Who is playing the Zack of Kevin Smith's ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO? I think I know!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I think this maybe a bit of scoopage. I haven't seen it reported anywhere else, but I have gotten it on good authority that Kevin Smith has found his titular Zack for his upcoming ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO. Rosario Dawson just dropped out, but Smith has been tight-lipped on who is playing the male lead. He's only said it's someone he admires, but hasn't worked with yet. That someone, according to a source known as "Big J", is noneother than Michael Bluth himself: Jason Bateman. I think that's a great marriage of material and actor, personally. Now we'll just have to see who is the new Miri... Take the scoop with a tiny pinch of salt. The scooper is definitely in a position to know this information, but is untested.
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Aug. 14, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST
I thought it was going to be Zack Braff for some reason. I know they met about doing other projects before - wouldn't surprise me to see them deciding to work together. Plus his name is Zack. I'm more interested in who plays Miri. I hope he gets a chick whose boobs I ain't seen in the movies yet. Rosario is hot but I can see her na-nas pleanty of other places.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST
by Birdys Piano Teacher
Seems like an "Al Bundy shoehorns the fat woman's feet into shoes much too small for her" kind of a fit to me.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST
Now to actually watch some porn!
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
he's a cool kat...
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST
What I meant to say was First Time To Post First and really be 4th. Now time to actually watch some porn. Not sure how that got left out.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST
With all the work he has done lately, Bateman is heating up all over again. I like his characters that he plays, he brings a little "Teen Wolf Too" to every role. Now if we could just find something for Justine to do.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST
We already know how fantastic he is with clever dialogue
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST
Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Jason Bateman are getting way more stuff then I thought they would have after Arrested Development and it's great!
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST
Seen her in that show Men in Trees, she looks terrible. And I used to think she was hot stuff.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST
This (in addition to Juno, which will probably get great reviews) will be the project to take Bateman over the top
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST
is finally getting some credit after the show. Cera is doing Superbad. Bateman is steadily workin. And Will Arnet seems to be chillin with the Will Ferrell crew. Good Stuff. I think i'm done with Kevin Smith though. If Bateman wasn't attached to this I wouldn't give two shits about it.
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST
you know she can bring the funny, and can you honestly name an actress higher on the "want to see nude but will accept any semi-nude morsel that is thrown our way" list? <p>Kevin, get Wiig. you know you read the shit here on moviepoopshoot.com! she will make you love improvisation after Affleck ruined it for you!
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST
Sorry if that's a stupid question. Can't get enough of Smith's work. I'd be happy if revisits the Askewniverse from time to time for however many decades he is fortunate to continue making films. He's fighting the good fight and is one of my favorite and most respected filmmakers. Really dig his stuff and looking forward to this. I would give my left nut to hang out and smoke and drink beers with Mr. Smith. Keep 'em coming, Kevin!
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST
With a different cast, it may have been terrible, but Bateman did a very good job. I wish he got that fucking Emmy.
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST
the nudity would just be the tasty cherry on top of the sundae...
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST
Yes, I think Wiig is dying to show off her cans in a Kevin Smith comedy. Lord knows it did wonders for both Priscilla Barnes and Joey Lauren Adams' careers. Wiig would be a cool choice though. I would also vote for Amy Adams and Isla Fisher....either one really I have trouble telling them apart. Also Jenna Fischer has a nice rack that I wouldn't mind seeing.
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST
C'mon, just brush off some of the cobwebs, work out your body a little, get it tight. Forget that you made that movie with Qui-gon and put your best foot forward.
Aug. 14, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
or Kevin Smith's Excuse For His Stand Up/Lecture Thing
Aug. 14, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST
I say: Peter North as the next Conan!
Aug. 14, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST
by Sir Limps
...to Bateman and the other ex-AD-ers for getting the work after their show was axed. I'm just glad they got to make two fantastic and one average season of Arrested, those still stand proud on my DVD shelves :)
Aug. 14, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST
She's yummy and would make an awesome WONDER WOMAN.
Aug. 14, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST
That should be the title of his next film. Hey fatty McShortsWithATrenchCoat, have you learned how to move a camera yet or even how to stage dialogue? No, I didn't think so. Another crapfest aimed and male teenage bridge & tunnel retards. I can't wait to not watch this garbage.
Aug. 14, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST
In it, unlikeable white guys say stupid things, incompetently filmed. Plus, a sexually attractive female cast.
Aug. 14, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST
But most of what comes out of Smith's mouth is just like what comes out of most of his projects: Complete and absolute fucking bullshit.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:45 a.m. CST
he's a bad director. Check out the Pilot for Reaper. Even when he's not directing his own material, the man can get a great line delivery out of almost anyone. A major part of being a good director, is making your actors good, and Kevin Smith's directing can take a cheesy line and make it funny as hell, even if he isn't moving the camera very much. BTW, I'm not a Smith fanboy (Edgar Wright maybe), I thought Dogma was underwhelming and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back was complete directorial masturbation. I still respect him as a director, though.</p><p>Anyway, I look forward to seeing Bateman deliver Smith dialogue.
Aug. 14, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST
"Do ya love me" AWESOME !!!!!!
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST
haha couldnt be happier for this cast choice, although he doesnt fit the age description from what i heard of the script. We'll see if this turns out to be right...
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST
Kristen Wiig just signed on to star in two movies this week: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news07/070813h.php I mean, obviously who doesnt want to see her grace the screen in the nude..problem is, aint happening. PLUS who says we actually see anyone nude? I mean if we want to list off funny hot chicks we want to see nude let the list begin! Jenna Fischer, Sarah Silverman (who has a dirty mouth and would fit into the kevin smith world at ease), Amy Adams..i can continue.. anyways...you guys gotta realize how many female roles has kevin smith filled with actresses who are known as comedians? not any really. so dont look for the chick to be a comedian...he wrote the part for rosario who isnt naturally funny. ALSO for the reader who was asking about the horror flick by kevin, hes doing it directly after this movie, and the only reason this one is shooting first is because of the reaction people like the weinsteins had after reading the script...they loved it.
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST
We all knew he'd fall back on it.
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST
...as in "JAY"..."in a position to know"...hmmmm, so Jason Mewes is selling out Silent Bob by giving info to you....guess that intervention back fired.
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST
Then maybe...JUST MAYBE WE CAN GET THAT BATEMAN ON BATEMAN Action we've always wanted to see...now thats worth my $10.00
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST
by Jakes Nel
...if only from a slacker point of view, but I do wish the guy would move onto other things. Maybe this is it. Then again, he said he was done with his 'Jersey Chronicles' after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. And what did we get? Jersey Girl and Clerks 2...
Aug. 14, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST
Working with Smith once was enough and now it's an embarrassment to have Clerks 2 on her resume. "Sorry, Kevin, I'm washing my hair all winter. Can't be in Zack and Miri."
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:03 a.m. CST
Rosario only opted out because shes in another movie shooting at that time. If Smith where to move back production, whats to say she wouldnt sign on then? Obviously Smith isnt even close to being ready for Oct when the original planned shoot dates where.
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST
That shit would rock my cock 'till it would drop the fuck off.
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST
Yeah...I said it!
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . and doing a comic book flick? Oh well, he knows it's easier to just badmouth everybody else's.
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST
Makes Stymie look downright restrained.
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST
Who has glasses, likes comics and has had a cameo in Die Hard movie.
Aug. 14, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST
by Reynard Muldrake
Was there a script review or something a while back that everyone knows about?
Aug. 14, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST
by Lost Prophet
but I suspect it may involve 2 central character's one of whom will be male, the other female, and they will attempt to make a porno. Much hilarity will ensue.
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST
It was called "National Lampoon's Barely Legal" and it's about a few high school losers who make a porno. <p> Actually, there was also "The Girl Next Door", too. <p> How is this one better/different?
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST
I would have thought they'd have taken away his union card by now.
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST
He would have gotten his sister Justine a TV or Movie role by now. If it wasn't for her, he never would have done anything.
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST
ONE TRICK PONY !
Aug. 14, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST
... if you could. I always find it the funniest thing that the people on these talk-backs are always the biggest haters of people they should admire the most. I mean, for fuck's sake! Kevin Smith IS the original talk-backer. He's a fucking geek who took a huge chance that could have fucking ruined him and made a great film. Then he got to go to L.A. and fuck Joey Lauren Adams when she was the hottest piece of ass around, made some pretty decent movies and the best Bennifer I move ever. And all y'all can do is hate. Dogma may have had cheesy effects, but that movie was great. Jay and Silent Bob made all you fuckers laugh, and you know it. It makes me laugh every time I watch it. Chasing Amy is just a great movie, and one of the most truthful movies I've ever seen. The truth in that movie hurts so much it makes it hard to watch sometimes. Mallrats was okay, and Clerks and Clerks II were exhibitions on how clever dialogue can carry movies. How many of YOU frustrated wannabe directors would trade your miserable lives living in your parent's basements to live in his shoes, someone you call a worthless hack? I would say ever last motherfucking one of you would. It's absolutely amazing the kind of shit you people give to one of your own who made it. Y'all are fucking cannibals, JEALOUS motherfucking cannibals. Porch Monkey 4 Life (I'm taking it back) motherfuckers! Porch Monkey 4 LIFE!!!
Aug. 14, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST
by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu
Eat his mother before, after, or during fucking her? Also, if he is jealous of his mother, is he jealous because he finds her taste so succulent or her beauty so arousing? Finally if his mother is a cannibal (since it runs in families) does he employ any safeguards to prevent reciprocal eating or is that all just part of the turn-on?<br><br>These are the kind of questions that prevent me from obtaining respectable employment.
Aug. 14, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST
by Quin the Eskimo
excellent list, sir. All good choices. I'll have to vote for Amy Adams. She has a natural sweetness to her. Though I doubt she'll do any nudity. Though she might 'cause after all the Disneyfied roles she's takes as of late, she could use a little adult cred. Especially as she's frittering away her Junebug good will. Jenna Fischer has The Office so I doubt she'll do it (schedule). I gotta guess she's on the Weinsteins list though. Isla Fisher is probably the best bet, but of those three she is my number three. She was funny in Wedding Crashers (haven't seen Hot Rod), but I don't know if she can turn a phrase.
Aug. 14, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST
the hell away from this clown. And Bateman, I have no clue what he's thinking.
Aug. 14, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST
this is great news
Aug. 14, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST
did i miss the haters? <p> seriously, though- what happened to this quote-horror-endqote flick smith was supposed to do?
Aug. 14, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST
Meh, I got no problem with him.
Aug. 14, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST
...Him? (AD fans represent!)
Aug. 14, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST
consider your source wrong http://tinyurl.com/33dy3v
Aug. 14, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST
Kevin Smith is still going to make his horror project, titled Red State, but Zack and Miri was so well received by everyone around him that he decided to make that first. Plus he hadn't or hasn't quite finished the script for Red State yet. To those who asked, no Zack and Miri is not set in the Askewniverse and neither is Red State.Finally to all those bad mouthing Kevin and his movies, how about actually seeing Zack and Miri before you start lighting your torches and grabbing your pitch forks?! Or better yet, how about doing some research before spouting your so illinformed bile?! I'm a Kevin Smith fan by the way!!!
Aug. 14, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST
It's good to see him getting more roles.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST
two twin "Harrys" with blue dresses and shoulder length brown hair. Otherwise, it ain't nothing but cruising around on a Big Wheel in a hotel with stank wallpaper.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST
I like the direction he's going in. He's my favourite comic book writer of all time. He's gone away from the Jersey Universe. He's just been In Die Hard 4. He's directed pilots for Reaper and Heroes: Origins. I think he's trying to get more director experience so he can finally make that comic book movie. Whatever it is. Let's praise this. Even though I liked Clerks 2. I am glad he's stepping away from it.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST
I watched it for like 3 minutes waiting for Harry to pop us somewhere, but nothing. What gives?
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST
FROM THE AWARD WINNING VIEW ASKEW SITE: "A rumor crossed our path over the weekend regarding a potential actor for “Zack and Miri Make A Porno” - The scoop mentioned nothing of this actor playing the lead role, but rather, just playing a part in the film. That actor’s name is Jason Bateman, whose recent memorable turn as Michael Bluth on “Arrested Development” has showcased his great comedic talents. Today, Ain’t It Cool News has added fuel to the fire posting the same rumor, though we’re unsure if this comes from the same source or elsewhere. We tend to check on stuff like this before we post it, hence why you didn’t see it here - As far as we know, this is just not true. Not only is Bateman not currently signed to play Zack, he’s not signed to play any roles at all in the film. Naturally, we LOVE the idea of the guy being involved in this film or any View Askew project, so that’s not to say this could change — We just wanted to set the record straight as far as what we knew as fact, at the present time. We’ll keep on top of all the latest casting news for you, right here." Boycott the internet. By the way, I respect all of you.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST
I liked him in what I've seen. Yet this movie, this casting doesn't inspire me. I want Will Hung from the American Idol auditions.
Aug. 14, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST
and have only walked out of 2 becausse I couldn't take it anymore. One was Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes and the otherwas Clerks. I guess I just didnt get it. I never attmepted to watch another complete Kevin Smith movie,but I saw enough of Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob to know I prob. would've walked away from those too had I been in a theater.
Aug. 14, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST
...and I'm there to watch rehearsals!!! VIVA FUNKE!!!
Aug. 14, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST
I love how people call others "jealous" just cause they don't like a director..haha. Sorry, but I want to watch a movie with a story, not a movie about making fun of other movies or people who aren't screaming for sex.
Aug. 14, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST
She said she wanted to make a movie where she can get butt-ass naked! Why not here? ;)
Aug. 14, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST
A few years ago, Jason Bateman said he wanted to work with his sister in some type of intimate way, of course, he said this to Conan, and I wasn't sure if he was serious! :O
Aug. 14, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST
But call it "Zack and Miri's Fuck-Fest", box office gold!
Aug. 15, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST
...the first I've heard about this movie, and the last thing I want to hear. Not that I'm not there! I'm so there! But KS movies get WAY over-hyped these days. I want to go into this one as blind as possible.
Aug. 15, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST
any of you that call yourselves movie/comedy nerds AND hetersexuals should be falling all over yourselves pushing her for this role!! Wiig + Kevin Smith dialogue + nudity = butts in seats!!!<p>also, I'm back in LA and drunk, for those regular talkbackers keeping score...
Aug. 15, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST
by Colier Rannd
Now let's get David Cross in this movie! Hell let's just make an Arrested Development movie! I miss that show....
Aug. 15, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST
Jason Bateman's greatest ever work and the precursor of F. Bueller and Parker Lewis. Get it onto DVD now...you're gonna laugh. We are the dregs! Maybe Bateman's revived profile can make it happen!
Aug. 15, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST
Every since I confronted him last year at ComicCon about the Black Cat/Spiderman series I told him he fucked up big time and could have gotten awards for the storyline alone. I still can't believe he made us wait for 2 years just so he could direct Jersey Girl and Clerks 2. What a douchebag.
Aug. 15, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST
Did Kevin pwone you like he did this fan? http://tinyurl.com/283g4l
Aug. 15, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST
I think Smith's comfort zone is mostly based on whether Mosier is interested in a project. Green Hornet? Yeah, Smith was interested, but leaving the project had less to do with it being action and therefore out of his comfort zone than it was that Mosier had no interest in doing it. Mosier didn't want to do Hornet? Smith was done with it, too. Red State? If I were a betting man, I think as Mosier's commitment to doing a horror-flick wanes, Smith's will as well. I think Mosier welds a lot of power in that relationship. Smith ought to cut the umblical cord when it comes to projects like Green Hornet and such ... because although a comfort zone isn't a bad thing, it is when you turn down good opportunties. Also, (in regard to the podcast) if Smith wants to convince Mosier to get off of regular wipes and get onto wet ones, he ought to do this test: Have Mosier do his business and clean to his satisfaction with regular and when he thinks he clean and all done, take a swipe with the wet ones. He will give up using regular from that point foward. Also, it uses less paper.
Aug. 15, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST
"Saved by the Dong"! Guest-starring Screech (in a non-porno role!)
Aug. 16, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST
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