Friday, January 09, 2015

Three More Join "Downsizing"

Neil Patrick Harris Alec Baldwin and Jason Sudeikis have the geopolitical comedy drama "Downsizing" says The Wrap. The site doesn't have any details on the trio's roles.

The action takes place in a near future in which Norwegian scientists discover a method of shrinking human beings to an eighth of their size. The method is adopted to reduce consumption and overpopulation, settling the shrunken humans in miniature cities, but slowly dire consequences emerge for big and small people alike.

Matt Damon plays a man who comes to the realization that his life would be much better if he shrunk himself. Reese Witherspoon joined the cast recently as well.

"The Descendants" and "Sideways" director Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor co-wrote the screenplay from which Payne calls action. Payne originally passed on doing this opting to film The Descendants and Nebraska. instead.

Paul Giamatti, Sacha Baron Cohen, Meryl Streep, and Gong Li were formerly attached to do this movie, at some point.

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