Popular actors accept unusual roles in movies

Sarah Beck, ‘Doah Contributing Writer
September 17, 2014



It is always interesting to see an actor take on a role that they wouldn’t usually do, but they play so well. For example, Robin Williams in “August Rush” was a twist on his regular comedic roles.  After a summer full of memorable movies, actors look to be a part of other films that are in store for the next summer or later. They pick movies that their fans may not have pictured them doing.

Known for her hilarious roles in “Bridesmaids,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Saturday Night Live,” Kristen Wiig, is now attempting a comedy sci-fi in the midst. She has hinted to Bill Murray that she would be very interested in taking a role in the upcoming “Ghostbusters III” movie. According to Cinema Blend, Kristen Wiig acts bashful when asked about the film. “I guess they’re making one from what I hear, which would be pretty great,” she states in the article. She would be one of the top choices to be in the film if the same director from “Bridesmaids,” Paul Feig, joins the sci-fi comedy. Wiig’s choice to do this film would be different for her fans due to the fact that she isn’t pictured as a sci-fi, comedy actor. “Ghostbusters III” would be an interesting fit for her.

The legendary actor, Morgan Freeman, who starred in “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “Lean on Me,” will also be changing up his forte. As of Sept. 10, Morgan Freeman agreed to join “Ted 2” as a civil rights lawyer that helps the immature teddy bear with some legal problems. Morgan Freeman has gone downhill with these roles that he’s accepted. Possibly, it may be a joke for audience members to see him in these rather unoriginal modern-comedies. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see him in a movie with the famous Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Amanda Seyfried who also decided to join the sequel. Knowing how talented Mr. Freeman is, “Ted 2” is bound to be a memorable film.

Katie Holmes, notorious for “Batman Begins,” “Mad Money” and “Phone Booth,” will be directing and acting in her new film, “All We Had.” Acting has been natural to Holmes for many years, but directing will be a new feat that she is taking on. “All we Had” is based on the Annie Weatherwax novel about a mother-daughter drama. She will be getting some help adapting the script from Josh Boone, the director of “The Fault in Our Stars.” Nervous, yet excited, Katie Holmes will be directing her first film as well as taking the challenge of being in the film as well.

As for the release date for these upcoming movies, “All We Had” and “Ghostbusters III” don’t have a set date yet. Both movies are still figuring out the other details they need, but “Ted 2” will be released in theatres by Jun. 26, 2015.

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