Casting News: Francis, Lovelace, Anger

Frank or Francis
Elizabeth Banks and Paul Reubens have joined the star-studded cast of Charlie Kaufman’s musical Hollywood satire “Frank or Francis”.

Banks will play a highly-regarded actress making formulaic comedy bombs who is having an affair with Steve Carell’s character. Reubens will play a film critic. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

Sarah Jessica Parker has replaced Demi Moore in the role of iconic author and activist Gloria Steinem in the currently shooting Linda Lovelace biopic “Lovelace” at Millennium Films. [Source: Reuters]

Anger Management: The Series
Shawnee Smith (“Saw,” TV’s “Becker”) has landed a female lead role in Charlie Sheen’s FX comedy “Anger Management”.

Sheen portrays Charlie, a former baseball player with anger issues who winds up as an unconventional anger management therapist.

Smith will play Charlie’s ex-wife, who is searching for a life path after living in Charlie’s shadow for a long time. [Source: Deadline]