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Christopher Walken Cast in Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

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Oct 15, 2010 | 5:27am EDT

ALT TEXTLet me grab your attention with one thing that everyone always loves to hear: Christopher Walken is starring in a new movie.

Yes, that's right. The man who, like the rest of us, puts his pants on one leg at a time -- but when he does, makes gold records -- will be in the upcoming Todd Solondz indie-drama Dark Horse.

Walken joins with Mia Farrow and Selma Blair. The film will be produced by Solondz's Double Hope Films.

Dark Horse follows a thirtysomething man, played by Jordan Gelber, who lives with his parents (Walken and Farrow). Gelber's character is stuck in a world of his own, unwillingly working for his father while pursuing his real passion: collecting toys. After a bit, he realizes he needs to figure himself out, so he seeks out help from a woman (Blair) to rid himself of the "dark horse" status in the family and actually accomplish something in his life.

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi, who also starred in one of the worst films ever made (The Last Airbender), is also part of the cast, playing Blair's ex-boyfriend.

This is good news for Walken, an actor known to take nearly every role he's offered. Solondz, who's responsible for cult classics like Happiness and Storytelling, is very talented at directing thought-provoking satire of family life, and specifically, American suburbia. He could not have found anyone better for a father role than Walken, and hopefully, with the rest of the talented cast, they produce a quality film -- without needing more cowbell.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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