Wow! He's really taking the acting thing seriously, no?!
Vanilla Ice is on his way back into the limelight, as we reported that the former rapper was would be getting involved in a pantomime production of Peter Pan next December, and now, we've gotten word that he's been cast in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy, I Hate You, Dad!
The flick will focus on Sandler, who moves in with his son (Andy Samberg) and future daughter-in-law (Leighton Meester), only to immediately start butting heads with her!
Ice will surprisingly not be playing himself, but instead, the substantial supporting role of Antonio, a gay wedding coordinator from Long Island!
Meanwhile, James Caan is in talks to play Leighton's actual father!
Holy shiz! Pretty impressive cast!
Sounds as though it has a lot of potential - if they don't eff it up!
Here's hoping Ice can hold his own! He may not have much experience, but if he pulls it off, we have a feeling he may have quite the lucrative acting career in front of him!
The notoriously difficult director has been attempting to finish the film Nailed - which legitimately sounds like an inspired piece of filmmaking, mainly because it involves Jessica Biel getting shot in the head with a nail gun - but due to financial problems and production snags, it has been sitting on the shelf incomplete since 2008.
We've now learned that after one-on-one negotiations fell apart with financier Ronald Tutor, Russell has walked away from the project, and it will be completed by someone else!
"This has been a painful process for me. The multiple production delays and stoppages, which were caused by David Bergstein and preceded Ron Tutor's direct involvement with me, have now spanned two years, and the circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it 'my' film. I wish Ron Tutor well."
"Russell conducted himself like a perfect gentleman. I understood his position. It really didn't have anything to do with him but with others, and we just reached a point where I couldn't do what he wanted. But it was a decent negotiation between the two of us. No lawyers. No idle threats, just two people trying to clean something up, and we couldn't get there. It was surprising and disappointing, but I understood."
Ha! We're sure he was completely level-headed and rational!
Once a new director is hired, Biel and co-star Tracy Morgan will be expected to participate in re-shoots.
YEESH! It sounds to use like there is no chance of making back all of the money that's gone into this thing! First James Caan walks off the set because he can't deal with Russell's crazy, and now this!
And just in case you're curious to see the director conducting himself like a 'perfect gentleman,' here he is with Lily Tomlin on the set of I Heart Huckabees (below)!