So it's a bit of a surprise that a director with such a spotty track record has managed to sign on Adrien Brody for his new movie, Detachment, which is apparently in the middle of filming. Don't know much about it, but The Playlist says that it "chronicles the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students as told through the eye of a substitute teacher." Knowing Tony Kaye and his penchant for adult subject matter, I'm guessing all these teachers have heroin-fueled orgies in the teacher's lounge, or moonlight as bank robbers or something. Also on deck for the film are James Caan, William Petersen, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, Bryan Cranston, and Tim Blake Nelson. And Doug E. Doug, for some reason.
So, if not quite a murderer's row of talent, still a respectable cast, which, of course, leads to the question: why would all these people choose to be in a Tony Kaye movie, given his background? At first, I thought that this must have an amazing script, but it's apparently by a first-time screenwriter named Carl Lund; doesn't necessarily mean it's not amazing, but hey - who knows. We'll all find out next year, assuming someone doesn't flip out and do something lawsuit-worthy, which is basically a 50-50 proposition at this point.