Don Cheadle, Octavia Spencer Announce New Films

Don Cheadle, Octavia Spencer Announce New Films

Two of Hollywood’s finest land juicy roles for 2012.

Published September 23, 2011

Exciting casting news from Hollywood today. Two of our favorite actors — The Help’s Octavia Spencer and Iron Man 2’s Don Cheadle — have lined up their next big-screen projects. Oscar-nominated Cheadle, who is currently filming TV movie House of Lies with Kristen Bell, joins Denzel Washington in Robert Zemeckis’s latest Flight, a thriller set on a commercial airliner (no, it will be nothing like Snakes on a Plane).

 

Spencer, a hot property after the wild success of this summer’s The Help, has turned her sights on Smashed for her next project. The comedy is a remake of Blake Edwards’ classic Days of Wine and Roses, in which a married alcoholic couple face trouble when one of them gets sober. Spencer will play an AA sponsor in the new version.

 

Now, how about somebody put these two in a movie together?

(Photos from left: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison)

Written by Smriti Mundhra

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