The casting process is increasing momentum for How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the adaptation of the Toby Young memoir. After Simon Pegg signed on to star as Young last August, Kirsten Dunst jumped on board in April and then Jeff Bridges followed in May. Gillian Anderson and Danny Huston jumped in somewhere in the middle. Now we've got another actress in the ranks, who isn't as well-known yet, but probably will be soon enough -- Megan Fox. She's played Sydney Shanowski on the television show Hope & Faith, Carla in La Lohan's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and in her biggest role to date -- she's facing the machines as Mikaela Banes in the new Transformers movie. Fox will play "a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame." It sounds, um, applicable. She's not a household name yet, but she's already spread her legs behind a towel and blanket for FHM as their 68th sexiest woman, so I imagine she's already got the guys itching for her.

If you haven't read the book, it details Young's 5-year stint as a contributing editor to Vanity Fair -- one that didn't go very well. I've not read the book, but from all the buzz, it seems like the antithesis of The Devil Wears Prada. We won't have to watch that amazing breakthrough from spastic mess to wonder worker, and I would imagine that there will be no whimpering about how fat a size negative 8 is. If I'm right, this could make for a solid film -- one that you won't have to ignore the floof to enjoy.
CATEGORIES Casting, Cinematical