Gulliver Gets ITs Baddie
/film reports that Chris O’Dowd has been cast as the main villain in the upcoming Gulliver’s Travels.
The site caught O’Dowd on a British TV show announcing his involvement, which will apparently be the role of Edward, who is engaged to Emily Blunt’s Lilliputan princess. The character, who’s “a wee bit of a bastard and has it in for Jack Black’s Gulliver and Jason Segal(sic)’s buddy character,” was created for the film and not from the original text.
O’Dowd is an Irish comedic actor best known for his role on the British TV show The IT Crowd and roles in the upcoming Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and The Boat That Rocked. I’m not too familiar with the man’s work, so I don’t feel any particular way about this casting other than, “Oh. Well that’s nice. I guess.”