IMDb > Allison Janney > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1998

1-20 of 261 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


Spy: Jason Statham Steals the Show in 5 New Clips

20 May 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox has released five new Spy clips for Paul Feig's (Bridesmaids, The Heat) upcoming espionage comedy. The film stars Melissa McCarthy as a desk-bound CIA agent who must go into the field for the first time when the identity of the agency's premiere assets are compromised. Jason Statham, who co-stars in the film as rugged top agent Rick Ford, is a consistently underrated performer who's long been relegated to shoot 'em up action films. Don't get me wrong, I love those movies, but I'm excited to see Statham finally get a chance to flex his comedy skills. If these clips are any indication, he's going to kill it. While he's definitely still playing to type as the brawny badass, Statham's bringing a self-awareness and utterly crass delivery to the character. Perri singled Statham out as a one of Spy's highlights in her SXSW review, and early »

- Haleigh Foutch

Permalink | Report a problem


Ellen Page And Allison Janney Turn Out For Tallulah

20 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Eight years on, Juno MacGuff and Brenda are to be reunited. Or rather Ellen Page and Allison Janney will be sharing a screen again. They've both signed up for Sian Heder's comedy drama Tallulah.Babies are involved again, too, although this time rather differently. The plot revolves around a bored Beverly Hills housewife who hires "free spirit" Page as a babysitter. Page is then initially thought to have kidnapped the kid, but forms a deep friendship with the mother, and with the mother of her ex-boyfriend, who somehow becomes involved.Heder has most recently been writing and story editing on Orange Is The New Black, and Tallulah marks her feature writing/directing debut, after a couple of short films. She's also an actress, but no-one's yet saying that she's earmarked a role for herself.“We believe in emotionally-charged stories with universal themes,” says producer Russell Levine. “This project has »

Permalink | Report a problem


Masters of Sex Adds Tate Donovan and Julie Ann Emery for Season 3

20 May 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Masters of Sex is filling out its Season 3 cast. The Showtime series has added Tate Donovan (Damages) and Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul) as guest stars for its upcoming third season, which will premiere this summer. Donovan will play Graham, a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret Scully (Allison Janney) brings them to Masters and Johnson’s clinic. In addition to Damages, Donovan’s past TV credits include 24: Live Another Day, Hostages, and, of course, The O.C. (who could forget about Jimmy Cooper?). Furthermore, the appearance of his character means that (hopefully) Janney, who won an Emmy for her guest work as Margaret in Masters‘ first season, will have a larger role in Season 3 after having only appeared in the show’s Season 2 premiere. Meanwhile, Emery will play Jo, a woman who seeks help dealing with a unique relationship in Masters of Sex Season 3. The actress most recently played Betsy… »

- Chris King

Permalink | Report a problem


TVLine Items: Tate Donovan's Sex-y Role, Key & Peele Return Date and More

20 May 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Tate Donovan wants to talk about Sex — with Allison Janney, specifically.

The Damages actor will guest-star on Masters of Sex‘s third season, appearing in two episodes as a love interest for Janney’s returning Margaret Scully. Donovan’s Graham is a confident scientist whose relationship with Margaret brings them to Masters and Johnson’s clinic.

RelatedJosh Charles Joins Masters of Sex Cast for Scent-sational Season 3 Arc

Season 3 of Sex — bowing Sunday, July 12 at 10/9c — jumps ahead to 1966, when Masters and Johnson deal with the glare of the national spotlight as their sex study is finally unveiled.

Donovan’s »

Permalink | Report a problem


Juno Co-Stars Ellen Page And Allison Janney Reunite For Tallulah

20 May 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though there is always the chance that disappointment could once again rear its ugly head, it is difficult not to wonder whether the discussion around the topic of women in film has brought the issue to some kind of tipping point – a moment where perhaps conversation and rhetoric might finally give way to concrete action and results.

At the present time, the feminism-heavy Mad Max: Fury Road is engaged in a box-office tug of war with the female driven, female-directed Pitch Perfect 2. In addition, the female-driven movie Carol has taken the Cannes Film Festival by storm, as has the female-led Sicario, by Denis Villeneuve. These are films that actively centre on women, and are stories that occur outside of any comic book realm, or cohesive cinematic universe. Industry observers might be forgiven for thinking that this is just another passing phase, and that the discriminatory status quo will ultimately hold firm – but then, »

- Sarah Myles

Permalink | Report a problem


50 Cent Breaks Down What Makes Melissa McCarthy’s Spy So Funny In Nsfw Videos

20 May 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The summer comedy Spy has turned Melissa McCarthy into a CIA Agent, Jason Statham into a comedic tour de force and now 50 Cent into… a Professor of Funny?

Starting today, after every clip from director Paul Feig’s Spy goes online, you can watch 50 Cents of Humor, a scientific breakdown of the comedy of Spy hosted by co-star 50 Cent.

Watch the “50 Cents of Humor” Nsfw videos on YouTube Here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfPBohF1uFwrsKiPRKHcj8uK_c9rg7wGv

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

The film also features Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, »

- Melissa Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Juno’s’ Ellen Page, Allison Janney to Reteam for Dramatic Comedy ‘Tallulah’

20 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ellen Page and Allison Janney are attached to star in the dramatic comedy “Tallulah,” which will mark the directorial debut of “Orange Is the New Black” writer Sian Heder, TheWrap has learned. Page and Janney (pictured above in 2008) previously worked together on Jason Reitman‘s “Juno” and Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely.” Story follows a woman who rescues a baby from her reckless mother and pretends the child is hers, with the help of her ex-boyfriend’s mother. Everyone assumes the baby girl has been kidnapped, and when she is returned to her rightful mother, the three women form a close bond. »

- Jeff Sneider

Permalink | Report a problem


'Juno' Duo Ellen Page And Allison Janney Reteam For 'Tallulah'

20 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whether or not you honest to blog liked Diablo Cody's "Juno," you can't deny that Ellen Page and Allison Janney are generally great whatever they're in. The two appeared together again a couple years back in Lynn Shelton's "Touchy Feely," and now they've got another project cooking. Screen Daily reports that Page and Janney will star in "Tallulah." The feature directorial debut of "Orange Is The New Black" writer Sian Heder follows a woman who rescues a baby from a reckless mother but is accused of kidnapping the child. She pretends the child is hers along with her ex-boyfriend, but a bond is soon formed with the birth mother. Sounds like a mix of the wacky and serious, and given Heder's 'Orange' background, that probably shouldn't be a problem. Nor will having Janney and Page in the lead roles. Cameras roll in June. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Casting: Poots, Castro, Esprit, Janney, Diaz

20 May 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Connor4Real

Imogen Poots, Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Conner4real" from the Lonely Island trio, Universal Pictures and Apatow Productions. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the film.

Andy Samberg plays a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. Silverman plays his sarcastic publicist, Meadows his overworked manager, and Poots his potential love interest. [Source: The Wrap]

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee's film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has found its squad of Iraq War veterans to join Joe Alwyn in the title role. Also onboard are Makenzie Leigh as his Texas cheerleader love interest, Arturo Castro as Mango, Barney Harris as Sykes, Beau Knapp as Crack, Mason Lee as Foo, Brian 'Astro' Bradley as Lodis, and Ismael Cruz Cordova as Holiday.

Set entirely during football game, »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Ellen Page, Allison Janney to star in 'Tallulah'

19 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Ellen Page and Allison Janney will star in Route One Entertainment’s dramatic comedy, with Good Universe has been touting to buyers on the Croisette.

Sian Heder will direct Tallulah from her screenplay about a free spirit whom everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother.

The woman pretends the baby is hers with the mother of her ex-boyfriend. When the baby is returned to her rightful mother the three women forge an unbreakable bond. ICM Partners represents Us rights.

Production is lined up for June, with Heather Rae producing alongside Route One CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina.

Route One is the financier with Ocean Blue Entertainment on board as co-financier.

“We believe in emotionally charged stories with universal themes,” said Levine. “This project has award-winning talent teamed up with a gifted young writer-director who wrote a brilliant script.

“[link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

Permalink | Report a problem


Spy: new clip from the incoming comedy

19 May 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Allison Janney and Jude Law star in Paul Feig's Spy. Here's a taster...

Early word on Paul Feig's third film as director, Spy, is already suggesting that he has another hit on his hands. Furthermore, we're hearing whispers that the mighty Statham steals the show in this one. We're looking forward to finding out for ourselves.

This special taster clip we've got for you though showcases another name on our list of legends, the wonderful Allison Janney. So instead of us banging on about it, here it is...

Spy arrives in cinemas on June 5th.

Movies Trailer Den Of Geek 19 May 2015 - 18:00 »

- simonbrew

Permalink | Report a problem


Meet Karen Walker in new clip from Paul Feig’s Spy

16 May 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Another new clip has arrived online from Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy Spy , which sees Nancy (Miranda Hart) and Susan (Melissa McCarthy) talking about what it’s like to be Karen Walker (Morena Baccarin)…

See Also: Read our review of Spy here

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy is set for release on June 5th, and stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Morina Baccarin, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart.

»

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Enter Our Giveaway and Win Jason Statham’s Face

15 May 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of my favorite films from this year’s SXSW was director Paul Feig’s action-comedy Spy. The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale,  Allison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, this is a very funny movie that you should definitely see in a theater when it’s released June 5th. For more on Spy, read Perri’s review or watch the trailers. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

Permalink | Report a problem


Vampire Diaries Video: Candice Accola Talks 'Payoff' for Steroline in Season 7

15 May 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Vampire Diaries might be one of the most romance-heavy shows on TV, but after Thursday’s season finale — which killed Jo and Liv, then laid to Elena to (temporary) rest — there’s really only one couple still standing in Mystic Falls: Stefan and Caroline, and even that remains a slow burn.

RelatedPost Mortem: Vampire Diaries Ep Explains Elena’s Exit, Stefan’s Big Move; Previews ‘Dark’ Damon, Season 7’s Big Bad and More

TVLine caught up with Candice Accola this week on the red carpet at The CW’s upfront presentation for her thoughts on Stefan and Caroline, »

Permalink | Report a problem


New 'Minions' Trailer is Really Long and a Bit Meh

14 May 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I like the little yellow minions that run around speaking gibberish in the Despicable Me movies. In fact, I said as much as the opening line in my review of Despicable Me 2. However, after watching this trailer for the upcoming Minions movie I can't say I was particularly moved to laughter. In fact, not even a chuckle. Is this simply a case of too much of a good thingc Set to hit theaters on July 10, the Minions movie is set 42 years before the little yellow guys came under the employ of Gru (Steve Carell) and this trailer gives an idea of the multitude of villains they served since prehistoric times only to now find them serving Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock). I can only imagine at the end of this one Scarlet's plans will be thwarted and Gru will make a quick appearance, but in the end, is »

- Brad Brevet

Permalink | Report a problem


The Minions are back and cuter than ever in new trailer for Despicable Me spinoff

14 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The loveable Stuart, Kevin and Bob are on a whole new adventure in the trailer for Despicable Me spinoff Minions.

The upcoming animated comedy follows the trio of squishy yellow creatures as they seek out a new master to serve.

Stuart, Kevin and Bob's journey brings them to a villain convention where they are confronted by the evil couple Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) and Herb Overkill (Jon Hamm).

It is in London where the Minions stumble on a threat to the very existence of their species.

New additions to the animated franchise include Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan, with Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda on board as co-directors.

Minions opens on July 10 in the Us and June 26 in the UK. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Bates Motel' poll: Which episode should Vera Farmiga submit to Emmy judges?

14 May 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Legions of TV shrewdies checked in to "Bates Motel" this past TV season for two reasons: 1.) When Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) Finally went psycho, this program suddenly got a racing pulse and – stand back, y'all – blood splattered everywhere. It was thrilling to watch. 2.) Vera Farmiga gave the best performance on TV this year. She deserves a dozen Emmys for her multi-faceted turns as Norman's wigged-out, broken-hearted and ferociously protective mother. -Break- Sure, Farmiga was not nominated for Best Drama Actress last year after making the list in 2013, but don't pooh-pooh her current chances. All of the following stars returned to Emmy competition after getting snubbed in recent years: Melissa McCarthy, James Gandolfini, Eric McCormack, Allison Janney and Ray Romano, to name just a few. In 2013, Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") got snubbed, but rallied to win last year. If nominated, I don&#39...' »

Permalink | Report a problem


Minions Trailer Tracks The Little Yellow Guys Through The Ages

14 May 2015 9:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After stealing the show in both Despicable Me movies (which is plotting a third installment for 2017), Gru’s adorable, unintelligible henchmen are finally getting their own spinoff. In Minions, arriving this July, it appear that the little yellow guys have a much more complicated backstory than you might have thought. As the latest trailer for the pic reveals, the Minions have been looking for a truly evil master to serve since the dawn of time.

The cute and colorful preview sets up a huge history for the Minions but mostly takes place in 1960s New York, as the goofy mischief-makers find themselves in the employ of Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female supervillain. Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan are all also in the cast. Here’s the illuminating synopsis:

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


New Minions Trailer Takes Kevin, Stuart and Bob to London

14 May 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

About half of the footage in this new Minions trailer is material we've already seen before, but stick with it. At around the two-minute mark the piece dives into Scarlet Overkill's (Sandra Bullock) mission to steal Queen Elizabeth's crown and takes Kevin, Stuart and Bob to London where the trio take part in some pretty amusing antics. The Despicable Me movies are both solid films, but the reason they've had such a lasting effect is definitely the minions. Even though I've got a serious soft spot for the little yellow guys, I wasn't quite sure they could sustain their own feature film, but considering I've now gotten in the habit of watching and re-watching these promos, I suspect Minions could be a big winner. Check out the new Minions trailer below. The film opens in 3D on July 10th, and also features the voices of Jon Hamm, Allison Janney, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan. »

- Perri Nemiroff

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: 'Minions' Travel Through History In New Trailer

14 May 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sometimes studios fall ass backwards into good fortune, and that was the case for Universal with "Despicable Me." Not only was the original movie a smash hit that started a franchise, with a sequel in 2013, and another planned for 2017, but those little yellow creatures were also a huge audience favorite. Now, "Minions" are getting their own chance to shine in a standalone movie and a brand new trailer is here. While Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and Geoffrey Rush lend their voices to the movie, the yellow guys who can make sounds, but barely form words, are the real stars of the show. And they do have a goofy charm that is pretty undeniable, and there are some pretty great gags through this spot which opens with a trip through history, before settling down with the plot that involves stealing a crown or something. Anyway, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1998

1-20 of 261 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners