Bone Deep Adds Cast

Hayden ChristensenHow does a production company fuck up a project before it even gets off the ground? Simple. You cast two of the most dry, boring and barely skilled actors in the business.

Screen Gems is currently casting a crime thriller titled Bone Deep about a group of criminals whose $20 million heist goes sideways when a hard-boiled detective starts poking around. Directed by John Luessenhop, the film already has Matt Dillon in the role of the detective and now there are reports that Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen have also been cast in the film. Can you say bomb?

Are the folks at the production company that out of touch that they don’t realize the whole they’re digging themselves into? Christensen is a pretty boy with little talent and his good looks are only going to take him so far – especially when you consider he keeps taking roles that don’t necessarily appeal to his tween fangirl demographic – and Paul Walker…well, he’s had it rough. Fast and Furious looks like it’ll be fun but of everything I’ve seen him in outside of the car-love franchise, the only one in which he displays any talent is the surprisingly good Running Scared and even there he’s stretching himself pretty thin.

It matters little, the project doesn’t sound particularly appealing to me, but I find it oddly funny that a company would shoot themselves in the foot quite this badly. Casting either of these guys would be a mistake but casting them both in the same film is critical (and probably box office) suicide.

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Eaglewing
Guest

Agreed. I'm a fan of crime movies, and the setup sounds good to me, but the casting is dead wood. Bomb indeed.

Andrew James
Admin

Glad you mentioned Running Scared. A surprisingly good film indeed. And Paul Walker is not bad, bordering on good, in that movie.

And we've spent time on here defending Christiansen before. That time has passed. Until he does something really great, he's dead to me.

…dammit. I still feel like I should mention it: "Shattered Glass, Life as a House, Factory Girl"

Rusty James
Guest

He's great in Factory Girl. People give him a bad rap because he's not doing a dylan impression. People are morons sometimes.

Rusty James
Guest

Whoa, I just realized that you badmouthed Matt Dillon. Not cool!

Jonathan
Admin

Speaking of Dillon, Factotum is a really enjoyable movie I never hear anybody talk about.

Andrew James
Admin

I didn't think it was enjoyable at all.

Rusty James
Guest

I liked Factotum. I especially enjoy comparing Matt Dillons Bukowski to Mickey Rourke's.

Don't remember much about it though.