If there is one constant in Hollywood, it’s that it likes to see the same faces as often as possible. So when a new face catches the interest of the business and the viewers they are soon plastered at every bus stop and billboard for their next three movies lined up for the following summer. Such was Seth Rogan after exploding in The 40 Year Old Virgin.
Well now, after his hilarious and memorable role in The Hangover Zach Galifianakis is in the limelight and has is chance to cross over into starring roles.
But the comedian is taking his time and not biting at the first thing that comes his way.
His name has surfaced in connection with at least three projects: the Todd Phillips’ pregnancy-themed comedy Due Date; the comedy Say Uncle; and another Phillips’ project, the supernatural comedy Man-Witch.
All three films are set up at Warner Bros., which after the success of Hangover and with a potential Hangover sequel in the works, it is clear Warners wants to make Galifianakis a household name and perhaps even create an actor/director team in Phillips and Galifianakis the way Sony has Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen.
Man-Witch, a very different film from The Hangover, is about a man who finds he has supernatural talents and ends up at an all-girls witch school.
In Due Date, a slacker takes a road trip with an uptight businessman. Like The Hangover, it also features a road trip and a baby as plotlines. It is unsure if Zack would play the slacker of the business man, but I bet guessing would be pretty easy.
However, with these projects floating around, Galifianakis had yet to commit to any of them, which is odd. Usually and actor will get a deal signed for a new film either before their current projects release, or just after.
Fellow Hangover star, Bradley Cooper, signed on to the The A-Team film shortly after the comedies release. However one month later Zack still hasn’t signed any deals.
Perhaps he’s waiting for the right film to cross his desk. Whatever the reason, we’re sure to see more of Galifianakis on the big screen sooner rather than later.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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