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Sure, it’s not as messy as pig’s blood, but ice water sends a temperature shock to the system that would still cause Carrie to unleash her telekinetic wrath at prom. Dared by Zac Brown to do the Als Ice Bucket Challenge, Dave Grohl and fellow Foo Fighters bandmates dump the bucket Carrie-style in a video inspired by Brian De Palma’s 1976 film, Carrie, based on the novel by Stephen King.
The video intercuts between reenactment scenes with Dave Grohl playing Carrie and his bandmates filling other key roles and footage of De Palma’s 1976 film. Before donning the prom queen tiara, Dave challenges Jack Black, John Travolta, and the master of macabre himself: Stephen King. For those unaware, Travolta played Chris Hargensen’s bad-to-the-bone boyfriend Billy Nolan in De Palma’s movie.
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- Derek Anderson
Foo Fighters are the latest stars to take part in the Als Ice Bucket Challenge.
Dave Grohl dons a tiara in the comedy clip, in which the band recreate the iconic prom scene from Carrie.
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The challenge aims to raise awareness for Als (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a terminal illness that weakens and stiffens muscles. The challenge involves people having a bucket of freezing water poured over them, while also nominating others to follow suit.
The Foo Fighters completed the Als Ice Bucket Challenge in an epic fashion Tuesday, when lead singer Dave Grohl put on a prom dress and acted out the climactic scene from “Carrie.” See video: ‘Batman’ Ben Affleck Steps Up to Als Ice Bucket Challenge “I'm accepting Zac Brown's Als Ice Bucket Challenge,” Grohl said. “Furthermore, I'm challenging Jack Black, John Travolta and Stephen King.” “You have 24 hours,” he added, slipping a tiara onto his head. Then came the downpour. In the horror flick, Sissy Spacek (and later Chloe Grace Moretz) get drenched in buckets of pig blood. This time, »
- Travis Reilly
New this year to the EWwys, EW.com’s annual reader-voted awards for the Emmy-snubbed, are guest actor and guest actress categories. We’ve already posted audio of Elizabeth Banks phoning EW Radio to accept Best Guest Actress in a Comedy for her return to Modern Family (hear it here), but the other winners—The Good Wife’s Carrie Preston, Orange is the New Black’s Pablo Schreiber, and Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal—were equally as entertaining when they dialed.
- Mandi Bierly
Carla Gugino will play a high-powered D.C. lawyer and wife to Tim Robbins’ Secretary of State character in a multi-episode arc on HBO’s The Brink. EW confirmed the news, as first reported by Deadline.
The dark half-hour comedy from Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub focuses on three men in the midst of a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a Foreign Service officer (Jack Black) and a Navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber). They must team up to try to prevent World War III. Thor’s Jamie Alexander also stars.
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- Lindsey Bahr
Chicago – Once Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep are locked into a film about a society that limits its emotions and memories, how do you find the teenage actors to play opposite them? Australian Brenton Thwaites, and Israeli-born Odeya Rush passed the audition, and they join the Oscar winners in the adaptation of “The Giver.”
The popular book series sold 10 million copies in the 1990s, and it deals with a society that has comfort and order, but little emotion or memories. Brenton Thwaites portrays Jonas, who accepts his assigned job as “Receiver of Memories” and begins a journey with the current Receiver, portrayed by Jeff Bridges. Oyeda Rush is Fiona, one of the community who starts to have feelings that Jonas wants her to act on, and they are both seen as threats to the society by the Chief Elder (Meryl Streep).
Odeya Rush in Chicago, July 30th, 2014
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
HBO has tapped TV’s erstwhile Karen Sisco for a multi-episode arc on its upcoming dark comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The Brink focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men. Gugino will play Joanne Larson, a Washington lawyer in the prime of her career, who proves a formidable match for her Secretary of State husband (played by Tim Robbins). Jack Black and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) also star.
Gugino can next be seen on Wayward Pines, »
HBO has delivered some terrific comedies over the years, from the quirky musical series Flight of the Conchords to biting political satire Veep, and with the cast that the premium cable network is pulling together for its upcoming comedy The Brink, there’s reason to believe HBO has another major hit on its hands.
Now, our anticipation has been raised with news that Watchmen actress Carla Gugino has joined the cast in a multi-episode arc. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Jack Black (School of Rock) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) all topline The Brink, which is described as “an epic dark comedy.”
As per Deadline: The Brink focuses on “a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Chris Columbus‘ action-comedy “Pixels” has been delayed by two months, and will now open on July 24, 2015, Sony announced on Tuesday. The film had originally been scheduled to open on May 15, 2015. Also read: Comic-Con: Sony Touting Adam Sandler's ‘Pixels,’ Jack Black's ‘Goosebumps’ Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad star in the feature based on a short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. The premise follows a scenario in which an alien race misinterprets feeds of classic video games as a declaration of war and attacks Earth, using the video games as models. »
- Linda Ge
Getting blown up on an oil rig might be the best thing to ever happen to James Marsden in the newest Nicholas Sparks‘ adaptation, “The Best of Me.” The latest trailer for the romantic drama from Relativity shows an explosion tossing Marsden into the ocean, an event which makes him realize how much he misses his first love, played by “True Detective” star Michelle Monaghan. Also read: Jack Black, James Marsden to Star in High School Reunion Comedy ‘The D-Train’ The drama begins two decades earlier when Marsden's younger self (Luke Bracey) first falls for the younger version of the love of his. »
- Greg Gilman
“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing (or in a couple of titles below have been shooting since July). This August we’ve got a good number of projects that will start surfacing as early as next year’s Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin Film Fests. With Dakota Johnson having been just announced, we’ve got Luca Guadagnino’s long awaited (remake) A Bigger Splash, getting ready for a poolside shoot. Gus Van Sant comes out of the woodworks to move into the woods for Sea of Trees. Sundance alumni Rick Alverson is wrapping up Entertainment, Reed Morano is set to make her directorial debut this mid-August with Meadowland, while Douchebag, Like Crazy, Breathe In‘s Drake Doremus is stationed in Japan for a weighty cast and futuristic tale in Equals. Here are some »
- Eric Lavallee
This will always be the year that David Letterman announced his retirement, paving the way for a million voices to cry out for a female replacement, the eventual instatement of Stephen Colbert as his successor and Chelsea Handler‘s attempt to make a Netflix talk show work. In the middle of all the keruffle, Craig Ferguson announced his own retirement from his own late night show, putting The Late Late Show into its own (albeit less splashy) flux. It was never quite clear what would become of Ferguson’s after-Letterman slot. Would CBS jettison the talk show format? Would they hire a woman? Would they just use it as a depository for old Letterman reruns? We just didn’t know! Well, now we do – The Late Late Show is going to live on, with a new host that, let’s be honest, most Americans have probably never heard of. And, guess »
- Kate Erbland
HBO have got a new comedy show in the works and it has just added a few more cast members to the mix; Jaimie Alexander and Bernard White will join Jack Black and Tim Robbins in the shows’ main roles. The Brink, a half-hour comedy series tipped to be released by the end of the year, will be a humorous slant on the scramble to prevent geopolitical crisis as World War III looms ever closer.
Doesn’t sound that funny to us either but there’s several reasons we’re remaining optimistic. Firstly, the script is being written by seasoned writer/producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim, the former with credits including Ally McBeal and Weeds. Secondly, on board directing is Jay Roach who makes his first foray into directing a TV series after movies such as Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Meet The Parents and The Campaign. »
- Victoria Bull
Comedy Central's “Drunk History” turned its historic beer goggles to Hollywood on Tuesday, finally bringing us the secret history of the making of “Citizen Kane.” The segment, featuring Jack Black as Orson Welles and John Lithgow as his inspiration, William Randolph Hearst, takes us back to the origins of perhaps the greatest film of all time, and recounts Welles’ realization: “Like, I'm making a kick-ass movie, man. Capeesh?” Also read: ‘Drunk History’ Creator Derek Waters Describes 3 Phases of Being Wasted and the Funniest Way to Censor Hitler The episode also boldly, and drunkenly, recounts the birth of Mickey Mouse and the. »
- Tim Molloy
English entertainer James Corden is poised to replace Craig Ferguson on CBS' "Late Late Show," and that begs the question: Who? Corden is an actor, comic, writer, and presenter who first experienced great success with his British series "Gavin & Stacey," but he's since found international acclaim in other venues. He's amiable, informed, and approachable-seeming, and in that way his appeal is not much different than Ferguson's. But still, he has some specific areas of talent that are new and fascinating. Here are five of Corden's most appealing characteristics. 1. He can rap. Here is on the British game show "A League of Their Own" throwing down with impressive speed. That line about the long jump is also hilarious. 2. He has Broadway chops. Corden won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play in "One Man, Two Guvnors," a zany Commedia dell'arte play with plenty of runaround antics. Here's just some of his vaudevillian antics. »
- Louis Virtel
Now this is the kind of news I like hearing because I'd much rather see Richard Linklater working on That's What I'm Talking About, which he's described as a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 classic Dazed and Confused, than some remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet of which he told me recently he didn't see happening. Oddly enough, almost as soon as I posted that interview news surfaced that Jon Hamm would join Zach Galfianakis in Limpet along with Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele with Linklater still attached. Even then, however, he sounded dismissive of the entire thing saying, "That thing has been in development for over three years. Interesting how the week I have a film coming out someone decides it's a good idea to promote this. Not sure what they hope to gain." Now THR is saying we can put »
- Brad Brevet
School of Rock is heading to the small screen courtesy of Nickelodeon. The movie’s director Richard Linklater and producer Scott Rudkin will serve as executive producers on the project alongside Jim and Steve Armogida (Crash & Bernstein)
Released in 2003, School of Rock saw a down-on-his-luck musician pose as a school teacher to make some money. But when he discovers the kids are really talented classical musicians, he trains them to be miniature rock stars to help him win a battle of the bands contest.
The TV series will not feature Jack Black, but will be centred around his character Dewey Finn and a similar plot. “With Dewey’s outrageous personality and rock star sensibilities taking centre stage, School of Rock will be an irresistibly fun show for the whole family,” said Paramount TV President Amy Powell.
- Luke Owen
You’re not hardcore, unless you live hardcore. But is the legend of the TV remake way hardcore? Only time will tell.
Ahem. Anyway, there’s a new version of School Of Rock on the way, destined for the small screen and ordered by Nickelodeon (owned by Paramount, who made the original film).
On executive production duties are cinematic School Of Rock producer Scott Rudin and Richard Linklater, who directed the original (and currently has the astounding Boyhood in cinemas). This will hopefully ensure that the new version, which won’t star Jack Black, will at least have some quality control from the team behind the much-loved film.
Despite Black’s absence, his character Dewey is still the protagonist. We've no idea yet who will be stepping into his shoes, though.
If there are three things that Richard Linklater‘s School of Rock taught us about the fine art of hard rocking and getting good grades in elementary school, it’s that rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme and you better get to school on time. Those timeless lessons, drilled into audiences’ heads by the grand master of rock n’ roll Dewey Finn, played by Jack Black, would be immortal by themselves, but now Linklater and Scott Rudin are bringing School of Rock to Nickelodeon as a TV show so the children of the world never have to go without that sweet, sweet hard rocking. The live-action series has an immediate order for 13 episodes with production begining this fall, and it will follow the same premise of the movie: Finn, a rocker who has seen better days (he will totally have his rent by the end of the week, dudes »
- Samantha Wilson
We last saw Jack Black in Sex Tape playing the owner of “YouPorn,” but the comedian once portrayed a much more innocent character in 2003 for Richard Linklater’s School of Rock. The film found Black as a struggling musician who gets work as a substitute teacher and leads his students to victory in a Battle of the Bands. School of Rock charmed the pants off audiences with lots of heart, laughs and kids that didn’t annoy the living daylights out of everyone. Now, Coming Soon reports that Nickelodeon and Paramount Television will be producing a live-action, musical-comedy series based on the film. Nick has ordered 13 episodes of the series, scheduled to go before cameras this fall. We can expect to see a bevy of talented kids jamming in the...
- Alison Nastasi
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