‘Monster Trucks’ Still a Movie, Proves It By Adding to Its Cast

By April 2, 2014

Monster Trucks is still a movie – or, perhaps more accurately, “monster trucks” as a plot point and possible characters are still set to take to the big screen for an all-wheel drive story of adventure and friendship and just totally crushing things.

THR reports that the movie is still such a movie that it has now added to its cast – a cast, yes, just like any movie would require. Monster Trucks. The movie. Totally.

The outlet reports that the project is now “in deep casting mode” and, as such, has added names like Frank Whaley and Danny Glover to its list of talents. The duo – both Hollywood mainstays – are joining already announced names like Amy Ryan, Holt McCallany, Jane Levy, and Lucas Till. Whaley will play Till’s father, with Glover coming on board as the owner of a junkyard. Hey, everyone needs a job!


The film’s plot line is being kept under wraps, but it does seem that it could focus on actual monster trucks, as the outlet makes mention of Till’s character “befriending a monster.” THR also reports that the film is “being described as having a Transformers-meets-Gremlins vibe and the heart of an Amblin-style movie.” The film reportedly already has a $125 million budget in place, so here’s hoping that they splash out on some really, really cool monster trucks (and also maybe a good script).

Do you want to see trucks turning into monsters on screen?

The film is expected to vroom vroom into theaters on May 29, 2015.

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Kate Erbland
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