Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut to Star Russell Brand, Conveniently Bringing Together Two Stars You Probably Hate
That movie doesn't have a title yet, but according to Deadline it'll star Brand and Julianne Hough. And while it's ostensibly a comedy, Deadline's plot description wouldn't make you think that:
Hough plays a sheltered young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and revels in the decadence of Las Vegas. There, she meets an unlikely companion who helps her find herself.
Brand and Hough's involvement was first hinted at in early August, back when the film was called "Lamb of God," but now it's an official thing. Several years ago, this would have been a much bigger deal. Cody was riding high thanks to "Juno," and Brand was seen as an up-and-comer after smaller roles in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Bedtime Stories." Their status has both taken a hit of late, which means that, if anything, Hough is probably seen as the hottest of the three, especially if the new "Footloose" does well. The more we see that trailer, the more we think it will.