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Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas invite Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher around for dinner parties which often end up ''in the hot tub or singing at the piano''. The 28-year-old actress and the British comedian love to host showbiz stars at their shared home in Los Angeles, and the comedienne revealed they recently sang songs with Boy George at one of their events. When asked about their dinner parties, she said: ''Just before I came over to London we had one with Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher and the guy who created 'Mad Men' [Matt Weiner] and Sarah Silverman. ''Matt is extremely sociable, much more than me, and so he has so many friends. ''Boy George came round the other day and we did some singing.'' When asked if their parties go on all night, she quipped: ''Yeah, it normally either ends in the hot tub or singing at the piano. »
Yesterday we heard some plot details for Paul Feig’s upcoming all-female Ghostbusters remake, and now the latest round of Sony leaks has given us some insight into Ivan Reitman’s original plans for Ghostbusters III, which stem from an email last year from the director, which was sent to Sony co-chariman Amy Pascal and concerned the second draft of the script.
Titled Ghostbusters: Alive Again, the film would have focussed on Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Egon (Harold Ramis) and Winston (Ernie Hudson) passing the torch to a younger team of Ghostbusters which included ‘Chris’, the son of Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman (who is assumed to be Oscar, Venkman’s son with Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett).
For the role of Chris, Reitman said that he had met with Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) but stated that he was “unsure” about the casting. »
- Gary Collinson
Before Paul Feig came around to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise for a new generation and launch a whole new franchise, there was a direct sequel to the original films that was in development for years. That project will never happen at this point, but some details have surfaced on what that sequel would have entailed.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen (Men In Black 3) completed a second Ghostbusters 3 draft. The film's producer, Ivan Reitman, who was attached to direct the film at the time, sent an email to Sony Pictures Chairman Amy Pascal that contained the second draft, and it reveals the title of the movie and his plan for the cast.
There's not much revealed about the plot, but it would have centered on Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) passing the franchise off to a younger generation of Ghostbusters. Sadly, a month after this email was sent, »
- Joey Paur
Over the past 15 years, Seth Rogen has transitioned from one of TV's funniest slacker teens on Freaks and Geeks into America's favorite schlubby, unpredictable, stoner role model in movies like Knocked Up and This Is the End. In a hilarious, wide-ranging Rolling Stone cover story, the actor offers an inside look at how he has been able to grow into the (somewhat) mature adult who co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the upcoming movie The Interview, in which he and James Franco play celebrity journalists sent on a mission to kill North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un. »
Ever wondered about the inner workings of a vampire’s mind? Do you spend your spare time thinking about how a group of flat-sharing vampires divide up the household chores, or how they decide what to wear for a night on the town? Yeah, so do we. All these musings and many more are answered in Jemaine Clement and Taika Waitit’s hilarious mockumentary, What We Do In the Shadows. To celebrate the release of the Flight of the Conchords writers’ latest project, we take a look at the other best mockumentaries to hit the silver screen.
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
What many consider the ultimate mockumentary, this cult classic has topped many lists since the 80’s. Most of the dialogue was ad-libbed and the actors were accredited as writers as well because of this. One of the best rock movie quotes, “turn it up to 11”, comes from this masterpiece. »
- Phil Wheat
If Jennifer Aniston invites you to a weekend event these days, you're always going to wonder: Is it a casual thing, or something more? Something like … a wedding?! The Horrible Bosses 2 actress, 45, stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday and touched on the topic of wedding planning. And she freely admitted the level of secrecy around it makes it hard for pals - including DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi - and their schedules."Remember that one time Portia and I called because it was very secretive. It was like, 'There may be a thing this weekend, we'll »
- Tim Nudd and Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Ellen DeGeneres revealed that attending parties at Jennifer Aniston's home can sometimes be a tricky business due to the secretive nature of celebrity weddings and some stars' habit of putting on a surprise wedding after inviting everyone over for a party. The two joked about Jen's friends thinking that all of her parties are actually something more when the actress dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that will air on Tuesday. Jennifer mentioned Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen had a habit of showing up to all of her fetes in "beautiful wedding wear" in case the event they showed up to turned out to be a surprise wedding. Watch the hilarious interview above, and be sure to check out more must-see viral videos. Front Page Image Source: Michael Rozman / Warner Bros. »
She is really, really ridiculously good looking. Penélope Cruz is joining up to star with Ben Stiller in the sequel that everyone has been waiting for, Zoolander 2, Deadline is reporting. The Spanish actress recently wrapped Ma ma, and she is also set to play a small role in Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy Grimsby. The Oscar winner will join returning cast members Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell in the comedy that follows Derek Zoolander, the male model who finds himself blissfully unaware of anything but his good looks. The sequel is expected to follow Zoolander as he is forced to reinvent himself in the ever-changing world of male modeling. Justin Theroux penned the script while Stiller will »
Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are expected to reprise their roles as Derek's rival Hansel and the villainous Mugatu.
The success of "Dumb and Dumber To" at the box office this past weekend has reportedly helped Paramount in their decision to push forward on the sequel which Stiller has been championing for some time.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
After many starts and stops, and plenty of whispers that production was heating up, the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2 is officially moving forward with Penélope Cruz joining the cast.
It's been nearly 14 years since the first Zoolander hit theaters in 2001. Star Ben Stiller is set to reprise his role as male model Derek Zoolander, and will direct this time out from a script by Justin Theroux. Owen Wilson is expected to reprise his role as Derek's rival supermodel and sometimes Bff Hansel, with Will Ferrell confirming months ago that he would be back as the sinister Mugatu.
It's believed that the success of Dumb and Dumber To at the box office this past weekend help Paramount in their decision to push forward on Zoolander 2. Ben Stiller has been attempting to make the sequel for quite sometime. It is not know if Ben Stiller's dad Jerry Stiller, who appeared in the original, »
Nearly 20 years after moviegoers were first introduced to Harry and Lloyd, the pair of morons once again ruled the box office this weekend.Long-awaited sequel Dumb and Dumber To opened to $36.1 million, which was enough to take first place away from strong holdover Big Hero 6.The Top 12 earned $129.6 million this weekend, which is up nine percent from the same weekend last year. Dumb and Dumber To's $36.1 million is the biggest live-action debut for Jim Carrey since 2003's Bruce Almighty, and is also the best opening ever for the Farrelly Brothers. Among recent comparable titles, it's a bit lower than the five-day openings for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues ($39.5 million) and We're the Millers ($37.9 million), and is a step above recent road trip comedies Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ($32.1 million) and Identity Thief ($32.1 million).The original Dumb and Dumber was a massive box office hit back in 1994, and developed legions »
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Christopher Nolan's Interstellar had another fantastic weekend at the international box office. Playing in 63 markets, the movie added $107.9 million for an early total of $225.8 million.In China, Interstellar earned $41.7 million over its first five days. That's the second-biggest debut ever for Warner Bros. behind Pacific Rim (which received a boost from 3D pricing). The movie is now virtually guaranteed to earn over $100 million in this market.Interstellar's holdover markets dropped just 21 percent on average, which is a great hold for this kind of release. In South Korea, it was up 11 percent to $15.8 million, which brings its total to a stunning $35.9 million. Within a week, it will be the highest-grossing live-action import since Iron Man 3.The movie also held on to first place in the U.K. ($6 million), Russia ($5.5 million), France ($3.9 million), Germany ($3.8 million), Australia ($3.25 million), Italy ($3.1 million) and Spain ($2 million).So far, Interstellar is tracking 14 percent ahead »
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Paradigm has announced a deal at the Los Cabos International Film Festival for representation in all areas on actor-producer Luis Gerardo Méndez, attached to star in Fox International Productions’ The Brothers Huffington-Fynne.
The multi-hyphenate is also the star, co-creator and executive producer on Netflix’s upcoming first Spanish-language original series Los Escorpiones, the 13-episode saga primed to kick off at the end of the month.
Méndez is attached to play four roles in The Brothers Huffington-Fynne, a comedy originally developed for Sacha Baron-Cohen.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Oftentimes movie studios will use attention-grabbing guerilla marketing ploys to promote their movies and, while such PR stunts are generally harmless fun, once in a while they.ll really test the boundaries of "good taste." Such was the case for a recent German production, which reincarnated Hitler and sent him parading around the country.s cities. Wait, didn.t Sacha Baron Cohen already do something like this? To promote the new film spoof Look Who's Back, Munich mini-major powerhouse Constantin Films decked out the film's star, Oliver Masucci, in full Adolf Hitler garb and sent him on a hidden camera tour. It.s a very Borat-esque move to promote the film that centers on Hitler's return to modern-day Germany (as based on the book by of the same name by Timur Vermes). In Berlin, "Hitler" was spotted on the balcony of a hotel as a group of demonstrators from »
The actor will turn down Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall in favour of Payne's revived project, reports Deadline.
The geopolitical comedy drama is set in a near future in which Norwegian scientists discover a method of shrinking human beings to an eighth of their size.
The method is adopted to reduce consumption and overpopulation, settling the shrunken humans in miniature cities, but slowly dire consequences emerge for big and small people alike.
Downsizing is yet to announce filming or release dates. »
Though he was developing the film in 2009, and even reached the casting stage, Alexander Payne put Downsizing aside to concentrate on The Descendants and Nebraska. It appears he’s finally ready to commit to the high-concept film and has Matt Damon attached to star.Payne wrote the script with Sideways partner Jim Taylor. Though there may have been changes along the way, the plot should still see a man low on money who decides that life would be a lot cheaper and easier if he underwent a procedure to shrink himself. Travelling through life as a tiny person, he meets a girl and a pint-sized foreigner. Paul Giamatti, Reese Witherspoon and Sacha Baron Cohen were attached back in ’09, but this sounds like a new cast in the making.The film will see Payne dabbling in effects technology to a greater extent than ever before, with green screen and other tricks »
It's been five years since we heard anything about Alexander Payne's big screen project Downsizing. Before the director decided to take on The Descendants, he was working on Downsizing with a cast that included Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon. Now the project is back, but with a completely different cast. Deadline reports it will be Matt Damon who stars in the film, but at this point, details on the plot are still pretty scarce. All the source says is that the film is a social satire about a man who realizes that his life would have been much better if he shrunk himself. Well, that sounds weird. Does this mean we're going to get some kind of It's a Wonderful Life fantasy situation where he relives his live as a small, shrunken man? This sounds like Payne's most odd film yet, but it's also »
- Ethan Anderton
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastThe InterviewRelease Date: December 25thStudio: Sony/ColumbiaGenre: ComedyDirector: Seth Rogen & Evan GoldbergWriters: Dan SterlingCast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy CaplanStudio Description: Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.Analysis: The Interview arrives seven months after Neighbors, which became star Seth Rogen's highest-grossing live-action movie ever with $150.1 million. It also marks the second directorial outing for Rogen and Evan Goldberg after last Summer's This is the End, which also topped $100 million.While the Rogen brand has probably never been stronger, »
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Back in 2009, Alexander Payne was close to beginning work on a movie titled Downsizing with Paul Giamatti, Reese Witherspoon and Sacha Baron Cohen starring. Obviously that never came to be as Payne went on to direct The Descendents and then Nebraska, but he's finally coming back to the film which he wrote with his Sideways and About Schmidt co-writer Jim Taylor with Matt Damon set to star. Described as a social satire, the film tells the story of a man and his wife who decide their lives have gotten out of hand, and would be better should they have themselves shrunk down. Unfortunately for the man, his wife backs out at the last minute. There's no word on whether or not the script has changed in the last five years, but Witherspoon was previously attached to play a woman the lead character meets on his journey as a miniature person »
- Brad Brevet
Alexander Payne sticks to the real. Even with the biting satire of "Election," "Sideways’" melancholy sitcomisms, and the quirk "Nebraska," his films keep their feet on the ground. But there’s a high-concept side to Payne, a writer capable of penning "Jurassic Park 3" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry." We’ll see those skills put to good use when his percolating script "Downsizing" finally comes to fruition with one of Hollywood’s most talented leading men. Deadline reports that Matt Damon will star in "Downsizing," a small-scale sci-fi drama co-written with Jim Taylor ("About Schmidt," "Sideways"). In the script’s early days of development, Reese Witherspoon and Paul Giamatti were in talks to star as a financially troubled married couple. Damon will likely take over the latter's part. "Downsizing" has all the makings of Payne’s "Eternal Sunshine" or "her." Previously described by the director as a deranged »
- Matt Patches
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