Mila Kunis & Matt Damon Get Political in New Projects

11/11/2012 at 05:00 PM EST

Mila Kunis & Matt Damon Get Political in New Projects
Mila Kunis and Matt Damon
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Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Talking politics can be risky, but Mila Kunis, Matt Damon and John Cusack are taking a chance on screen.

Kunis's role on That 70's Show is nothing like her new project taking place in the same decade. Kunis will executive produce the CW drama Meridian Hills, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. In the series, a young woman joins forces with other politically motivated women in the Junior League during the women's liberation movement in 1972.

Damon, meanwhile, has signed on for an eight-part documentary series about climate change for Showtime, THR reports. The doc from James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub will focus on the human connection to the environmental conundrum.

And Cusack is stepping the role of Rush Limbaugh in an upcoming biopic about the controversial radio personality, according to the AP. Shooting for the working-titled Rush is set to begin in 2013.





Riding the high of his vice presidential victory on Tuesday, Joe Biden will make a cameo on the Nov. 15 episode of Parks and Recreation, says Entertainment Weekly. The appearance should prove to be a treat for Amy Poehler's character Leslie Knope, who's got a crush on the VP.

Also coming soon:

Kristen Stewart is in talks to star as the female lead alongside Ben Affleck in the con artist movie Focus, Variety reports.

Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey will star in the real-time, web-based thriller Open Windows, says Screen Daily. "The movie screen becomes a computer screen, and the spectator becomes the protagonist of this adventure," said director Nacho Vigolando. In the movie, Wood pursues a missing actress played by Grey, who is kidnapped by a villain. Shooting has begun in Madrid.

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