character missing from this list, though. I wonder what actor's not been outed yet.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2009-03-10 06:27 ]
They're all appealing young actors who should look very pretty in red. If of course Joss even allows any blood on set. ;)
First Dichen Lachman, and now Chris Hemsworth. Wow! Before this I could never have envisaged anyone from Neighbours or Home and Away being involved in Joss Whedon production.

Congratulations to the cast.
Fran Kranz was in "The Village?" Did he have a speaking role?

I'm asking because no power on Earth can make me watch that film again...
Fran was also in The TV Set, the movie based on Judd Apatow's life and starring David Duchovny. I knew he reminded me of someone. He was pretty funny in that.
Please tell me that Kranz is .
The world needs more Kranz. Everybody should check out "The TV Set" at some point - not only can Fran act his little socks off, but that movie has surprisingly humorous connections to Dollhouse. Plus, Mulder with a beard. I love you, David! Joss's beard is better, though.

Me and b!X noticed Chris Hemsworth a few weeks ago. He's friends with Drew, and worked on JJ's Star Trek.

[ edited by gossi on 2009-03-10 08:10 ]
Great, now I'll have to google their pictures. Seriously, how hard would it have been for Hollywood reporter to slap a few pics on their message there ;).

I don't remember Kranz in 'The Village' either. Might have to rewatch to spot him.
" “Finding this ensemble has been very hard and very rewarding.” Observed Whedon, who continued, “Each of the ‘kids’ is unique, fascinating and talented, and like true friends, the group is more than the sum of its parts. These are people you care about, able to go toe-to-toe with the amazing actors we’ve corralled thus far, and not unpretty in the bargain. I can’t wait to harm them.” "

Hmm, I can't wait for Joss to harm them either :) Muhahah.
Good to see that as of late Joss is implementing the 'must include a token Aussie actor' policy.
Here's hoping we get a real premiere Downunder, too!
Ohhhhh, the Dollhouse nepotism. What, was Fran like 10 when he did The Village? I can't remember who he was unless it was one of the kids running around. Well, I don't know who any of the rest are which is probably a good move.
Heh, he'd have been 20-ish. Just looked at his credits BTW and it turns out he was in 'Donnie Darko' too (also 'Training Day').

Good to see that as of late Joss is implementing the 'must include a token Aussie actor' policy.

There's probably a tax break or something ;).

Bit more what you'd expect for a horror movie cast (a couple of those actors are borderline unearthly pretty, not just the women either) which is also to be expected if they're subverting elements of the genre (you have to look like it in order to subvert it).
These are people you care about, able to go toe to toe with the amazing actors we've corralled thus far, and not unpretty in the bargain. I can't wait to harm them.

Well, that's just... neat! >)

I know nothing about this film except that there is a cabin and some woods and I wanna see it. Only a year away! Is it too early for the clock? Maybe we shouldn't have a clock. We'll just wake up one day and be surprised that Joss has a new movie out.
Joss has a lot of faith in this Fran man. I'm still waiting to be impressed, but the rest of Dollhouse has been amazing, and the cast for this looks promising.
ElectricSpaceGirl: The TV Set was based on Judd's life? Really?
Nice to finally get a glimpse at these 'unknowns'. Although Fran is arguably a 'known', so it's a pleasant surprise to me that he's involved, as I've been liking him a lot on Dollhouse. It's also nifty to see the possible emergence of a 'new generation' of frequently cast actors in Joss projects at the same time as seeing lots of talented young talent being given a chance to shine. Exciting stuff.
I misspoke. The movie was less "based" and more "inspired by" Judd's struggles at home and with network TV. The writer/director was a producer on Judd's Freaks and Geeks.
Ahhh, gotcha. Whew, I was about to be scared for my "I'm the biggest Judd fan evar!!!" chops.
Also, in the original script for "The TV Set," Duchovny's character actually meets Judd Apatow, playing himself, as another worn-down showrunner. They cut that part out.

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