3/26/2014

Tip "T.I." Harris Joins 'Get Hard'; Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are 'Vacation Friends'



* Believe it or not, the acting career of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris has been pretty successful. He's starred in American Gangster, Identity Thief, and Takers, all of which did well at the box office. He'll be appearing as himself in the upcoming Entourage movie, but he's now set to join Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in the comedy, Get Hard. Directed by Etan Cohen and co-starring Alison Brie, the film has Ferrell as a millionaire falsely convicted of a white collar crime, with Hart as the car washer toughening him up for the prison stint. Harris will play Hart's streetwise cousin.[Deadline]

* Married couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris will star in Vacation Friends, a new comedy picked up by Fox with plans for Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) to direct. They will play a wild couple who become friends with a straight-laced pair while on vacation. "They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and their vacation friends won’t go away." Pratt and Faris starred together in the retro comedy, Take Me Home Tonight. He'll be seen next in a pair of big-time studio films, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, while she currently stars on the CBS sitcom, Mom. [Deadline]