Footloose remake co-star and Dancing with the Stars ingénue Julianne Hough has landed the lead in Diablo Cody's newly untitled feature directorial debut about a conservative young woman who regains her faith after heading to Sin City. And who will play the wild and crazy figure that helps her on her debauched path to redemption? None other than Russell Brand. Perfect casting, no?
Oscar-winning Juno scribe Diablo Cody will make her directorial debut with Lamb of God, about a conservative woman who loses her faith and goes to Las Vegas to sin it up -- which kind of sounds like Kristen Wiig's character from Paul, only (let's hope!) even naughtier. Cody also wrote the script and will re-team with producer Mason Novick, who produced Cody-penned films Juno, Jennifer's Body, and the forthcoming Jason Reitman-directed comedy Young Adult. [THR]