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Jack Black To Sow 'Wild Oats' With Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin And Jacki Weaver

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 2:50 PM
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Clearly, Jack Black made one too many "Gulliver's Travels" or "A Big Year" -- in the last twelve months or so, the comic star (who just released a new record under his Tenacious D guise) has veered mostly away from big studio comedies to more interesting sounding indie-type projects, like Richard Linklater's recent, and very charming "Bernie," prospective Michael Winterbottom project "Bailout," and Charlie Kaufman's "Frank or Francis." And now, there's another one on his dance card that sounds pretty promising, all in all.

Jacki Weaver To Star Opposite Shirley MacLaine In Indie-Comedy 'Wild Oats'; Alan Arkin In Talks To Join

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 16, 2011 12:40 PM
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After being initially announced early last year with an eclectic ensemble cast, it looks like Shirley MacLaine is the sole survivor for the new iteration of indie-comedy "Wild Oats." Joining her now, however, looks to be the late-blooming Jackie Weaver who'll play MacLaine's best friend and Alan Arkin, whose also set to join in an unknown role.

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