Gary Busey cast in 'Piranha 3DD': A part fit for a Pepperoni Profit?

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It’s official. Gary Busey, recently seen as the cock-eyed Pepperoni Profit on Celebrity Apprentice, has joined the cast of Piranha 3DD.

It’s safe to assume Busey won’t be representing the “DD” portion of the film (we hope?) but the details of his character are yet unknown. The pic, helmed by The Weinstein Company, is set to bow November 23.

Though Tara Reid has denied her reported involvement with the film, the veteran actor still joins an edible young cast announced earlier this week. Attached to the project are Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) and Matt Bush (Adventureland), as well as David Koechner (Hot Tub Time Machine).

So is Busey a perfect fit for the campy gore fest? (Bear in mind, this isn’t his first time at the wheel of a D-list thriller; he’s starred in such classics as 2007’s Succubus: Hell Bent and 2005’s The Gingerdead Man.) Can director John Gulager wrangle the crazy and turn it coherent? Do we really want a scripted Busey, or does his genius appeal lie in the impromptu? In any case, have fun Gary, and don’t forget to slather on that Australian Gold!

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Comments (12 total) Add your comment
  • Madd

    Never has the “Not Jon Hamm” tag been more appropriate.

    • Dave

      Lol, I never noticed the “Not Jon Hamm” tag before, that’s hilarious.

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    • JP

      I like it. . .

  • Amy

    Go Gary! You rock and are in the top 5 of my favorite actors of all time (was hooked on you with Carnival)!

  • Duane

    Right on be one of mty fr actor for a long time just keep cloths in pls or that would be scary now Only if we can get mikael beck back

  • Felix

    Obviously he’s been cast as a piranha.

  • DFSF

    Am I missing something, or have the geniuses editing EW really misspelled the word “prophet” on multiple occasions? Relying on spellcheck is not a substitute for stupidity. You are PAID writers, no?

    • Roger Waters

      Did you not watch the Apprentice? That’s how he spelt “Prophet” on the show. The idea was to make a “profit” selling pizza, hence the name.

      • DFSF

        Ok ok, I said I must’ve missed something. And no, I don’t watch every episode or scrutinize the show that closely.

  • John

    David Koechner wasn’t in Hot Tube Time Machine. I think you’re mixing him up with Rob Corddry.. common mistake!

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