Newswire: Unstoppable J.K. Simmons cast in Ed Helms/Owen Wilson comedy Bastards

J.K. Simmons, who was already Hollywood’s go-to character actor of a certain vintage before he won last year’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar, is continuing his reign of cinematic ubiquity with an appearance in the upcoming comedy Bastards. Simmons will play a potential father to Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, who go in search of their biological pater familias after their sexually prolific mother reveals that he’s still alive. Simmons has been cast alongside former NFL player and commentator Terry Bradshaw, playing himself as another candidate for the brothers’ disappeared dad.

Besides Bastards, Simmons has recently been cast in a lot of roles tending toward “relentlessly antagonistic yelling/demanding pictures of Spider-Man” types, including a disapproving father in The Runaround, and a disapproving Navy SEALs leader in The Lake. (If Whiplash proved anything, it’s that there’s a lot of mileage to be found in J …

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