God bless Werner Herzog because sometimes we need a reminder that cinema can unpredictable and unexpected. Last night, word arrived that the director had made the unlikely choice in casting Russell Brand in his upcoming school shooting satire “Vernon God Little.” Less than 24 hours later, that’s hardly the most bonkers choice he’s made.
THR reports that Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson are now in talks to join the movie. Holy hell. Penned by Andrew Birkin (“Perfume,” “Joan Of Arc,” “Omen III“), and based on the book by DBC Pierre, the story is set in the border town of Martirio, Texas, where a bullied loner grabs a gun and kills six of his classmates, before committing suicide. But soon Vernon is in trouble when suspicions about the school shootings fall on him. Not much is known what roles Tyson and Anderson will take, though the former boxer will apparently deliver the titular line of dialogue.
Austin Abrams and Sasha Pieterse are aboard the film, which will begin production this spring once Herzog wraps on “Queen Of The Desert.” We can’t wait to see how this one turns out.