Jeff Bridges has joined the cast of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People alongside “Spider-Man” franchise star Kirsten Dunst and British comedy actor Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz).
The Hollywood Reporter says Bridges will play Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter in the Robert B. Weide-directed adaptation of Toby Young’s comic novel of the same name.
Gillian Anderson (“The X Files,” The Last King of Scotland) has also signed on for a turn in the movie as a doyenne of New York PR.
The project is set to shoot in London and New York beginning June 4. Young’s memoirs talk about when he went to New York to work at Vanity Fair while looking for love.