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Sierra/Affinity to sell int'l on The Duff

5 September 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity has come on to handle international sales on CBS FilmsThe Duff starring Mae Whitman, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels and Ken Jeong.

The Duff is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel and centres on a high school student’s campaign to reinvent herself.

Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Skyler Samuels and Nick Eversman round out the key cast.

Ari Sandel directed from Josh Cagan’s adapted screenplay. McG, Mary Viola, Susan Cartsonis are producing with Lane Bishop serving as executive producer on the comedy. 

CBS Films will release The Duff wide in North America on February 20, 2015.  »

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Toronto: Sierra/Affinity to Sell Foreign Rights to Mae Whitman’s ‘The Duff’

5 September 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sierra/Affinity is launching international sales of CBS Films’ teen comedy “The Duff,” starring Mae Whitman in the title role.

Bella Thorne, Allison Janney, Robbie Amell, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman and Ken Jeong also star. Ari Sandel directed from Josh Cagan’s script, which is based on Kody Keplinger’s novel.

Producers are McG, Mary Viola and Susan Cartsonis with Lane Bishop exec producing.  CBS Films will release “The Duff” in North America on Feb. 20.

In the film, Whitman portrays a high school senior whose world is shattered when she discovers that she’s known as “The Duff” — or the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — and decides to reinvent herself.

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Toronto: Rob Schneider’s Polar Bear Comedy ‘Norm of the North’ Set for 2016

4 September 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Splash Entertainment has set an early 2016 release for animated polar bear comedy “Norm of the North,” with Rob Schneider voicing Norm.

Heather Graham, Ken Jeong and Loretta Devine are also on board to voice characters.

Splash made the announcement on the opening day of the Toronto Film Festival, adding that it has created a new feature film division within the company.

Lionsgate will distribute “Norm” in North America. International sales are being handled by Good Universe.

Nicolas Atlan and Mike Young, Co-CEOs of Splash Entertainment, will produce along with Splash Entertainment’s Liz Young and Steve Rosen.

The movie follows the exploits of Norm, a fun-loving polar bear, and his three ragtag lemming pals in their bid to save their Arctic home.

Splash specializes in children’s programming such as “Chloe’s Closet” and “Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch.”

“Norm of the North” was first announced as a project »

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Seth Meyers, Larry King, and more express condolences for Joan Rivers

4 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:

.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 04, 2014

#RIPJoanRivers #Legend instagram.com/p/siPD5iOc7o/— Ken Baker (@kenbakernow) September 04, 2014

Joan was a classic New Yorker. Her wit, style, moxie, feminist trailblazing, and quiet philanthropy made her a legend. #RIPJoanRivers— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 04, 2014

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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Watch: Dan Harmon Documentary ‘Harmontown’ Gets New Trailer

28 August 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Community” fans will get a closer look at the creator of the cult favorite comedy with the Dan Harmon documentary “Harmontown,” for which The Orchard released a new trailer on Thursday.

Neil Berkeley directs the documentary that follows Harmon after he was fired from “Community” and embarked on a tour with his podcast, performing live across the country. It touches on such subjects as the infamous Chevy Chase voicemail that Harmon played for the public and features Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Jason Sudeikis, John Oliver and “Community” stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Before “Community,” Harmon wrote for “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Black/Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.”

“I’m his biggest fan, and I fired him,” comments Silverman in the trailer.

Though Harmon was fired ahead of “Community’s” fourth season, he returned »

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Ken Jeong Will Lead Untitled Celebrity Death Pool Comedy

22 August 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hangover actor Ken Jeong will be gunning for his favorite actor in a desperate bid to win a long-running celebrity death pool in an upcoming comedy for WWE Studios. The actor leads the currently untitled pic, being developed as “Untitled Celebrity Death Pool,” in the role of a struggling night club owner who, after becoming heavily indebted to a loan shark, decides to win the pool by speeding up the demise of his chosen celeb – David Hasselhoff.

The Hoff has a cameo role in the comedy, as does WWE’s Hulk Hogan. Other A-list celebrities are also expected to appear as themselves, being pursued by homicidal death pool participants. Darren Grant (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) will direct from a spec script written by Peter Hoare.

It’s been a pretty terrific 2014 so far for Jeong. On the small screen, his NBC cult comedy Community beat death once »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ken Jeong Sets out to Kill David Hasselhoff in New Comedy

21 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community) has signed on to star in a comedy currently known as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool. In it, he will play a nightclub owner who is in debt to a loan shark, so he sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by killing his chosen celebrity... David Hasselhoff.

What makes this even more awesome is the fact that Hasselhoff himself is also on board to co-star in the film. He's also producing it with WWE Studios President Michael Luisi and Hyde Park’s Amritraj, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes, and Warren Zide.

If you didn't think this news could get any better, you are wrong, because Hulk Hogan also signed on for a role! This film seems like it will be full of cameos, but the actors mentioned here are the only ones that have been revealed so far.

The movie will be directed by »

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Ken Jeong Latest Project: A Celebrity Death Pool Comedy

21 August 2014 1:48 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Is there anyone out there who plays the celebrity death pool game? Hopefully you don’t–that’s a rough way to make a buck. But judging aside, the celebrity death pool is an age-old game that’s now going to become a funny movie. Well, that’s the intent–it’s the brain child of Ken Jeong. Jeong’s latest project, currently called “Untiled Celebrity Death Pool,” will star Jeong as a rotten nightclub owner who wants to make some quick cash to pay back a loan shark. Instead of thinking of other ways to make money, Jeong’s character turns to the obviously natural way to make a buck–bet big on Davd Hasselhoff as the next celeb  [ Read More ]

The post Ken Jeong Latest Project: A Celebrity Death Pool Comedy appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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WWE Movie News With Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong & David Hasselhoff

21 August 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

WWE.com

There’s another WWE Films project in the works and this time Hulk Hogan will be a part of it. WWE announced it in the following press release:

Los Angeles and Stamford, Conn. – Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and WWE Studios announced that they are joining up again to co-produce a comedy with the working title “Untitled Celebrity Death Pool.” Ken Jeong (“The Hangover,” “Community”) has signed on to star in the satire, which centers on a struggling nightclub owner whom, after amassing a large debt from a loan shark, sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity, David Hasselhoff. Darren Grant (“Diary of a Mad Black Woman”) will direct from a script written by Peter Hoare. In addition to Hasselhoff, legendary WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and an increasing number of other celebrities »

- John Canton

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Casting: Bullock, Jeong, Warburton, Kebbell

21 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Our Brand is Crisis

Sandra Bullock has committed to star and David Gordon Green is set to direct the political dramedy "Our Brand is Crisis" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Bullock will also exec produce with George Clooney and Grant Heslov producing.

Peter Straughan's script is based on the 2005 documentary of the same name which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Dead Pool Comedy

Ken Jeong is set to star in Darren Grant's untitled comedy for Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff also star.

The satire follows a debt-ridden nightclub owner who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity David Hasselhoff. Peter Hoare penned the script and shooting begins next month in Los Angeles. [Source: Screen]

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Patrick Warburton has signed on to reprise his »

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The Trailer For Nicolas Cage's New Movie Is a Lot to Handle

21 August 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The trailer for Nicolas Cage's Outcast is . . . so much - Moviefone This is the year's best love story - HuffPost Entertainment Can you spot the changes in Superman's new suit? - Moviepilot 10 tips for enjoying the Simpsons marathon - Vulture Ken Jeong joins Hulk Hogan's WWE comedy movie - Splitsider 5 amazing scenes from otherwise horrible movies - Cracked Julianne Hough is officially returning to DWTS, but as a judge - BuddyTV All the spoilers for The Originals' second season - The Vampire Diaries The New Girl guide to dating like Jess - Popsugar Love & Sex »

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Ken Jeong Wants to Kill David Hasselhoff in WWE Studios Comedy

21 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In this edition of movies that might just be crazy enough to work, we have a wild comedy developing between Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the sterling WWE Studios. Deadline has word that The Hangover and "Community" co-star Ken Jeong is being placed in the lead role of a comedy that is currently being referred to as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool. The film will see Jeong playing a struggling night club owner with a massive debt to a loan shark. So in order to get the money he needs to pay them back, he decides to make good on his club's celebrity death pool by killing David Hasselhoff. The Hoff is also on board to co-star in the film, and he's also producing with the rest of the aforementioned companies, because why not? But he's not the only star seemingly stuck in the 90s popping up in the film. »

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Darren Grant to Direct Comedy Feature 'Untitled Celebrity Death Pool' for WWE Studios

21 August 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Director Darren Grant is the guy who made Tyler Perry well… Tyler Perry (I wrote all about that Here); but has rarely gotten any credit for it. As for his own career, Grant has remained busy, working steadily, as one of top music video directors in the business. However, finally, he’s now going back into feature film directing. Grant will direct the comedy "Untitled Celebrity Death Pool," to be co-produced by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. The film, which will star Ken Jeong of "The Hangover" fame, will play a struggling nightclub owner in debt to a loan shark who sets out to win his »

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Ken Jeong to star in celebrity death pool satire

20 August 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios are to co-produce the comedy Untitled Celebrity Death Pool starring Ken Jeong. Hyde Park International handles sales outside the Us.

The satire follows a debt-ridden nightclub owner who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity, David Hasselhoff.

The cast includes WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan alongside Jeong and Hasselhoff.

Darren Grant will direct from a screenplay written by Peter Hoare. Pre-production is earmarked for September in Los Angeles and the parties have targeted a 2015 theatrical release.

WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj are producing with Hasselhoff, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide. Eric Gardner is executive producer. »

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Ken Jeong Is Going To Murder David Hasselhoff In His New Movie

20 August 2014 7:56 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Quick! Think of the sleaziest, most unseemly way to make money possible. I haven.t the slightest idea what filth you thought of, but I can tell you Ken Jeong.s answer: murdering a celebrity in order to win a death pool. It.s a scheme just crazy enough to work, and it.s the premise of a new comedy The Hangover star just boarded. Currently titled Untitled Celebrity Death Pool, the flick will follow a sleazy nightclub owner, obviously played by Ken Jeong, who falls deeply in debt to a loan shark. Naturally, his solution is to bet big on David Hasselhoff in the title death pool, then set off to California on a mad quest to murder the ex-Baywatch star. You might think this premise would strike David Hasselhoff himself as pretty offensive, but he.s completely on board, both figuratively and literally. He.s given his »

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Ken Jeong to Star in WWE Studios Comedy with Hulk Hogan, David Hasselhoff

20 August 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ken Jeong has signed on to star in a comedy for WWE Studios that the company will co-produce with Hyde Park Entertainment. Project also features David Hasselhoff and WWE’s Hulk Hogan.

The project, currently being developed under the working title “Untitled Celebrity Death Pool,” will have the thesp portray a struggling nightclub owner who after amassing a large debt from a loan shark, sets out to win a long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill Hasselhoff.

Hogan will also appear in the film in a cameo, as will Hasselhoff, while other celebs are also expected to make appearances as celebrities with targets on their backs.

Jeong is currently lensing “Ride Along 2″ with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart for Universal.

Diary of a Mad Black Woman”-helmer Darren Grant will direct the celebrity death pool project from a spec script by Peter Hoare.

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, »

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Ken Jeong Dives Into Celebrity Death Pool Pic For Hyde Park, WWE Studios

20 August 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Hangover‘s Ken Jeong has signed on to star in a comedy currently known as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool, to be co-produced by Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios. Jeong will play a struggling nightclub owner in debt to a loan shark who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by offing his chosen celebrity: David Hasselhoff.

The Hoff himself is aboard to co-star and also will produce with WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Hyde Park’s Amritraj, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide. Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan also has signed on for a role. Diary Of A Mad Black Woman helmer Darren Grant is directing from a spec script by Peter Hoare. It’s the latest collaboration between WWE Studios and Hyde Park, which pacted last year on the Dwayne Johnson film adaptation of The Fall Guy, »

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Ken Jeong to star in celebrity satire

20 August 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi, and WWE Studios are to co-produce the comedy Untitled Celebrity Death Pool starring Ken Jeong. Hyde Park International handles sales outside the Us.

The satire follows a debt-ridden nightclub owner who sets out to win his long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill his chosen celebrity, David Hasselhoff.

The cast includes WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan alongside Jeong and Hasselhoff.

Darren Grant will direct from a screenplay written by Peter Hoare. Pre-production is earmarked for September in Los Angeles and the parties have targeted a 2015 theatrical release.

WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj are producing with Hasselhoff, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide. Eric Gardner is executive producer. »

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Ken Jeong Will Try To Kill David Hasselhoff

20 August 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Here’s a casting combo we’re not sure many people would have seen coming: Ken Jeong, Hulk Hogan and David Hasselhoff will be sharing screen time in a new untitled comedy (formerly known as Killing Hasselhoff) that focuses on celebrity death pools.The decidedly morbid idea of betting on when certain people will die forms the basis for the film, in which Jeong plays a struggling nightclub owner who is facing serious threats from the loan shark to whom he owes big debts.In order to pay the man off and emerge with his limbs intact, the businessman decides to make sure he wins a long-running death pool by killing his chosen celebrity: enter The Hoff, who will almost certainly be hassled here in complete contravention to that standard rule against doing so. And as to how Hogan fits into the film, that’s still unclear.Hasselhoff will be co-starring and producing the movie, »

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