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  • Watch Jack Black footage released from a 1987 student film

    Jack Black

    Jack Black, who’s new film The D Train hits theaters May 8, once rocked the screen for classmate and Kurt Cobain documentarian Brett Morgen. The much anticipated Cobain doc, Montage of Heck, premieres tonight on HBO. The two attended the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA together. The high school project is titled Too Far From Norm. Jack Black rocks an anarchy t-shirt, shoots his teacher, then proceeds to belt out a song in an alley with the stylings of a GG Allin. Here’s the film… Read More

    J.K. Simmons to team up with Emile Hirsch for buddy comedy

    JK Simmons - Emile HirschRecent Oscar winner J.K. Simmons has signed on to co-star alongside Emile Hirsch in a new buddy comedy set to begin filming this summer. The new project is called The Runaround. It’s about a workaholic father, played by Simmons, who decides to go visit his daughter while on a layover in Los Angeles, only to discover that she has disappeared. Enter Emile Hirsch, Simmons’ daughter’s boyfriend, who Simmons then teams up with to find his missing daughter over the course of one night. Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel had the following to say about the casting for the upcoming comedy, “The producers have assembled a top-notch cast including J.K. Simmons, who is on everyone’s wish list after wowing audiences everywhere with his Oscar-winning performance in Whiplash, and the versatile Emile Hirsch on board. The script is a wildly entertaining ride from start to finish and we can’t wait to bring this film to audiences.” Read More

    Leslie Mann to star in comedy from the writers of The Hangover

    Leslie MannLeslie Mann (Knocked Up, 40 Year Old Virgin) is set to anchor an untitled R-rated female-driven comedy that was written and will be directed by The Hangover team of Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. The movie will be produced by Apatow Productions. “When we read Lucas and Moore’s script we knew it was a hit and a global female comedy,” Bill Block has said, who is financing. Leslie Mann commented by saying, “Lucas and Moore have written a funny and heartfelt script about women and the challenges of motherhood. I am thrilled to be working with them on this film, and to collaborate for the first time with Block Entertainment…” Mann most recently starred in The Other Woman, and will next be seen this summer in the Warner Bros comedy Vacation. Block Entertainment is currently in production on Dirty Grandpa with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.

    Cecily Strong joins an already stellar cast for Melissa McCarthy comedy Michelle Darnell

    cecily-strongCecily Strong has been busy and now adds another project to her schedule. Fresh from hosting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the Saturday Night Live cast member will be joining Michelle Darnell, the Universal comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy. Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband, is directing. Strong joins Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Bell and Annie Mumolo in the cast. Here’s the lowdown on the film. McCarthy plays a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for 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. McCarthy created the character and wrote the script with Falcone and their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory. Strong’s busy upcoming schedule also includes The Bronze out July 10 with Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) starring and is currently shooting The Meddler, starring opposite Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons.

    Ben Stiller confirms Justin Bieber’s Zoolander 2 cameo with pic

    bieber zoolander 2Filming is underway for Zoolander 2, and already has it’s release date of Feb. 12, 2016 in the books. Ben Stiller, who stars and directs keeps teasing more famous extras. Justin Bieber is the latest “really, really, ridiculously good-looking” addition. Bieber, 21, first posted about the news on Facebook writing: “Working on something big right now in Europe. To learn more follow me on Fahlo. He is so hot right now.” Stiller confirmed Bieber’s involvement by posting a pic of the two making the film’s famous “Blue Steel” face. The followup to the hit 2001 comedy was initially announced during Paris Fashion Week in March when Stiller and original costar Owen Wilson reprised their roles during the Valentino show. The pair walked the runway in custom looks by the label and posed for photos with Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Zoolander 2 sees the return of Christine Taylor and Will Ferrell alongside new additions including Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen and actress Penelope Cruz. Rumors have also been flying that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will make a cameo for the anticipated reboot.

    Barbershop 3 adds Common to the cast alongside Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer

    commonHip-hop artist and actor Common has joined the cast of Barbershop 3. The Grammy winner will star alongside Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, who are reprising their roles. Malcolm D. Lee is set to direct. The last Barbershop installment hit theaters in 2004, two years after the original debuted. Common recently appeared in Run All Night and Selma, for which his song with John Legend, “Glory”, took home Best Song at the 2015 Oscars. The Chicago native is staying busy as he’s also joined the casts of Being Charlie and Suicide Squad, and reportedly signed on for Spike Lee’s next project, Chiraq.

    Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser join the cast of dramatic comedy Miles

    ShannonReiserMolly Shannon and Paul Reiser have joined the dramatic comedy Miles, which is currently shooting in New York City. The story centers on a young gay man who discovers his recently deceased father has squandered his tuition fund in an illicit affair. He joins the girls’ volleyball team in his small town to win a college scholarship. Nathan Adloff (Stranger Than Fiction) is directing from a semi-autobiographical script co-written by Adloff and Justin D.M. Palmer (Nate & Margaret). Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Stephen Root (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Annie Golden (Orange Is the New Black), Romy Rosemont (Glee), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons) and Ethan Phillips (Inside Llewyn Davis) also star. Reiser was last seen in Whiplash and Molly Shannon can be seen in the much anticipated upcoming series for Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp as well as Divorce alongside Sarah Jessica Parker for HBO.

    Watch the video of Ridiculous Six Native actors talking with producers on set of Adam Sandler’s film

    Vanilla Ice, Adam Sandler, David SpadeAdam Sandler’s latest film, Ridiculous Six, has been under a lot of scrutiny over the last few weeks. News had come out that Native American actors had left the set over what is being reported as offensive jokes and character names. Parts of the script that are under fire have also been leaked. And now this. Video obtained by Indian Country Today shows numerous Native actors on the set of the Netflix film (which Sandler co-wrote and is starring in) arguing with a producer, who has yet to be identified, as well as two crew members. Included in the discussion are these very said topics including the naming of one character, Beaver Breath. Also in the video, many of the actors made it clear they weren’t particularly happy with Sandler playing a faux-Apache and being portrayed as the film’s “hero.” Read More

    Super Troopers 2 raises $4.4 Million during their fundraising campaign

    Super Troopers 2The comedy troupe known as the The Broken Lizard are no longer broke. That’s because they just finished raising $4.4 million in just 30 days in their campaign pitch to make a sequel to the cult favorite Super Troopers. This goes down as the second most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie. The Indiegogo campaign was funded by over 50,000 contributors. It reached it’s goal of $2 million in just over a day, 26 hours to be exact. Production is set to go into action this summer, 14 years after the original Super Troopers was released. And per an agreement, if the $2 million goal was met, 20th Century Fox would release the film. The original Super Troopers was made for $1.2 million and acquired by Searchlight at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. It grossed $23 million worldwide. That doesn’t include the extra life gained through word of mouth post theatrical release on various formats including DVD. Some of the fun perks that were sold to entice fans to contribute to the sequel fund came through including “The Best Men” incentive for $20,000: “All five members of Broken Lizard will attend your wedding and act as your groomsmen (or bridesmaids). We’ll even bring you a gift.” Read More

    Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere

    Misery Loves ComedyThis past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival including Pollak’s film among other comedy docs Live From New York!, Monty Python’s Meaning of Live, and Roseanne for President! In Misery Loves Comedy, Pollak weaves conversation footage from some of the biggest names in comedy from the stand-up, acting, producing, and writing worlds to tell his story. His goal: find the correlation, if any, between misery and comedy. The film begs the question, “Do you have to be miserable to be funny?” We also learn what it’s like inside the mind of said talents including Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Larry David, Kathleen Madigan and so many others. 60 to be exact. Read More