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Casting News: Sarah Polley and... Jared Leto?

Here's a weird news item for the day: Jared Leto has been cast in a romantic comedy titled Mr. Nobody. Wait, it gets weirder: his costar in the movie is Sarah Polley, the smart, thoughtful writer/director of Away From Her, one of this year's best movies (mark my words!). According to Hollywood Reporter:

Nobody is described as a multilayered love story inspired by the "butterfly effect," the chaos-theory notion that the beat of a butterfly's wings can cause a storm thousands of miles away. Set in the not-so-distant future, the story follows Nemo Nobody (Leto) who, at 120 years old, is the last mortal surrounded by happy immortals as he relives his real and imaginary years of marriage.

Nobody is serving as the English-language feature debut for Belgian director Dormael, who has been trying to get Nobody to the screen for the past six years. The production, due to start next week, has a budget in the $40 million-$50 million range and will shoot in Brussels, Montreal and Berlin.

Am I the only one who thinks this is super bizarre? Last time I checked, Leto had started down the one-way street toward becoming an angsty, eyeliner-loving, blogger-hating, fight-starting punk. Yet here he is, playing a 120-year-old man and yukking it up onscreen with the likes of Sarah Polley. Hmm...Maybe he'll be amazing?

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Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Sounds interesting. Let's hope that it's better than Ashton's movie about the butterfly effect.
Echelon Echelon 9 years
I think Jared is a perfect choice. He's an amazing actor, and he's also an amazing singer as well. I don't know why so many think he is an *sshole rocker. Unless you've seen Jared and his band 30 Seconds To Mars in action, no one should judge him. As far as his acting goes, he's amazing. If he is great enough to be asked by Clint Eastwood to be in Flags Of Our Fathers, than he's great enough to be considered for any role. Mr. Eastwood is an icon in the movie industry and the man knows a good actor when he sees one. GO JARED! I KNOW YOU'LL BE GREAT IN THIS MOVIE TO. And let's remember girls, JORDAN CATALANO IS "DEAD". *winks*
wynnkey wynnkey 9 years
Ooh, Sarah Polley! I love Sarah Polley! :D I do remember her from Avonlea. I thought she was good choice to play the Story Girl, she has that magic thing about her. :) She's been doing really good work since then as well. :) I actually really liked "The Claim". Hehehe. "My Life Without Me" was great too. I'm not too keen on Leto though. Although he can be quite sympathetic onscreen, like Angel Face in Fight Club, Harry in Requiem and Hephaistion in Alexander. Hmmmm...
katygirlthing katygirlthing 9 years
jared leto is wow! hes an amzing actor!
ohmbecca ohmbecca 9 years
I agree that Leto is a particularly bizarre choice for this part. Sarah Polley might turn him to the good side,though. I remember her from her beginning in Avonlea, the show based on the books by the author of Anne of Green Gables. Nice pic, tdamji! Would love to watch those shows and the movie with Anne's famous "kindred spirits."
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
yeah, leto is an odd choice for this film. maybe his character's life has been filled with angst and he'll be perfect for the role??? hmm. i am doubting that as i write it. sarah polley can she not be good in it? i hope she has a big role.
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
The thing is, Leto was in some pretty serious, critically-acclaimed roles and movies before becoming an asshole 'rock star.'
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I like Sarah Polley so I hope the movie is good.
lucyS lucyS 9 years
Yea, not sure about the comedy angle of this but I love Sarah Polley so would check it out.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
yeah, the movie doesn't really sound like it would be funny. it does seem interesting though. i can't wait to see a trailer.
DixieBelle6 DixieBelle6 9 years
Does anyone else remember Sarah Polley from Avonlea?
evita evita 9 years
maybe it will be good? i would love to see Jordan Catalano back in action.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Although he doesn't normally do comedy, it does have a weird quirky-ness to it, which definitely sounds like something Jared would do. He's not going to be in some sort of odd costume is he? :oy:
stph stph 9 years
happy people is better than a mean person
stph stph 9 years
happy and always is happy
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
This doesn't sound that comedic. It does have an interesting plot line, though. I'd probably check it out.
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