Elizabeth Banks has joined the star-studded cast of “Frank or Francis,” Charlie Kaufman’s musical satire about Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Banks joins a cast that includes Jack Black, Nicolas Cage, Steve Carell, Catherine Keener and Kevin Kline.
The story will follow a battle of wills between Frank, an intellectual film director (Carell) and Francis, an online blogger (Black) who still lives with his parents and relishes attacking Frank’s films.
Cage will play actor who is famous for his high-concept films, while Kline will play the director of the world’s top-grossing movie and the director’s brother – who in classic Kaufman-esque fashion turns into an animatronic head.
Banks will play an actress who makes comedy dreck and also is having an affair with Carell’s Frank.
On Wednesday, read my interview with Banks in which she talks about her current action-thriller “Man on a Ledge,” her upcoming turn in the hotly anticipated book adaptation “The Hunger Games” and her love of well-made comedy.