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Life Of Crime Review

17 July 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jumping from average romcom to average romcom with all the enthusiasm of a bored teenager slogging through their homework, Jennifer Aniston just keeps on trucking. Romcoms are all well and good for some, but ever since Friends wrapped up at the turn of the millennium her’s has been a career in slow but steady decline. To that effect, Life of Crime is actually a pretty pleasant surprise, with Aniston swapping her usual Girl Next Door role for that of a beleaguered housewife taken hostage by a trio of barely competent crooks. That’s not to say the film’s any good, but I’d much rather watch Aniston try (and largely fail) to work outside her usual range than have to sit through Along Came Polly 2: Rodolfo’s Revenge. 

Life of Crime plays out like a sub-par companion piece to David O. Russell’s American Hustle - which »

- Dominic Mill

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Wme Signs ‘Now You See Me’ Scribe Ed Ricourt

17 July 2014 1:55 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Screenwriter and producer Ed Ricourt has signed with Wme in all areas. Last summer the scribe enjoyed a hit with his first produced script, Summit’s magician caper Now You See Me, which Ricourt penned with Boaz Yakin sharing credits with Ed Solomon. The pic starred Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine and grossed $351M worldwide, spawning an upcoming sequel. Ricourt is currently a consulting producer on Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Aka Jessica Jones, about an ex-superheroine who hangs up her costume to open her own detective agency. He’s also scripting graphic novel […] »

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Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Grimsby' Gives Lessons on How Not to Get a Town to Like You

15 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming spy spoof, "Grimsby," is also a bit of a spoof of the real-life titular town in which it's set -- and residents are none too pleased with their portrayal.

Local media reports indicate that natives of Grimsby, England have been horrified by the way the town is being set up for the film. Though shooting is taking place in a small town just outside of London, not in Grimbsy itself, locals who have caught wind of the production say that producers are aiming to make it looks like the northern England port town -- but with run-down, offensive results.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that residents have seen the Grimsby stand-in filled with "gardens covered in rubbish, graffiti scrawled on walls, cars on bricks and boarded up shops. Pictures that have emerged from the shoot show characters urinating out of windows, drunks passed out on benches »

- Katie Roberts

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Sacha Baron Cohen upsets Grimsby residents with new film

14 July 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Grimsby residents have spoken out against Sacha Baron Cohen's upcoming film.

The town is expected to be portrayed as a rundown home of football hooliganism in Grimsby.

The comedy has begun shooting in the Essex port town of Tilbury, which has been transformed for the film into a version of the Lincolnshire town populated by drunks and people urinating in the street.

North East Lincolnshire councillor Matthew Brown told the Mail Online that he was "disappointed" by the portrayal of Grimsby.

"It is using the town's name in potentially a poor light," he said. "What also worries me is that there is no benefit to the local economy which is carrying the town's name. Anything that you associate with football hooliganism is going to be negative, but I hope people will be open-minded when they watch the film.

"My view is quite simple. We don't have a massive issue with hooliganism. »

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Penelope Cruz to play a femme fatale in Louis Leterrier’s Grimsby

10 July 2014 11:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to TheWrap, Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Counselor) is in talks to join Now You See Me  director Louis Leterrier’s latest film, Grimsby

Described as a “soccer hooligan action comedy,” Grimsby stars Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as a British black-ops agent who is forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother, played by Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen.

Cruz will reportedly play the film’s femme fatale, and joins The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Ian McShanePitch Perfect‘s Rebel WilsonPeaky BlindersAnnabelle WallisHomeland‘s David Harewood, Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), English comedian Johnny Vegas, and Isla Fisher (The Great Gatsby, Wedding Crashers).

Grimsby is currently filming, and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015.

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- James Garcia

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Penelope Joins Strong & Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

10 July 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Penelope Cruz, the Spanish beauty that has appeared in films like Vanilla Sky, The Counselor, and Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has agreed to join the cast of Sony's spy comedy Grimsby.

The film will center on a James Bond-esque super spy, played by Mark Strong (Green Lantern, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass), who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown. There, he winds up having to team up with his soccer hooligan of a brother, who'll be played by Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat).

The film was written by Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph), and Peter Baynham- who also co-wrote Borat and Bruno with Baron Cohen. 

Not much is known about any of the characters in the film, but we do know that Cruz will be joining a cast that also includes Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane, Scott Adkins, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Penelope Cruz Joining Sacha Baron Cohen for 'Grimsby' Comedy

10 July 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Sacha Baron Cohen already has his gorgeous wife Isla Fisher on board his spy comedy Grimsby at Sony Pictures, but another lovely lately has just entered the mix as well. THR has word that Penelope Cruz is in final talks to join the film about a soccer hooligan (Cohen) forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong). It's interesting that Cruz is taking a role in this kind of spy comedy since the actress has been rumored a couple times for a role in the James Bond franchise as one of the signature vixens. But in this film, she'll be playing a philanthropic corporate leader who might be keeping a secret. That means Cruz could either be an undercover agent, or some kind of villain. She joins a cast that also includes Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe and more. This marks just the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen Comedy Grimsby

10 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today, the sizable cast of Sacha Baron Cohen’s spy comedy Grimsby continues to grow, with news that Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has joined the cast in an important supporting role.

Though the specifics of Cruz’s role are officially being kept under wraps, insiders report that the actress is playing “a philanthropic corporate leader who may (or may not) be more than she seems.” Does this mean that Cruz could be playing the film’s big bad? That’s entirely possible, though Ian McShane is also in the cast, so he could be taking on the role of the main antagonist.

Grimsby stars Mark Strong as a James Bond-like secret agent who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown during a dangerous assignment. There, he’s forced to team up with his English football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen), who gets wrapped up in the action as well. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Casting: Elle Fanning Will Learn 'How To Talk to Girls At Parties,' Penelope Cruz Joins 'Grimsby' & More

10 July 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The long developing adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" is finally getting a bit of traction. Elle Fanning will star in the "two-hander love story focusing on a schoolboy and ‎punk who uses music and art as a way to escape and a female alien tourist (Fanning) who wants to escape her tour group and explore the most dangerous place in the galaxy, the London suburb of Croydon." So, a less murder-y version of "Under The Skin"? John Cameron Mitchell ("Shortbus") co-wrote the script and will direct, and you can read the original short story for free right here. [THR] The ensemble of Sacha Baron Cohen's action comedy "Grimsby" just got a little big bigger. Penelope Cruz has joined Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher in the movie about a black »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Penelope Cruz joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby

10 July 2014 1:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penelope Cruz has entered final negotiations for Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby.

The Spanish actress is in line to star opposite Cohen and Mark Strong in director Louis Leterrier's comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis will also feature in the film.

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Eric Idle revealed a first picture of Cohen's look for the film last week.

Cruz is expected to play a philanthropic corporate leader who may be more than she seems.

The actress was most recently seen in last year's Ridley Scott film The Counsellor.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Films 'Grimsby' In England With Mark Strong

9 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sacha Baron Cohen was dressed in character on the streets of Essex while filming scenes for Grimsby Thursday afternoon with costar Mark Strong.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong Film Grimsby

For the day on set, Cohen looked nearly unrecognizable in a shaggy wig with bangs and mutton chops stretching down to his chin. In his role as a British soccer hooligan, Cohen sported a English national team jersey paired with wide-legged jean capris and sport sandals with socks. The Borat actor also appeared to be wearing a fake beer belly under his jersey top.

In the comedy feature, Cohen plays a supporter of lower league squad Grimsby Town, in Purfleet, England. The hapless soccer junkie is ultimately roped into a spy mission with his brother – a James Bond-styled spy agent played by Strong.

Cohen’s wife Isla Fisher, Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane and Gabourey Sidibe are all among the cast. »

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Penelope Cruz Joins Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby'

9 July 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pen&#233lope Cruz is in final talks to join the Paramount Pictures spy comedy Grimsby, alongside a cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong.

The story centers on a covert operative (Mark Strong) who is forced to go into hiding in his hometown, where he reluctantly teams up with his soccer hooligan brother (Sacha Baron Cohen). Insiders claim that Pen&#233lope Cruz is playing a benevolent corporate leader who may be hiding a secret.

The supporting cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Rebel Wilson, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas and Sacha Baron Cohen's wife Isla Fisher.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) is directing from a script co-written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham. Nira Park is producing alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, with shooting scheduled to begin this summer in the U.K. and South Africa.

Pen&#233lope Cruz most recently starred »

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Penelope Cruz in Talks to Join Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Grimsby’

9 July 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Penelope Cruz is in negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in the soccer hooligan action comedy “Grimsby,” an individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap. Louis Letterier is directing the film which follows Mark Strong as a British black ops spy who is forced to go on the run and team up with his idiotic English football hooligan brother (Baron Cohen). Also read: Isla Fisher Joins Husband Sacha Baron Cohen in Sony's Spy Spoof ‘Grimsby’ (Exclusive) Ian McShane, Rebel Wilson, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Gabourey Sidibe and English comedian Johnny Vegas all co-star, while Isla Fisher also has a supporting role. »

- Linda Ge

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Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby: First look revealed by Eric Idle

4 July 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A first look at Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby has been revealed.

Monty Python legend Eric Idle posted the picture of himself with the actor on Twitter.

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj

Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, David Harewood, Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas will also feature in the movie.

Louis Leterrier is directing the film, which is shooting over the summer.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Standing Idle For ‘Grimsby’

3 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s a small world, even if you’re a world famous comedian. Currently in the thick of resurrecting Monty Python at the O2 Arena, Eric Idle ran into a mate whilst out for a stroll. He Tweeted the encounter and the result is a movie exclusive as it features none other than Sacha Baron Cohen in costume for new comedy Grimsby

@EricIdle:  So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He’s here filming. I love coincidence.

Speaking of coincidence, it appears Idle was also dressed somewhat sportily, so he could well end up with a cameo in the football flick.  The story (co-written with Wreck-it Ralph’s Phil Johnston) sees Cohen’s dozy hooligan working alongside his long lost secret agent brother, played by Mark Strong.  As well as a heavyweight cast including Ian McShane and Gabourey Sidibe the production has comedy »

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First Look at Sacha Baron Cohen From Grimsby Comedy

3 July 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Monty Python" actor Eric Idle was just walking around his Los Angles neighborhood when he ran into Sacha Baron Cohen, who was in the middle of shooting his "Grimsby" comedy. And thanks to Idle, we have our first look at Cohen from the film. Check it out below. The new movie follows a secret agent who learns that he has a long-lost brother, a dim-witted soccer fan, with whom he must team up. It co-stars Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher. "Grimsby" is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As 'Grimsby'

3 July 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the Adam Sandler and Kevin James types of the world lazily riff on their personas each time out, there are few in the comedy world who commit so fully to their character creations than Sacha Baron Cohen. He thinks of every detail, backwards and forwards, and is determined to deliver something three dimensional each time out. And that's why we look forward to his big screen work every single time. And coming next summer is "Grimsby," an action/comedy vehicle, directed by Louis Leterrier ("Clash Of The Titans," "Now You See Me"). The first look is here, and once again, Cohen has transformed. This time around he's playing a dim soccer fan who gets tangled up with his long lost brother, who also happens to be a secret agent. Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher star in this one, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch Yasiin Bey in Trailer for 'Jackie Brown' Prequel, 'Life of Crime'

26 June 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I remember the so-called prequel being announced back in 2010; at the time there wasn't much info on it - definitely not what actors would appear in it.  We would later learn that Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and John Hawkes (star of Sundance 2012 hit "The Surrogate") had signed on to star in the film, and are joined by Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher and Will ForteDan Schechter directed the film from his own script adaption. Titled "Life of Crime," based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch" (the original 1997 film, "Jackie Brown," which starred Pam »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Warner Bros. Rebooting Scooby Doo

18 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. is going to reboot Scooby Doo with another live-action film. The last Scooby-Doo film was released in 2004 and starred Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, and Isla Fisher as the young, independent detective team.

The report says that the studio is going to start from scratch, and they've hired Randall Green to create a new adventure. I'm not really familiar with that name and couldn't find much information on him, but he's going to be the guy bringing Scooby Doo back to the big screen.

The first couple of Scooby Doo films were fun for what they were, but they could've been better. My kids absolutely loved them, and they still watch those movies all the time. I've been a fan of Scooby-Doo since I was a little kid, and I guess I'll keep watching the movies as long as they keep pumping them out. »

- Joey Paur

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Warner Bros. Rebooting 'Scooby Doo'

18 June 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Scooby Doo gang is getting a reboot. Warner Bros. is developing a new live-action movie franchise based on the cartoon, and has brought on screenwriter Randall Green to pen the script.

There's not a lot of details about the direction the studio is looking to take, but this will be a whole new live-action adventure for the Scooby Doo gang. That said, it's highly unlikely for any of the cast from the 2002 movie to return. Don't expect to see Freddie Prinze Jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini and Isla Fisher in their former roles.

The 2002 film was very successful, grossing $268 million worldwide. Besides Green, there are no other attachments at the moment except for producer Charles Roven, who was a part of the original Scooby Doo live-action movie.

Source: Deadline »

- Laura Frances

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