They say that most films can be traced back to Greek mythology. However this one's a slightly more obvious reinterpretation. "Gods Behaving Badly" is the kind of story that finds the most well known Greek gods, Zeus and his mates, living in a modern Manhattan setting. Of course. According to Variety, they then cross paths with a young couple, played by Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.
This movie will be an ensemble piece with John Turturro, Edie Falco, Oliver Platt and Rosie Perez already in attached. Just in today, Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone will also be joining the star-studded bill. They join the rest of the cast for the film which is an adaptation of Marie Phillips’ novel, by the same name that sees the fallen Gods with no other choice than to join the daily grind of mortal life.
Walken is a welcome member of the cast and he will star as Zeus, hopefully adding a fresh change to an otherwise average genre. The film will see Stone as Aphrodite, Turturro as Hades, Falco as Artemis, Platt as Apollo and Perez as Persephone. Also in the cast are Phylicia Rashad as Demeter, Nelsan Ellis as Dionysus, Gideon Glick as Eros and Henry Zebrowski as Hermes. With a cast like that it's shaping up to be one of the best ensemble movies of the year.
According again to Variety, Marc Turtletaub will direct and produce with Peter Saraf, while Caroline Jaczko will stand in as executive producer.