Saturday, June 22, 2024

Casting Call for Tom and Katie Short Comedy Satire Film


I’m surprised it took this long., which is sort of like Funny or Die, has sent out a casting call for Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lookalikes. They’re planning a short film parody of the Cruise-Holmes divorce story, tentatively titled “Suri.” The listed casting director is Dan Siegel. Jest is owned by College Humor was started by Ricky van Veen and Josh Abramson in 1999, and sold to Barry Diller’s IAC a few years ago. There’s no word yet on the script or the director. And so far, Suri herself has not been cast. Neither have any of the other potential characters but you can only imagine who else these funny folks will throw into the mix– maybe even Rupert Murdoch, as he Tweets his anti-Scientology messages! By the way, the movie is non-union. Each actor will get a rate of $110. The shoot is set for Friday. Expect to see it go viral on by next week.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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