Robert Rodriguez's movie 'Shorts' Gets its Cast

by Joey Paur

Venkman Here - With some info regarding a movie called 'Shorts' That is being written, shot, and chopped by Robert Rodriguez. I have to say I love how he will do hard core "R" movies then do a 180 and make a kid friendly family flick, which this is. The money is in the family films these day though. So far the cast includes: 

William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, Jimmy Bennett ("Star Trek"), Kat Dennings ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"),Trevor Gagnon ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Leo Howard ("G.I. Joe"), Devon Gearhart ("Changeling"), Rebel Rodriguez ("Planet Terror"), and Jake Short and Jolie Vanier. 

Most recently Jon Cryer and James Spader have joined the cast. The story concept seems interesting, here are the details from Hollywood Reporter:

"Shorts" is set in fictional Black Falls, a suburb where everyone works for Black Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated whose communication gadget is sweeping the country. A young boy (Bennett) discovers a rainbow-colored rock that grants wishes to anyone who holds it, which first causes havoc amongst the kid population before turning up several notches when adults get their hands on it.

Cryer and Mann play the boy's parents while Dennings is the boy's older sister. Spader is Mr. Black while Macy is the father of a germophobic genius. 

Dan Lin, Hunt Lowry and Stacy Cohen are serving as executive producers on the film, which is being filmed entirely on location in Austin, Texas.

"Shorts" is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Abu Dhabi Media Company and Media Rights Capital.

The movie marks the big screen studio feature return for Cryer who has spent most of career in television after making a name for himself in movies like "Pretty in Pink" and "Morgan Stewart's Coming Home."



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