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Samuel L Jackson joins Brie Larson directorial debut 'Unicorn Store'

14 November 2016 2:33 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford have come on board the Oscar-winning actress’s feature directorial debut, which just began shooting in Los Angeles.

Hercules Film Fund is fully financing Unicorn Store and Rhea Films is producing the project based on an original screenplay by Samantha McIntyre.

The story centres on a woman who moves back in with her parents and receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.

Larson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Greek entrepreneur and Hercules Film Fund founder Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and The District’s David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, who developed the script, are producing.

Jean-Luc De Fanti, Anne Woodward and McIntyre serve as executive producers.

Larson won the best lead actress this year for Room and recently worked with Jackson on Kong: Skull Island, which Warner Bros will release on March 10, 2017. Jackson just wrapped The Hitman’s Bodyguard for Lionsgate »

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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Director Brie Larson's Unicorn Store

14 November 2016 11:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award Nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), Academy Award Nominee Joan Cusack (Working Girl, The End of the Tour) and Golden Globe Nominee and two-time Emmy Award Winner Bradley Whitford (Other People, "Transparent") have joined Academy Award Winner Brie Larson in her directorial debut, Unicorn Store.

Hercules Film Fund is fully financing with Rhea Films producing. Larson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and The District's David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, who developed the script, are producing. Jean-Luc De Fanti, Anne Woodward and writer Samantha McIntyre are executive producing.

Based on an original screenplay by McIntyre, Unicorn Store centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents. She receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up. The comedy just began principal photography in Los Angeles.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford Join Brie Larson’s ‘Unicorn Store’

14 November 2016 11:39 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, and Bradley Whitford have joined Brie Larson in her directorial debut on the independent comedy “Unicorn Store.”

Hercules Film Fund is fully financing with Rhea Films producing. Larson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, and the District’s David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer, who developed the script, are producing. Jean-Luc De Fanti, Anne Woodward, and writer Samantha McIntyre are executive producing.

Larson came on to the project in August. Based on an original screenplay by McIntyre, “Unicorn Store” centers on a woman who moves back in with her parents. She receives an invitation to a store that will test her ideas of what it really means to grow up.

The comedy just began principal photography in Los Angeles. Jackson and Larson recently worked together on “Kong: Skull Island,” which Warner Bros. will release on March 10.

Jackson just wrapped “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” for Lionsgate. »

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‘Superstore’ Exclusive Clip: Amy’s Husband Accepts Position at Cloud 9 In Two-Episode Fall Finale

9 November 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As the calendar year comes to a close, network comedies will air their fall finale episodes before the winter hiatus. Tomorrow, NBC’s new workplace comedy “Superstore” will air a one-hour, two-episode holiday-themed fall finale. In the first episode “Seasonal Help,” Amy’s (America Ferrera) husband Adam (guest star Ryan Gaul) is hired by big box store Cloud 9 for seasonal help, exposing Amy in ways she didn’t expect. In the second episode “Black Friday,” the employees come down with a case of food poisoning but Amy suspects it might be morning sickness. Watch an exclusive clip from the first episode below.

Read More: ‘Superstore’ Season 2 Trailer: Cloud 9 Employees Unite to Strike

Starring Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), “Superstore” follows the lives of employees working at a super-sized megastore. It co-stars Colton Dunn (“Key and Peele”), Nico Santos, (“Mulaney”), Nichole Bloom (“Shameless”), Mark McKinney (“Kids »

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‘Superstore’ Exclusive Clip: Amy’s Husband Accepts Position at Cloud 9 In Two-Episode Fall Finale

9 November 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As the calendar year comes to a close, network comedies will air their fall finale episodes before the winter hiatus. Tomorrow, NBC’s new workplace comedy “Superstore” will air a one-hour, two-episode holiday-themed fall finale. In the first episode “Seasonal Help,” Amy’s (America Ferrera) husband Adam (guest star Ryan Gaul) is hired by big box store Cloud 9 for seasonal help, exposing Amy in ways she didn’t expect. In the second episode “Black Friday,” the employees come down with a case of food poisoning but Amy suspects it might be morning sickness. Watch an exclusive clip from the first episode below.

Read More: ‘Superstore’ Season 2 Trailer: Cloud 9 Employees Unite to Strike

Starring Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), “Superstore” follows the lives of employees working at a super-sized megastore. It co-stars Colton Dunn (“Key and Peele”), Nico Santos, (“Mulaney”), Nichole Bloom (“Shameless”), Mark McKinney (“Kids »

- Vikram Murthi

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Ruben Fleischer To Direct Alien Invasion Flick ‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack’

7 November 2016 9:19 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since 2013’s “Gangster Squad,” director Ruben Fleischer has kept busy in TV, but he’s hasn’t gone behind the camera on any feature films. But it’s not for lack of trying. He’s lined up a number of projects, with none managing to get going, including: a big screen adaptation of “Cops”; heist flick “The Life And Times Of The Stopwatch Gang” with Miles Teller attached; an untitled drug mule drama; the “Home Alone”-esque “Overnight”; and an untitled sci-fi flick.

Continue reading Ruben Fleischer To Direct Alien Invasion Flick ‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack’ at The Playlist. »

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Newswire: Ruben Fleischer directing what sounds like a female-led Men In Black

6 November 2016 5:43 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer is developing a feature film based on Manuel Gonzales’ novel The Regional Office Is Under Attack. The book is about a “secret organization of young female operative” who work to protect the Earth from “a constant barrage of alien threats,” which makes it sound a lot like Men In Black but with young females instead of Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. In a statement, Fleischer said the book is “so original and so funny” that it “clearly translates to a big, fun, commercial film,” which makes it sound like he’s hoping this project will skew more toward Zombieland than Gangster Squad. We don’t know much about the film beyond that, but hopefully it doesn’t get stuck on a shelf for a few years like that Zombieland sequel everybody’s been looking forward to since 2009. »

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AFM: Buyers Seeking Star Sizzle Plus Quality in Independent Movies

6 November 2016 8:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With the 37th American Film Market at its halfway point, buyers are showing plenty of appetite for starry, mainstream fare — and less for the schlocky titles that flooded the market a decade ago.

“Quality seems to be more of a factor than in years past,” notes Afm managing director Jonathan Wolf. “We are seeing growth in titles with true commercial potential at all budget levels.”

Wolf contends that Afm, which has seen a 7% drop in sales companies to 350 this year, has evolved into a more realistic place than in 2006 and 2007. A decade ago, there were so many sellers, thanks to a glut of product and equity money, that Afm needed three floors of the Merigot Hotel to accommodate all the sales companies.

“It took the housing crisis to stop there being too many films,” Wolf said. “There’s more of a rush to quality now.”

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‘Zombieland’ Director Ruben Fleischer to Take on Comedy ‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack’

4 November 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

MadRiver Pictures has acquired the rights to Manuel Gonzales’ comedy novel “The Regional Office Is Under Attack,” and is developing it as a feature film with Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) to direct.

Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner will adapt. The novel centers on a secret organization of young female operatives who are tasked with protecting an oblivious Earth from a constant barrage of alien threats.

Fleischer and David Bernad of The District will produce with MadRiver’s Marc Butan. Edward Fee and Riverstone PicturesDeepak Nayar and Nik Bower are executive producing.

The project was announced Friday at the American Film Market.

“It’s rare that you read a book so original and so funny that so clearly translates to a big, fun, commercial film,” Fleischer said. “We feel very lucky Manuel has entrusted us with his first novel, and are excited to work with Ames and Turner and MadRiver to bring it to life. »

- Dave McNary

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Ruben Fleischer to adapt 'Regional Office' for MadRiver

4 November 2016 4:59 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

MadRiver Pictures has acquired rights to Manuel Gonzales’ debut novel The Regional Office Is Under Attack and is developing for Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner will adapt the screenplay about a secret organisation of young female operatives tasked with protecting Earth from a barrage of alien threats. 

Fleischer and David Bernad of The District will produce with MadRiver’s Marc Butan. Edward Fee and Riverstone PicturesDeepak Nayar and Nik Bower are executive producers.

MadRiver recently completed James Gray’s Lost City Of Z and is in post-production on Peter Landesman’s Felt starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane.

In Cannes last summer MadRiver Pictures partnered with Insiders to form sales outfit Imr International. »

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MadRiver Pictures Grabs ‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack’ For Feature Treatment

4 November 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: MadRiver Pictures has acquired the feature film rights to Manuel Gonzales' debut novel The Regional Office Is Under Attack, an action comedy about a secret organization of young female operatives tasked with protecting an unknowing Earth from a constant barrage of alien threats. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is attached to direct with Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner (writing duo on Boardwalk Empire) adapting for the big screen. The film based on… »

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NBC’s ‘Mail Order Family’ Spiked After Backlash Over Ethnic Stereotyping, Human-Rights Concerns

30 September 2016 5:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will not move forward with “Mail Order Family” after news of the network’s plan to develop the comedy from Universal Television sparked an online backlash. According to a NBCUniversal spokesperson, the creators have decided not to proceed with the project, which was in very early stages of development.

“Mail Order Family,” from “Superstore” writer-producer Jackie Clarke and executive producers Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad was to tell the story of a widower who orders a bride from the Philippines to raise his two young daughters. It was loosely based on Clarke’s own family.

A Change.org petition protesting the project was launched Thursday, one day after news of the show’s development was first reported. By early Friday evening, it had garnered 9,169 signatures.

“We purchased the pitch with the understanding that it would tell the creator’s real-life experience of being raised by a strong Filipina stepmother after the loss of her own mother »

- Daniel Holloway

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NBC Buys ‘Mail Order Family’ Comedy From ‘Superstore’ Trio

28 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC has put in development Mail Order Family, a half-hour comedy from Superstore writer-producer Jackie Clarke, director-executive producer Ruben Fleischer and executive producer David Bernad. Universal TV, where Fleischer is under an overall deal, is the studio. Written and executive produced by Clarke, Mail Order Family is loosely based on Clarke’s family. It follows a widowed single father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines to help raise his two preteen… »

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‘Superstore’ Gets Full-Season Pickup at NBC

23 September 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has given a full-season pickup to comedy “Superstore,” ordering nine more episodes for a total of 22 in its sophomore year.

NBC is banking on the workplace comedy to be the cornerstone of its next generation of comedies. The Universal TV series, toplined by America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, gained critical momentum after its midseason bow last season.

“We’re very proud of ‘Superstore’ and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics (last month) as well as last night’s ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

Superstore’s” second season premiere opened to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.5 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 in the 8 p.m. lead-off slot, according to Nielsen’s final live-plus-same-day nationals for Thursday. By the standards of NBC’s recent track record with comedies, that was a credible showing, particularly against “Thursday Night Football” competition on CBS »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Zombieland 2 Script Work Begins with Deadpool 2 Writers

29 August 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After nearly 7 years, a Zombieland sequel is still trying to find its way into existence, and it looks like it may finally be happening. There have been a lot of false starts along the way, but original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese recently confirmed that they are currently working on the script and meeting with some of the original cast to get Zombieland 2 going for real. It sounds like the project may have some actual steam behind it now, and that could be enough to finally get cameras rolling in the near future.

The writing duo appeared together on the latest episode of Kevin Smith and Greg Gunberg's new AMC show Geeking Out, where they offered an update on Zombieland 2. It seems like they have already been discussing things with the original cast members, and they also make it sound like pretty much everyone is still on board. »

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Zombieland writers to meet with Woody Harrelson soon about sequel, cast is “excited”

29 August 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Soon after the sleeper hit Zombieland made its theatrical debut in 2009 and was met with positive reception from fans and critics alike, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and director Ruben Fleischer began discussing the idea of doing a sequel. Ever since, despite numerous reports over the years that the creative team behind the movie were in the process of working on a follow-up, the closest thing to Zombieland 2 that audiences have gotten is a pilot for a failed Zombieland Amazon Studios series.

However, all hope is not lost yet, as Reese and Wernick, who also wrote the script for this year’s superhero smash Deadpool, were guests on Greg Grunberg and Kevin Smith’s Geeking Out, a new AMC series, and gave a surprising update on the status of the sequel (via Comic Book).

The duo said, “That is breaking news that we’re on Zombieland 2 right now. »

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‘Zombieland’ Creators Reveal Bill Murray’s Role Was Meant for Patrick Swayze

29 August 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2009 horror comedy “Zombieland” is famous for a mid-movie surprise cameo by Bill Murray, a secret many fans of the film voluntarily kept rather than spoil it for other later audiences. Having Murray in the film was not the original plan, however, and almost didn’t happen at all, co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed during a recent episode of “Geeking Out,” the late night AMC talk show hosted by Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg.

Read More: ‘Zombieland 2’ In Development After CinemaCon Logo Reveal

Zombieland” stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin as four survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Reese, Wernick and director Ruben Fleischer had originally cast Patrick Swayze in the role of a celebrity-turned-Zombie, but Swayze was already suffering from the pancreatic cancer that sadly claimed his life. The filmmakers then offered the part to more than 10 other actors, including Kevin Bacon, Mark Hamill, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Newswire: Bill Murray has Woody Harrelson and Jean-Claude Van Damme to thank for Zombieland

29 August 2016 6:55 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It can be easy to forget that Chris Hardwick isn’t the only white, male nerd in AMC’s stable, what with his being recruited for virtually every after-show the network produces. But Kevin Smith’s also set up comic-shop in the same environs—first with his reality series Comic Book Men, then on his all-new, somewhat-different pop culture show Geeking Out. The Yoga Hosers director co-hosts the latter with Heroes alum Greg Grunberg, and each episode features them showing the requisite amounts of enthusiasm over their favorite pop culture. Last night, they talked to Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about their iteration of the merc with a mouth, and ended up reminiscing about Zombieland.

The 2009 film, directed by Ruben Fleischer, had a memorable cameo by Bill Murray, who was (briefly) the last living celebrity in Hollywood. But the legendary comedian was, oddly enough, not on the ...

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Paul Wernick And Rhett Reese Confirm Their Involvement on Zombieland 2

29 August 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

During the latest episode of AMC's Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently writing the sequel to the horror-comedy Zombieland

Wernick and Reese revealed on the show:

"That is breaking news that we're on Zombieland 2 right now. We're sitting with Woody [Harrelson] tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited."

The first film was directed by Ruben Fleischer and starred Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin. Zombieland 2 does not have an official release date.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Zombieland Helmer Ruben Fleischer Boards Cops Adaptation

22 August 2016 11:47 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As one of the longest-running television shows of all-time, it’s actually a bit surprising that Cops, which began back in 1989, hasn’t been turned into a film yet. Widely recognized around the world, and continuing to pull in strong ratings consistently, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to adapt it to the big screen, and now, that time has come.

Deadline is reporting that a Cops movie has been greenlit, with the project set to be an “edgy narrative feature with a buddy comedy bent on the order of a Lethal Weapon.” Landing in the director’s chair here is Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer, who will be working off a script from Cameron Fray. There’s not expected to be much connection between this adaptation and the television series, aside from the brand name, but with the project still in the very early stages of development, »

- Josh Wilding

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