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Canadian writer-director Ken Scott is set to make his American movie debut this fall with the Vince Vaughn vehicle Delivery Man. And already this pair is primed to reteam. Deadline reports Scott has entered into talks with New Regency to helm the Vaughn-fronted Business Trip. Though the comedy's logline is currently being kept secret (we assume it will involve travel and business of some kind), we do know the script has been written by Steve Conrad, who has penned screenplays like The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, and The Promotion. Business Trip is expected to go into production this fall. So, we expect this deal will be sealed in short order. Soon thereafter, further casting announcements should follow. Scott first drew notice with his acclaimed French-Canadian comedy Starbuck, which is the source material for DreamWork's Delivery Man. Transferred from Quebec to Brooklyn, New York, this English-language remake stars Vaughn »
Al Pacino is being sought for the lead role in David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn" at Worldview Entertainment.
Paul Logan scripted the story of an aging ex-con who, four decades ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big “job”. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. [Source: Deadline]
Ben Stiller plays a documentary filmmaker and his wife (Watts) whose life is changed when the pair befriend a much younger couple. Adam Driver also stars, while Scott Rudin is producing. [Source: THR]
- Garth Franklin
Apparently the two got along well because they may re-team on Business Trip.
The script was written by Steve Conrad. There’s nothing known about the film’s plot, but I’m guessing it has something to do with a trip that involves some type of business.
Source: Deadline »
- Philip Sticco
No plot details were revealed, but the screenplay was written by Steve Conrad (The Weather Man, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). Escape Artists founders Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing. Production is scheduled to begin in early fall.
Vince Vaughn will next be seen on the big screen in The Internship alongside Owen Wilson, which opens in theaters June 7. Delivery Man, a remake of Ken Scott's Canadian comedy Starbuck, debuts October 4.
Exclusive: After directing Vince Vaughn as a sperm-prolific donor who fathers hundreds of kids in the upcoming DreamWorks comedy Delivery Man, Ken Scott is in early talks to once again team with Vaughn. He’s in talks to helm Business Trip, a Steve Conrad-scripted comedy that New Regency is financing and will distribute worldwide through Fox. Escape Artists’ principals Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are the producers. They’re keeping the log line under wraps, but the intention is to start production early this fall. Vaughn is about to open opposite Owen Wilson in The Internship, and both he and Scott (who’s best known for the 2011 pic Starbuck) are repped by CAA. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Vince Vaughn appears to be in the early stages of lining up his next comedy. Deadline reports that talks have begun to re-team the actor with director Ken Scott, who helms the upcoming The Delivery Man (and who directed the Canadian original, Starbuck ). The project, titled Business Trip , is written by Steve Conrad, but plot specifics have not yet been revealed. Before The Delivery Man hits the big screen on October 4, Vaughn will re-team with his Wedding Crasher co-star Owen Wilson for The Internship . Business Trip is eyeing a fall shoot with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch producing. (Photo Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN.com) »
Last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival, frequent collaborators Ben Stiller and director/producer Jay Roach -- who worked together on the comedy franchise films "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" -- sat down to talk details of past and future projects, sneak previews, improvisation, what scares them and how not to show it on set, protecting the story, and Stiller directing himself in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which judging from the footage screened at CinemaCon, could be a serious Oscar contender this December. Stiller loved the Steve Conrad adaptation of the 1939 James Thurber New Yorker short story, he said. "It's definitely a comedy; what I liked about about the script Steve wrote is that he's in touch with the emotion of story. Mitty is a daydreamer; audiences have heard of that character but don't know the story. Danny Kaye did a musical comedy in the 40s, »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
Remember the 2004 comedy "Dodgeball"? Twentieth Century Fox hopes so, as the studio has finally commissioned a long-rumored script for a sequel to "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn would return to star, with Stiller's Red Hour Films producing. As THR reports, Clay Tarver will write the script.
That Stiller and Fox would want another "Dodgeball" on the schedule isn't too surprising. As Stiller himself said at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday night, studios love continuations.
"It's really hard to get most movies made," Stiller said about the current state of the industry during a chat with director Jay Roach. "Especially independent films, and even just regular, mid-range budgeted dramas. The genre movies and sequels are obviously what becomes the thing."
Stiller, however, isn't just doing sequels: He directed and stars in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," an upcoming comedy-drama that Fox could position as »
- Christopher Rosen
Twentieth Century Fox turned a lot of heads at its CinemaCon presentation last week with the first-ever reveal of footage from their upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine. Scripted by Steve Conrad and based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber (previously adapted for the screen in 1947 with Danny Kaye in the lead), the film follows the life of the titular Walter Mitty, a photo editor for Life magazine who spends most of his days inside his own fantasies. When he realizes that he's missed out on the adventures that life has to offer, Mitty decides to go on a grand adventure to Iceland to locate a missing photograph, thinking all the while of Cheryl (Wiig), »
Ben Stiller and Jay Roach have known each other since first working together on "Meet the Parents" in 2000, and those 13 years of friendship made the pair's conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday afternoon just that: a conversation. As part of the Tribeca Talks: Directors' Series, Stiller and Roach, both directors, discussed all matter of moviemaking and seemed to come to one unavoidable conclusion.
"It's really hard to get most movies made," Stiller said about the current state of the industry. "Especially independent films, and even just regular, mid-range budgeted dramas. The genre movies and sequels are obviously what becomes the thing."
Which is what makes Stiller's newest film such an anomaly. The 47-year-old directs and stars in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," an adaptation of the James Thurber short story of the same name. That work, which was originally published »
- Christopher Rosen
A few days ago at CinemaCon, Ben Stiller premiered the first footage from his upcoming movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. In the film, Stiller stars as the eponymous Life Magazine proofreader who, incapable of standing up for himself in the real world, retreats to a fantasy where he becomes his poised, confident opposite. On his quests, he seeks to find a missing image taken by a photographer played by Sean Penn. The movie stars Kristen Wiig as his love interest, and Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, and Kathryn Hahn. While Stiller is known for his great work behind the camera on Tropic Thunder and Zoolander, Walter Mitty is definitely his most adult work to date and the footage I viewed show heart, humor and restraint. Look for this to be an Awards contender at the end of the year. Shortly after premiering the footage, I participated in »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
After delivering the second highest ratings of the season last weekend for "Saturday Night Live," funnyman Vince Vaughn, who will be seen later this summer with his Wedding Crashers cohort Owen Wilson in The Internship, is taking a little trip for New Regency. The Wrap has word that Vaughn is in talks to lead the comedy Business Trip, a script from The Pursuit of Happyness and The Promotion writer Steve Conrad which follows an American businessman on a trip to Europe where everything can and does go wrong. The pitch was picked up last year and was described as being in the same vein as Planes, Trains & Automobiles. As long as we're not looking at another pseudo remake of the classic Steve Martin and John Candy comedy (we're looking at you Due Date), then this could be funny. The fast-talking Vaughn could bring some good laughs in foreign locales, and »
- Ethan Anderton
We have a couple of casting stories for you this morning. First up, Vince Vaughn is in talks to star in the comedy Business Trip written by Steven Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). No director is currently attached, and THR reports that the vague logline is simply "the story centers on a man who flies to Europe for business. Travel mayhem ensues." We also don't know much about Vaughn's character, but I'm willing to bet it's the same one he almost always plays. He'll probably keep playing it in the comedies he has coming later this year, The Internship (June 7th) and The Delivery Man (October 4th). Hit the jump for some Tom Hiddleston casting news. According to Shortlist [via The Playlist], Hiddleston is set to star opposite Gemma Arterton in Capa. There was some confusion back in 2010 when it looked like Artreton was starring in Michael Mann's Robert Capa biopic, which »
- Matt Goldberg
Guardians of the Galaxy
The charters is a skilled hunter with a limited empathic abilities. He's also blue skinned and sports a tall red mohawk. [Source: Deadline]
Said tweet has since been deleted. Snipes is currently serving out his failure to pay tax jail sentence under house arrest at his home until July 19th. [Source: The Film Stage]
A Fighting Man
James Caan and Louis Gossett Jr. are set to star in Damian Lee's boxing drama "A Fighting Man." Dominic Purcell, Famke Janssen, Adam Beach, Kim Coates, Michael Ironside, Sheila McCarthy and Izaak Smith also star.
The story follows two men who meet head to head in the ring for »
- Garth Franklin
• Missing Merle Dixon already? Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker has just signed on to play the part of Yondu in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, meaning he’ll have to trade in his zombie killing tools for a bow and arrow to portray the expert game hunter. With Chris Pratt already on board to play Star Lord, and Zoe Saldana in talks for Gamora, director James Gunn still needs to fill a slew of key roles including Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Gunn is expected to begin shooting this summer for an August 1, 2014 release. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
After reuniting with his frequent sidekick Owen Wilson for The Internship, it looks like Vince Vaughn will be flying solo again when he boards the plane for The Business Trip. The jet-setting comedy is currently coming together at New Regency, with a screenplay by The Pursuit Of Happyness' Steve Conrad.Staying with The Internship's hapless-businessman schtick for the time being, The Business Trip will see Vaughn shambling and fast-talking to Europe, where his character's immediate and future career prospects begin to unravel. It's International Vaughn's European Vacation, in other words, although the pitch New Regency shelled out for a year ago chose to reference Planes, Trains And Automobiles as its touchstone. Either way, someone will probably get hit in the groin. It's funny because it's true.Vaughn is just "in talks" at this stage, so this isn't a done deal. Definitely attached, however, are producers Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch, »
According to The Wrap, the 43-year-old actor is set to play what is presumably the lead role in the comedy, although specific casting details have yet to be confirmed.
The rights to the movie were purchased by New Regency in April 2012 after the pitch described Business Trip as being similar to Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
The Watch actor Vaughn, who stars alongside Owen Wilson in upcoming movie The Internship and recently hosted an edition of Saturday Night Live, has also finished filming on another comedy film, Delivery Man.
Watch a trailer for The Internship below: »
At one point, Vince Vaughn was really trying to line up some serious movies. In 2012, his name got linked to the thriller "The Risk Agent," the Randall Wallace-penned "Gunslingers" and the action flick "Triple Time." But maybe folks really just want to see him quip and be a hilarious jackass, because that's what he does so well, and it seems the actor is realizing this too. In the past week, Vaughn has lined up an untitled family comedy at Universal, and "Business Trip" with production companies New Regency and Escape Artist. Plot details on the former aren't being revealed just yet but it's being penned by Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka, the dudes behind David Gordon Green's "The Sitter," so you can probably guess what to expect. As for the latter it's a "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" style comedy about a businessman whose European trip goes awry. Steve Conrad ("The Weather Man, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Vince Vaughn is in negotiations to star in Business Trip, a comedy for New Regency, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project is written by Steve Conrad, though no director is attached at this stage. Story: CinemaCon: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson to Receive Comedy Duo of the Year Award Vaughn will work with New Regency as well as the producers -- Escape Artists’ Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal -- on finding one. The logline details are hazy, but the story centers on a man who flies to Europe for business. Travel mayhem ensues. Story: Glenn Beck Teams With Vince Vaughn
- Borys Kit
Hot off hosting "Saturday Night Live," Vince Vaughn is in talks to star in New Regency's European comedy "Business Trip." Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal are producing for Escape Artists. Steve Conrad ("The Pursuit of Happyness") wrote the script, which follows an American businessman who travels to Europe where madness ensues. In April 2012, New Regency bought the project as a pitch that was described as being in the vein of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles." Vaughn recently led "Saturday Night Live" to its second highest ratings in the 18-49 demo in the »
- Jeff Sneider
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