8 items from 2011
The 1995 comedy Friday launched the acting career of Chris Tucker, where he played the hilarious drug dealer Smokey alongside Ice Cube. Tommy Lister, who played Deebo in Friday, reveals both Ice Cube and Chris Tucker are hatching plans for a new Friday sequel. Here's what Tommy Lister had to say about this new project below.
"There's a lot of conversation, that's hopefully going down next week with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker about doing one more Friday. This is going to be the big one. We talked on the phone a couple of weeks ago, and I'm going on Chris' private jet to do something in St. Louis, where I chase Chris on the stage."
Ice Cube wrote the original Friday, along with DJ Pooh, but it isn't known who is writing this untitled sequel. Friday, which grossed $27.9 million from a $3.5 million budget, spawned the sequels Next Friday and The Friday After Next, »
John Singleton produced Hustle & Flow, which was the hottest commodity coming out of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Despite New Line Cinema offering $10 million, John Singleton took Paramount's deal for $9 million for Hustle & Flow. He accepted less money because Paramount's deal included a "put" clause, where the studio promised to finance and distribute two movies John Singleton chose to produce, budgeted under $3.5 million. Six years later, Paramount hasn't made either of the two pictures under the deal, which is why John Singleton is suing. Here's what he had to say about the lawsuit below.
"I'd always had a great relationship with Paramount, going back to being an intern on the lot when I was at USC. But a deal's a deal and they didn't honor the deal. »
Casting! Here's info one one potentially great project, one that will probably find an appreciative audience, and one that will perhaps just make you hungry. I'll let you figure out which is which: Wentworth Miller joins Park Chan-wook's first English-language film, Stoker, John C. McGinley will realize his destiny by playing police chief to Tyler Perry in I, Alex Cross, and Tyler Posey will go to war with rival taco vendors in Taco Shop. I'm very excited for Stoker, which is about to shoot in Nashville and will be the English-language debut of Oldboy and Thirst director Park Chan-wook. The film is a Hitchcockian-sounding thriller written by Wentworth Miller, about a young woman who has to deal with the incursion of her mysterious uncle into the family after the death of her father. Mia Wasikowska plays the girl; Nicole Kidman is her mother; Matthew Goode is the uncle, and now »
- Russ Fischer
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that the "Law Abiding Citizen" star has been brought on board to play former FBI agent Noah Boyd in the book adaptation. Boyd is working as a Chicago bricklayer when he is called in to stop a criminal organization demanding multimillion-dollar ransom payments. "Enigma" scribe Hanna Weg is writing the screenplay.
Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!
"Another Earth" star Brit Marling is circling Robert Redford's latest movie "The Company You Keep," Variety is reporting. The flick is an adaptation of the Neil Gordon novel of the same name, and is being adapted by Lem Dobbs. Redford is directing and starring in the movie alongside Shia Labeouf.
Tyler Posey Gets »
- Terri Schwartz
Are "Teen Wolf" and tacos two great tastes that taste great together? We're about to find out, since MTV's lycanthropic heartthrob Tyler Posey has signed on to star in a new comedy all about this tasty treat.
In the aptly named "Taco Shop," Posey plays a guy who decides to grab life by the tortillas, quit his job slinging someone else's tacos, and open his own business. However, his delicious dream is threatened when a high falutin' taco truck that all the food snobs love sets up shop on the other side of the street.
Posey will costar with Eric Roberts, Carlos Alazraqui ("Reno 911!"), comic Felipe Esparza, Laura Harring ("Gossip Girl," "Inland Empire"), Parvesh Cheena ("Outsourced"), and Paula Jai Parker, with Joaquin Perea directing.
Maya Entertainment, which specializes in TV and movies targeted to a Latino audience, is producing.
- Jenni Miller
Tyler Posey, the star of MTV's "Teen Wolf," will star in the indie comedy Taco Shop. Maya Entertainment is producing the film about a guy who starts his own taco shop but finds his business threatened when a gourmet taco truck starts parking across the street from his restaurant. Eric Roberts (Emma's dad) will costar. Voice over actor Carlos Alazraqui (he was also "Marcos del Posey" in "Big Time Rush"), Felipe Esparza ("Last Comic Standing"), Paula Jai Parker ("The Proud Family"), Laura Harring ("Gossip Girl") and Parvesh Cheena ("Outsourced") will also costar. Joaquin Perea will direct.
Source: Variety »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
The story centers on a young man who quits his taco shop job to open his own shop -- but finds himself in an all-out war when a gourmet taco truck parks across the street. The indie also stars Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Roberts, Felipe Esparza, Laura Harring, Paula Jai Parker and Parvesh Cheena.
Production begins this month. »
Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) has reached a deal with Maya Entertainment to star in the indie comedy Taco Shop. According to Variety, Posey will play "a young man who quits his taco shop job to open his own shop -- but finds himself in an all-out war when a gourmet taco truck parks across the street." The low-key premise sounds promising in the right hands. Those hands: director Joaquin Perea and screenwriters Rick Najera (MADtv) and Oskar Toruno. Production begins later this month with Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Roberts, Felipe Esparza, Laura Harring, Paula Jai Parker, and Parvesh Cheena filling out the supporting cast. Hit the jump for details on Thomas Middleditch's role in Road to Nardo, plus casting for new characters in season 2 of Game of Thrones. Road to Nardo is the directorial debut of Scot Armstrong, the go-to screenwriter for director Todd Phillips, most recently on The Hangover Part II. »
- Brendan Bettinger
8 items from 2011
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