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Netflix has a few additional names to add to the already-large cast list of the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer series. The streaming video-on-demand company has added Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, and Jason Schwartzman as new cast members to its upcoming original series.
According to Deadline, Pine, Wiig, Hamm, and Schwartzman will join the 20+ returning cast members from Michael Showalter and David Wain’s 2001 Wet Hot American Summer movie. The four new faces will appear as recurring guest stars in Netflix’s eight-part series. Saturday Night Live alumnus and Bridesmaids star Wiig may appear as a counsellor from Camp Firewood’s rival Camp Tigerclaw, and Mad Men’s Hamm is rumored to be a secret spy. Schwartzman (from The Grand Budapest Hotel) will reportedly play the boys’ camp head counsellor, while Pine (of Star Trek and Into the Woods) has an as-of-yet-undefined role.
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer »
- Bree Brouwer
When it came time to shooting a gay threesome scene in “I Am Michael,” which premieres Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival, first-time director Justin Kelly erred on the side of caution. He didn’t want to make the encounter among his three actors — James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Charlie Carver — too risqué for fear of alienating moviegoers from the story about Michael Glatze, a gay activist who renounces his homosexuality and turns to God.
“I wanted to appeal to a wider audience,” Kelly says. “All my gay filmmaker friends thought it would be awesome if this film could be something that Christians would see.”
Kelly filmed the buzzed-about love scene in two takes, in a wide shot, so it wouldn’t look gratuitous. In retrospect, he regrets not nudging his actors to go further. “I kind of do wish they took their underwear off, to be honest,” Kelly says. »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
We already know that the vast majority of the original film cast will be returning for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series, now entitled Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day. And today we’re hearing that the series has added some pretty hefty names to an already impressive list that includes Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd. The latest additions come in the form of Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, and Jason Schwartzman.
According to Deadline (via Collider), Hamm will join the cast as “a secret spy,” with Wiig coming on board as a rival counselor at Camp Tigerclaw. Schwartzman will be playing a head camp counselor, and Pine…well, Pine’s character is “mysterious.” How much mystery can one have at a summer camp?
While these additions are certainly welcome, those are some very odd character descriptions. It does make one wonder what sort »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Park City - The Sundance Film Festival can often focus too much on films set in New York or Los Angeles, but this year it provided a unique perspective on the latter in three very distinct films. "Dope" centers on African-American high school students in Inglewood, "Tangerine" is set in a small part of Hollywood known for transvestite hookers (as well as shining a spotlight on the city's Armenian Immigrant community) and Patrick Brice's "The Overnight" is a window into the hipster family scene in the city's Silverlake neighborhood. Radically different communities that don't always find their way on the big screen. Well, spot that last line with an asterisk. The east side of La has become something of a staple of Sundance over the past decade ("Beginners," "Quinceanera," "Afternoon Delight," etc.). Even the Duplass Brothers, who produced "The Overnight," set their new TV series "Togetherness" on the East Side. »
- Gregory Ellwood
If you thought the cast of Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. As first reported by Deadline, Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Chris Pine (Into the Woods), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), and Jason Schwartzman (Bored to Death) have now also joined the cast of the revival. Per Deadline, Hamm will play a spy (I cannot wait to see that), while Wiig will play a snobby counselor at the preppy Camp Tigerclaw, rival to Camp Firewood. Schwartzman will reportedly be the boy’s camp’s head counselor, and interestingly, Pine’s role is simply described as “mysterious.” All four of these new roles will be either guest star or recurring. Hamm, Pine, Wiig, and Schwartzman join the film’s original cast, which includes Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games films), Michael Ian Black (The State), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Janeane Garofalo (Girlfriends’ Guide »
- Chris King
Title: The Overnight Director: Patrick Brice Starring: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche Making friends in a new place can be a difficult thing. For a young couple with a young son, that can be even more challenging. When seemingly perfect people present themselves, the joy of finding kindred spirits, or at least just genuinely nice friends, can overpower everything else. Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) are thrilled when their son meets a new playmate in the park and his father Kurt (Jason Schwartzman) introduces himself to the couple and invites them over for dinner. Little do they know what it is that is in store [ Read More ]
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Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman have all scored guest starring/recurring roles in Netflix's upcoming eight-part TV series prequel to the 2001 cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer".
Hamm will play a secret spy, Wiig is a snobby counselor at a preppy rival camp, Schwartzman is the camp's head counselor, and Pine’s character is described only as mysterious.
The quartet join an already massive cast that includes Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Richard Schiff, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Michaela Watkins, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Sussman, A.D. Miles, and Michael Showalter.
While the previous film was set on the last day of a fictional summer camp in 1981, this new series will be set on the first day. "Wet Hot American »
- Garth Franklin
This is it, guys. This is the best cast on TV, and it's not even actually on TV. The cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer reboot just expanded to include Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine and Jason Schwartzman on top of the already seriously impressive list of names that was only just confirmed yesterday with the release of the teaser trailer. That list includes: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter. And that's »
Robert Redford opened this year’s Sundance by underscoring how the annual film festival, which he started 31 years ago, was about embracing diversity and change, two qualities that often slip through the cracks of Hollywood’s studio system. It was a refreshing message against a backdrop of a business that saw ticket sales drop by more than 5% in 2014.
Indeed, in the snow-covered streets of Park City, it didn’t look like the movie business had gone cold. Buyers acknowledge that Sundance inspired passionate bidding wars and marked enthusiasm for releasing innovative stories on the bigscreen. A number of competing newer distributors such as the Orchard, Amplify Releasing and A24 helped drive prices up, even as digital players like Amazon and Netflix have yet to land a high-profile sale.
But all this buying fever doesn’t necessarily guarantee profits. No Sundance acquisition from 2014 made more than $8 million theatrically, and the highest-grossing festival title, »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang
Four more big names are joining the star-studded cast of Netflix’s limited series “Wet Hot American Summer.”
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The series is based on the 2001 film of the same name, which has since garnered a cult following.
- Itay Hod
Yesterday, Netflix released the first trailer for their upcoming TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, which announced a slew of cast members who are starring in the eight-episode series, reprising their roles from the 2001 cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer. Today, Deadline has learned that Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman have been set for "guest starring/recurring roles" in the comedy series.
No details were given for Chris Pine's role, but Jon Hamm is playing "a secret spy," with Kristen Wiig playing a counselor at the "preppy rival" Camp Tigerclaw. Jason Schwartzman is playing the boy's camp head counselor. There are also several other newcomers joining the cast, including Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff, although no details were given for their roles.
Though you might be forgiven for thinking that prequel Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp already had enough talent attached with the return of almost the entire film’s cast, there’s apparently room in the camp’s cabins for more. Jon Hamm, Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Richard Schiff are all now signed on. It almost leaves you breathless just reading that lot.And they’re just the newcomers – the show already boasts Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, co-writer Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. With David Wain and Showalter »
The talent piling onto Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer prequel is increasingly impressive. Now the series has cast Chris Pine and Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman -- all for recurring or guest-star roles, EW has confirmed. According to Deadline, Hamm will play "a secret spy," Wiig is "a snobby counselor at the preppy rival camp Camp Tigerclaw," while Pine's character is not yet known. »
- James Hibberd
Wet Hot American Summer just added a whole bunch of very impressive bunkmates.
Per our sister site Deadline, which first reported the news, Hamm will play a spy, Pine’s role simply will be “mysterious,” and Wiig will play a counselor at the prepster Camp Tigerclaw (Firewood’s rival). All of the roles are either guest star or recurring.
The newbies join most of the 2001 cult film »
Writer-director Patrick Brice’s second feature, The Overnight, mines many of its laughs from breast pumps, prosthetic penises, and paintings of butt holes — and trust me, those aren’t the weirdest things in the movie. But don’t let the inclusion of those broad gags fool you, the film has a stellar ensemble cast and brilliantly crafts one awkward situation after the other, never failing to delightfully play with the audience's expectations.
The Overnight takes place over one adventurous night in the lives of Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling), a couple who have recently relocated to Los Angeles with their young son. Uncertain if they'll be able to make new friends, they happily accept a dinner invite from Kurt (Jason Schwartzman), a fellow parent they meet at the park. Upon arriving for dinner, Alex, Emily, and their son instantly hit it off with Kurt, his glamorous French wife »
- Eli Reyes
As you may have heard by now, Netflix is bringing us more Wet Hot American Summer in the form of an 8-part series that sees the return of the entire original cast. I'll save you the laundry list, but it includes the likes of Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper and everyone else on the planet. Looks like showrunners Michael Showalter and David Wain are looking to add a few more names to the list! Word is that Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Pine and Jon Hamm are on-board in recurring »
- Sean Wist
Audiences can’t get enough of the Duplass brothers, both on the big and small screens. Their HBO comedy Togetherness is a critical darling, and the premium cable network just announced that it will be bringing the series back for a second season. Meanwhile, the pair are over in Park City, dominating the Sundance Film Festival, where Netflix head Ted Sarandos just revealed that the streaming giant has struck a four-picture deal with the brothers.
As part of the deal, Netflix will finance four movies produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, with each title receiving a small theatrical release before becoming available for streaming. The specific titles in this deal were not confirmed, but Sarandos did offer the following statement:
“This is just the latest step in our very long relationship with the Duplass Brothers. We’ve been working with them almost since the very beginning, when we were red-envelope delivery. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Let’s recap the R-rated bounty we’ve already received at what Vulture Kyle has dubbed “The Sundance of Sex”: Sebastian Stan was involved in the most gymnastic penetration ever captured onscreen; Jack Black hooked up with a certain paramour of Liz Lemon’s; Alexander Skarsgård took his clothes off to aid the sexual awakening of a teenager; Jason Sudeikis digitally pleasured a bottle of green tea; and Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman danced full-frontal while swinging their prosthetic dicks with joy.As of today, add Chris Messina to that august list. Fans of The Mindy Project will be thrilled to know that Messina strips down completely in Joe Swanberg’s Digging for Fire. Messina’s part isn’t large, but what you see … I’m blushing too much to finish this sentence, but trust that unlike the full-frontal in The Overnight, it’s all real. Swanberg works without a script, »
- Jada Yuan
Universal Pictures International Productions has acquired foreign rights to Robert Eggers’ “The Witch” in a deal that sources peg at $1.5 million, multiple individuals familiar with the negotiations have told TheWrap.
The film’s U.S. rights were acquired by A24 and DirecTV for roughly $1.5 million as well.
Set in a quaint New England town in the 1630’s, “The Witch” follows a family who begin to suspect the oldest daughter of being a witch following the disappearance of their infant son.
- Jeff Sneider
Universal Pictures International Entertainment is closing in on a deal for foreign rights to “The Overnight,” sources tell Variety.
The pact would be for roughly $1 million. The racy comedy snagged North American distribution on Monday after the Orchard beat out the likes of IFC and Radius-twc for the film.
“The Overnight” centers on a couple whose evening with their new neighbors takes a turn for the perverse. Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche star and Patrick Brice directs. The film was produced by Gettin’ Rad Productions (Adam and Naomi Scott’s company) and the Duplass brothers.
ICM Partners and Submarine negotiated the sale of the picture.
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
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