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03 May 2010 @ 01:05 pm
OMG!!! It's not a lead or anything, clearly supporting, but still ... JIM PARSONS GOT A MOVIE ROLE!! It's The Big Year (and, yes, I'm amused that his first post-getting Big Bang Theory role has the word 'Big' in the title), starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Anjelica Huston and Rashida Jones were also announced today. Filming starts today.

SQUEE!! I get to see Jim Parsons on the big screen. WOOHOO!!!

Based on Mark Obmascik's 1998 book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession, The Big Year is about three men who try to outdo each other in a bird-watching competition to spot the rarest birds in North America. The rivalry is an allegory for the challenges each faces in his own life. Jones will play Black's love interest, also a bird-watcher, while Huston will also play a competitive bird-watcher while Parsons will play a bird-watching blogger.

ETA: ETA: For my fellow Community lovers ... Joel McHale is in talks to join The Big Year as well. JIM & JOEL COULD BE IN A MOVIE TOGETHER!!!

Brandy: tbbt: the boysbrandyleigh on May 3rd, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Awesome! It will be great to see him in another role.
she was a work in progress.: Be Awesomedreamer_98 on May 3rd, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting plot. Good for him; it will be fun to see him in a different role.
wolfiemuir_wolf on May 3rd, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
What what what? My bb Steve Martin and my bb Jim Parsons are going to be in the same movie? I don't even know what to say to that.

Wait, AND Anjelica Huston? And Rashida Jones? And Owen Wilson (what, I have a secret guilty crush on him lol)

I don't even know what it's about - and I DON'T CARE. Oh wait, you actually put what it's about up here. *keeps reading* lol what? Bird blogger?

OMG WHAT JOEL TOO? IS THIS GOING TO BE THE BEST THING EVAR? (the answer you're looking for is YES)
I deny your reality, and write my ownspaceanjl on May 3rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Woo! Sweet'n'geeky on the big screen. That's an interesting mix of talent in the line-up - guys who rely on the comedy of character, which is great.
Tasha: Sheldon2tash81 on May 3rd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! I CANNOT wait to see JP grace the big screen. I knew it would only be a matter of time until he started getting more film roles.

I am very interested to see what Jim's bird watching blogger character will be like although I am sure he will be awesome : )
Ashley Rae: BBT_Sheldon/Pennyloves_bitch1301 on May 3rd, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
That's fantasitc! Plus Joel McHale added to anything is wonderful.
tinkabell007: Sheldon - hurraaatinkabell007 on May 3rd, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! THIS is awesome news!!! And sooo overdue!!! Jim def. needs to get his name out there cause he is so incredibly talented and he just deserves more recognition!!

And FYI... the title of the movie also made me giggle *g*
Kelley: JESUS!misskoum on May 5th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm insanely excited about this!

I think my brain just broke with joy!
Cindy: penny blosomcorpsebride05 on May 5th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)

Awesome news! Hurray for Jim! I hope Jim gets a lot of movie roles so that he doesn't get typecast as Sheldon.

I like to bird watch so the film will be of additional interest to me!