Linda Cardellini, New Scooby-Doo FilmBy: Mike Tuttle - June 20, 2014
Linda Cardellini has had a lot on her acting plate: from Sylvia, neighbor of Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, to her role on New Girl, the 38-year old American actress has been busy. However, she is hoping to get back into comic acting soon.
“Yeah, I would love to do some comedy again,” she said. “It’s been a while; it would be fun to do something comedic, but at the same time it depends on the role. I loved Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig is amazing and hilarious, and I thought [directer] Paul [Feig] did an amazing job.”
Paul Feig previously directed Cardellini in the television series Freaks and Geeks back in 1999-2000 when she played Lindsay Weir.
Cardellini may soon get her wish to return to the comedy world with the announcement that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of making a new live action Scooby-Doo film. Although no cast has been announced, Cardellini could possibly get the chance to reprise her role as Velma Dinkley.
In the 2002 film, Scooby-Doo, and the unsuccessful 2004 sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Freddie Prince, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Matthew Lillard joined Cardellini to reprise the classic roles from the Hannah-Barbera daytime cartoon that was premiered in 1969.
The story focuses on a Great Dane dog who can speak in broken English and who helps a team of teenagers solve mysteries and uncover criminals dressed as creatures and monsters in various conspiracies and supernatural events.
The character of Scooby-Doo, named after syllables from Frank Sinatra’s song, “Strangers in the Night,” was originally voiced by Don Messick and the recently deceased Casey Kasem was the voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers until 1997, then again from 2002 to 2006.
According to Deadline.com, Warner Bros. will be “starting from scratch” on this new adventure with director Randall Green and original producer of the 2002 and 2004 films, Charles Roven.
But if Scooby-Doo doesn’t work out for Cardellini, she has already been signed on to play Meg, the youngest of four siblings, in a new yet-to-be-named original Netflix thriller from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler.
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