Monday, October 3, 2011

Movie News: What is up with the casting of Lords of Salem?

News on Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem has been pretty slow in coming, but over the past couple of weeks, we've gotten a few casting announcements.  Sheri Moon Zombie has been on the IMDB page for months...I guess we just assume now that she will be in all of Rob Zombie's movies.  But she's never been officially cast, as far as I can tell.

So who else?  A whole bunch of fuckin' randomness is who else.  We've got Torsten Voges, who is listed as being "famous" for starring in The Big Lebowski and 8MM.  Now I love both of these movies, and I vaguely remember this dude from The Big Lebowski as a Nihlist, but I can't place him in 8MM at all.  Well anyway, he's going to be the lead singer of the death metal band.

Next, Ernest Thomas from What's Happening?  I mean, seriously.  And Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, who plays Uncle Seymour Coffins in Halloween II and also one of the cavemen in the Geico commercials.  And finally, Bruce Dern.  Which Rob Zombie lists as being in tons of movies, but I only know from Big Love and Monster.  Also, I will be seeing him at Chiller Theatre in October.   I mean, literally, this casting could not get more random.

Thoughts, anyone?  I mean, I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around this project, just because the plot doesn't seem too interesting.  Maybe a trailer or some clips would whet my appetite a bit, but right now I'm very meh about the whole thing.