March 10, 2014
Justin Long is teaming up with Kevin Smith for the first time since they shared a scene together in Live Free or Die Hard. Long has been cast in Smith's upcoming horror comedy Tusk, according to the director in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Tusk is the tale of a man who was lost as sea for six months with a Walrus, and is now looking for a roommate. The catch is the roommate must dress up as a walrus for two hours a day. Smith has described the film as a "cuddly version of The Human Centipede."
Smith-favorite Michael Parks, who starred in his previous film Red State, will play the man who was lost at sea, while Long is playing the man who must dress as a walrus.
The film is based on a real-life news story that Smith read a number of years ago.