Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Casey Wilson and Lizzie Caplan to Star in Film Adaptation of Bachelorette

We have another new role rumour! These reports are saying Isla will be starring in a new indie wedding comedy, and from the sounds of it it will show off her fabulous comedic talents … I can already see her in this role! To top it off she’ll be co-starring with the wonderful Kirsten Dunst.

Beware of the Bridesmaids! Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Casey Wilson and Lizzie Caplan to Star in Film Adaptation of Bachelorette

Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Casey Wilson and Lizzie Caplan are set to star in a feature film adaptation of Leslye Headland’s off-Broadway hit Bachelorette, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Headland has penned the screenplay and will direct. Production is currently underway in New York.

Bachelorette follows a group of twentysomething women who come together in a lavish hotel on the eve of their friend’s wedding. The girls however have always disliked the bride-to-be, who they’ve known since high school, and spend their drug and booze-fueled night ridiculing her, while partying with a pair of guys they meet outside the hotel.

Dunst (Spider-Man) will play the bride, Regan, with Caplan (TV’s Party Down, Mean Girls) and Fisher (Wedding Crashers) as strung-out roommates Gena and Katie. Wilson (TV’s Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live) will take on the role of the maid of honor, Becky. The cast also features James Marsden (Hairspray) as Trevor, Adam Scott (TV’s Parks and Recreation) as Clyde and Kyle Bornheimer (TV’s Perfect Couples) as Joe. (The play featured only two male roles, Jeff and Joe.)

Directed by Trip Cullman, Bachelorette opened at Second Stage’s McGinn-Cazale Theatre on July 21, 2010 as part of the company’s Second Stage Uptown summer series. The cast included Celia Keenan-Bolger (Katie), Carmen M. Herlihy (Becky), Katherine Waterston (Gena), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Jeff), Fran Kranz (Joe) and Tracee Chimo (who received a Lucille Lortel nomination for her performance as Regan.)



Kyle Bornheimer Joins Two Wedding-Themed Comedies

Kyle Bornheimer has booked a double-wedding, nabbing roles in two nuptial-themed comedies.

The comic actor just started shooting Bachelorette, an indie comedy starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan, and he then jumps into The Big Wedding, a Millennium/Nu Image comedy starring Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl.

Bachelorette, written and being directed by Leslye Headland, centers on three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school.

Bornheimer is playing a man who was somewhat of a stoner-loser in high school who had a crush on the prom queen, and at the wedding she still has no idea who he is.

Wedding is about a long-divorced couple (De Niro and Keaton) who fake being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Bornheimer will play Heigl’s estranged husband who shows up at the wedding, to Heigl’s displeasure.

Justin Zackham, who wrote The Bucket List, is directing the comedy, which has attracted quite the ensemble: Topher Grace, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, and Susan Sarandon, among others.

Both movies are in production in New York.

Bornheimer starred on NBC’s Perfect Couples and CBS’ Worst Week and appeared in the comedy features She’s Out of My League and You Again.

He is repped by CAA, Flute Entertainment and attorney Todd Rubenstein.



Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan Among Cast of Leslye Headland’s “Bachelorette” Film Adaptation

Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Kyle Bornheimer, Adam Scott and Casey Wilson have been cast in the film adaptation of Leslye Headland’s play, Bachelorette, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, written and directed by Headland, is based on the Off-Broadway play of the same name, which was presented in summer 2010 as part of Second Stage Theatre’s Uptown Series. Bachelorette’s run was extended twice and played through Aug. 28, 2010, at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre.

The story follows three best friends who are invited to act as bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they called “Pigface” in high school. Here’s how Second Stage billed the play: “On the eve of her wedding, Becky has arranged the perfect bachelorette celebration — but after two party crashers, one manipulative maid of honor, and a bathtub of booze, things don’t go according to plan.”

Headland’s playwriting credits include the “Seven Deadly Plays,” which explores “ancient vices in an unfortunately modern generation.” The series includes Cinephilia (lust), Bachelorette (gluttony), Assistance (greed), Surfer Girl (sloth) and Reverb (wrath).

Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, “Bachelorette” will be shot in New York.


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