Neil Patrick Harris Double Feature
Posted by Brian on 06/08/2009
I swear, Neil Patrick Harris may have made the best comeback from childhood fame I’ve ever seen. From his hilarious roles in the Harold & Kumar films, to his dayjob on How I Met Your Mother, to his geek star turn in Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible, Mr. Harris has been consistently hilarious. It was announced today that he had signed on for two new films.
The first, Beastly, which co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen. Harris is playing a blind tutor who helps and bonds with a teen (Alex Pettyfer) who is shellshocked from being turned into a hideous young man. In the second film, The Best And The Brightest, Harris plays one half of a couple from Delaware who move to New York’s Upper East Side and enter the world of the city’s private kindergartens. Bonnie Somerville (NYPD Blue, Kitchen Confidential) is also cast as the class-aware wife in the film, which co-stars Amy Sedaris (SNL, Strangers With Candy).