Rhys Ifans and Lucy Punch are two major new additions to the cast of Peter Bogdanovich’s Squirrels to the Nuts. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that they’ll join Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Jake Hoffman, George Morfogen, Ahna OReilly, Austin Pendleton, Cybil Sheppard and Owen Wilson in the director’s first theatrical film since 2001’s The Cat’s Meow (and the first he’s written since 1990’s Texasville).
The film follows a New York prostitute who, after doing business with a Broadway director (Wilson), takes to the stage.
Ifans can be seen coming up in Susanne Bier’s period drama Serena while Punch, who recently starred on FOX’s “Ben and Kate,” is now filming the Rob Pearlstein comedy Someone Marry Barry.
An earlier iteration of Squirrels to the Nuts was to have starred Olivia Wilde and Brie Larson.
Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, George Drakoulias, Logan Levy and Holly Wiersma will produce with Rob Barnum, Christa Campbell, Jacob Pechnick, Jeff Rice and Louise Stratten executive producing.
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