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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail: Ending With Season Three on Comedy Central

23 September 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Don't have a meltdown, but The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail TV show is ending after its upcoming third season on Comedy Central. Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani announced they are ending their live show on their website, leaving The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail effectively cancelled.Comedy Central says the third and final season of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premieres on Comedy Central, "Tuesday, September 27, at midnight." Technically, that is Wednesday, September 28 at 12:01 am. The show is executive produced by Ray, Nanjiani, live show producer Emily V. Gordon, and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Debbie Liebling and Mike Rosenstein.Read More… »

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Amazon to Distribute Ben Stiller’s ‘Brad’s Status’ (Exclusive)

21 September 2016 12:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon has come aboard to distribute Mike White‘s “Brad’s Status,” TheWrap has learned. Mike White is writing and directing from his own script. Ben Stiller is starring, while Austin Abrams is co-starring as his son. The film centers on Brad (Stiller), who despite a gainful career and happy home life, finds himself obsessed with his more successful former schoolmates. While touring colleges with his son, Brad is forced to confront his friends and feelings of failure. Also Read: Ben Stiller to Star in Mike White Comedy 'Brad's Status' Amazon plans to release the film theatrically, but a distribution »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Austin Abrams Joins Ben Stiller in ‘Brad’s Status’ (Exclusive)

20 September 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Austin Abrams (“The Walking Dead”) will star opposite Ben Stiller in writer/director Mike White’s indie film “Brad’s Status,” Variety has learned exclusively.

“Brad’s Status” is produced by White, Dede Gardner and David Bernard in association with Plan B and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. White is directing from his own script with Stiller portraying a father who contemplates what might have been on the roads not traveled in his own life while taking his son on a tour of colleges.

Abrams will play the role of Brad’s only son and the repository of his father’s hopes and dreams, whose academic and artistic talents make him a shoe-in at the best universities in the country, including Harvard.

Stiller came on board the project in January. Producers plans to shoot in Montreal and Massachusetts.

White’s feature credits include writing “School of Rock.” “The Good Girl” and “Nacho Libre »

- Dave McNary

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‘Bastards’ Trailer: Owen Wilson and Ed Helms Hunt for Their Father in Star-Studded Comedy

16 September 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms currently have busy slates from now through the next year. Wilson will co-star in the upcoming heist comedy “Masterminds” due out at the end of September and Helms is currently filming “The One Percent,” a TV series created and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and the team behind “Birdman.” But the two of them are teaming up for a new comedy out next year about two brothers who discover that they’re father, previously thought to be dead, is actually alive and in the country somewhere. The film also stars Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Ving Rhames (“Pulp Fiction”), Katie Aselton (“The League”), Katt Williams (“The Boondocks”), and more. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Review: ‘Zoolander 2’ Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz & Will Ferrell

The film is the directorial debut of Lawrence Sher, who has previously served as the cinematographer on numerous successful comedies, »

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Keith Cox Named TV Land’s New President of Production and Development

14 September 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Keith Cox has been elevated to the role of president of production and development at TV Land.

Cox had been executive vice president of development and original programming. He will  report to Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom’s Kids and Family Group.

 Cox has had a hand in developing, producing and launching all of the channel’s current original scripted programs. The first, “Hot in Cleveland,” ran for six seasons and is now syndicated by CBS Television Distribution.   Prior to joining TV Land, Cox was executive vice president of comedy and alternative development at the WB Television Network, where he oversaw all of the network’s half-hour and reality development of such hits as Ashton Kutcher’s “Beauty and the Geek” and 51 Minds’ “Surreal Life.” He joined the WB in 2001 as senior vice president, alternative programming at the WB.   Earlier, he worked at Greenblatt/Janollari as vice president of comedy and drama development, and »

- Brian Steinberg

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Hugh Jackman And Ben Stiller Attend Us Open Quarterfinals

7 September 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hugh Jackman and Ben Stiller took in the U.S. Open’s men’s singles quarterfinals match between Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga with their wives Deborra-Lee Furness and Christine Taylor. Hugh Jackman Photos: Attends Us Open Jackman, Furness, Stiller and Taylor all looked on intensely as Serbia’s Djokovic battled it out on the court at the Usta […]

The post Hugh Jackman And Ben Stiller Attend Us Open Quarterfinals appeared first on uInterview. »

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Why Liking Bad Films Means You’re Smarter Than Average

21 August 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you’re constantly getting abuse from your friends about your taste in films, Neil Calloway says help may be at hand from a recent study…

In what appears to be the cinematic equivalent of those studies that receive an inordinate amount of publicity when they trumpet the fact that gorging yourself on chocolate and red wine makes your healthier,“Enjoying trash films: Underlying features, viewing stances, and experiential response dimensions” from the Max Planck Society argues that more intelligent people enjoy bad films. Now you have an excuse for your collection of Uwe Boll and WWE movies; you watch them because you’re intelligent.

Of course, correlation does not mean causation (the more films Nicolas Cage appears in in a given year, the more people drown in swimming pools); watching Roger Corman and Troma Movies doesn’t make you smarter, it’s just more intelligent people are more like to enjoy trashier films. »

- Neil Calloway

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Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' seals sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' scores sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Adam Leon's Toronto-bound 'Tramps' scores sales deal

16 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Ahead of its world premiere in Toronto, WestEnd Films has boarded Tramps, the sophomore feature from Gimme The Loot writer-director Adam Leon.

Rising British actor and former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Callum Turner (BBC-twc’s War & Peace) stars in the rom-com, which is produced by Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12) and David Kaplan (It Follows) of New York indie maestros Animal Kingdom, alongside Andrea Roa (Drinking Buddies) and Jamund Washington (Gimme The Loot). Washington also shares a story by credit on the film. 

Green Room star Turner plays opposite another rising actor Grace Van Patten, who recently wrapped on Noah Baumbach’s upcoming untitled comedy with Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

In Tramps, Ellie (Van Patten) and Danny (Turner) are an unlikely pair of would-be criminals thrown together over two New York City summer days. Their misadventures »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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World Premiere Interviews: Ricky Gervais for David Brent: Life on the Road

11 August 2016 1:40 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

In the decade and a half since The Office first opened its doors, we’ve seen Ricky Gervais team up with the likes of Larry David, Ben Stiller, Louis C.K. and even The Muppets. He’s directed films such as The Invention of Lying, the recent Netflix offering Special Correspondents and, our favourite of his films, Cemetery […]

The post World Premiere Interviews: Ricky Gervais for David Brent: Life on the Road appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Jon Lyus

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Interview with Mike Birbiglia, writer/director/star of Don’t Think Twice

9 August 2016 11:22 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

For years, an improve group called The Commune have been the stars of their small New York improv theater. The members of the group, Mile (Mike Birbiglia), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Allison (Kate Micucci), Bill (Chris Gethard), and Lindsay (Tami Sagher) entertain audiences night after night by performing as a finely-tuned troop. But, by day, they have to support themselves by working soul-crushing menial jobs.

Then, after they learn that their beloved theater is closing down and a hit comedy television show, ala Saturday Night Live, is looking for talent, the group dynamic begins to fracture and it may be time for the group to stop dreaming and get on with their lives.

Such is the premise of writer/director/star Mike Birbiglia’s new film Don’t Think Twice. While Birbiglia’s first film, Sleepwalk with Me (2012), was based on his work as a stand-up comedian, his »

- Mike Tyrkus

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How ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Used Anxiety to Carry His Breakthrough Emmys Drama

8 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Rami Malek is in Emmy mode.

The “Mr. Robot” star just flew back to the States from London for a fitting with a stylist, an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a visit to the Television Critics Association Awards (where his USA Network series was named best new series).

What’s more, he’s got a new movie to prep: Malek will play the Dustin Hoffman role in a reworking of John Frankenheimer’s 1974 prison-break classic, “Papillon.”

This actor doesn’t agree to do just anything – he sets sky-high standards for himself. That’s how Malek broke through the noise on Sam Esmail’s innovative paranoid psycho-thriller “Mr. Robot.” The drama seemed to come out of nowhere, but quickly collected so many nominations and awards (Golden Globes Best Drama Series, Peabody, Critics Choice, AFI Ten Best TV, Gotham Breakthrough) that six Emmy nominations seemed inevitable.

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- Anne Thompson

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How ‘Mr. Robot’ Star Rami Malek Used Anxiety to Carry His Breakthrough Emmys Drama

8 August 2016 3:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rami Malek is in Emmy mode.

The “Mr. Robot” star just flew back to the States from London for a fitting with a stylist, an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and a visit to the Television Critics Association Awards (where his USA Network series was named best new series).

What’s more, he’s got a new movie to prep: Malek will play the Dustin Hoffman role in a reworking of John Frankenheimer’s 1974 prison-break classic, “Papillon.”

This actor doesn’t agree to do just anything – he sets sky-high standards for himself. That’s how Malek broke through the noise on Sam Esmail’s innovative paranoid psycho-thriller “Mr. Robot.” The drama seemed to come out of nowhere, but quickly collected so many nominations and awards (Golden Globes Best Drama Series, Peabody, Critics Choice, AFI Ten Best TV, Gotham Breakthrough) that six Emmy nominations seemed inevitable.

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- Anne Thompson

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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Expands Cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins ‘Mary Magdalene,’ and More

14 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Top of the Lake co-director Garth Davis has two films in the works, one in post and one in pre-production. While Lion will see a release this fall, the latter, Mary Magdalene, has just gotten some great news as Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to star opposite Rooney Mara, along with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ, Deadline reports. Ejiofor would play one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter, who was also his lead disciple and denied Jesus three times before being forgiven after the Resurrection. Mary Magdalene is being produced by See-Saw films, with a script penned by Helen Edmund and Philippa Goslett. Before then, Ejiofor will play a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

In comedy news, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment are set to produce Mike White‘s new feature Brad’s Status, THR reports. Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the film following Brad, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Ben Stiller Will Confront Past Failures in Mike White’s ‘Brad Status’

14 July 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been almost a decade since we’ve seen Mike White direct a feature film. Of course, the screenwriter behind The Good Girl and School of Rock has been busy since Year of the Dog. Most notably, he created and wrote HBO’s Enlightened, a beautiful, often heartbreaking show that didn’t last long enough. He directed six episodes of the series, but now he […]

The post Ben Stiller Will Confront Past Failures in Mike White’s ‘Brad Status’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Ben Stiller's Balls, Jason Biggs' Junk & Beyond: The Funniest Penis Scenes in Movies

14 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's something about a good dick joke that just brings the LOLs. Don't get us wrong—some men's full-frontal scenes are meant to leave the audience all hot and bothered. We're referring to a different type of penis gag, though—the kind that's intentionally hilarious (even if it still makes you cringe a little bit). Who could forget Ben Stiller's losing battle with a zipper in There's Something About Mary? Or what about Jason Biggs' attack on that warm, homemade, no-longer-wholesome apple pie in American Pie? What about NeighborsZac Efron and Seth Rogen gave us too many penis jokes to count with that gem... Who needs highbrow humor anyway? »

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Ben Stiller To Star In Mike White’s ‘Brad’s Status’

13 July 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The paths of Ben Stiller and writer/director Mike White (“School Of Rock,” “Enlightened“) have criss-crossed in the most curious of ways. The actor has made cameo appearances in “Orange County” and the “Freaks & Geeks” episode “The Little Things,” which both have writing credits by White (and were both directed by Jake Kasdan, incidentally) but nothing […]

The post Ben Stiller To Star In Mike White’s ‘Brad’s Status’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Ben Stiller to Star in Mike White’s Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’

13 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Stiller is in talks to star in Mike White’s “Brad’s Status” for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which will finance and produce with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

White will direct from his own script. The film is set to begin shooting this September.

The film centers around Brad who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure.

White and Plan B brought the project to Ske. White will produce along with David Bernad, Plan B and Ske.

Ske is currently discussing the project with potential domestic distribution partners.

Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way, »

- Dave McNary

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Sidney Kimmel & Plan B Board Mike White’s Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’; Ben Stiller Near Deal To Star

13 July 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, 12 Years a Slave) have come aboard to finance and produce the comedy Brad’s Status, an original screenplay written by Mike White (School Of Rock) who will also direct. Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to star in the film that is set to shoot in September. The film centers on Brad, who despite a good career and happy family is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While… »

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