In January, I wrote about a Kevin Spacey project called Nine Lives, in which he plays a workaholic business man who, I sh*t you not, switches bodies with a cat. And in the process regains his family’s love (and presumably a mouth full of his own ball hairs). Shortly thereafter, I received an anonymous tip from someone who claimed to be privy to a meeting wherein the CEO of a studio paid a writer low six figures to write this Nine Lives script, a premise which the CEO had (naturally) dreamed up himself. I can’t confirm or deny that story, but holy sh*t, this thing is still getting made.
EuropaCorp’s high-concept comedy Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey as a guy who gets trapped in the body of his family’s pussycat, has purrloined an April 29 release date. Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell and Mark Consuelos also star in the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed pic from writers Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin. The House Of Cards heavy plays a workaholic businessman who must figure out how to redeem himself after a terrible accident leaves him in a feline state of body.
I enjoy how they just casually throw it out there that the Oscar-winning star of House of Cards is going to switch bodies with a kitty cat before they go straight to the cat puns. What is going on? And Barry Sonnenfeld? That’s a real director. Everyone’s just going to treat this like cat body swap movie is something A-list stars sign on for every day? This is going to shoot on real cameras and be projected into real theaters? I feel like I’ve swapped bodies with someone from 1990.