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  • Bill Murray takes on role of has-been rock manager in upcoming comedy “Rock the Kasbah”

    Bill Murray

    Rock the Kasbah is an upcoming comedy film directed by Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Rain Man) and written by Mitch Glazer (Scrooged, The Recruit). The film stars Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, and Danny McBride. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a has-been rock manager takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his U.S. passport, he discovers a young Afghan girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. Yeah, that sounds about right as far as a perfect role for Murray to take on. His patented sarcasm and almost “I’m over it” delivery has found quite the home in this upcoming comedy due out October 23. Check out the latest trailer: Read More

    Bill Murray gives his explanation for finally saying yes to Ghostbusters

    Bill MurrayMaybe it was timing or maybe it was just time. For as long as we can remember, let’s call it 1989, there have been talks, discussions, scripts, rewrites, new scripts, more discussions and even more rumors about a third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. And in all of those talks and discussions there was one constant, no Bill Murray. In fact, every time he was asked about it, he seemed to get less and less interested and more frustrated than anything. So why the cameo in Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot? What changed? Here’s what Murray had to say himself in an interview with Vulture. “You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it.. I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.” Maybe it’s the ties to Saturday Night Live? Maybe Melissa McCarthy was able to convince him. They did star together in the off-beat dramedy St. Vincent last year. Or maybe it was simply just time. Read More

    Eddie Murphy confirmed to join Mike Epps in cast of the Richard Pryor biopic

    Mike Epps

    Well, it’s finally happening. Back in 2014 we reported that comedian Mike Epps would be playing Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the comedic legend. A couple months later in October of 2014, Epps went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed the project. Now, it’s been confirmed that comedian and actor Eddie Murphy has joined the cast. Originally, he was set to play Pryor in an earlier biopic that was in development. Now he’s attached as the role of Pryor’s father. As for other family members, Oprah Winfrey will play Pryor’s grandmmother and Kate Hudson will play Jennifer Lee Pryor. Empire‘s infamous character “Cookie”, Taraji P. Henson, (Empire) is also set to star but her role is still unannounced. Production starts in March of 2016 and will be directed by Lee Daniels (The Butler, Empire, The Paperboy). The greelight is on and things are moving forward.

    It’s time to check out the “Bloodsucking Bastards” trailer from comedy group Dr. God

    Bloodsucking Bastards

    Check out the official trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, the comedy horror film directed by Brian James O’Connell (Underground Comedy), written by Ryan Mitts and Dr. God, O’Connell’s comedy group. The film stars Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Joey Kern. The film is scheduled to be released on September 4 in a limited release and will hit VOD. Evan (Fran Kranz), his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his best friend Tim (Joey Kern) all work for the same company. Things go from depressing to deadly when it becomes apparent that the company’s management are more than figuratively “soulless;” they are vampires. Here’s the trailer: Read More

    Here’s the trailer for Christmas comedy “Love the Coopers” starring Ed Helms and Olivia Wilde

    Love the Coopers

    When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. The film stars Ed Helms, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Jake Lacy, Anthony Mackie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, and Olivia Wilde. Love the Coopers hits theaters this November. Here’s the trailer: Read More

    From BFF’s to sisters, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are writing a comedy

    Amy Schumer Jennifer Lawrence

    “Amy and I were creatively made for each other,” Jennifer Lawrence tells the New York Times. Amy of course is the one and only Amy Schumer. The two have been nearly inseparable all summer long. Whether in person or over the phone they are getting it done. “It” being a new movie they are writing together and will apparently also star in. There’s no tentative title yet, but the two will play sisters in the new comedy feature. Lawrence continued on saying, “”We have different flavors. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing Trainwreck.” Some say it’s quite the odd couple, however there have been stranger combos in the past and honestly these two are a perfect fit. We’re all excited to see what comes from their writing which is reportedly 100 pages in. Schumer and Lawrence just may wind up being the new comedy power couple.

    Watch the R-rated stop-motion “Hell & Back” Red Band Trailer starring T.J. Miller, Mila Kunis, and Nick Swardson

    Hell and Back

    If you love stop-motion animation, R-rated comedy, and any of these comedians: T.J. Miller, Nick Swardson, Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, or Brian Posehn, then you are in for a treat. Oh, did we mention Mila Kunis, Danny McBride, J.B. Smoove, Paul Scheer, ok we’ll stop there. Just watch the trailer already! Read More

    Ed Helms and Owen Wilson set to team up with J.K. Simmons for new comedy “Bastards”

    JK Simmons

    Owen Wilson and Ed Helms play brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father died when they were young in the new movie Bastards. They discover this to be a lie and then set out to find their real father. The project will be directed by Larry Sher, the cinematographer behind the Hangover trilogy. This will also be Sher’s directorial debut. It’s also just been announced that J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Kung-Fu Panda 3, Terminator Genisys) will be joining the cast. This adds on to his already 10 projects that are currently underway. I guess that’s what happens when you receive your well deserved Academy Award, you get busy. Another addition to the cast is former professional footballer Terry Bradshaw. He’ll be playing himself, however, no other info on his character is available at this time. Bastards is set to start shooting next month in Atlanta as well as Miami. You can currently see Ed Helms starring in Vacation, out in theaters now. As for Wilson, he’s wrapping up two projects himself including the much buzzed about return in Zoolander 2.

    Watch the trailer for “Ride Along 2” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube

    Ride Along 2

    As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. The movie stars Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Olivia Munn, and Ken Jeong. Read More

    Watch the red band trailer for “Sleeping With Other People” starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie


    Sleeping With Other People stars Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet & Natasha Lyonne. Watch the Red Band trailer for the IFC film which hits theaters September 11. A good-natured womanizer Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater Lainey (Alison Brie) form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in. Read More