Diablo Cody, known for writing Juno and Jennifer’s Body is setting her eyes on Russell Brand to play the leading male in her directorial debut, Lamb of God. Sources are telling TwitchFilm that Brand has been offered the role and I’m sure a street riot will follow if he accepts.
This is such a split for me because I like one of these people and hate the other. I’m in the minority when I say that Russell Brand is hilarious, in films. I liked him in Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I also enjoyed him in Arthur, keep in mind that I haven’t seen the original. I just like his style and I think he comes off as a funny guy with a bit of charm. I have not viewed his standup comedy and I don’t plan on it.
That being said, I hate Diablo Cody. Her dialogue comes off in such an unrealistic and stupid way. It doesn’t sound hip or make me laugh at all, it instead makes me want to vomit. I hated Juno with a passion and I didn’t really care for Jennifer’s Body. So hearing news about her both writing and directing a film instantly makes me gag. If Russell Brand is given a script that features her trademark trash than I doubt he will be any good. No actor can outweigh the director and the writer at the same time. It’s just impossible!
But maybe this news of Brand getting offered the role will result in Brand accepting the role, which will result in me seeing it only because of Brand and maybe by some miracle I may end up liking it. I strongly doubt it, but I’d be open to the possibility.
Not much is known about Lamb of God, but we can provide you with a brief synopsis below.
The comedy follows a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith.