There’s some odd stuff occurring with the casting for Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 To Paris, the director’s newest story of stalwart, good-hearted American heroes doing proper. Eastwood already made headlines earlier this week, when he introduced that the story’s central figures—Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone, who helped cease a 2015 assault on a French practice—can be showing as themselves within the upcoming movie. Now, for no matter purpose, he’s surrounding the trio with a bunch of very proficient sitcom stars.
Selection stories that Tony Hale, of Veep and Arrested Improvement fame, and Reno 911! and The Odd Couple’s Thomas Lennon have each signed on for the movie, enjoying the fitness center instructor and principal on the faculty the place Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone grew up. The 2 funnymen be a part of a solid that already consists of The Workplace’s Jenna Fischer and Hale’s previous Arrested Improvement co-star Judy Greer, making us legitimately marvel: Is Clint making a comedy right here?
It’s not like administrators haven’t gotten nice mileage out of casting comedic actors in dramatic elements previously, in fact. However the obvious plans to observe Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone as youngsters raises the query of whether or not the follow-up to Sully may have a lighter, extra coming-of-age tone than Eastwood’s ordinary fare. (It doesn’t harm that the practice assault in query ended with zero fatalities, stopping every part from getting too grim in the long run.) In any case, it’s somewhat unusual to see fairly a lot comedic expertise pop up in any Eastwood undertaking that doesn’t even have at the very least one orangutan concerned.
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