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Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are reteaming this summer for The Internship, which feels a bit like an unofficial sequel to the 2005 comedy. Shawn Levy is behind the camera this time for the story of two middle aged guys struggling to stay employed in a fast-moving, technology-based world. But before that script came along, Wilson and Vaughn were on the hunt for a project, and Ben Schwartz (Jean Ralphio from "Parks & Recreation") had a whole slew of good ideas for them including The Hobbit, and a buddy comedy with Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth. Watch it! Here's the segment from The Big Live Comedy Show from YouTube's Comedy Week, via Ben Schwartz: Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson play two old school salesmen who, finding themselves suddenly unemployed and passed-by in the digital world, try to reinvent themselves by becoming interns at a major tech company. The Internship »
- Ethan Anderton
Making a movie at Google’s headquarters featuring a plot that’s largely centered around Google probably has its share of perks. One of which would be the extra (free?) online advertising from two of top three most popular websites on the internet, including the Google-owned YouTube, of course. Now that “The Internship” will be out everywhere in theaters in just two weeks, an amusing little short film featuring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation”) has popped up on the site for YouTube Comedy Week, and it’s definitely not an advertisement for “The Internship.” Except of course it totally is. The short has Ben Schwartz playing a clueless studio exec trying to pitch movie ideas to Wilson and Vaughn. The ideas range from Vince Vaughn playing a hobbit to Vaughn and Wilson playing Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth respectively, and it would be a buddy comedy! »
- Ken Guidry
The upcoming comedy The Internship, led by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, is based on the premise that a tech company is a pretty cool place to work even if you don't get paid. The same is true for a beer company, good enough for a 7-part web series that sends four friends across country as Miller Lite interns. Watch the first webisode, where the friends travel to Philadelphia and bartend at XFinity Live, after the break. The Internship opens June 7. Click here for all our previous coverage on The Internship. »
- David Lane
We’ve recently been treated to the first clip from the film, along with four great new TV spots this month. And now Fox have released another clip, featuring the Dos and Don’ts for those on the internship at Google.
Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. »
- Kenji Lloyd
We’ve got a few interesting casting stories to share today. Briefly: Sean Penn is in talks to join the increasingly impressive cast of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, Inherent Vice. Looking to expand outside of the Marvel world, Chris Evans is eyeing a starring role in the Stephen King adaptation The Ten O’Clock People. Li Bingbing (Resident Evil: Retribution) is the first Chinese actress to join the cast of Michael Bay’s sequel Transformers 4, which will feature a host of Chinese stars. Hit the jump for more on each project. While the two have been trying to work together for years, it appears that Sean Penn will finally be appearing in a Paul Thomas Anderson film. Cigarettes and Red Vines reports that Penn is in talks to sign on in an undisclosed role. Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and »
- Adam Chitwood
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Director Marc Webb has been tweeting a steady stream of photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, most of them easily identifiable, but his latest is a bit of a mystery. It's captioned merely "Day 73. The Future," which makes it among the most intriguing images he's shared to date. The mystery will be solved when the movie opens on May 2, 2014. [Marc Webb's Twitter via Coming Soon] Inherent Vice: Paul Thomas Anderson is following up his Academy Award-nominated The Master with an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 1960s-set detective comedy Inherent Vice, and he's assembling a killer cast. Joaquin Phoenix is playing the lead role, with Owen Wilson, Benecio Del Toro and Reese Witherspoon also on board. Now Sean Penn is in...
- Peter Martin
I've started reading Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice" while here in Cannes and unfortunately have had only enough time to get about 35 pages into it so far, but hope to have it finished by the time I get home as sleep won't be a priority on the flight home as it was on the way here. As for the film adaptation directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it already has Joaquin Phoenix aboard, playing stoner P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello who is hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover. Already lined up to join Phoenix are Benicio del Toro, Kevin J. O'Connor, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone and Martin Short and now Sean Penn is reportedly circling the role of loan shark Adrian Prussia in the film according to Cigarettes and Red Vines. The Paul Thomas Anderson fansite is well connected and I expect this is »
- Brad Brevet
Meyers previously worked with Abrams on "Mission: Impossible III". No word on what role it will be. [Source: Latino Review]
Leo Rossi wrote the screenplay which focuses on the don’s career as a gangster boss and his son, who decides to leave the crime world in order to redeem himself. [Source: Variety]
She is expected to be joined by other well-known Chinese actors as »
- Garth Franklin
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It's YouTube Comedy Week, as anyone who looks at advertising on the side of London buses will know. For the rest of this week, we can expect videos and performances posted at the online video channel by the cream of American and British standup. Stars include Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg (star of BBC3's Cuckoo and the Stateside favourite Saturday Night Live), Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and more, alongside a host of internet comedy names, including the Onion and Epic Rap Battles of History. It is "the biggest single comedy event in history", says Justin Gayner, executive producer of Comedy Week in the UK, citing YouTube's one billion monthly users.
The event launched last night New York »
- Brian Logan
Anderson has been developing the project for a while now, with Robert Downey, Jr. originally set for the lead of Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello. And whilst Downey, Jr. ultimately moved on from the project, with Joaquin Phoenix now set to take the lead, the anticipation surrounding it hasn’t dimmed in the slightest.
Courtesy of Waterstones, here’s the original synopsis for Pynchon’s Inherent Vice:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Big Live Comedy Show is here. After weeks of hype, promos, and TV spots, YouTube Comedy Week has arrived, with some of the biggest stars in both new and traditional media taking to the Internet for a live streaming kick-off show. The slogan for the week-long event is "this better be funny," and the Big Live Comedy Show is our first chance to see if Comedy Week will be as macho as Arnold Schwarzenegger made it seem or just a big waste of time and talent. Of course, considering the amazing roster of participants, 'funny' seems more likely than 'not funny'. Tonight's performers are: Sarah Silverman - http://youtube.com/Silvermanvideos Seth Rogen - http://youtube.com/watch?v=KWj8dcV5tDA The Lonely Island - http://youtube.com/Thelonelyisland T-pain - http://youtube.com/Tpainvevo Jerrod Carmichael Garfunkle & Oates - http://youtube.com/Rikilind Pete Holmes - http://youtube. »
- Sam Gutelle
Inherent Vice is shaping up to be Paul Thomas Anderson’s film made all the better by a stellar ensemble cast since Magnolia as sources say that Sean Penn is circling a role in the project, which is set to star Joaquin Phoenix. The cast also includes Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Kevin J. O’Connor. The period piece movie is an adaptation of novel by Thomas Pynchon about Doc Sportello (Phoenix), a private detective in Los Angeles in the ’60s. Sportello takes on the case of a missing girl who is coincidentally, one of his ex-girlfriends. Witherspoon is set »
- Nick Martin
Since "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson has mostly eschewed the starry ensemble. Not that A-listers haven't been in his films, but each of his last three films -- "Punch Drunk Love," "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master" -- have been anchored by one or two titanic performances by big names, but have featured supporting casts including a few names from PTA' s rep company, and other mostly unfamiliar faces. But it looks like that's changing with "Inherent Vice," his currently-prepping adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel. The film (backed by Warner Bros, making it his first true-blue studio picture) sees him reunite with Joaquin Phoenix for the lead role, with a ridiculously stacked supporting roster on board so far, with Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Kevin J. O'Connor all signed on. And now, word's arrived that perhaps the biggest name so far has come on board, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, Inherent Vice, is continuing its mission to acquire a cast of truly unique proportions. Today’s latest rumour comes courtesy of Anderson fansite, Red Vines and Cigarettes. According to the site, Sean Penn is in the running for a role in the upcoming adaptation.
Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice is a period piece set in the 1970s. Already cast as the lead is Joaquin Phoenix, who’ll play Larry “Doc” Sportello. A private detective with a penchant for smokin’ the herb, Sportello takes on the case of a missing girl who is coincidentally, one of his ex-girlfriends. If Penn joins the production, the guys over at the site suggest he’d be in the running for the character of Adrian Prussia; a notorious loan shark who gets a tad brutal if he doesn’t receive payment. At this stage, it »
- Gem Seddon
Movie News - Reese Witherspoon is back to work and anxious to put her embarrassing interaction with police during a recent traffic stop behind her - she is to star in 'Inherent Vice'. The 37-year-old actress will reteam with her 'Walk the Line' co-star Joaquin Phoenix in the movie, which will also star Owen Wilson Benicio del Toro, Martin Short and Jena Malone. The film is based on a cult novel by Thomas Pynchon and is set in the 1970s. It follows Larry 'Doc' Sportello, a stoner private detective, who helps a former lover with an intriguing and complicated case, which involves infidelity, mental institutions and a policeman called 'Bigfoot'. Director Paul Thomas Anderson - who had been due to work with Witherspon in 'The Master', but her role eventually went to Amy Adams - is ready to start work on the project, despite initial funding concerns, and filming is »
The Wedding Crashers return to the big-screen together for the first-time since the 2005 hit with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn leading Shawn Levy’s fish-out-of-water workplace comedy The Internship. The film sees the likeable duo as recently laid off salesman who decide to comfront technology for the first time by conning there way into working at internet giant Google. Of course, they’re pretty clueless and the hilarity is sure to come.
The official synopsis is as follows:
Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy »
- Craig Hunter
The story is set in Los Angeles in 1970, and it follows a pot-smoking private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl. Del Toro would play "an attorney who's always trying to help the protagonist out of trouble, though he's not an actual criminal lawyer." Witherspoon, who starred with Phoenix in Walk The Line, could end up playing the character of Shasta Fay Hepworth. Malone will play "a former drug addict who asks Sportello for help." Short's part isn't specified, but it's minor.
The movie is an adaptation of the book written by Thomas Pynchon. Here's a description of the book:
Part noir, part psychedelic romp... private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out »
- Joey Paur
What is Casting Couch? It’s the news column that’s got its ear to the ground, listening for any juicy tidbits coming out of Cannes. Today people like Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Amanda Seyfried, and Bruce Willis all got new jobs. Zach Braff hasn’t yet had much of a career as a film director, but if there’s one thing he’s got more experience shooting than most people, it’s tiny girls wearing giant headphones. So chances are Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick will be a perfect fit for the cast of his new movie, Wish I Was Here. The Wrap is reporting that she’s just joined the film in the role of Janine, a chick who’s into cosplay and who the Josh Gad character becomes enamored with. However you feel about the controversy surrounding Braff’s Kickstarter funding of this film, you have to admit, added »
- Nathan Adams
How's this for a reunion? It looks as if Reese Witherspoon has signed on to be in director Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, along with none other than her Walk the Line costar Joaquin Phoenix, Deadline reports. Based on the 2009 detective novel of the same name by the reclusive novelist Thomas Pynchon, the movie adaptation will also feature Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro, with The Wrap reporting that Martin Short and Jena Malone have also just joined the cast. The coming together of Witherspoon and Phoenix will mark the duo's first collaboration since the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic. Mind you, there won't be any singing this time around, but this bit of casting news is still, er, »
After the success (or, to some, failure) of The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson is already working on his next project: Inherent Vice. News surfaced today that Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone and Martin Short have all added their names onto the already brilliant cast list.
The trio will be joing main man Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro for the crime thriller. Adapted from the novel written by Thomas Pynchon, Phoenix will feature as a marijuana-favouring detective, hired to investigate the disappearance and murder of a girl he used to date. The only other confirmed role is Jena’s; she will be playing an ex-drug addict who goes to Phoenix for help. I have a sneaky feeling Reese will be playing the now-deceased ex-lover…
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time Joaquin and Reese have worked together – Walk The Line, anyone?
Source: Deadline/The Wrap
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
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