Julianne Hough and Russell Brand to star in Diablo Cody's Lamb of God

Posted by: Zack Bruce

Sometimes I really don’t get casting choices. In Diablo Cody’s directorial debut for LAMB OF GOD, she wanted Julianne Hough and Russell Brand in the leads. Brand is fine but Hough has yet to prove anything to anyone. The FOOTLOOSE remake isn’t a game changer.

Cody got her wish and both Brand and Hough will star in the film. What is it that Cody sees in Hough? I figure she would be better for Cody’s SWEET VALLEY HIGH adaptation. In the film Hough will play a sheltered young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and revels in the decadence of Las Vegas. There, she meets an unlikely companion (Brand) who helps her find herself. Could she have cast Hough because she looks so angelic? I’m sorry, I’m just trying to figure it out.

Either way it sounds very intriguing. Production begins next Spring.

Julianne Hough and Russell Brand

Source: Deadline

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