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Ozark: Jason Bateman on His Hopes for Season Two of the Netflix Series

What's next for Ozark? Recently, star Jason Bateman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about season two of the Netflix TV show.The drama stars Jason Bateman as a Chicago financial advisor who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. The cast also includes Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Peter Mullan and Lisa Emery.Read More…
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Now Casting: Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Seeks Female Background Actors + 2 More Gigs

Before getting too engulfed in holiday craziness, catch up on today’s top casting notices. Netflix’s series “Ozark,” starring Jason Bateman, is currently seeking female talent for background roles. There are also opportunities in the new Pasek and Paul musical “James and the Giant Peach,” plus a short film about finding solace in music. “Ozark” Netflix’s “Ozark,” a series starring Jason Bateman as “a family man who moves from the city to the Lake of the Ozarks to begin repaying the money-laundering debt he owes to a ruthless drug lord,” is now casting background roles. Female talent, aged 30–60, are wanted to portray a female president of a state-run organization and a nun. Conservative types with conservative hairstyles are especially wanted. The production will shoot Dec. 14 or 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $100 for eight hours of work, plus overtime after eight hours, if applicable. Apply here! “James And The Giant Peach
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Rachel McAdams In "Game Night"

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Sneak Peek new footage from the upcoming comedy thriller "Game Night", directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, starring Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Rachel McAdams ("Doctor Strange"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") and Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld") opening March 2, 2018:

"...a group of friends meet regularly for their 'game night', but one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Game Night"....
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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion
During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

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During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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‘Office Christmas Party’ DVD Review

Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, Jamie Chung | Written by Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer | Directed by Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Josh Gordon and Will Speck, co-directors of one of, if not The, greatest ice-skating comedy ever (Blades of Glory), re-team for another buddy comedy that once again mixes gross-out humour and heartfelt laughs – this time in a story set in the world of office politics. Think Animal House for the tech generation…

Reminiscent of the Seth Rogen flick The Night Before, Office Christmas Party is very much in the same vein: an ensemble cast in a crazy scenario, featuring raunchy comedy and some totally outrageous situations and it’s all set over the Christmas holiday season. It also shares a similar taste in songs, in fact the two films could
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‘The Terrific Ten’ Trailer: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, J.J. Abrams Bring Jimmy Kimmel’s Childhood Comic To Life

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Every kid has dreamed up their own comic book heroes, or written their tales of grand adventure. However, few of them group up to be celebrities that have A-list friends who can bring it to life. But that’s just what Jimmy Kimmel got for this 50th birthday.

The last night staple has hit the mid-century mark, and as part of the festivities, J.J. Abrams rounded up Kimmel pals and associates Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Cousin Sal, Jon Hamm, Shaq, Ty Burrell, Billy Crudup, Jake Tapper, Wanda Sykes, and Matt Damon to make a trailer for “The Terrific Ten.” Yep, Abrams used Kimmel’s childhood comic as the source material….and it’s pretty dumb.

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J.J. Abrams Directs a Star-Studded Trailer for a Comic Book Jimmy Kimmel Wrote at 10 Years Old — Watch

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J.J. Abrams Directs a Star-Studded Trailer for a Comic Book Jimmy Kimmel Wrote at 10 Years Old — Watch
J.J. Abrams and Ben Affleck stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on November 13 to celebrate the host’s 50th birthday, and they brought along with them the ultimate gift: a star-studded trailer for a movie based off a comic book Kimmel wrote when he was only 10 years old. Somehow, Abrams was able to round up the likes of Affleck, Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and more to star.

Read More:Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s What Fueled His Reluctant Transformation into the Nation’s Moral Conscience

“It demanded to be brought to life. I didn’t change a word,” Abrams told Kimmel about his comic book, entitled “The Terrific Ten.” The trailer runs seven minutes and includes the kind of ridiculous superheroes and villains you’d expect a 10 year old boy to dream up. Naturally, Damon appears as the villain Dr. Bolt.

Watch the trailer for
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See Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Bring Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic to Life

See Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Bring Jimmy Kimmel's Childhood Comic to Life
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, J.J. Abrams and other stars compiled a goofy short film to celebrate Jimmy Kimmel's 50th birthday. 

The inspiration for the amusing gift was The Terrific Ten, a comic book that Kimmel drew when he was a boy. The story is full of made-up heroes like "Color Kid." "Color Kid was the best because he had all the powers of the rainbow, which are really none," Kimmel joked. "The characters really spoke to me, and they demanded to be brought to life," Abrams said. "I took
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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and More Act Out J.J. Abrams-Directed Comic Book Created by Young Jimmy Kimmel

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and More Act Out J.J. Abrams-Directed Comic Book Created by Young Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel went got older in style on Monday night!

The late night host turned 50 with a slew of celebrity guests and surprises on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live. There was a performance by James Taylor, a Kimmel-centric version of “Mean Tweets,” and even some comedy stylings by Adam Sandler and Ray Romano.

Perhaps the best gift of the night came from guest Ben Affleck and director J.J. Abrams. “I was able to start this really, really exciting superhero project. That’s my next thing. In fact, the director’s here. I wanted to bring him out,” Affleck said, introducing the Star Wars director.

Abrams brought Kimmel a very special comic book, which the late night host revealed he wrote and drew at the age of nine.

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“Muscle Man and Color Kid, they’re the main heroes -- this is ridiculous,” Kimmel recalled, laughing
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Atlanta Now Casting: Netflix Series ‘Ozark’ Is Seeking Background to Portray Blue Collar Workers

Become a part of the ever-growing Netflix family as an extra in “Ozark!” Produced, directed by, and starring Jason Bateman, “Ozark” follows a family man who moves to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri to begin repaying the money-laundering debt he owes to a ruthless drug lord. Male and female talent, aged 20–55, are currently sought to portray rural blue collar workers in background roles. The series will shoot Nov. 20, 21, 29, or Dec. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay will be $100 for eight hours of work, plus overtime if applicable. Apply directly on Backstage here! Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings! Save
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First poster for Game Night

Following the release of the first trailer for Game Night last week [watch it here], a poster has now arrived online for the upcoming comedy which stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, and Billy Magnussen; check it out below…

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules,
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‘Happy End’ Trailer: Isabelle Huppert and Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Semi-Sequel Probably Isn’t Too Happy — Watch

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‘Happy End’ Trailer: Isabelle Huppert and Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Semi-Sequel Probably Isn’t Too Happy — Watch
Sony Pictures Classics has released the trailer for “Happy End,” Michael Haneke’s semi-sequel to “Amour.” Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant reprise their roles in the film, whose title is almost certainly ironic — Haneke’s movies, like “Funny Games” and “The White Ribbon,” are among the most severe in the world. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Happy End’ Review: In This Quasi-Sequel to ‘Amour,’ Michael Haneke is a Master of Bourgeois Despair

Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of AFI Fest: “The Laurent family has issues. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), the aging patriarch of the wealthy Callais clan, is more interested in exiting this world than enjoying it. Anne (Isabelle Huppert) has a repellent adult son to deal with, and Thomas (Mathieu Kassovitz) is having a graphic online affair. The match to this tinderbox of dysfunction is adolescent Eve, who moves in after her mother’s apparent suicide attempt, and in
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Star Wars, Game Night, and a special message from John Cena top our movie news roundup!

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Star Wars, Game Night, and a special message from John Cena top our movie news roundup!Star Wars, Game Night, and a special message from John Cena top our movie news roundup!Amanda Wood11/10/2017 2:56:00 PMThe first full week of November is finally drawing to a close, and lots of cool movie news dropped this week. There was even some exciting news today... Rian Johnson, best known for directing the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has just announced that he will be directing a new, stand-alone Star Wars trilogy in the near future. It will feature completely new characters and a new story unlike anything we've seen so far. These new Star Wars movies might be far off, but The Last Jedi is almost here! Click here to buy tickets. We love Jason Bateman, and we also love Rachel McAdams. Luckily for us, they've got a new movie coming out called Game Night,
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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch

‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch
BBC has released a new trailer for “Howards End,” an upcoming miniseries adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel that was previously made into a Merchant-Ivory film. Kenneth Lonergan wrote this new take on the book, which stars Hayley Atwell. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

Here’s the synopsis, which is appropriately wordy: “Margaret Schlegel (Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents,
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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch

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‘Howards End’ Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan Follows ‘Manchester by the Sea’ With a New Take on the Celebrated Novel — Watch
BBC has released a new trailer for “Howards End,” an upcoming miniseries adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel that was previously made into a Merchant-Ivory film. Kenneth Lonergan wrote this new take on the book, which stars Hayley Atwell. Watch the trailer below.

Read More:‘Howards End’ Photos: Kenneth Lonergan and Hayley Atwell Bring the Classic Novel to Television

Here’s the synopsis, which is appropriately wordy: “Margaret Schlegel (Atwell) is an intelligent, idealistic young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly and he becomes owner of Howards End.

“Meanwhile Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn) a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their late parents,
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Jason Bateman Defends Wife Amanda Anka After She Accuses André Balazs of Groping Her

Jason Bateman Defends Wife Amanda Anka After She Accuses André Balazs of Groping Her
Celebrity hotelier André Balazs is being accused of sexual misconduct by Jason Bateman's wife, Amanda Anka.  In a new report from The New York Times, Anka alleges Balazs groped her at a 2014 dinner party held following the premiere of Bateman's film, Horrible Bosses 2.  The Arrested Development star defended Anka's account in a joint statement from his publicist to the publication: "On behalf of Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka, we can confirm that the account of André Balazs's outrageous and vile behavior on that night in London is factual. His actions were dealt with at the time." Balazs did not return the Times' repeated...
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Game Night: first trailer for new action comedy

Simon Brew Nov 10, 2017

Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams and Sharon Horgan lead upcoming comedy Game Night. Here's the trailer...

Hoping to mop up cash from a comedy audience next summer is Game Night, a new film starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen and Danny Houston.

Penned by Mark Perez, the movie is directed by the Vacation duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and the first trailer and synopsis for the movie have landed.

Let’s, as tradition dictates, do them in that order. The trailer first…

And here’s the synopsis…

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six
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Jason Bateman’s Wife Accuses Hotel Owner André Balazs of Sexual Assault

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Jason Bateman’s Wife Accuses Hotel Owner André Balazs of Sexual Assault
Jason Bateman’s wife Amanda Anka was groped by the hotel owner André Balazs in 2014, according to a report in the New York Times on Thursday. The inappropriate contact occurred at a dinner party hosted at one of Balazs’ London hotels following the premiere of “Horrible Bosses 2.” According to the report, Balazs stuck his hand underneath Anka’s skirt and grabbed her crotch. In response, Bateman spit his gum in the Balazs’ face and the couple left the hotel. Through a spokesperson, Bateman and Anka confirmed the account, calling the behavior “outrageous and vile.” The story was also corroborated by witnesses,
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Jason Bateman’s Wife Amanda Anka Accuses Hotelier Andre Balazs Of Groping Her

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Celebrity hotelier Andre Balazs allegedly groped Jason Bateman’s wife, Amanda Anka, in 2012, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, the alleged incident happened at a dinner party at the Chiltern Firehouse hotel — which Balazs owns —following the London premiere of “Horrible Bosses 2”, which Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day also […]
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