Thursday, January 22, 2009

Whitford and Whedon...together at last.

I never thought I'd write these joyous words yet here it is. Hopefully you'll be able to hear it above the clarion calls of angels and the bliss of the dulcet baby choir:

Yes, Bradley Whitford and Joss Whedon are doing a movie together.

I may have cried a little just then. It was announced today that "West Wing"'s Bradley Whitford and some dude named Richard Jenkins are signed on (or close to signing) to star in "The Cabin in the Woods," the upcoming horror flick penned by Whedon and "Cloverfield" writer and "Buffy" alumnus Drew Goddard, who also will direct. Says Goddard, "It's really just your basic typecasting: When you need two actors to run through the woods in low-cut nighties, you immediately think of Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford."

No one seems to know what the flick is really about except, well, there's a cabin in the woods and it's Joss Whedon so it's probably safe to assume there will be jokes, fearsome rabbits, perhaps a vampire with fruit-punch mouth and at least one completely unnecessary and gut-wrenching death.

I'll be tuned in, that's for sure. The movie is scheduled for release in February 2010.

6 comments:

Alyson said...

Do you really not know who Richard Jenkins is? He played the Nate Fisher Sr. on Six Feet Under. He's lovely. He was also just in The Visitor, which you should see if you haven't already.

So, Whitford, Whedon AND Jenkins in a movie? Awesome.

Liz said...

And I think he just got nominated for an Oscar this morning for The Visitor. See, this is why I like writing this blog -- I learn stuff...like who Richard Jenkins is!

(I will admit to having seen only a few episodes of Six Feet Under. It's another one of those "on my list" shows that I haven't gotten to yet.)

Thanks for filling me in!

Anonymous said...

"No one seems to know what the flick is really about except, well, there's a cabin in the woods and it's Joss Whedon so it's probably safe to assume there will be jokes, fearsome rabbits, perhaps a vampire with fruit-punch mouth and at least one completely unnecessary and gut-wrenching death."

And perhaps a musical number as well. : )

The Modern Gal said...

My interest is piqued, for sure.

Jane said...

Oh my goodness, I really think you live in my head!

Joy unconfined, The Whitford and The Whedon. Perfection is made of this :)

Heto said...

I am so incredibly excited about this! I love love love Joss and Brad, so this is totally a match made in heaven! Woohoo!