Jennifer Lawrence is showing no signs of slowing down. She’s turning a new leaf in her career that is currently in full force. She’s been recently quoted as saying, “I’d also like to direct a comedy. I have wanted to direct as long as I’ve wanted to act. I just don’t talk about it because I’d rather just do it.” Lawrence, said she’ll be taking on Project Delirium, which is an adaption of an article, as director. She continues, “It’s based on this article about mental warfare in the ’60s, like an acid experiment gone terribly wrong. It’s funny, I’ve wanted to direct since I was 16 and always thought I should start making steps towards that. If I had tried to do it earlier, I wouldn’t have been ready. Now I actually feel ready.” This comes to light after news spread quickly of a comedy screenplay she’s working on with Trainwreck star Amy Schumer. “We play sisters,” Lawrence told The New York Times “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us.”
Previously titled Michelle Darnell, Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy The Boss is directed by husband Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring McCarthy as the titular character. The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. The film also stars Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine, Margo Martindale and Kathy Bates. The film is set to be released on April 8 2016.
Fans of Silicon Valley star, T.J. Miller, should be happy to know he is set to co-write and star in an upcoming film called Ex-Criminals. Miller is penning the action comedy project alongside his cousin, M. Miller Davis for Dreamworks. The plot involves a dysfunctional bank robbing couple, who part ways on the eve of their biggest heist yet. The film is aimed at launching the career of M. Miller Davis, who has worked as a production assistant on Tosh.0 and a researcher for Drunk History.
Ben Stiller is back as Derek Zoolander in the new Zoolander 2 trailer. Zoolander 2 is coming to theaters February 12 2016.
Almost 2 years from now we’ll be heading to the theater for what New Line feels will be the summer comedy of 2017. By already slating a prime slot, they are banking on the film starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler who, according to Variety, “will portray parents who lose the money intended to pay for their daughter’s college tuition and open an underground casino out of desperation.” Andrew J. Cohen, who has produced such comedies as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Funny People, and Neighbors is in the directors chair also having written The House along with Brendan O’Brien. Comedians Rob Huebel and Wayne Federeman will also appear.
If the new posters are any indication of what’s to come from Zoolander 2, we are in for a treat. Derek is back and in theaters February 2016. Joining Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who are reprising their roles as Derek Zoolander and Hansel respectively, are Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Munn, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Billy Zane, Justin Bieber, Fred Armisen, and Kanye West. The screenplay comes from actor, writer, and director Justin Theroux. The sequel has been in the works for quite some time with it originally slated for a 2012 release with Theroux stating, “The idea this time around is that Derek and Hansel are older and not the center of the fashion world. They are “about to ring 40’s bell. They have to claw their way back into the fashion industry in some way or another.” That time had come and gone. Fast forward to March 2015 where Derek and Hansel were spotted at Fashion Week in Paris. The pics and vine vids flowed like wine and the buzz was back. Just a stunt? No, footage was being shot for the new film. Then in April it was announced that the film would hit theaters in February of 2016. The wait is almost over. Blue Steel will be the pose once more. Here are the new posters in all their glory. Read More
Tina Fey is making a movie based on the memoir of Kim Barker entitled The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan. With shooting already underway for most of 2015, the movie house Paramount has selected March 4 of 2016 as the date the film will hit theaters. According to Variety, “The film will recount Barker’s years as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She covered the volatile region while a reporter at ProPublica and as the South Asia bureau chief for The Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009.” The star-studded cast features Fey in the role of Barker alongside Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Josh Charles, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, and Nicholas Braun. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are both directing. According to IMBD the film is entitled Fun House, but other sources dispute any title being attached as of now. Tina Fey can also be seen in the upcoming holiday pic Sisters with Amy Poehler December 18.
Fans of the Peanuts gang are in for a treat when their brand new movie hits theaters November 6. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Sally and of course the little red-haired girl all come to life in this refreshing and adventurous 3-D look at the time-less comic strip that still runs in syndication to this day. Read More
“Blazing Samurai” to feature the comedic voices of Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Gabriel Iglesias, and Michael Cera
The film isn’t due for release until 2017 and frankly most of us don’t even know where we’ll be, however, we now know where the voices of Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Gabriel Iglesias, and Michael Cera will. They are a part of a powerhouse cast for the upcoming animated feature Blazing Samurai. Also lending their pipes are Samuel L. Jackson, George Takei, and Aasif Mandvi. Blazing Samurai, according to ComingSoon.net, “is a comedy about a scrappy dreamer of a dog named Hank (Cera) who longs to become a great warrior and fights to save the town of Kakamucho from becoming the litter box of a nefarious feline warlord, transforming society and himself on his quest to become a true samurai.” The film is also an homage to Mel Brooks’ classic comedy Blazing Saddles. “We’ve assembled some extraordinarily strong comedic talent for the cast of this fresh, fun and irreverent animated family film,” says Rob Minkoff, director of The Lion King and producer of Blazing Samurai. “From the artistic ambition to the East meets West style of story-telling, everyone involved in creating Blazing Samurai is having a blast” he adds.
The projects post Key & Peele have been flowing like wine for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. And now they can add yet another to the list. They are currently developing a stop-motion animated comedy with Henry Selick. If you don’t recognize that name, he is the director behind the movies The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. The project is called Wendell and Wild. According to Variety, the movie will “track the spat between a pair of demon brothers and the nun (and accompanying goth teens) who set out to slay them.”
Wendell and Wild joins upcoming projects for the pair including the cop comedy, Keanu set for 2016, the film Substitute Teacher based of their hit sketch as well as a project with Judd Apatow. Separately, the two have more than enough appearances lined up. Peele’s voice will feature in the upcoming comedy Captain Underpants while Key’s will feature in the Angry Birds film. The two have shown no signs of slowing down and it’s always a treat when they’re in the mix.