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Jane the Virgin isn’t the only one who has some explaining to do — in particular, to her disapproving mother — after last week’s jump from fiancé Michael to baby daddy Rafael.
Michael may need to justify his actions after he makes a surprising attempt at getting over his ex in Monday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c), while Petra finds herself in a tricky situation that will definitely require some damage control.
Read on for scoop on Petra’s criminal behavior, Michael and Rafael’s mounting tension and Xo and Rogelio’s drunken night out.
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Another familiar face is joining the pilot of Showtime's Happyish, a series that was originally set to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. (A pilot featuring Hoffman in the show's lead role was filmed in 2013; the network has replaced Hoffman with Steve Coogan in its new iteration of Happyish.) The pilot's latest addition: Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Ellen Barkin, seen most recently on the small screen as The New Normal's staunchly right-wing, completely politically incorrect grandmother. Showtime says that Barkin will be playing Dani Kirschenbloom, "a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Coogan). Dani harbors no illusions about the advertising industry, »
- Hillary Busis
The project — which went from series order back to the pilot stage after its original leading man, Philip Seymour Hoffman, passed away — is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.”
Barkin will guest-star in the pilot as a headhunter who works closely with Coogan’s character.
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Showtime's Happyish is adding a philosopher. The New Normal alum Ellen Barkin has boarded the comedy starring Steve Coogan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Happyish is a dark examination of the pursuit of happiness. Coogan stars as Thom Payne, whose new bosses are half his age. Bradley Whitford plays Jonathan, Thom's mentor and boss who is an advertising legend whose success is due in equal parts to his creative genius and his moral cravenness. Kathryn Hahn returns to star as Thom's wife. Barkin will guest-star in the pilot as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom. The character harbors no
- Lesley Goldberg
Barkin will play Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan). Dani harbors no illusions about the advertising industry, or life, and is described as “the sardonic prophet-philosopher of the project.”
“Happyish” is billed as a scathing examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place. Filming on the half-hour pilot is set to begin next month in New York.
The series is created, written and executive produced by author Shalom Auslander. Ken Kwapis will executive produce and direct the pilot. Kwapis’ producing partner Alexandra Beattie will co-executive producer under their In Cahoots banner.
- Shelli Weinstein
Scarlett Johansson enjoyed a night out on the town with her fiancé Romain Dauriac at the reopening of the Beverly Hills Palm restaurant over the weekend. The two parents flew in from New York City and spent the evening dancing and enjoying the swanky eatery alongside Kelly Ripa and her hubby Mark Consuelos. In several snapshots, ScarJo is shown posing with her pals in a short little black dress with glasses on. The actress is still rocking her short hairdo and proudly showed off her post-baby bod next to Ellen Barkin. And they weren't the only famous blondes in the building. Gwyneth Paltrow was also spotted rubbing shoulders with her Glee co-star Chord Overstreet throughout the »
You know the expression, "You don’t really know a man until you walk a mile in his shoes"? That's the inspiration for writer/director Tom McCarthy's new movie, The Cobbler. Adam Sandler plays a fourth-generation shoe repairman whose sad-sack life gets a jolt when he discovers a family heirloom that literally makes the maxim his reality—just sliding his feet into a customer's shoes transforms him into different people, opening up opportunities he might never pursue on his own. Dustin Hoffman co-stars as Sandler's dad, and the cast also includes Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Fruitvale Station's Melonie Diaz, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Here’s the first trailer for the Adam Sandler fable that Image Entertainment picked up at Toronto. He stars as a fourth-generation NYC shoe cobbler who discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. Complications ensue. The cast of the Voltage-backed pic also includes Method Man, Dustin Hoffman, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin and Steve Buscemi. Director Thomas McCarthy co-wrote the script with Paul Sado.
- The Deadline Team
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "The Cobbler" comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Method Man, Melonie Diaz, Ellen Barkin, Dan Stevens and Steve Buscemi. Check it out below. Plot: Sandler plays a shoe repair man who suddenly finds himself with the ability to literally walk in other people's shoes; he can metaphysically step into their lives for a certain period of time. "The Cobbler" is directed by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor). A release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »
It looks like Adam Sandler has actually made a decent film worth watching. It's been awhile. We have a trailer for his upcoming film called The Cobbler in which he plays a shoe repairman who just isn't happy with his life, that is until he comes across a magical sewing machine in his shop basement. The shoes that Sandler's character repairs with this machine give him the ability to live in the body of the original owners of the shoes. It may sound silly, and the trailer may come off as a bit odd, but that's what I like about it, and I can see the potential.
The Cobbler is a warm and character-driven comedy that plays to the strengths of Adam Sandler’s and Thomas McCarthy's most commercial successes. Sandler plays a 4th generation shoe-maker who discovers a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that allows »
- Joey Paur
Adam Sandler is taking on the wide world of shoe repair with his new comedy, The Cobbler. Like in 2006's Click, Sandler plays a regular Joe whose life changes when he encounters some inexplicable magic. This time, he's a shoe cobbler who discovers that when he puts on his clients' shoes, he turns into them. Obviously he's still the same guy on the inside, but on the outside, he looks like whoever the shoes belong to. There are things I like about this, like Dustin Hoffman as Sandler's father, and things I don't, like Dustin Hoffman playing Adam Sandler playing his own father to have dinner with his mother. Did you follow that? Steve Buscemi, Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ellen Barkin, and Method Man all costar. The Cobbler doesn't yet have a release date, but you can watch the trailer below. »
Also written by McCarthy, who gave us The Visitor and The Station Agent, The Cobbler blends comedy, drama and fantasy and follows Sandler's leading man as he learns that he has the ability to metaphysically step into the lives of the people whose shoes he repairs. Dustin Hoffman, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz and Dan Stevens also star.
The trailer shows Sandler living a miserable life as a shoe-repair guy. Then one day, Method Man shows up with some cool shoes, and soon Sandler discovers a magical shoe-repairing machine that allows him to become someone else when he slips into their shoes. (What do you know, someone decided to make a movie about that old saying, »
- Laura Frances
A dramatic Adam Sandler role is a rare and wonderful thing, the actor delivering his best work when asked to tone his comedic persona way down. He is flexing this dramatic muscle again with The Cobbler, playing a fourth generation shoe maker who finds a way out of his humdrum everyday existence when he discovers the ability to live the lives of the person whose shoes he wears. Coming from The Station Agent and The Visitor writer/director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler promises to be a heart warming fantasy blending comedy and drama in delightful ways, with Sandler getting fine support from Dustin Hoffman, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Chris 'Method Man' Smith, and Steve Buscemi. Released: 10th April 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The first international trailer for director Thomas McCarthy’s (The Station Agent) fantasy drama The Cobbler has been released online, and it’s certainly something. The film stars Adam Sandler as a disillusioned shoe repairman who happens upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see things from their perspective. The project had a lot of promise given McCarthy’s resume (Win Win, The Visitor) and Sandler's return to more dramatic material, but it premiered to almost astoundingly bad reviews at Tiff and this trailer makes it look like one of those joke movies from Funny People. Obviously the premise is tricky to pull off in a convincing manner, but boy does this look like a misfire. That probably explains why it still hasn’t acquired domestic distribution. Watch the first The Cobbler trailer for yourself after the jump, and check out »
- Adam Chitwood
Former funnyman Adam Sandler’s career spikes every few years or so. Making a name for himself through a string of genuinely funny flicks in the ’90s, he has recently settled into a malaise of terrible comedies (Grown Ups, Jack And Jill) that ensure he’ll never have to worry about bills ever again. Then, out of the blue he’ll deliver a corking performance (Punch Drunk Love) that hints at a sterling actor lurking beneath his shouty curmudgeon persona. The question is, which Sandler should we expect from The Cobbler?
For Thomas McCarthy’s latest, Sandler plays New York cobbler Max. A happy-go-lucky sort, he longs for more adventure in his life. Lo and behold, at that precise moment of realisation, he stumbles across a magical totem that enables him to slot into the lives of his customers. Yes, a clever play on stepping into someone else’s shoes. »
- Gem Seddon
It hasn't been a great year for Adam Sandler. His comedy "Blended" opened in third place and barely made back its budget domestically, and his attempts at drama were not well received. Despite a fine turn in Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," the internet panic movie had one of the worst wide release expansions of the year, and his team up with Thomas McCarthy for the fantastical "The Cobbler" was met with scorching reviews at Tiff (read ours). But the first trailer for the latter has landed, and you get a sense of what it delivers. Featuring Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Ellen Barkin, the story follows a lowly, lonely cobbler who one day discovers that when he uses a magic stitching machine, and steps into the shoes he repairs, he takes on the identity of the people they belong to. This leads to comic hijinks, life lessons, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I don't usually do this, but I want you to read the synopsis first for The Cobbler starring Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Clifford Smith (aka Method Man), Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, and Steve Buscemi before I say anything else about the movie. Sandler to exhibit his endearing and selfless boyish charm, taking him on a voyage of self-discovery and learning the importance of family via the magic of .walking a mile in another man.s shoes.. A journey that results not only in changing himself, »
- Alex Maidy
The Judge did not come close to winning its opening weekend. Nor did the critics swoon over the pairing of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, playing a hot-shot, big-city attorney and his ornery father, a prominent small-town judge accused of murder. But even if the script is Grisham-light and the prodigal-son bit overly familiar, there's at least one reason to keep it on your must-see list: Duvall. "Now it's about time to recognize Robert Duvall as one of the most resourceful, most technically proficient, most remarkable actors in America today," wrote the New York Times. "When I say 'one of… »
- Jeff Labrecque
One of the many films that premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was the latest from director Tom McCarthy, The Cobbler. In the modern-day fairy tale, Adam Sandler plays a lonely cobbler in New York City who feels like his life is going nowhere until he discovers a family heirloom that literally gives him the ability to “walk in another man’s shoes,” and see the world differently. The fantastical aspect is a bit of a departure for McCarthy after helming films like The Station Agent, The Visitor, and Win Win, but he still keeps the film focused on the characters. The Cobbler also stars Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin,Melonie Diaz, Method Man, and Dan Stevens. Shortly after the world premiere I landed an exclusive interview with Ellen Barkin and Clifford Smith (Method Man). They talked about how the project came together, changes during production, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney!The "Ocean's Eleven" star and new wife Amal Alamuddin were spotted the morning after their fancy Venetian wedding, where they showed off their wedding rings for the first time.The two looked happier than ever as they boarded a water taxi outside of their hotel on Sunday, sharing some cute and cuddly Pda for all the cameras. George's bride looked gorgeous in a short white lace dress covered in floral embellishments. We're loving her simple (and diamond-packed) ring ... and Love to see Clooney finally wearing one too!The two tied the knot on Saturday during a lavish Italian ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande Venice hotel on Saturday, in front of a crowd of A-list guests. Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Ellen Barkin, Anna Wintour and Bono were all on hand for the event.Check out the gallery above »
- tooFab Staff
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