CATEGORIES Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, Mystery & Suspense, Newsstand, Movie News, CinematicalCould Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum have a more packed cast? Man alive. In addition to star Ben Stiller, the movie's got Hollywood legends Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney, goddess Carla Gugino, and the recently-added Robin Williams, who will get to fulfill the dream we all have of playing Teddy Roosevelt. Now Levy has revealed that Ricky Gervais has also come on board, apparently to repay Stiller for his appearance on Gervais' Extras. Gervais will play the director of New York's Museum of Natural History, a character who, according to Levy, is "very uptight."
Just the thought of Gervais playing someone uptight is funny - this movie has so much potential that it's sort of scary to think about what a freaking disaster it could turn into. I mean, let's keep in mind that it's mixing live action with CG work, and is about "an ancient curse that causes the animals and insects on display to come to life and wreak havoc." Finding the right tone for this one just seems like it's going to be really, really hard.