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Adult World Wants to Cast Galifianakis With Roberts

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 24, 2011 at 1:01AM

Word is out that actor-writer-director Scott Coffey (Ellie Parker) has attached Emma Roberts to play a post-Stanford poet working in a bookstore in his coming-of-age Adult World. I also hear that Coffey has an offer out to in-demand Zach Galifianakis for a juicy role in the pic, written by Andrew Cochran.
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Word is out that actor-writer-director Scott Coffey (Ellie Parker) has attached Emma Roberts to play a post-Stanford poet working in a bookstore in his coming-of-age Adult World. I also hear that Coffey has an offer out to in-demand Zach Galifianakis for a juicy role in the pic, written by Andrew Cochran.

The comedian is in demand. Since he broke out in The Hangover, specialty-niche drama It's Kind of a Funny Story and DreamWorks ensemble Dinner for Schmucks disappointed at the box office, but raucous comedy Due Date, a two-hander with Robert Downey, Jr., scored $200-million worldwide. And the upcoming comedies Hangover Part II, The Muppets and currently filming Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie should only make Galifianakis even more attractive.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.