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Actor Teams with Neil LaBute, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Date January 17, 2012
Actor Teams with Neil LaBute, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Will 2012 become the Year of Seth Cohen? For the many "O.C." fans wandering around the halls of this office, hopefully! Variety reports that Adam Brody has signed on to play the lead in "Some Girls," as well as "Welcome to the Jungle." Kirsten would be so proud!

In "Girls," Brody will team with writer-producer Neil LaBute for a story about a successful writer who goes to meet his four ex-girlfriends in hotel rooms around the country before getting married. It's based on LaBute's play.

"Jungle" is decidedly more high concept: a group of design firm staffers get trapped in the jungle following a company retreat, and all hell breaks loose. (Variety compares the action to "Lord of the Flies.") Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Huebel and Kristen Schaal co-star.

Brody -- best known for his work on the seminal teen series "The O.C." -- has put together a quality resume of feature film work in recent years: he stole scenes in "Jennifer's Body" playing an against-type villain, and was his Cohen-y self in "Scream 4" and "The Romantics."

In addition to these new features, 2012 will find Brody onscreen in Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress," the Steve Carell and Keira Knightley-led "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and "Revenge for Jolly" with Kristen Wiig. Brody is also filming a cameo as porn star Harry Reams in "Lovelace," the biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace with Amanda Seyfried in the lead role.

[via Variety]

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