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Aasif Mandvi is expanding his role on the new HBO half-hour comedy series The Brink. The Daily Show correspondent has a co-starring role on the show, directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub. In addition to that, he now will serve as a writer/co-producer on the series. Additionally, his memoir No Man’s Land, an account of a second-generation immigrant’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world, will be published in October. Related: 2014 HBO Pilots Written by former Weeds executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib, The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Tim Robbins); Alex Coppins (Jack Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. These three compromised souls must »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
• Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie) is in final talks to star in The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey’s sci-fi Ya novel. In the story, 16-year-old Cassie is one of the last humans on earth after four devastating waves of alien attacks, and she’s determined to get her baby brother back. J. Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is set to direct. According to the report, it’s another potential franchise for Sony. Moretz is also starring in the adaptation of Ya sensation If I Stay which hits theaters on Aug. 22. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
Here's the latest casting news from Hollywood: Javier Bardem joins The Last Face, Sean Penn's directorial effort starring Charlize Theron and Adele Exarchopoulos. Terrence Howard has joined Peter Billingsley's crime thriller,Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton. Ken Marino has signed on to Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation that stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, and Dylan Minnette. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Variety is word that Javier Bardem joins The Last Face, which we previously reported as being titled The Last Space. In that write-up, Theron was in talks to join the African-set romantic drama, but now it looks like the trio of principal cast members are set. Penn directs from an Erin Dignam script that sees Theron playing a relief worker, Bardem as a doctor in Africa who is forced to choose between romance and dedication to his work, »
- Dave Trumbore
Bad Milo star Ken Marino is no longer shit out of luck as he's just scored a role in the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's much beloved Goosebumps franchise. Read on for the latest details and more!
According to Deadline, Marino will play Coach Carr, the blowhard coach at Greendale High who wades into battle when monsters overrun the school. Jack Black, Amy Ryan, and Dylan Minnette are also starring for Black’s Gulliver’s Travels helmer Rob Letterman, who landed the directing gig last March.
The flick follows Dylan Minnette’s character, who moves from New York City to the small town of Greendale, Maryland, where his secretive new neighbor turns out to be veteran young adult horror author R.L. Stine (Jack Black).
When all the many demons of Stine’s mind are set free by Slappy, a demonic ventriloquist’s dummy, it’s up to Minnette »
- Steve Barton
Most audiences are likely familiar with Ken Marino’s face, but it’s his name that isn’t quite as recognizable. At least, not yet. Despite giving excellent performances on TV in shows like Party Down and Children’s Hospital, and on the big screen in films like the recent, and criminally under-seen Bad Milo, the actor still hasn’t achieved the level of fame that he deserves.
That may all change very shortly though as Deadline is reporting that Sony has cast Marino in their upcoming Ya adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps, which already boasts a cast that includes Jack Black, Amy Ryan and Dylan Minnette. Directed by Rob Letterman, the film will have Marino playing the “blowhard coach” of Greendale High, who “wades into battle when monsters overrun the school.”
While I have fond memories of reading Stine’s novels as a child, I don’t have »
- Matt Joseph
With shooting beginning next week, more casting news is coming in via Deadline. The outlet is reporting Ken Marino (seen last year in Bad Milo!), is joining Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush in the film based on the young adult book series by R.L. Stine.
- Ryan Turek
R.L. Stine alerted his Twitter followers yesterday that, beginning next Monday shooting will finally begin on the Goosebumps feature film. The author of the popular spooky young adult novels is excited, of course, because Jack Black is literally playing Stine in this Columbia Pictures production. Rob Letterman is directing and Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush co-star. It's not entirely clear who will be receiving writing credit when the movie ultimately comes out on March 23, 2016 but we know that Jack the Giant Slayer's Darren Lemke, Ed Wood's Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander and The Last House on the Left's Carl Ellsworth all took a turn at the script.
- Ryan Turek
A demonic ventriloquist's dummy unleashes the author's creepy creations, forcing the pair and the author's niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) to team-up to save their town.
Ryan will play the boy's disbelieving mother, and Bell his ditzy aunt.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Here's today's latest casting news: Michelle Monaghan is the latest addition to Chris Columbus' Pixels as the female lead. Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, and Josh Gad also star. Gwendoline Christie will replace Lily Rabe in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell have signed on for Rob Letterman's Goosebumps adaptation, starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, and Odeya Rush. Hit the jump for more on each picture. First up from Heat Vision is word that Monaghan will play the female lead in Pixels, an adventure film that explores "what happens when aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them. They begin a war on the human race, using the games as models for their various assaults. The U.S. president (James) turns to his childhood best friend to lead a team of old-school arcaders to save the planet. »
- Dave Trumbore
Dylan Minnette stars in the adaptation of Rl Stine as a teen who has to save his new town from the creepy creations of an author (Black) who lives next door.
Ryan has been cast as Minnette's on-screen mother and Bell will play his aunt, according to The Wrap.
Goosebumps is being produced by Neal H Moritz of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
The project has been in development for the past six years.
Stine's children's book series originally ran from 1992 to 1997, and has previously been adapted into an anthology television series. »
• Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) is reportedly the front-runner to antagonize James Bond in the next film in the series. According to the report, no offer has been made yet. Daniel Craig will return to star as 007, and Sam Mendes, who directed him in Skyfall, is returning to direct. Production is supposed to begin this summer on Bond 24, scheduled for a Nov. 6, 2015, release date. [The Wrap]
• Ryan Reynolds is set to join the Helen Mirren pic Woman in Gold about a WWII survivor determined to reclaim paintings from the Austrian government. Reynolds will play Mirren’s character’s attorney, while Rush »
- Lindsey Bahr
Oscar-nominated actress Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) have closed deals to join the cast of Sony's “Goosebumps,” TheWrap has learned. Rob Letterman is directing the film, which is based on R.L. Stine's popular book series. Dylan Minnette (“Prisoners”) plays a teen named Zach Cooper, whose family moves to a new home where his new neighbor is a mysterious author, played by Jack Black. When a demonic ventriloquist's dummy unleashes the author's creepy creations, it's up to his niece Hannah (Odeya Rush) and Zach to battle the evil forces and save their town. Also read: ‘Workaholics’ Star Jillian Bell Joins. »
- Jeff Sneider
Crackle and NBCUniversal have entered an exclusive, multi-year content licensing deal to stream feature films. Beginning on Thursday, Crackle users will have access to several movies, with more than 140 new library titles rolling out over the next three years. The deal gives Crackle the exclusive ad-supported video on demand (Avod) rights to a variety of feature films, including the big-screen reboot of “Miami Vice,” starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx; war drama “Jarhead,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal; the remake of “King Kong,” starring Naomi Watts and Jack Black; and the Academy Award-winning biography “Ray,” starring Jamie Foxx. Also read: Jerry Seinfeld »
- Tony Maglio
The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, will appear at this year's Lebowski Fest as the music talent in a group dubbed Jeff Bridges and the Abiders at the annual celebration of all things white Russians and bathrobes. The actor has previously appeared a few times in various incarnations of the event, which was founded in 2002 in tribute to the Coen Brothers' 1998 slacker romp The Big Lebowski. Bridges sang "The Man in Me," the Bob Dylan song from the movie soundtrack, in 2005 and with other members of the cast in 2011. This year's »
Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, The Muppets) and Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher, The Counselor) star as a couple who, in need of capturing the passion again, decide to film a sex tape on their iPad. The three hour intimate video ends up accidentally being uploaded to the cloud and they must delete the video from their friends' iPads.
Also featuring in the cast are Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Ellie Kemper (Bad Teacher), Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Jack Black (School of Rock), and Jolene Blalock (Star Trek: Enterprise).
It helps that the two leads have chemistry and the film looks to revel in its R-rating. Jason Segel also has a rare ability to charm and repulse in equal measures so we may have a hit on our hands here. »
- Gary Collinson
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz have a movie they don’t want you to see. Not the actual movie itself, but the movie within the movie that makes up Sex Tape, a comedy from Jake Kasdan, the director of Bad Teacher. With the twi stars having also starred in Bad Teacher, we can hope for much of the same chemistry, and although it doesn’t look as though Diaz and Segel are stretching themselves, at least there are plenty of funny moments in the trailer. Something tells me though that the best bits may be in the trailer, as the dog meets treadmill sequence is particularly chucklesome.
The film sees Diaz and Segel make a sex tape in order to spice up their love life. Despite deleting the video straight afterwards, it accidentally uploads to The Cloud and is shared with a bunch of iPads that the duo bought their friends, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Over the past few years, Jason Segel has seen his star rise. Known mostly for his work on the tv shows Freaks and Geeks and How I Met Your Mother, Segel has added a number of roles in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jeff, Who Lives At Home, and The Muppets to his filmography. Many have been intrigued to see what he does next, which thus raised interest in his next project when his involvement was announced. Titled Sex Tape, the film is directed by Jake Kasdan, working from a screenplay by Kate Angelo. Segel stars alongside Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Jack Black, and Rob Lowe. The first red-band trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Exclusive: Jay Roach first got in business with HBO as a director and producer of the network’s 2008 movie Recount, about the aftermath of the 2000 U.S. presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, which earned him two Emmy Awards and led to another Emmy-winning HBO movie, Game Change, and an overall deal with the pay cable network. Now Roach is teaming with Gore’s daughter, author-screenwriter Kristin Gore, for a half-hour comedy series project at HBO. Written by Gore, Women In Space follows a group of women exploring the final frontier on a mission to colonize another planet. Gore and Roach executive produce. Women In Space is part of Roach’s deal at HBO, which has yielded a new series, upcoming comedy The Brink starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black. A former editor of The Harvard Lampoon, Gore has written for Saturday Night Live and Futurama. She »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
"...a married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Sex Tape"...
- Michael Stevens
Now that "How I Met Your Mother" is over, Jason Segel has decided to make a "Sex Tape" with his "Bad Teacher" co-star Cameron Diaz. The duo play a married couple who try to spice up their love life by making a lurid home video, only to accidentally upload it to a dozen or so iPads® they gave out to friends and family for the holidays. Gags with attack dogs, clueless parents, casual nudity and not-so-horrible bosses ensue. Plus, you can watch Rob Lowe ditch clean-living and get back into hard drugs. We'll say it's Nsfw, although it's fairly tame besides some expected sexuality (but no nudity) and some seemingly forced curse words "Sex Tape" is directed by "Bad Teacher's" Jake Kasdan, and written by Kate Angelo. It also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Jack Black, although the latter doesn't appear in the trailer. "Sex Tape" opens July 25. »
- Dave Lewis
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