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Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ‘Son of Zorn’ Adds Jason Sudeikis and Cheryl Hines

31 July 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found a leading man for their new project. No, not the Han Solo spinoff — Son of Zorn, their live-action / animation hybrid series for Fox. Jason Sudeikis will play Zorn, an animated barbarian struggling to reconnect with his life-action family. Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, and Artemis Pebdani have also […]

The post Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s ‘Son of Zorn’ Adds Jason Sudeikis and Cheryl Hines appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Casting: Zimmer, Snow, Ifans, Sudeikis

30 July 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Andrew Howard ("Bates Motel") and Constance Zimmer ("House of Cards") have joined the cast of the third season of "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Howard will play Banks, an authoritative and intimidating agent. Zimmer will play the season's main villain, the head of a mysterious new government agancy that will compete head-to-head with Coulson and his team in the search for inhuman. [Source: Deadline]

Pitch Perfect 3

Brittany Snow is closing her deal to reprise her role of Chloe in "Pitch Perfect 3" for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle. Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already closed deals to return, with Kay Canon on board to pen the script. [Source: Variety]

Berlin Station

Rhys Ifans ("The Amazing Spider-Man") is set to star opposite Richard Jenkins in the ten-episode contemporary spy series "Berlin Station" for Epix. Michaël Roskam is executive producing and will direct the first two episodes this Fall.

The story follows Daniel Meyer, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jason Sudeikis Fronts Semi-Animated Fox Pilot From Lego Movie Duo

29 July 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis has landed the lead in Son of Zorn, Fox’s partially animated comedy pilot from Lego Movie constructors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

RelatedFox Fall Schedule: Scream Queens Takes Tuesday Crown, Sleepy Rises on Thursday, X-Files Held ‘Til January

Sudeikis thus will lend his voice to Zorn, an animated fantasy warrior who upon returning home from “battle” discovers that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (played by 21 Jump Street‘s Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Cheryl Hines) while dealing with an office job and suburban life is harder than waging war in his homeland. »

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Jason Sudeikis & Cheryl Hines Lead Cast Of Animated/Live-Action Comedy From Lord And Miller

29 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: The animated/live-action comedy Son Of Zorn (wt, previously Son Of Zahn) from The Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller has rounded out its cast. Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows (Marry Me) and Artemis Pebdani (Sex Tape) join previously announced Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street) in the comedy, which wrapped production this week for a presentation at Fox. In Son Of Zorn, an animated fantasy warrior finds that reconnecting with his estranged… »

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review

18 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Trainwreck's Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow on funny women and LeBron James

15 July 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Together, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow are a comedy force to be reckoned with.  How funny are the writer/star and director of Trainwreck?  We had to pause our interview due to laughter since it’s nearly impossible to get through any discussion with a straight face when these two are in the room.

The duo are hoping that you won’t be able to keep the laughter at bay when Trainwreck hits theatres this Friday.  Comedian Amy Schumer wrote the screenplay and stars in the brand new comedy as Amy, a career-driven woman who seems to have her all of her priorities in order until she meets good guy Aaron (Bill Hader).  With Aaron around, the commitment phobic Amy is suddenly rethinking her life-long stance against monogamy.

The laughs are plenty for Schumer in her first starring role.  But she’s not the only funny one on screen.  Besides Hader, »

- Rachel West

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Get to know Trainwreck's Amy Schumer

14 July 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Who exactly is Amy Schumer?  By now, you’ve probably heard her name, seen a clip from her TV show “Inside Amy Schumer” make its round on the web, or caught her hosting gig fronting the MTV Movie Awards.  Whether you’re new to the Schumer club and just trying to find out as much as you can about the stand-up star before her summer laugh fest Trainwreck drops or you’ve been cheering her on since “Last Comic Standing,” get to know Amy Schumer now:

 

She got her start early 

Remember how great the 1992 Disney movie Newsies was starring a young Christian Bale as a dancing newsboy in 1899?  We thought so.  What you probably don’t remember is a young Amy, dressed as a boy, dancing along next to Bale.  The 11-year-old was an extra on the set of the film.  But don’t strain to catch a strain »

- Rachel West

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Watch: Trailer For IFC's Parody Series 'The Spoils Before Dying' With Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, & More

16 June 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

First there was "The Spoils Of Babylon," IFC's miniseries soap opera parody that brought together a ton of big stars (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer) for one big goof. Now, the creative team behind that is back with "The Spoils Before Dying," and the first trailer for this mystery riff is here. Read More: Watch An Extended Look At 'The Spoils Of Babylon' Michael K. Williams leads the effort with Will Ferrell, Kristen WiigHaley Joel Osment (all three appeared in 'Babylon'), Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, and Chris Parnell joining in the fun that follows a jazz musician who discovers his lover and another man dead. And it gets pretty surreal from there. “It was the weirdest world to be in. There was just no up, no down,” Williams told EW. “[My character] wakes up and the love of his life is dead, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Spoils Before Dying’ On IFC July 8 Video

16 June 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

A jazzy potboiler, a lustful murder mystery, add the irreverence of Will Ferrell and the work of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus The Spoils Before Dying, and July is looking pretty steamy for fans of the tongue in cheek genre.While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. On Wednesday, July 8, at 9p, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell will bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. The six-part saga stars also stars Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Meadows, […] »

- April Neale

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The Lonely Island Will Take On the Ninja Turtles in June 2016

9 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Originally titled Conner4real, The Lonely Island crew -- Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- are heading to the big screen with a comedy mockumentary that appears to no longer have an official title, but Universal Pictures has set a release date. The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie (Universal's words) will hit theaters on June 3, 2016 and will see Samberg star as a rapper (most likely named Conner4real) whose album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. The film co-stars Tim Meadows as Samberg's manager along with James Buckley and Sarah Silverman. Production will wrap on the project at the end of this week. The comedy will face off against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and the romance Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin and Matthew Lewis. Bom »

- Brad Brevet

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The Lonely Island’s Conner4Real Arrives Next Summer

9 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Lonely Island’s feature film debut, which has been referred to as Conner4Real, will hit theaters on June 3, 2o16, Universal announced today.

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone make up the musical-comedy trio that has repeatedly taken Saturday Night Live by storm over the years with songs like “D— in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat” and “I Just Had Sex.” Producer Judd Apatow has wanted to make a movie with the group for years, and the stars finally aligned for this one, in which Samberg takes a starring role.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor will portray a rapper whose solo album bombs, leaving him embarrassed and with no hope of salvaging his fame other than reuniting the old boy band (including Schaffer and Taccone) he swore he’d leave behind forever. Tim Meadows has a supporting role as the rapper’s overworked but perpetually, inexplicably optimistic manager. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Universal’s Lonely Island Movie Set For Summer 2016

9 June 2015 12:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The untitled movie starring The Lonely Island inhabitants Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone is a mere 12 months away. Universal said today that the music-based comedy produced by Judd Apatow, which had been referred to as Conner4real, will open wide on June 3, 2016. Directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film toplines Samberg as a rapper whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Tim Meadows also stars as… »

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Inbetweeners' James Buckley has joined the Lonely Island movie

29 May 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Inbetweeners star James Buckley is the latest to sign up for Judd Apatow's Lonely Island movie.

Connor4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on the career of a rapper, played by Andy Samberg, who must reunite with his old boyband when his solo projects turn sour.

According to Deadline, Buckley will play a member of the rapper's entourage called Sponge.

He joins Sarah Silverman and Imogen Poots in the film, which is being produced by Apatow.

Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live alumni Tim Meadows recently joined the cast as Samberg's hyperactive manager.

Connor4real is expected to be released in 2016 »

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The Lonely Island cast Mean Girls star Tim Meadows in their spoof music documentary

25 May 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Lonely Island have boosted the cast of their upcoming spoof documentary Conner4real with Saturday Night Live alumni Tim Meadows.

The actor, who also starred as the high school principal in 2004's Mean Girls, was enlisted to the project by Andy Samberg, Deadline reports.

Conner4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on a rapper (Samberg), who is forced to reunite with his old boyband after his career goes down the pan.

Judd Apatow is producing the movie, which will see Meadows play Samberg's hyperactive manager.

Sarah Silverman and Imogen Poots will also star in the film, expected next year.

Meadows starred on Saturday Night Live during the 1990s and has also appeared in NBC comedy Marry Me, Bob's Burgers and Grown Ups.

It was recently announced that Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards this September. »

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The Lonely Island Movie titled Connor4real, Tim Meadows and Imogen Poots join cast

24 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month we got a poster for the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, the upcoming comedy from The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and producer Judd Apatow, whcih will see Samberg as Connor, a rapper forced to try and reunite his old boy band after his latest album bombs.

Well, we now have a title for the Universal comedy in Connor4real, while Deadline and The Wrap are reporting that Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Imogen Poots (Filth) have joined the cast, with Meadows set to play Connor’s “constantly upbeat and overworked manager” Harry and Poots as Connor’s love interest.

The project is said to “take aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me” and will also star Sarah Silverman as Connor’s sarcastic publicist. »

- Gary Collinson

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Week in Review: The New York Times will no longer review every movie opening in NY

22 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.

“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.

In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »

- Brian Welk

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Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More

21 May 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

That the musical goofballs The Lonely IslandAndy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — should take their penchant for hilarious songs coupled with equally hilarious videos, and bring it to the big screen makes total sense. Judd Apatow is helping make it happen by producing the movie, and while efforts were made to keep the details secret, now that cameras are rolling, a lot more is leaking out about the picture. Read More: Lonely Island Teams With Judd Apatow For A Music World Set Feature Film First off, Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, and Tim Meadows have joined the movie, which now has a title — "Conner4real." Penned by The Lonely Island, with Taccone and Shaffer directing, it tells the story of a rapper who gets back together with his old boy band after his latest album bombs. The movie will use that premise to poke fun at recent music docs »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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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

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Imogen Poots In Talks For The Lonely Island's Connor4real

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

Photo: Marco VitturWith Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer busy making their Lonely Island movie, working titled Connor4real, we’re starting to learn who has been cast in the film. Imogen Poots is in talks to play opposite Samberg, with Tim Meadows locked in. The film, which takes potshots at music documentary/concert films such as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sees Samberg as a rapper who has found big success since splitting with his boy band, but who must regretfully reunite with them when his latest solo album flops. Taccone and Schaffer are co-starring and directing, with Judd Apatow on hand to produce.Poots is close to the role of Samberg’s girlfriend in the film, while Meadows will be his harassed manager. Sarah Silverman is already aboard to play his sarcastic publicist. The cameras are cranking now in Los Angeles and the film should be out next year. »

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