CBS sitcom magnate Chuck Lorre may be on his fourth airing show for the network with the debut of upcoming Anna Faris sitcom 'Mom,' but that hasn't stopped the freshman comedy from flexing its muscles with casting just yet. Erstwhile 'New Girl' guest and rom-com staple Justin Long has joined the cast, along with 'The Help' Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, but who might the duo portray?
The last time we heard from director Tom Holland's impending adaptation of Stephen King's short story, 'The 10 O'Clock People,' Justin Long was in negotiations to step into the leading role. Now, a month later, we've learned who will be playing the obligatory love interest: the lovely Rachel Nichols.
Oh, look! Another Stephen King adaptation. Imagine that!
Snark aside, the upcoming adaptation of King's 'The 10 O'Clock People' has a few things going for it that should help it stand out from the crowd of terrible to middling King films that have populated theaters over the years. First, it has director Tom Holland, an old school horror guru most known for directing 'Child's Play' and the original 'Fright Night.' Secondly, it is based on a pretty solid story with some interesting potential for cinematic adaptation.
And now, it has Justin Long, so take that as you will.