Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Exclusive: Regina Hall, (Maybe) Taye Diggs Lining Up for Thriller “The Surrogate”


Regina Hall is hot hot hot. Having starred in “Think Like a Man” and its sequel, “Think Like a Man Too,” Hall is getting an even bigger break. I’m told she’s signed to play one of the three leads in Jon Cassar’s “The Surrogate,” a thriller that should start production this fall or early winter. Unique Features’ Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, the pair who made New Line Cinema a household name, are the top producers.

I’m also told that Taye Diggs, who has co-starred with Hall before, may join her as her husband. The story is about a couple who hire a surrogate to carry their baby, and she wrecks havoc in their lives. It’s a little likeĀ  “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.” Still not cast is the surrogate herself. (How about Sanaa Lathan?) Diggs is all but set, insiders say, although Michael Ealy may also be in the running. Stay tuned…

Cassar, a long time producer-director of “24,” just finished filming “Forsaken” with Kiefer Sutherland and his legendary dad Donald Sutherland, as well as the not- seen-enough Demi Moore…

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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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