John Cusack coming to Syracuse? ‘Adult World’ movie adds more stars to cast.
Is John Cusack coming to Central New York?
The “Hot Tub Time Machine” actor has reportedly been added to the cast of “Adult World,” an independent movie being filmed in Syracuse over the next three weeks. The project, directed by Scott Coffey, stars “Nancy Drew” actress Emma Roberts, niece of Julia Roberts, as a recent college graduate who thinks she’s destined to be a great poet.
According to Deadline, Roberts’ character is 21-year-old Amy Anderson, whose unpaid student loans force her to move back home with her parents and take a job at an erotic bookstore called Adult World. Cusack will play a fictional writer named Rat Billings, “one of the greatest poets of the ’90s” and Amy’s hero.
Other additions to the cast include Shannon Woodward, who currently plays Sabrina on Fox’s “Raising Hope,” and Evan Peters, who’s perhaps best known for roles in “American Horror Story” and “Kick-Ass.”
Cusack’s credits include “Say Anything,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Serendipity,” “2012″ and “High Fidelity,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. The 45-year-old actor will appear on the big screen next in April as Edgar Allan Poe in “The Raven.”
“‘Adult World’ examines the contemporary state of post-graduate life in America,” Treehouse Pictures president Justin Nappi told Cinema Blend about the film. “This is a smart satirical comedy that will resonate with a lot of people.”
Treehouse is producing the “Adult World” movie, which will feature local resident stand-ins. The project is Coffey’s second turn at directing after 2005′s “Ellie Parker,” starring Naomi Watts.