On last night’s fantastic episode of Entourage, Jeremy Piven was trying to convince young heartthrob Vincent Chase to star in an Aquaman movie (seriously, what a great show). They were at a Lakers game when Chase turned it down, saying he didn’t want to get typecast. Piven pointed to the crowd. "There’s the Joker. There’s Batman. There’s Spider-Man. They’re all typecast. As rich guys."
Spider-Man may be typecast as a rich guy, but he’s also trying to avoid being typecast as a superhero. Tobey Maguire has been attaching himself to films left and right, many as far as he can get from Spider-Man 3. He’ll next appear as a soldier in Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German, and a wacky journalist in Tokyo Suckerpunch. And now he’s signed on to yet another film, The Quiet Type.
Maguire will produce and star as a young man who moves to New York City to chase his dream of conducting an orchestra. The big twist about his character – he never speaks during the movie. That should make learning his lines a cinch.
New Line had acquired the film as a pitch and a rewrite has just been completed. No director is attached yet. The Quiet Type won’t film until after Spidey 3.