Casting Updates: Hurt n da “Hood,” Shue in “Piranha 3D,” and Efron as Johnny Quest

Posted on 13 April 2009 by ShepRamsey

Hey friends, Shep here with a little bit more casting news to add to the news of Sheen in the New Moon picture and all those lovely British actors in the Monahan picture.

First off, according to The Hollywood Reporter, William Hurt will be playing William william-hurt1Marshall in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Robin Hood film, starring Russell Crowe. I’m debating over whether or not this is really news, seeing as William Hurt is kinda in everything.

Also, Moviehole tells us that Elizabeth Shue, last seen playing herself as a retired-actress nurse in Hamlet 2, is deciding to resurrect her career by joining Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3D, a remake of the classic horror film which I can only assume will be in 3D.

And finally the Los Angeles Times reports that Zac “too good for Footloose” Efron will be playing Johnny Quest in a film whose title is kinda up in the air right now. You’d think they’d just call it Johnny Quest, but Warners apparently thinks that the public will link that to its last 60′s cartoon revival, Speed Racer, which tanked miserably. I have no real thoughts on this bit of casting as I was never a big Johnny Quest fan. I will say that he certainly looks the part, though.                           

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