'Zombieland's Jesse Eisenberg has joined the cast of '30 Minutes or Less,' a comedy about two wannabe criminals who force a loser pizza delivery man to rob a bank in 30 minutes or less, according to Variety. Eisenberg will play the pizza delivery man. Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari have already been cast for the film, which is being directed by 'Zombieland' helmer Ruben Fleischer. '30 Minutes,' which begins shooting in Michigan in July, will be released by Sony on Aug. 12, 2011.
Woody Allen has finished casting his latest outing, the romantic comedy 'Midnight in Paris,' by adding Alison Pill to his long list of stars. The full cast list now includes Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Owen Wilson, with co-stars Nina Arianda, Kurt Fuller, Tom Hiddleston, Mimi Kennedy and Corey Stoll. 'Paris,' which begins shooting this summer, revolves around a family traveling to the French capital for business; the group includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Pill is currently starring Off-Broadway with Edie Falco in 'This Wide Night.' [Variety]
Actor Seann William Scott and screenwriter Steve Conrad have formed Elephant Pictures, a production company that the pair hope will be home to directors, writers and actors to make shorts, features, documentaries and episodic Web content, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We want to be able to do things that are a little subversive and something that a studio would be less willing to do, Scott told the paper. "As I've gotten older, I've become attracted to things that have substance."
'The Colbert Report' writer Max Werner has a 'Fun Size' spec script for Paramount. The studio has picked up the project, described as a cross between 'Superbad' and 'Adventures in Babysitting' that is set on Halloween, for low- to mid-six figures. Josh Schwartz, who's responsible for such TV hits as 'The O.C.,' 'Gossip Girl' and 'Chuck,' will produce the project for his Fake Empire company, which has a two-year deal with Par. [THR]