Tuesday, January 19

‘This is the End’ Star Jay Baruchel Lands ‘The Ten O’Clock People’ Role

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Tom Holland’s new Stephen King adaptation of ‘The Ten O’Clock People’ (or an alternative version of John Carpenter’s ‘They Live’) unfortunately lost their leading man Justin Long (‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Tusk’) back last Summer and have since been chasing up a suitable replacement. ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans was briefly in negotiations a while back but now according to THR it appears that ‘This is the End’ and ‘RoboCop’ star Jay Baruchel (below) has signed up. The movie will be represented at this weeks European Film Market over in Berlin. The short story of the same name is part of King’s original ‘Nightmares & Dreamscapes’ collection published back in 1993.

“Brandon Pearson, a cigarette smoker who attempts to quit his habit faces unexpected consequences when he begins to see that those in positions of authority are actually monsters.”

Jay Baruchel

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