Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Zach Galifianakis Takes On Brad Pitt In Latest 'Between Two Ferns' Plus Louis C.K. Stops By Watch: Zach Galifianakis Takes On Brad Pitt In Latest 'Between Two Ferns' Plus Louis C.K. Stops By Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: First Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Brings Mass Destruction Along With Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Watch: 'Star Wars' Prequels Recut Into 2 Hour 40 Minute 'Turn to the Darkside: Episode 3.1' Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Edward Norton Says He Didn't Return To Play Hulk Because He Wanted More "Diversity" In His Film Roles Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Oscar Buzz: Who Could Be Set For Nods In The Supporting Actress Race? Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Juliette Binoche Says Her Performance In 'Godzilla' Made Quentin Tarantino Cry Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer Listen To Chvrches "Get Away" From The Rescored Version Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Plus Check Out The Trailer The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances The Essentials: The 10 Best Michael Keaton Performances George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" George Lucas Says Studios "Don't Have Any Imagination And Don't Have Any Talent" Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 7 ‘Friendless Child’ Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Spoiler-ific Local News Report On 'Batman v. Superman' That Caused WB To Lauch A Lawsuit Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen Watch: Baz Luhrmann's Chanel No. 5 Short Film "The One That I Want" Starring Gisele Bündchen WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting WTF: Horror Hit 'Annabelle' Yanked From French Theaters Due To Rioting Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Gone Girls And Gone Boys: 11 Films That Dissect Marriage Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Brian Tee Joins 'The Wolverine'; Cole Hauser Declares 'Olympus Has Fallen' & Patrick Schwarzenegger Is All 'Grown Ups 2'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist July 10, 2012 at 1:45PM

In today’s edition of the casting round-up, we have news from a Japan-set comic-book movie, one of the two competing White House siege films, and a sequel to a movie no one really liked.
0
Brian Tee Cole Hauser Patrick Schwarzenegger

In today’s edition of the casting round-up, we have news from a Japan-set comic-book movie, one of the two competing White House siege films, and a sequel to a movie no one really liked.

Yesterday we speculated that with “The Wolverine” set to start shooting soon that we’d start to hear a lot more about the production in the coming weeks. Well a plethora of info seems to have followed and not only will Hugh Jackman have to contend with Will Yun Lee’s Silver Samurai, but he’ll also have competition for the hand of his love interest.

Brian Tee (you may recognize him from stints on “Grimm,” “Burn Notice” and Starz’s “Crash”) is playing a corrupt minister of justice who is arranged to marry a Yakuza boss’ daughter, who is romantically involved with Wolverine. James Mangold is at the helm of the movie that will find Wolverine suffering from amnesia and searching for answers about his past in the Japanese criminal underworld, where he finds both love and tragedy and winds up squaring off against Silver Samurai. Tee joins Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and, of course, Jackman. The film starts shooting in August in Australia and Japan, with a release date scheduled for July 26, 2013. [THR]

Cole Hauser has joined “Olympus Has Fallen,” one of two competing White House action flicks, the other being Sony’s Roland Emmerich-directed “White House Down.” This project has Antoine Fuqua at the helm with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart starring as a Secret Service agent and POTUS, respectively. Hauser, bucking his trend of playing bad guys, is playing one of Butler’s comrades and one of the agents assigned to protect Eckhart’s President. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell round out the cast. [THR]

And in today’s oddball bit of news, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick Schwarzenegger is playing Taylor Lautner’s frat brother in “Grown Ups 2.” Man, that movie just keeps on getting better and better. Set to hit theaters on July 12, 2013, the cast includes returning dudes Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, with Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Bobby Moynihan and Shaquille O'Neal among those making appearances. [THR]

This article is related to: Olympus Has Fallen, The Wolverine, Grown Ups 2, Cole Hauser, Patrick Schwarzenegger


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates