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09.14.09 24 Comments

We were all pretty disappointed when Nic Cage dropped out of Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet last week when he and Sony couldn’t come to a deal.  But now that Christoph Waltz has taken his place, everyone’s pretty happy.  See?  Everything happens for a reason.  Ha, just kidding.  Next time someone tells you that, take a dump in their fishtank, then see what they say.

I’m told that ICM’s actor Christoph Waltz who won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for playing a Nazi in Inglourious Basterds (and is a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination) has now been cast as villain Chudnofsky in Sony’s The Green Hornet opposite Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. Since Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds came out — and crossed the $100M mark this weekend — Waltz has been offered a lot of big movies by a lot of big directors. And he’s getting big bucks now. How great he’s found success at age 52. [DeadlineHollywoodDaily]

‘Chudnofsky’, of course, was Darren Aronofsky’s nickname at clown college.  Anyway, Waltz definitely adds some acting chops to the picture, though the whattafuh? factor (which is especially important when you’ve already got Seth Rogen playing the Green Hornet) would’ve been higher with Cage.  But from what I hear, Waltz isn’t the only one bringing home the big bucks these days.  Why, just this weekend, Gary Busey headbutted two of them to death.  Later it turned out one of them was just Nic Cage dressed as a bear, but Busey said it still counts.

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