Screen Talk: Kinky Kemper spices things up

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Ellie Kemper has joined Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in the cast for Sex Tape. Directed by Jake Kasdan, the movie is about a married couple with children who make a sex tape to spice things up. Kate Angelo wrote the original screenplay, which was then revised by Segel, Kasdan and Nicholas Stoller. Rob Lowe is also on board.

Holmes joins a perfect world

Katie Holmes has closed a deal to star opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in The Giver. Brenton Thwaites is the young star of the sci-fi project, which is adapted from the Lois Lowry young-adult novel about a society in which there is no conflict, racism or sickness. Phillip Noyce will direct.

Haunting role for Hung star

Jane Adams, best known for the TV comedy-drama Hung, has joined the cast of Poltergeist. Gil Kenan directs the reboot of the classic 1982 supernatural thriller, which will star Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Adams will play the parapsychologist who is called in to help the family that is visited by a ghost.

Quick-fire jokes in super spoof

The Fast and Furious spoof Superfast, from writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, has lined up Alex Ashbaugh and Dale Pavinski as the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel characters. Lili Mirojnick (Cloverfield) and Andrea Navedo (How To Make It in America) are gearing up for the Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez roles.

Blair man's scary bedtime story

The Blair Witch Project's Daniel Myrick is to make and direct Under the Bed, another creepy indie thriller. The script, purportedly inspired by true events, is about a stalker who ends up underneath the bed of his female target, subtly manipulating her life before revealing his presence.

Common set to make a killing

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his rapper stage name Common, is in negotiations to go up against Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in Run All Night. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the action film about an aging hit man who is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his estranged son and family.

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