James Marsden and Jack Black Join THE D-TRAIN
James Marsden and Jack Black are teaming up for a new comedy called The D-Train. It's always good to see Marsden getting cast in movies, as the guy is awesome. Black, on the other hand, I could do without, but maybe he and Marsden will make a good team.
The story centers on "a Middle American high school reunion committee chairman (Black), still searching for high school acceptance, who has to do whatever it takes to get the most popular guy from high school -- now a failed actor working in commercials (Marsden) -- to show up to their 20-year reunion, including flying to Los Angeles to penetrate the world of celebrities."
This sounds like it could be a fun movie. I could see some comedy coming out of these types of characters and the reunion setting. The film will be the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, the writers of the 2008 Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man. The producer of the film, Mike White, will also have a role, and Nat Faxon is in negotiations to join the cast as well.