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The Cannonball Run relaunch finds its director and writers

14 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is revving its engines on The Cannonball Run, with the studio is talks with director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence) and screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).

Described as a “relaunch” of the series rather than a remake, the new film is being produced by Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and will once again focus on the legendary illegal cross-country race. Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen was previously attached to write and direct the film, but has left for unspecified reasons.

The first Cannonball Run movie was released in 1981, and was followed by sequels in 1984 and 1989. The original film featured an all-star cast which included the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Chain, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Central Intelligence director, Rawson Thurber eyed for Cannonball Run reboot

13 June 2017 3:26 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Remakes, reboots, reimaginings – call them what you will, but 2017 is certainly turning out to be the year that Hollywood has decided to barrage us with the news that one film or another is being remade. The latest in a long line comes in the form of the 1981 Cannonball Run franchise.

Warner Bros have jumped on board to revive the franchise after acquiring the rights from the original copyright owners and are currently looking at the Central Intelligence director Rawson Thurber to take the helm with Reno 911 stars Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant in talks to tackle a new and improved script for the 21st century.

Back in 1981, Cannonball Run burst onto the scene with an all-star cast, Burt Reynolds took the lead as Jj McClure, Dom DeLuiseFarrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. All starred as well as the late James Bond actor »

- Zehra Phelan

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The Cannonball Run remake has a director in Rawson Thurber

12 June 2017 11:54 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have set Rawson Thurber (Central Intelligence, We’re the Millers) to direct its Cannonball Run remake. The studio has also set comedy writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum franchise) to write the script, so reports Deadline.

The film is a relaunch of the 1981 Burt Reynolds classic which revolved around an illegal car race from New York to California, a cameo-ridden comedy that also featured the talents of Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Adrienne Barbeau, Dean Martin, Jackie Chan, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dom DeLuise.

It is thought that the new film will be titled simply Cannonball.

Thurber will next team with Dwayne Johnson for Skyscraper, and this project will possibly follow.

Here’s the trailer for the first movie.

The post The Cannonball Run remake has a director in Rawson Thurber appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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‘Cannonball Run’ Reboot Taps ‘Central Intelligence’ Director

12 June 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is negotiating with “Central Intelligence” director Rawson Thurber to helm a reboot of the “Cannonball Run” franchise.

Reno 911” stars Thomas Lennon & Robert Ben Garant are also in talks to write the script.

Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer are producing the movie. Albert S. Ruddy and Raymond Chow are the exec producers.

The original franchise starred Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dom DeLuise. The films centered on an illegal cross-country race where the participants played dirty tricks on one another.

The series produced three films, with the first, “The Cannonball Run,” released in 1981 and the most recent, “Speed Zone,” in 1989.

Warner Bros. acquired all sequel and remake rights to the franchise from original copyright owners Brock Yates, the Hal Needham Estate, and Fortune Star Ltd.

Thurber recently directed the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart action-comedy “Central Intelligence,” which grossed almost $217 million worldwide on a $50 million budget, »

- Justin Kroll

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Jim Carrey on the Failures of His Early Career: ‘Darkness Is Where Diamonds Form’

1 June 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The new Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here is an extremely personal outing for executive producer Jim Carrey.

The 55-year-old actor and comedian got his start in stand-up, and used his personal experiences to fuel much of the themes and plot points in the show —  which takes place in the ‘70s Los Angeles comedy scene and follows a group of young comedians and the pressure they place on themselves to put on a good performance each night.

“I had such a glorious chance to be creative in this world of comedy,” Carey told the audience at the Los Angeles »

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'Dean' Review: Demetri Martin Makes a Bid For Hipster-Woody-Allen Status

31 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Demetri Martin, best known for the distinctive deadpan of his stand-up comedy, makes the transition into feature filmmaking as writer, director and star with just the right blend of humor and heartbreak. Dean is a comedy about grief – specifically, what to do with sorrow when you're still hurting and the people around you have moved on.

Martin excels in the title role, a Brooklyn cartoonist named Dean who's reeling from the death of his mother. He goes through the motions, but just under the surface his pain is palpable; his »

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‘The Americans’ Race to Save a Life in the Season 5 Finale — What to Watch on Tuesday, May 30

30 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Tuesday, May 30

“The Americans”  (FX, 10 p.m.) – In the season finale, Philip and Elizabeth race against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.

It’s your last chance to savor a new hour with the Jennings family until 2018. Unsurprisingly, this whirlwind season has built to a pretty thrilling conclusion.

Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.) – A risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf, sending shock waves through the family, in the Season 2 premiere. Also: Baz deals with being a single parent; and Deran plans for the future.

As one family saga goes on hiatus, one returns for another round. Ellen Barkin and company are back for more tales from »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Americans’ Race to Save a Life in the Season 5 Finale — What to Watch on Tuesday, May 30

30 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Tuesday, May 30

“The Americans”  (FX, 10 p.m.) – In the season finale, Philip and Elizabeth race against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.

It’s your last chance to savor a new hour with the Jennings family until 2018. Unsurprisingly, this whirlwind season has built to a pretty thrilling conclusion.

Animal Kingdom” (TNT, 9 p.m.) – A risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf, sending shock waves through the family, in the Season 2 premiere. Also: Baz deals with being a single parent; and Deran plans for the future.

As one family saga goes on hiatus, one returns for another round. Ellen Barkin and company are back for more tales from »

- Steve Greene

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Wedding Music: 50 Upbeat Recessional Songs

24 May 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Need some help planning out the music for your wedding? Not only do we have a complete guide, but we also have suggestions for songs for all aspects of the wedding. We gave you ideas for the processional, which is when you walk down the aisle. Now it's time for the companion piece: recessional songs! Also known as when you walk back up the aisle after saying "I do," the recessional signifies that it's time to celebrate. We have 50 ideas that will work for you, whether you want a classic or modern feel, whether you love Dean Martin or Beyoncé. RelatedWedding Music Ideas: 100 Songs For Your First Dance »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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"El Dorado": The Dawn of Caan

15 May 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

It takes a lot to stand out when you’re standing between Robert Mitchum and John Wayne. And it surely isn’t easy when you’re also standing in front of the venerable Howard Hawks. But this was the position 25-year-old James Caan found himself in when he took on the role of Alan Bourdillon Traherne, otherwise known as Mississippi, in Hawks’ 1967 Western, El Dorado. Though Hawks was nearing the end of his filmmaking career (this would be his penultimate movie) and Caan was just at the start of his (following two features and about five years of extensive television work), they were each entering the project under similar circumstances. Indeed, it was their shared experience on the disappointing Red Line 7000 (1965) that left them both wanting. It may have been a personal letdown for Caan, but that film’s poor reception wasn’t a deal-breaker as far as his prospects were likely to continue. »

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Daliah Lavi obituary

9 May 2017 4:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Glamorous film actor who made her name in spy spoofs of the 1960s

With the huge success of the James Bond film franchise, starting with Dr No in 1962, a plethora of spin-offs appeared throughout the 1960s. They followed the original recipe of exotic locales, an evil genius who wishes to take over the world, a laidback, oversexed super spy hero and a bevy of (mostly treacherous) beautiful women. Among the actors portraying the last of these was Daliah Lavi, who has died aged 74.

Almost all Lavi’s film career took place in that swinging decade during which she was most likely to be seen in miniskirt and kinky boots, or displaying her underwear. The multilingual Lavi (born in the British Mandate of Palestine) had already made several French, German, Italian and Hollywood films before she starred as a sexy double agent opposite Dean Martin in The Silencers (1966), the first of »

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‘Casino Royale’ Actress Daliah Lavi Dies at 74

4 May 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Israeli actress Daliah Lavi, who starred in 1967’s James Bond spoof “Casino Royale,” has died at her home in Asheville, N.C. She was 74.

Lavi was born in 1942 in Shavei Tzion in the British Mandate of Palestine. She studied ballet in Sweden, where she appeared in her first film “Hemsöborna” in 1955. She was fluent in several languages and starred in German, Italian, French, and Spanish films, in addition to English-language movies.

She gained notice in Vincente Minnelli’s “Two Weeks in Another Town,” and she received a Golden Globe for most promising newcomer (female) for her work. Her credits included “The Return of Dr. Mabuse” (1961); “The Demon” (1963); “The Whip and the Body” (1963); Richard Brooks’ “Lord Jim” (1965), starring Peter O’Toole; “Ten Little Indians” (1965); “Those Fantastic Flying Fools” (1967), “Nobody Runs Forever” (1968); and “Catlow” (1971), starring Yul Brynner.

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Lavi played a spy in 1966’s “The Silencers,” which starred Dean Martin as Matt Helm, »

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Daliah Lavi, 'Casino Royale' and 'The Silencers' Star, Dies at 74

4 May 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Daliah Lavi, the exotic beauty who starred in the swinging 1960s spy spoofs Casino Royale and The Silencers, has died. She was 74.

Lavi died Wednesday at her home in Asheville, N.C., her family announced.

In The Silencers (1966), the first of the four Matt Helm movies that starred Dean Martin as the American superspy, Lavi played the femme-fatale Tina Batori; she saves the hero from getting a dagger in the back while he is in the embrace of a gorgeous female enemy agent.

The dark-haired, dark-eyed sex symbol then »

- Mike Barnes

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Goldie Hawn Remembers Being Harassed as a Young Go-Go Dancer in Interview with Daughter Kate Hudson

27 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Goldie Hawn has lived a full life — and she’s talking to daughter Kate Hudson about it.

The 71-year-old actress was interviewed by her 38-year-old daughter in Interview’s May issue where they talked about Hawn’s prolific acting career and why she took a step back from the screen for 15 years.

And when Hudson asked her mom about her life when she moved to New York to start her career, the actress remembered one of her first jobs in the city — go-go dancing. Hawn says she made $25 a night and used it to pay rent, but every night wasn’t a success. »

- Ale Russian

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Feud Finale Recap: Trogs and Ends

23 April 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Regrets, they had a few. Quite a few. And by the time Sunday’s Feud: Bette and Joan finale was over, Davis and Crawford had added a couple more to the mountainous list. Read on, and we’ll review the heartbreaking events that led the infamous foes to the end of the rivalry that always should have been a friendship.

RelatedFeud Season 2 to Focus on Charles and Diana’s Royal Estrangement

‘You Can’T Catch Their Eye If You Can’T Catch The Light’ | As “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?” began, Pauline was recalling »

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A Brief History of the ‘Hangout’ Film

20 April 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

More than a sub-genre; a way of life.

Filmmakers have worked within recognizable genres for nearly as long as they’ve told stories. Initially film appropriated genres from literature and theatre, but as the new medium found its footing in Hollywood’s Classical Era of the 40s and 50s, a distinctly cinematic set of generic conventions were codified. Since that time, genres have come in and out favor, but most new films have still defined themselves either in accordance with or opposition to the Classical Hollywood models. Even innovative filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard and David Lynch have self-consciously manipulated the language of genre, treating it like another tool in the director’s toolkit. But films are living things, and there are as many ways to draw the lines of categorization as there are films. Reevaluating movies of the past according to new and different models is one of the best ways to keep the medium from ossifying »

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Legendary comedian Don Rickles passes away at 90

6 April 2017 10:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Don Rickles, the American comedian and actor has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Rickles died at home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, according to his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin.

Rickles got his start in nightclubs before making his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep in 1958. He then went on to star in the likes of X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Bikini Beach, Enter Laughing, and Kelly’s Heroes. He also appeared regularly on Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts from 1973 until 1984, and even had his own TV series Cpo Sharkey, which ran for two years from 1976.

He was more recently known for his work on Martin Scorsese’s Casino in 1995 as casino worker Billy Sherbert, and of course as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, a role he was set to reprise in the planned fourth film in the series.

He is survived by Barbara, »

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Insult comic Don Rickles dies aged 90

6 April 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Martin Scorsese pays tribute: “It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself. 

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019. 

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic »

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Don Rickles, 'insult comic', dies aged 90

6 April 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.

Don Rickles, legendary comedian and actor, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of kidney failure. He was 90.

Born in New York City, Rickles began his career in nightclubs where he earned his reputation as an insult comic after his manner of responding to hecklers became as popular as the material itself. 

Rickles’ career spanned more than six decades and included continued stand-up routines, acting in television and film, as well as regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Show with David Letterman.

The comedian may be best known to contemporary audiences as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s Toy Story films, including the latest instalment, Toy Story 4, due to hit theatres in 2019. 

He got his break in the 1958 war film Run Silent Run Deep alongside Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, followed by dramatic turns in The Rabbit Trap and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes »

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

6 April 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him »

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