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Title: The Lookalike Well Go USA Entertainment Director: Richard Gray Writer: Michele Davis-Gray Cast: Justin Long, Gillian Jacobs, John Corbett, Jerry O’Connell, Scottie Thompson, Gina Gershon, Steven Bauer, John Savage and Luis Guzmán Running time: 1 hr 40 min, Not Rated (sex, nudity, rape, drug use, violence, language) In theaters 11.07.14 Two drug dealers (John Corbett and Steven Bauer) want to aquire larger real estate from aged dealer William Spinks (John Savage), so they get a woman named Sadie Hill (Gillian Jacobs in a dual role) he’s been pining for to set up a deal to sleep with him. After the deal is made, Sadie accidentally gets killed by a [ Read More ]
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We’ve already said our vows to NBC's freshman series Marry Me, and now it looks like we've have yet another reason to fall in love with this new romantic comedy.
ETonline exclusively reports that My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos has been tapped to play Pam, a former friend of the Kevins (Dan Bucatinsky and Tim Meadows) and Annie's (Wilson) biological mom.
Watch: 'Marry Me' Review: Say 'Yes!' to this Adorable New Comedy
So what's the story behind Annie's Mia mom? In Vardalos' episode, which is slated to air in January, fans will find out that Pam was an extremely motivated and ambitious young woman and she used her egg donor money to kick start her own business.
Annie will reconnect with Pam only to discover that her mom is even more amazing then she »
The Portokalos family from 2002's Indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding might seem like forgotten relatives, but they're coming back. Back in May, news hit that a sequel to the sleeper comedy was in the works, and now it officially has a director. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) will step behind the camera while Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are set star in the follow-up. There will be another wedding, as well as a family secret. And I presume some Windex. Vardalos talked about the project, '"Of course, a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." On this good news, let's look back at why everyone went crazy over this movie in the first place. With the help of GIFs, of course. »
Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the original, will return alongside star John Corbett for a story that catches up on Toula and Ian more than a decade into their marriage. No official plot description has, as of yet, been revealed, but it is said that the sequel will focus on a new, even bigger wedding.
- Laura Frances
The story centers on another family wedding that exposes a longtime family secret and brings the Portokalos family together again.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Break out the bundt cake! My Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting a sequel. Twelve years ago, Nia Vardalos won the hearts (and wallets) of America as Toula Portokalos - and now she's set to do it all over again in a follow-up to her hit 2002 romantic comedy. Vardalos announced that she was working on the sequel in May, and now Entertainment Weekly reports that Universal has officially signed on to distribute the film. The sequel will reportedly follow Toula as the revelation of a family secret and a "bigger, fatter wedding" gathers the Portokalos family together again. While John Corbett »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Opa! Universal Pictures is joining Gold Circle, HBO, and Playtone in the production and distribution of the sequel of the popular 2002 film. Earlier in May, HBO and Playtone, the production company of Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, announced that they would create a sequel. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee and What to Expect When You’re Expecting) is set to direct. Nia Vardalos, who starred in and wrote the original, has already written the script.
The romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding follows Vardalos and her large, Greek family as she falls and love, and eventually marries, a W.A.S.P. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, and is considered the highest-grossing romantic-comedy of all time.
- Michelle Leibowitz
Orginal My Big Fat Greek Wedding star and screenwriter Nia Vardalos announced back in May that she was working on a follow-up. Now she has a studio in which to hold the proceedings. Universal has stepped in to distribute My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 in the Us and much of the rest of the world. Vardalos had planned to direct, but somewhere along the way that job has fallen to Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, What To Expect When You're Expecting) instead.The original film told a fictionalised version of Vardalos’ own early relationship with, and marriage to, actor Ian Gomez. The new one plans to continue the tale, with Vardos' Toula Portokalos and husband Ian (John Corbett) unravelling a big family secret at another even bigger, fatter family wedding.“Now that I’m experiencing motherhood, I’m ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” said Vardalos in her original statement. »
A sequel to 2002 romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding is moving forward.
Nia Vardalos wrote the film and starred as Fotoula 'Toula' Portokalos, a lower middle-class Greek American woman who fell in love with the non-Greek upper middle-class Ian Miller, played by John Corbett.
Earlier this year, Vardalos revealed that she was working on the screenplay, which has taken four years to write.
Entertainment Weekly has now confirmed that Universal Pictures will distribute the sequel, which will see Vardalos and Corbett reprise their respective roles.
The film is said to focus on the revelation of a family secret and a "bigger, fatter wedding" which gathers the Portokalos family together again.
Produced by Gold Circle Films, HBO and Playtone, the film will be produced by Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman, and executive produced by Vardalos alongside Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer and Steven Shareshian.
Watch a trailer for My Big Fat Greek Wedding »
In 2002, the indie hit of the year, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, blew up at the box office. Considered one of the biggest independent successes of all time, it pulled in a gargantuan $368 million worldwide off a tiny $5 million budget. To capitalize on its established fanbase, a spinoff TV series, My Big Fat Greek Life, was rolled out, but flailed in its small screen incantation. Now, some twelve years later the comedy about an inevitably hilarious culture clash is finally getting a big screen sequel in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Initial reports earlier this year hinted that a follow-up was on the cards, and The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that development has begun. Universal has nabbed the distribution rights to the pic, and Nanny McPhee director Kirk Jones is signed on to helm the comedy. Thus far, the English filmmaker’s resume consists of romcoms, including Waking Ned, »
- Gem Seddon
EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures will distribute the sequel to the hit 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Nia Vardalos will reprise her starring role as Toula and as the writer for the film, with Nanny McPhee helmer Kirk Jones set to direct. Vardalos previously announced that a sequel was in the works this past May, telling Mashable that the screenplay took her four years to write. The film will follow up on Vardalos' Toula as the revelation of a family secret and a "bigger, fatter wedding" gathers the Portokalos family together for another go-around. John Corbett is also »
- Teresa Jue
Off of its tiny $5 million budget, 2002's My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the biggest indie hits of all-time as it raked in over $368 million worldwide. Earlier this year, we reported that the sequel was moving forward, and that Nia Vardalos would write the script and return to star alongside John Corbett. Details on the plot are scarce, but the story will contain "the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again." Wacky Greek shenanigans! People saying "Opa!" Your mom and her friends going to see it 18 times! Now the film has a director and a distributor. Hit the jump for more on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. According to THR, Universal has signed on to distribute My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (the original was distributed by IFC Films), which is a smart move on the studio's part. »
- Matt Goldberg
First announced back in May, Universal Pictures has acquired domestic and some international distribution rights for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, with original My Big Fat Greek Wedding stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reprising their roles as Toula and Ian.
Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) has signed on to direct from a script by Nia Vardalos, which centers on another family wedding that exposes a longtime family secret and brings the Portokalos family back together again. No other cast members have been confirmed at this time.
Playtone partners Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman are returning to produce the sequel, as they did on the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which grossed over $241 million domestically and $368 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful indie films of all time. No production schedule was given for the sequel.
The sequel announced earlier this year, Variety today reports that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has both found a home at Universal and a director in Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, What to Expect When You're Expecting). Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the original, will return alongside star John Corbett for a story that catches up on Toula and Ian more than a decade into their marriage. »
Universal Pictures has joined the party for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the feature film sequel to the 2002 indie hit romantic comedy from writer-star Nia Vardalos. Gold Circle, HBO, and Playtone announced their plans to head back to the altar in May and have now tapped Nanny McPhee and What to Expect When You’re Expecting helmer Kirk Jones to direct.
Vardalos and John Corbett return for the sequel, in which a family secret and an even bigger wedding brings the Portokalos family together again. Universal will distribute in the U.S. and select international territories including Australia/New Zealand, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, and Spain.
Vardalos scripted the sequel, which is produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos are executive producers. Good Universe is selling international.
Vardalos is repped by Apa, »
- Jen Yamato
Nia Vardalos is returning as the star and screenwriter for the sequel, in which the revelation of a family secret and an even bigger wedding brings the Portokalos family together again. Vardalos announced “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2″ in May via her Twitter account.
(1 of 2) I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.
— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014
Kirk Jones (“Nanny McPhee”) will direct. The film will be produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Executive producers are Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos.
In addition to the U.S., Universal will distribute in Australia/New Zealand, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Latin America, »
- Dave McNary
There were some raised eyebrows when Nia Vardalos made the surprising announcement back in May that she was working on a sequel to her 2002 autobiographical indie hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." But while the skeptics were busy wondering why the follow-up was happening, Vardalos and co. were busy shoring up the film's creative team, which now includes a director.
Kirk Jones, who helmed "Nanny McPhee," will take the director's chair for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," which now has a distribution deal with Universal. As with the first film, Rita Wilson will produce the sequel, alongside husband Tom Hanks and his Playtone company.
The plot for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" revolves around the revelation of a big family secret, and also includes another wedding. Original co-star John Corbett is set to reprise his role alongside Vardalos.
No word yet on a release date. Stay tuned.
- Katie Roberts
A cast can go a long way towards making a mediocre movie watchable, and while it’s always best to have a script and direction to match sometimes the best you can hope for is a parade of familiar, engaging and talented faces. Several such faces appear in the overly busy and cluttered new film, The Lookalike, and — wait for it — they make this mediocre movie watchable. A pair of drug dealing/club owning crime bosses (Steven Bauer, John Corbett) have a deal with a major supplier (John Savage) to provide him with a particular girl (Gillian Jacobs) for a night of expensive fornication in exchange for his drug business. When she dies in a freak chandelier accident they’re forced to find a passable substitute, and through a series of convenient coincidences involving their bartender Joe (Jerry O’Connell) and his brother Holt (Justin Long) they settle on a young woman named Lacey (Jacobs). Also along »
- Rob Hunter
Back in May, the cast of the Emmy-winning coming-of-age TV series The Wonder Years reunited to film some extras for the show's DVD release. The beloved show about growing up in the 1960s (filmed in the late '80s and early '90s) has been off the air for two decades, and the actors hadn't all gotten together in over 16 years. Stars Fred Savage and Jason Hervey shared a few "sneak peek" pics on Twitter, but the general public would have to wait a little longer to fully indulge in our childhood nostalgia. Well, that long wait has finally come to an end. »
- Saryn Chorney, @sarynthumps
Now that it’s finally been released on DVD, we look at the TV shows that built on The Wonder Years’ foundations…
The Wonder Years, famous for being the show that made a generation of kids nostalgic for a decade they’d never even set foot in, finally arrived on DVD this month following the resolution of a years-long music rights tangle. Neal Marlens and Carol Black’s comedy drama ran for six seasons between 1988 and 1993 on ABC, following Fred Savage’s Kevin Arnold through his late-sixties and early-seventies suburban adolescence.
Thematically, stylistically, and tonally, The Wonder Years blazed a trail for television comedy and teen-focused drama that was subsequently traipsed down by numerous shows, from the superlative Freaks And Geeks and My So-Called Life to How I Met Your Mother, Malcolm In The Middle and countless others. Its innovative film-style use of a single-camera, lack of laughter track, fourth-wall breaking, »
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