Pixels Hits The Casting Couch
Now that it has a release “season”,“Pixels” – the upcoming feature film based on the 2010 Patrick Jean short about characters and icons from 1980s video games attacking New York City and being fended off by video gamers – has been adding cast right and left. In addition to Peter Dinklage [“Elf” and “Game of Thrones” amongst many others] and Josh Gad [voice of Olaf in “Frozen”], the film – directed by Adam Sandler – has added Michelle Monaghan [“True Detective”] and Kevin James [“Grown Ups 2”]. Sandler plays the male lead – an ex-1980s video game whiz who is now an unhappy home theater installer, Dinklage plays his former video game rival, James plays the President of the USA, Monaghan plays the female lead, a military weapons expert and Gad is a conspiracy theorist nerd.
“Pixels” is currently scheduled to be released in Summer 2015.