Olivia Wilde To Play Lead In Year One

OliviawildeThe female lead has been cast in the new Ramis/Apatow venture Year One, the role has been given to the elven Olivia Wilde. We get the news of this casting thanks to the professionals at Variety:

Olivia Wilde will be the female lead opposite Jack Black in Columbia’s biblical-era comedy “Year One.” Harold Ramis is directing a cast that also includes Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Vinnie Jones, Juno Temple and June Raphael. Wilde will play Princess Inanna, the love interest of Black’s character.

Judd Apatow and Ramis are producing. Owen Wilson is executive producing. Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg penned the screenplay based on a story by Ramis.

Olivia Wilde has had some film work but it looks like she has wandered in and out of different TV roles. This is a huge score for her, she will be working alongside some heavyweights and nailing this role (or director) could catapult her career to the next level. She is very pretty and really does look like an elf; with black hair she could pull off Vulcan as well.

This is an all around dream cast and if everything comes together well, the film should be outstanding. I also look forward to seeing some of the best comedic actors of the day in animal pelts. Something about wearing clothes fashioned from the skin of beasts appeals to me, but I will never be able to pull off the look quite like Raquel Welsh. She set the bar for the wearing of skins in One Million Years B.C.
I love Ramis as a and will always seek out his films; in Year One he has a fantastic cast to make his material come alive. On paper – it looks like we should be in for something awesome. Are you guys pumped to see this film – I am, and will keep you all abreast with news, stills and eventually trailers. KAPLAH!

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2 thoughts on “Olivia Wilde To Play Lead In Year One

  1. title sounds a bit too similar to the Khmer Rouge’s “year zero” for my liking…. p.s. the killing fields is top 10 ever for sure..

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