Wednesday, September 17, 2008

good job casting directors

Zach Galifianakis set for two projects
Comedian lands roles in Todd Phillips feature, HBO pilot

NEW YORK -- Comedian Zach Galifianakis has snagged lead roles in Todd Phillips' comedy "The Hangover" for Warner Bros. and the HBO pilot "Bored to Death."

In "Hangover," Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms play best buddies at a wild Las Vegas bachelor party who lose the groom just hours before his wedding. Legendary Pictures is producing with Warners, and filming is set to begin this weekend.

In "Death," Galifianakis plays Ray, a struggling comic book artist and best friend to Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman), an alcoholic writer who pretends to be a private detective. Ted Danson also stars in the project from writer Jonathan Ames and director Alan Taylor.

Sidebar: i love this news and Zach was way funny at UCB last night.
Sidebar # 2: Zach and Ed Helms are really good friends (bff maybe?) and they use each others' houses when each visits New York or LA, respectively. I learned this when Zach was a guest on Seth & Ed's puppet talk show at UCB last year.

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