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If you're playing this on your computer at work, a word to the wise: put your damn earbuds in first. Seth Rogen and James Franco go on a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in the new red-band trailer for "The Interview," which features more f-bombs, gratuitous doofus humor and bare-assed Seth Rogens than you can shake a stick at. Also: what is Rob Lowe's horrifying secret? Find out here. This looks about as ribald and loopy as Rogen and Evan Goldberg's fans have come to expect. Are you a devotee of their films? After watching the trailer above, let us know in the comments. "The Interview" hits theaters on December 25. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Sony has released the official Red Band for the upcoming James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview,” and it includes a lot more sex jokes (Matthew McConaughey and a goat?), nudity and Rob Lowe than the original cut released in June.
Rogen and Franco star as the producer and anchor for a celebrity tabloid TV show. Eager to cover more hard news, the duo scores an interview with Kim Jong-un, but the CIA requests that they assassinate the North Korean despot.
The raunchy trailer comes after Sony moved the movie from its Oct. 10, 2014, release date to Christmas Day 2014 last month. North Korea apparently didn’t find the film’s plot funny — an unofficial spokesman for the country said the movie “shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society.”
- Alex Stedman
James Franco and Seth Rogen are heading to North Korea — and they're bringing a planeload of raunch with them. Franco and Rogen star in the upcoming comedy “The Interview,” about a pair of tabloid TV journalists who score an interview with Kim Jong Un and get enlisted by the CIA to kill the North Korean leader. See video: Jimmy Fallon Gets a Shirtless James Franco and Seth Rogen for His 40th Birthday But as a newly released red band trailer for the film reveals, Rogen and Franco tackle a lot more than international policy in the movie. The pair must also. »
- Tim Kenneally
The dictator-poking movie The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen has a longer, raunchier, "red band" trailer that is far superior to the kid-friendly version released back in June. It's worth watching because it is (a) much funnier than the other one, (b) better at giving a sense of plot, and (c) starts off with a delightful cameo of Rob Lowe revealing his "true" self. Franco and Rogen work at a TMZ-like organization before getting recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Sony delayed the release of the film to Christmas Day so they could work on an edit that didn't provoke as much ire from his supreme leader. Check it out below. »
- E. Alex Jung
Seth Rogen and James Franco have a very unusual conversation about Matthew McConaughey and a goat in the red band trailer for the controversial comedy The Interview. The latest trailer offers a new look at Rogen and Franco's characters' hijinks before they get sent to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. This apparently involves the repeated smelling of their fingers. Rob Lowe also shows up in a cameo, looking quite different than the way he typically does. The film was co-directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, based on a script they wrote with David Sterling (Girls). Lizzy Caplan co-
- Ryan Gajewski
Well, it's not quite Marilyn Monroe seductively crooning “Happy Birthday,” but then Jimmy Fallon isn't quite John F. Kennedy. “Tonight Show” host Fallon got a fleshy, hairy surprise for his birthday on Friday night's episode, after his crew arranged a secret gift for his 40th birthday. Also read: James Franco Sports Shaved Head With Liz Taylor-Montgomery Clift Tattoo for New Role “I thought I'd never like surprises, but I kinda like it,” Fallon admitted before the curtain pulled back to reveal his present. “This is good.” He might have thought twice about that in the ensuing moments, as a giant cake was rolled. »
- Tim Kenneally
Sony Pictures has released a new, full-length The Interview red-band trailer for the upcoming comedy, and it’s kind of fantastic. The film marks the directorial follow-up of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg after the excellent This Is the End and sees James Franco playing a popular entertainment news interviewer who, along with his producer (Rogen), is tasked with assassinating Kim Jong Un in North Korea. While the first trailer was just a taste of what we could expect from the pic, this new one dives deep into the plot while also revealing a bevy of wonderful cameos from the likes of Rob Lowe, Timothy Simons (Veep), and Anders Holm (Workaholics). Not only does the movie look incredibly funny (and filthy), but the prospect of Lizzy Caplan as a CIA agent is highly promising. Watch the new The Interview red-band trailer after the jump. The film opens in theaters on December 25th. »
- Adam Chitwood
"It's our attempt to make our version of a big political spy thriller," Seth Rogen told us in the spring about his latest comedy “The Interview.” "But starring me and James Franco. It's kind of the formula we always do which is we take a genre we like and add idiots to it. It's like 'This is the End' is a horror movie with idiots in it and 'Pineapple Express' is an eighties action movie with idiots in it. So this is our '3 Days of the Condor' with idiots in it. And Kim Jong-un is one of the main characters in the movie, which is something that I'm curious about how people will react to." That kinda says it all, no? “The Interview,” starring Rogen and Franco, is a spy thriller with idiots. Directed by Rogan and Evan Goldberg, their second directorial effort after “The Is The End, »
- Edward Davis
Jimmy Fallon celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday's The Tonight Show — with a little help from Seth Rogen, James Franco and Stevie Wonder. The two actors popped out of a cake (shirtless), before Wonder came out from backstage to perform a happy birthday song for Fallon, who said he had no idea who his surprise guests would be. Wonder stuck around for an interview. he made Fallon's birthday wish come true by performing. Sept. 19, 11:08 p.m.: Updated with Wonder performance of "All Day Sucker." Sept. 20, 12:08 p.m.: Updated with additional videos.
- Aaron Couch
Warner Bros has tapped Amber Heard to co-star in Magic Mike Xxl, next year’s sequel to the hit 2012 movie based on star Channing Tatum’s early days in the male-stripper game. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reported yesterday that Jada Pinkett Smith was in talks to join the cast and now comes word that Heard will join her in a lead role. Heard will next be seen in London Fields opposite Billy Bob Thornton, The Adderall Diaries opposite James Franco and When I Live My Life Over Again opposite Christopher Walken. Heard is with Wme and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman.
- The Deadline Team
Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello are also reprising their roles from the 2012 original, which was a surprise hit with $167 million in worldwide box office. Tatum and Reid Carolin are producing with Gregory Jacobs, who is also directing.
The sequel will open July 1.
Heard was most recently seen in “3 Days to Kill” and will be seen next in “London Fields” with Billy Bob Thornton, “The Adderall Diaries” opposite James Franco and “When I Live My Life Over Again” with Christopher Walken.
She is repped by Wme and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman.
News was first reported by The Wrap.
- Dave McNary
We've been led to believe that celebrities are always glamorous and perfect, but guess what? That's not true! Just like us, celebs suffer from breakouts, being sick, bad hair days and everything in between—and they've even photographed the evidence! Lady Gaga loves to do face masks (freaky ones at that) as part of her beauty regimen, and James Franco even has his own beauty routine that includes an under eye treatment! Miley Cyrus slathers on zit cream like there's no tomorrow, while Nicole Richie's morning hair looks makes it look like she's been electrocuted! Other celebs made sure to capture their own unglamorous moments to share with us, from Lindsay Lohan brushing »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner’s microbudget film productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Turner will produce all films through his Datari Turner Productions banner.
Turner’s credits include “Luv,” starring Common, Danny Glover and Dennis Haysbert; “It’s a Disaster,” starring Julia Stiles and America Ferrera; “Dysfunctional Friends”; “Video Girl,” starring Meagan Good and Ruby Dee; the James Franco drama “About Cherry”; “Kilimanjaro,” starring Brian Geraghty and Abigail Spencer; and “Another Happy Day,” starring Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin and Ellen Burstyn.
- Dave McNary
Luv and It’s A Disaster producer Datari Turner has scored a first-look deal with Codeblack Films, Lionsgate’s specialty arm geared toward black audiences. The agreement gives Codeblack all North America rights to Turner’s slate of microbudget films via his Datari Turner Productions shingle.
Since founding the company in 2010, Turner has produced Sundance pics Another Happy Day, Salvation Boulevard, and Luv, as well as the James Franco starrer About Cherry. In that short time he’s also produced indie releases It’s A Disaster starring Julia Stiles, Kilimanjaro starring Brian Geraghty, crime drama Kid Cannabis, Video Girl starring Meagan Good, and ensemble comedy Dysfunctional Friends. “Datari has quickly established himself as a prolific producer with a keen ability to make powerful films that connect with moviegoers,” said Codeblack Films president Jeff Clanagan, who founded the label in 2012. “The Codeblack family is proud to work with him as part »
- Jen Yamato
Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has entered a first-look deal with indie producer Datari Turner, the company announced Wednesday. Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner’s microbudget film productions in the U.S. and Canada under the new agreement, and Turner will produce all films through his Datari Turner Productions banner. Turner has produced a variety of films in recent years, including Sundance hit Luv starring Common and Danny Glover; dark comedy It’s a Disaster with Julia Stiles and America Ferrera; comedy Dysfunctional Friends; Meagan Good-starrer Video Girl; and James Franco drama About Cherry. “Datari has quickly established himself
- Rebecca Ford
James Franco has always been open about embracing anything and everything that has to do with homosexuality. And while some may raise their eyebrows at his interest with gay topics, his pal and Michael co-star Zachary Quinto, who came out in 2011, praises Franco for it and urges others to also become a "provocateur" of sorts. "My feeling about James, in particular, is that he's someone who is really interested in generating a dialogue, and his personal position or perspective on something is almost less important to him than in what that position he adopts will generate in other people. And I think he's a provocateur in that way," Quinto tells HuffPost Live's Ricky »
AOL Original’s new series Making a Scene with James Franco debuts this Wednesday, and it features James Franco doing what he does best: art-like mini-projects that require more than a sentence to explain. Despite a title that sounds like something dry and conversational and hosted by James Lipton, the 10-episode first season actually showcases Franco & Co. taking a variety of famous scenes from famous movies, mashing them up, and staging the result. The key is that they won’t have total control over what they’ll be enacting.
“The idea was to turn over some of the creative process »
- Keith Staskiewicz
Esquire asked 50 notable men to reflect on the people who helped drive their success as a part of the magazine's new mentoring initiative. Chris Pratt, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Hader, and Armie Hammer are among the stars who share stories about the men and women who changed their lives in order to show the positive effect a mentor can have on a child. Check out their stories and photos here! »
- Erica Tempesta
“Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
The pic is scheduled to arrive June 17, 2016.
- Justin Kroll
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