Mandi Bierly
May 07, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Best headline I read all day comes from our own Hollywood Insider blog: ‘Piranha 3-D’: Jerry O’Connell joins the cast. Sure, it’s nice that the Weinstein Company’s reboot of the B-movie horror franchise also features Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Adam Scott (Tell Me You Love Me), and Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr. But now I have faith that director Alexandre Aja is looking to maintain the awesomely bad spirit of the 1978 original (see trailer below), at least to some degree (the let’s-not-take-ourselves-so-seriously Jerry O degree!). I can also go to sleep knowing that O’Connell understands where his talent lies (hint: It’s not in a humorless Lifetime movie). Anyone else shamefully giddy?

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