Don Cheadle, Octavia Spencer Announce New Films

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

Posted: 09/23/2011 12:09 AM EDT

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)

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