Horrible Bosses 2 is happening, and the gang gets all back together for more of their criminal wackiness. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day are all back. However, this time around they appear to be “kidnapers” and not murderers. And the kidnapped? Chris Pine, who helps them try to get the money out of that Django guy. No, not the actual Django guy, that’s Motherf*cker Jones, the other Django guy, Waltz… Still with me? Okay. Read More
Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater is set to release on November 7th. Last summer, Stewart took a summer hiatus from The Daily Show to go direct the film. John Oliver took over TDS hosting duties in Stewart’s absence.
The movie is based on the journalist Maziar Bahiri’s book, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity And Survival. In 2009, Bahiri was covering an intense Iranian Presidential election. Because of his reporting on the protests of the election, he was captured, tortured and interrogated by an Iranian group led by a man calling himself “Rosewater,” the name which the movie got its title. Bahiri spent 118 days in captivity away from his pregnant wife. Read More
Well, for a while speculation was that Nick Cannon was the frontrunner to portray Richard Pryor in a movie biopic about the late, great comedian. Cannon going as far as learning to do things left-handed, taking up smoking, and growing his hair out for the role. That does not appear to be the case anymore. Read More
Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community) has recently locked down the lead in a new film from WWE studios. Currently under the working title “Untitled Celebrity Death Pool,” the film follows a struggling nightclub owner who after amassing a large debt from a loan shark, sets out to win a long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill David Hasselhoff.
As reported by Variety, Hasselhoff is also a producer on the film. The film is set to feature multiple cameos from various celebrities also in the death pool, one of which being famous wrestler Hulk Hogan. Jeong is also signed on for Ride Along 2 with Ice Cube, Steve Carell’s International Incident, and also is starring in his MTV pilot Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. Everything’s coming up Ken!
Jason Reitman, director of Juno and Up in the Air, returns to direct his newest film Men, Women & Children. The dramedy takes a look at the sexual frustrations that young teenagers and adults face in today’s world. The film marks the return of “serious” Adam Sandler, who will play alongside Jennifer Garner (Juno, Alias), Judy Greer (Archer, FX’s Married), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in our Stars), and J.K. Simmons (also, Juno). Although the trailer makes it seem like this will lean way over to the drama side, it should be interesting to see how Reitman draws out the humor.
Learn the inside story about the new cartoon, “Prison Pit,” featuring James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, and Blake Anderson
“It’s a cartoon about monster men beating the living sh*t out of each other.” That’s about the gist of the plot of the new ultraviolent cartoon, Prison Pit. The cartoon is an animated version of the popular graphic novel, Prison Pit: Book One by Johnny Ryan. For its voice cast, the crew enlisted the aide of comedians James Adomian for the main character, Cannibal F*ckface (yep, that’s his name), Kyle Kinane as Rabies Bloodbath and Rottweiler Herpes, Workaholics‘ Blake Anderson as Jizzra, and Rick Shapiro as the prison guards. This clip features all the inside sh*t you need to know about the cartoon. While censored chapters are available on Youtube, you can purchase the full uncensored movie at prisonpit.com. Read More
Get that diaper money.
Judd Apatow Productions is set to team up with The Lonely Island for a movie. Universal has acquired the still untitled project from the comedy trio (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer) to put together a movie starring the comedy trio. They have more than their share of experience both on and behind the screens. The former SNL star Samberg is currently the lead in FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine which earned him a Golden Globe in the show’s first season. Schaffer and Taccone have extensive writing and directing credits that range from everything from commercials, SNL sketches, and movies.
Apatow is set to produce the entire movie as Schaffer and Taccone with direct jointly. though all three members of the comedy trio will star in the film there’s no word on the plot of the film. Regardless, you can almost bet there will be some sweet, sweet raps laid down.
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Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut in the very funny, Bad Words, out this week. Bateman stars in the film as well, playing 40-year-old Guy Trilby. Trilby is an eighth grade dropout who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by entering the competition. He takes no prisoners as he easily crushes the dreams of many eighth graders, angers the contest officials and pisses off parents on his journey to win. When he moves up the ranks, towards nationals, reporter Jenny Widgeon (Kathryn Hahn) tries to discover the true motivation behind Trilby’s fierce competition. As the bee moves on, Trilby befriends 10-year-old Indian contestant, Chaitanya (Rohan Chand). Trilby calls him Slumdog and introduces the awkward young boy to things like shoplifting, alcohol and hookers. This comedy is out on July 8 on DVD and Blu-ray. Read More
Nick Cannon is feeding the rumor mill with the possible chance of playing the legendary Richard Pryor in an upcoming movie. The America’s Got Talent host stated that director Lee Daniels, who will be directing the movie, has sat down with Cannon to discuss future preparations for the role. Cannon has also stated that he’d been prepping for the role like growing out his hair and taking up smoking.
The first Horrible Bosses movie was a lot of fun. Mainly because of the enduring likeness of Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman. A teaser trailer for the inevitable sequel has hit the web. While the plot doesn’t reveal much except something about a kidnappin’ of Cristoph Waltz and Chris Pine brandishing a gun. It also appears the entire gang got back together including the bosses Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey. They even got Jamie “Motherf*cker Jones” Foxx to reprise his role. What’s important to remember about this teaser trailer most is that Jennifer Aniston is down to be pooped on. Just let that rattle ’round your brain for a bit.