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Mila Kunis is going to hell. The 'Black Swan' co-star has just signed on to star in Tommy Gianas' upcoming film 'Hell and Back.' The movie centers on a pair of friends who venture into perdition to save their comrade who has been wrongfully damned. The film will co-star Nick Swardson ('Grandma's Boy'), TJ Miller ('Cloverfield'), Rob Riggle ('The Hangover'), Brian Posehn ('The Sarah Silverman Program') and Kumail Najiani ('Life As We Know It'). Kunis is purportedly set to play a female demon who is also half-human and a bit of a rogue. 'Hell and Back,' currently undergoing script revisions by Hugh Sterbakov ('Robot Chicken'), will apparently be an R-rated stop motion animation film. No word yet on when filming is to begin.
Kunis has come a long way since 'The 70s Show.' She's still voicing Meg on 'Family Guy,' she was in 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' with Jason Segel, and she did things to Oscar-winner Natalie Portman in 'Black Swan' that...affected us in a very tangible way. All joking aside, I think she has the potential to become a huge star, which is why this project choice saddens me a bit. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of an R-rated stop-motion film and can't wait to see Kunis as a female demon, but I'm not inspired by the appearance and influence of Nick Swardson. Nick is great as a standup, but after seeing some of his films, including the abysmal 'Bucky Larson,' I have no interest in seeing another. Tommy Gianas is also the director of Swardson's Comedy Central series 'Pretend Time' which has me further concerned. But again, it's hard to say for certain before the film is released whether it will be a Divine Comedy or a hellish chore.
What do you guys think? Does the concept of an R-rated stop-motion comedy intrigue you?