Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch that Girls co-star Andrew Rannells and Jersey Boys castmember Mike Doyle will write. Judd Apatow will produce it under Apatow Productions. The plot as of now is hush-hush, but the studio and Apatow are keen to make it work with Rannells who has won a Grammy and and was Tony nominee for his breakout role in Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon. He got his big movie break in the Nancy Meyers-directed comedy The Intern, opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Rannells other credits include The New Normal, Girls, as well as VO work for the Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX animated series. He also replaced Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Doyle’s starring in the pilot The Advocate or ABC and most recently was seen in the Karyn Kusama-directed SXSW pic The Invitation. He’ll next be seen in Mattel’s Max Steel.
A guy’s regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie. Yup, and who better to have at the helm than the man who directed such classics asGremlins 1 and 2, The ‘Burbs, Innerspace, and two episodes of the Zucker Brothers vehicle Police Squad!. Here’s the latest trailer for Burying the Ex. Out this summer on VOD. Stars Alexandra Daddario (True Detective, New Girl), Ashley Greene (Twilight), and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness, Odd Thomas).
April 7th, 1989. The the day that changed sports movies forever. A film written and directed by David S. Ward (The Sting, Sleepless in Seattle), starring Tom Berenger, a young Charlie Sheen, Dennis Haysbert, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker and Corbin Bernsen hit theaters. That film was Major League. It was made for a mere $11 million but grossed nearly $50 million domestically at the box office. But it wasn’t about the money or the success. It was all about the quotes. The film deals with the exploits of a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, who at the time, was at the bottom of Major League Baseball in real life. From the opening credits over top shots of a city some sports fans dub as “The mistake on the lake”, Randy Newman’s “Burn On” plays. Setting a somber tone for a city who has suffered arguably more than any other when it comes to professional sports with the drought now up to 50 years without a major championship. Read More
Netflix has picked up a satirical movie by Ricky Gervais about a radio journalist who resorts to faking stories. The film, titled Special Correspondents, features Gervais starring alongside Eric Bana and is slated to debut next year, Netflix made the announcement today. “Special Correspondents is classic Ricky Gervais; smart social satire with heart,” says chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “It’s the kind of great grown-up comedy that studios rarely make anymore, one that’s perfect for Netflix members around the world.” The project, written and directed by Gervais, remakes a 2009 film by Frédéric Auburtin. The comedy film is the latest project from The Office creator and the streaming service. Two seasons of Gervais’ comedy Derek were released by Netflix, and the service recently released a special under the same name. “Having shaken up the TV industry, Netflix is about to do the same to Hollywood,” read Gervais’ statement. “It’s great to be part of the changing future. Ted Sarandos is the new Godfather of entertainment and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
It’s a big week for comedy on TV with seven shows premiering and one comedian hosting an awards show. Let’s start with Amy Schumer and the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The comedian, writer, and actress will be hosting and is having a huge year with one of the most talked about and anticipated comedy movies coming to theaters this summer in Trainwreck. She wrote and stars in the Judd Apatow directed film. She recently graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly and has been selling out shows all across the country while on tour with her stand-up. Not to mention the return of her hit Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer set to return mid-April. The world is her playground at the moment. Read More
Have you ever watched a trailer for a new movie and say to yourself, “wow, everyone is in that thing.” Well add the new Zach Galifianakis film Masterminds to that list. The trailer for the film was just released and in addition to Zachy G, it also co-stars Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, and Jason Sudeikis. It’s based on the true story of people that pull off one of the largest bank robberies in American history. To get there, a lot of shooting of butts and plywood car doors were uses apparently. Sign us up! The film is in theaters this summer.
Here’s a clip from the upcoming sequel starring Kevin James. Blart is the “master” of the Segway, but it’s a bunch of marbles that finish the job in this clip. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters April 17.
Based on the HBO Comedy series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers 2 Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign just reached its $2M goal in one day
Great news Super Troopers fans (which should be all of you). Yesterday Broken Lizard announced they were launching an Indigogo campaign to raise money so they could finally shoot the sequel to the cult movie Super Troopers. The comedy troupe had been talking about sequel for years, had a script written and just needed the help from a movie house to produce it. After what must’ve been way too many “nos” they just decided to take it to their fans and ask for them to help fund it. Fans turned out in droves and by the end of the day they had already raised over half the amount of money. Today, around the 5pm ET time, after being live for a little over a day, the full $2million dollars was raised. Boom! You can still donate to the film by going to www.supertroopers2movie.com. At the time of this writing they’re 40K over the goal and counting. Read More
Get on board, it’s time to nerd out and join up with Lazer Team. Four unlikely heroes have to save the planet. Whether we like it or not. Starring Burnie Burns (Video Game High School), Gavin Free (Hot Fuzz), Michael Jones (Red vs. Blue), Colton Dunn (Key and Peele, Pretend Time), Allie Deberry (Suburgatory) and featuring Alan Ritchson (Workaholics, New Girl, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).