Friday, April 22, 2011

Onya, Jacki

In the wake of her recent best supporting actress Academy Award nomination for Animal Kingdom, veteran Australian actress Jacki Weaver has broken into Hollywood. Deadline reports that she has been cast in Nicholas Stoller's next film, Five Year Engagement, to be produced by Judd Apatow, and co-starring Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, and Rhys Ifans. With talent of this calibre involved, it certainly promising.

Will she be as funny as Eric Bana was in Funny People (2009)? Until that time, Bana had mostly appeared in dramatic films, and his role as Aussie alpha male Clark, was a chance for him to return to his comedy roots, have some fun with American perceptions of what Australians are like, and almost steal the show in the process.

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