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Brie Larson & Miles Teller Join 'The Spectacular Now' With 'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley

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by Joe Cunningham
June 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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Brie Larson Miles Teller

The name Brie Larson may not be one that’s readily on the tip of the average cinema-goer’s tongue, but she may just have a face that many are starting to remember. With impressive and fairly memorable roles in the likes of “Rampart,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and most recently “21 Jump Street,” Larson has started to get the attention she deserves away from her TV gig on “United States of Tara.” She has “Relanxious” with Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and “Squirrel to the Nuts” with Owen Wilson and (again) Olivia Wilde on her upcoming schedule, and now she’s added a new comedy in the form of “The Spectacular Now."

Larson will join “The Descendants” star Shailene Woodley as one of the leads in the Shawn Levy-produced comedy. Larson will play Cassidy in the film, which “centers on a high school senior who lives only for the moment. As a project, he begins to date a social outcast, a girl trying to plan for the future, but begins to realize he has the power to permanently impact someone's life.” Whether it’s Woodley or Larson who’s the "social outcast" is not yet known (although our money’s on Larson) but it’s certainly a talented young cast that director James Ponsoldt (“Smashed”) is beginning to line up.

What is known, however, and only cements the quality level of the cast, is the addition of Miles Teller as the film’s male lead. You’ll recognise Teller from his excellent work in the misery-fest that was “Rabbit Hole,” from his hilarious take on the Chris Penn role in the underrated “Footloose” remake, and from his smaller role in the lamentable “Project X.” We’ve been a big fan of what we’ve seen from Teller so far, and it’s great to see him lining up alongside Larson and Woodley. Deadline also speculates that Teller may be in line for the lead role in Sony’s “The Kitchen Sink,” but for the moment we’re happy just to be looking forward to seeing him in this.

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4 Comments

  • gilbag | June 23, 2012 3:39 AMReply

    **slowly rubs goatee**

  • Gilbag | June 23, 2012 3:39 AMReply

    Solid scripts, more than solid actors. Could be much more than people are counting on if they can nail the tone.

  • fanny | June 21, 2012 6:22 PMReply

    Brie Larson is bound to blow up sooner or later, she's got killer comedic timing and she's really pretty and quick witted. Maybe if she gets her tits out. she can play with the big boys. Booyah!

  • bonzob | June 21, 2012 6:26 PM

    From the looks of that photo, she's halfway there.

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