30 November 2005

Ari Strikes Gold!! Piven Takes The Lead!!

Hey guys, it's Donnie...I flat out love Jeremy Piven. Always have, always will. I loved him when he was permanently stuck in John Cusack's shadow and I love him even more now that he seems to have found his way out of it. His work as Ari Gold on Entourage is nothing short of inspired and I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see what he does in Joe Carnahan's next flick, Smokin' Aces, where he plays a Vegas magician turned mob informant.

Thusly it is with great relish that we announce today that New Line has finally seen Piven worthy of getting his own movie. (Aside from the underrated PCU.) That's right, Piven will be filling the spot vacated by Steve Carrell on the film formerly titled Furry Vengeance. The premise is really not entirely promising: Piven is a Portland, Oregon real estate developer who attempts to get promoted to partner by developing a large area of untouched wilderness. When he attempts to move in, however, the various woodland creatures start fighting back and hilarity (hopefully) ensues.

I know, I know, it sounds like absolute drivel and it kinda sucks that Piven is getting Carrell's table scraps, but hey, in Hollywood you take whatever you can get. Besides, there's still a small kernel of potential in there somewhere. It ultimately depends on how they choose to handle the animals. If it turns out like Mouse Hunt, we could be in for a real treat. If it ends up like Dr. Doolittle, then we're most definitely in trouble...


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