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Gaffigan plays a seemingly normal father of a loving family whose home life is turned upside down when his 17-year-old son, played by Miller, discovers that his dad has a second family. “We have a truly talented group of actors and I am beyond excited to lead this stellar cast in this delightful story,” says Bailey. “I can’t think of a more perfect class of actors to portray this seemingly dysfunctional family, which I think we can all relate to in one way or another in our own families.”
Gunn will take on the role of Gaffigan’s character’s first wife, while Mathis will be playing the role of his second wife. »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Two-time Breaking Bad Emmy winner Anna Gunn has boarded Miranda Bailey’s upcoming Cold Iron Pictures/Imagine Entertainment comedy You Can Choose Your Family along with Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky and Logan Miller rounding out the cast that already includes comedian Jim Gaffigan. The film centers on Frank (Gaffigan), a seemingly normal father of a loving family. However, his home life is turned upside down when his 17-year-old son, Phillip (Miller)… »
Alien: Covenant, Chuck and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewAlien: Covenant, Chuck and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul make Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen5/19/2017 3:17:00 Pm
The sci-fi horror flick is the sequel to Prometheus, continuing the story of the android David (played by Michael Fassbender) and what alien terrors he unleashes on a colonist crew that unexpectedly show up to his new home planet. It's sure to be full of amazing special effects, making this is a must-see in IMAX or 4Dx if you're in Toronto!
- Tanner Zipchen
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.
– The Orchard has acquired the rights to “Kings,” the drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Deadline reports. The film focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.
- Graham Winfrey
Back in its early days, TV Land focused on airing classic TV shows. Then, they started their own scripted comedies starring classic television stars. Now, they've started focusing on producing "edgier" comedies. Is this a good move? Which shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned to follow the ratings.Scripted TV Land shows listed: The Exes, Happily Divorced, Hot in Cleveland, Impastor, Jennifer Falls, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Lopez, Nobodies, Retired at 35, The Soul Man, Teachers, and Younger.Last updated: Most recent ratings for Lopez and Nobodies.Read More… »
Hollywood’s love affair with boxing, underdog stories, and the struggles of the common man continues with Chuck, a true story which manages to breathe some fresh life into the well-worn genre. Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, a New Jersey boxing hero in the early ‘70s, who’d earned the nicknamed ‘The Bayonne Bleeder’ (the film’s original, better title) because of the copious amounts of blood he’d lose during an average fight. In 1975 legendary boxing promoter Don King informed Chuck’s manager Al Braverman (Ron Perlman) that Muhammed Ali was looking to fight a white heavyweight after the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ and Wepner happened to be the highest ranking one around. Ali was expected to make quick work of Wepner, but The Bleeder surprised everyone by going the distance and even knocking The Champ down (the fight was called in Ali’s favor 19 seconds before the »
- Tom Stockman
Vulture WatchIs it time for the wood chipper? Has the Fargo TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Fargo season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?An FX crime drama anthology, Fargo stars Ewan McGregor (in a dual role), with Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Andy Yu, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jim Gaffigan, and Scoot McNairy. Taking place in 2010, the story follows the sibling rivalry between Emmit (McGregor) the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and his younger brother Ray Stussy (McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer. Although Emmit sees himself as an American success story, Ray is more of a cautionary tale.Read »
Claudia Myers will direct from her original screenplay about a young woman who has literally become invisible after her mother’s death and makes a living as a paparazzi photographer.
Years later she meets a disgraced former Mixed Martial Arts champion who is the one person who can see her and whose demise was brought about by one of her photographs.
Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico serves as an executive producer for Daylight Media.
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While Jim Gaffigan is best known for bringing the laughs, the comedian has quieted his jokes over the past few months following his wife’s brain tumour diagnosis. Et Canada exclusively sat down with the 50-year-old Daytime Emmy nominee at the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” charity gala in Toronto for the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation, where he opened up about his wife Jeannie Gaffigan’s […] »
- Cat Williams
“Duck Duck Goose” will hit theaters on April 20. The film was produced and financed by Original Force. The deal was announced on Wednesday by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, and Harley Zhao, president and CEO of Original Force.
The movie is directed by Christopher Jenkins, written by Jenkins and Rob Muir, and produced by Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins. Gfm Films and Gfm Animation are handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival.
Gaffigan voices a high-flying bachelor goose who’s injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two demanding ducklings (voiced by Zendaya and Lim), on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.
- Dave McNary
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to the animated family comedy “Duck Duck Goose,” featuring the voices of Zendaya, Jim Gaffigan and Lance Lim, from Original Force. The announcement was made Wednesday by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films and Harley Zhao, President and CEO of Original Force. Original Force produced and financed the animated film. “Duck Duck Goose” is directed by Christopher Jenkins and written by Jenkins and Rob Muir. Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins produced. Also Read: Zendaya Says Vons Grocery Store Clerk Refused Her Service Because of 'Skin Tone' The film follows a high-flying bachelor goose named. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose.
China-based Original Force produced and financed the film, which Open Road will release April 20, 2018.
The story centers on a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (Gaffigan) who is injured in flight »
- Tatiana Siegel
Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to Duck Duck Goose, an animated family comedy produced and financed by Original Force. The pic features the voices of Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya and Lance Lim and the distributor has set an April 20, 2018 release date. Directed by Christopher Jenkins and written by Jenkins and Rob Muir, the pic centers on a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (Gaffigan) who is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and… »
Altitude Film Distribution has taken all U.K. and Irish rights on two titles in the Cannes Film Festival’s official lineup: competition entry “Loveless” and Director’s Fortnight title “The Florida Project.”
“Loveless,” which is being sold by Wild Bunch, sees its festival premiere Thursday. “The Florida Project,” sold by Protagonist Pictures, screens on Monday. Altitude plans to release both titles in early 2018.
“Altitude loves working with talented filmmakers to get their films seen by mass audiences, and with these two wonderful films we have the opportunity to do just that,” said Hamish Moseley, head of distribution at Altitude. “We’ve worked hard to establish Altitude as one of the most reliable distributors of distinctive and popular independent films and can now proudly describe our slate of titles for this year and next as incredible.”
- Robert Mitchell
Oscar-nominated actor Ian McKellen has joined the international cast of Ken McMullen’s “Hamlet Revenant,” which Danish sales company TrustNordisk has boarded for worldwide sales. Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne and “Gladiator” star Connie Nielsen have also been announced for the film, to be presented to buyers in Cannes.
An original adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the film explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche through the story of a man caught in a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness. It is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2017.
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard will head the international cast playing the Danish prince. The actor is best known for his lead role, opposite Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, in Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair.” Newcomer Maria Boda is set to play Ophelia. The cast also includes French actors Lambert Wilson and Dominique Pinon and British actor Lex Shrapnel. »
- Robert Mitchell
Rocky. Rocky II. Rocky III. Rocky IV….I could keep going and somehow we’ll end with Creed, but that doesn’t matter. What does, however, is who Rocky was inspired after, and what that man has to lay claim to fame.
Chuck Wepner is his name. He’s the man that went fifteen rounds in the ring with the man of the hour, Muhammad Ali. Chuck also happens to be the name of the new film coming out about his life in and out of the ring and show business. Directed by Philippe Falardeau (who had previously directed The Good Lie), the film stars Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner, Naomi Watts as Linda, Elisabeth Moss as Phyliss, Jim Gaffigan as John, and Ron Perlman as Al Braverman.
Of course, since this is a dramatic version of real life events, it wouldn’t be a film without having Sylvester Stallone »
- Catherina Gioino
For comedian Jim Gaffigan and wife Jeannie, a terrifying health crisis has served as a source of renewed purpose.
“I made a complete commitment to be sure that my kids are compassionate kids,” Jeannie tells People in this week’s issue as she recovers from a lengthy surgery that removed a six-cm. benign tumor from her brain last month.
The papilloma of the choroid plexus, which was wrapped around Jeannie’s brain stem and suppressing several of her cranial nerves, had been growing for likely over a year. Jeannie’s Mount Sinai Hospital neurosurgery team believes they removed it in its entirety. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Jeannie Gaffigan‘s “whole life” has completely changed — for the better.
The comedy writer wife of Jim Gaffigan tells People exclusively in this week’s issue of finding out she had a six-centimeter benign brain tumor last month, “There’s just going to be so much to come out of this for me. All of this is a miracle.”
On April 18, Jeannie’s tumor — which was wrapped around her brain stem and suppressing several of her cranial nerves — was removed in an over nine-hour surgery at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City.
Jeannie is now at home recovering, and »
- Lindsay Kimble
Directed by Phillipe Falardeau.
A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner.
Are strong acting and unrecognizable familiar faces enough to push a film over the hump from bad to good? Usually yes, but Chuck (also known as The Bleeder in other territories) is a rare sort of misfire that only has the talent in front of the screen going for it. Directed by Phillipe Falardeau (The Good Lie and Monsieur Lazhar), notable names such as Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, and more have all gone through impressive physical transformations, whether it be from physical makeovers to New Jersey accents and more, and while they all generally seem to be firing on all cylinders including having excellent chemistry with one another (Naomi Watts, the »
- Robert Kojder
For months, comedy writer Jeannie Gaffigan brushed off her recurring headaches, dizziness and coughing fits, blaming the symptoms as byproducts of life as a working mom of five.
It wasn’t until she began to lose her hearing, however, that Jeannie – the wife of comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan – decided to push for answers, ultimately learning the unimaginable: she had a tumor the size of an apple wrapped around her brain stem.
“I was a ticking time bomb, waiting to be paralyzed,” Jeannie, 47, says in this week’s issue of People.
It was a benign papilloma of the choroid plexus »
- Lindsay Kimble
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