Behold, the new trailer for Michael Showalter’s new indie comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris. The Wet Hot American Summer writer released the first trailer for his movie and it looks enticing. It centers around a reclusive woman who starts to pursue a younger co-worker. The cast includes Sally Field (Forrest Gump), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live), and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).
Here is the first official trailer for Dirty Grandpa, an upcoming movie from Dan Mazer, the long-time writing partner of Sacha Baron Cohen. It stars Robert DeNiro and Zac Efron as a grandson who takes a road trip with his grandpa after grandma passes. While Effron is about to marry the wrong lady (Juliana Huff) his grandfather is ready to cut loose on Spring Break. The film also stars Aubrey Plaza and Jason Mantzoukas and is due out January 22, 2016. Mark the calendars.
You might know David Koechner best as sportscaster Champ Kind of San Diego’s Channel 4 news team in the Anchorman films. However, his list of comedy credits could fill jukeboxes from New York to Los Angeles. From improv to feature film, Koechner is a comedy connoisseur working with and studying under the absolute best in the game. From Del Close at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic to Will Ferrell in the aforementioned Anchorman films, he’s made a name for himself and is a true scene-stealer. We had the opportunity to hang with Koechner leading up to his latest project, the horror-comedy Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, which hits theaters October 30. We discuss the delicate balance horror-comedy requires, the philosophies of comedy, and the importance of the straight man in comedy. Read More
Director Jared Hess’ (Napoleon Dynamite) latest flick, Don Verdean has Sam Rockwell playing a shifty archaeologist who tries to pass off counterfeit Biblical artifacts such as The Holy Grail. The strong cast includes comedy powerhouses like Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), and Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). This surreal trailer looks promising, so hopefully the film will deliver.
Premiering on December 11, The Ridiculous 6 revolves around Tommy Stockburn, who goes on a wild west adventure with his 5 brothers. The movie’s star-studded cast includes Adam Sandler, Will Forte, Jon Lovitz, Norm MacDonald, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Nick Swardson, and so much more.
STX Entertainment has revived the comedy movie, Bad Moms, which would have starred Leslie Mann and been produced by Judd Apatow. The project is back on now with The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore set to direct the currently untitled project. The cast includes Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell. The plot concerns a high-strung mother with a near perfect life. She is a moment away from cracking under pressure. Tired of her responsibilities, she teams up with two other over worked moms, as they plan to free themselves from the struggle and indulge in a very wild, un-mom like excursion. STX President Oren Aviv had this to say on the upcoming project:
“Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are masters at creating relatable characters that audiences instantly embrace, and then putting them in hilarious real-life situations for great comedic results. This film provides the rare opportunity for a half-dozen strong female lead roles, and we are thrilled to have assembled an exceptional cast led by Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell. We can’t wait to start production and be part of the magic this team will bring to the screen.”
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play dueling dads competing for their kids’ affection in this tale of Dad vs. Stepdad. Daddy’s Home opens Christmas Day.
Amy Schumer has got quite the workload at the moment. She just released her first HBO Special, Live at The Apollo, hosted Saturday Night Live, Season 4 of Inside Amy Schumer is due 2016, her highly publicized and lucrative book is in the works, the Oddball Comedy Festival is currently underway, she’s writing a new movie with Jennifer Lawrence, and just signed with Madonna and U2’s manager, Guy Oseary. And now, she’s landed a deal to executive produce and star in a new comedy film for FOX. According to Deadline, the film will reportedly be a mother-daughter comedy about a vacation gone awry, starring Schumer as the daughter. They are still on the search for Schumer’s counterpart, along with the rest of the cast, but director Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50) is in the mix to direct. As far as the script, it hails from Katie Dippold (Upright Citizens Brigade, Ghostbuster, The Heat 2). Paul Feig is set to produce. As far as comedy is concerned, we are living in Schumer’s world and couldn’t be more happy to go for the ride.
This Halloween, watch the newest horror battle in Freaks of Nature. The film features comedians Denis Leary, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan-Michael Key, Patton Oswalt, Ian Roberts, and is directed by Robbie Pickering (The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea).
Harry Shearer, who had a quick off then back-on negotiation this past year in regards to The Simpsons, will be joining the cast of Bastards. The film, due out November of 2016 already features Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, J.K. Simmons, Katie Aselton (The League), and football legend Terry Bradshaw. Bastards hails from Lawrence Sher who will be making his directorial debut. He’s best known as the cinematographer on The Hangover. The film focuses on twin brothers who are on the hunt for their real father after learning they’ve been lied to by their mother about his death. Shearer will play the twin’s stepfather. The other upcoming project for Shearer finds him reuniting with Christopher Guests for the new movie Mascots, which is being made exclusively for Netflix. And of course, where there is The Simpsons, there are the many voices of Harry Shearer.