Casting About: Do Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris Know They May Be in ‘Expendables 2′?
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• 2010's most unlikely $100-million hit was probably "The Expendables." Does that make us think a sequel will do as well? Naw, but having Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris along for the ride can't hurt. Not that anyone knows for sure, although the film's website now seems to think they're both officially on board. Just think how excited the actors will be once someone tells them! [The Playlist]
• Lars von Trier's best movies all have one thing in common: mutilated genitals. Also, Stellan Skarsgard. He's been in "Dogville," "Dancer in the Dark," "Breaking the Waves" and (fingers crossed, we're seeing it this week) "Melancholia." They may be teaming up again for "Nymphomania," von Trier's so-called porno. Which is great because who doesn't want to see Stellan Skarsgard naked? [Screen Daily]
• Congrats to Ed Speleers, Luke Pasqualino and Jessica Szhor, who are all going to be part of "Love Bite." If your guess was that this was a werewolf project, mazel tov: "The script details the story of four friends who find their dead-end town in turmoil after a bloodthirsty werewolf starts gnawing local virgins. The quartet subsequently realize that losing their virginity might provide the best route to survival." At least it's not based on a comic book, folks. [The Hollywood Reporter]