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There is a moment that really stuck with me from the interview HitFix's Louis Virtel conducted with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for "Get Hard" which posted yesterday. Virtel asks, "You are both very smart and funny people. During the scene in the movie where you kind of do a mockingly effeminate voice [to Hart] and you gag at a dick as though it's the worst thing that can happen to a straight guy [to Ferrell], in a gay situation, did you think: this is mildly mean spirited or at the very least, a little bit dated?" Before Hart responds, the camera holds on Ferrell's face for a just a moment. Ferrell doesn't look annoyed. He doesn't look angry. He isn't trying to force a smile. He just looks sort of sad. "Get Hard," which Drew McWeeny reviewed out of SXSW, is the directorial debut of longtime screenwriter Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") and has a pretty simple set up. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The second season of the DirecTV series Full Circle centers on a Chicago cop (Terry O’Quinn) who blew the whistle on police corruption in Chicago, 18 years ago, which resulted in sending his own father-in-law (Stacy Keach), the Chief of Detectives, to federal prison for life, only now he’s getting out and is intent on revenge. Similar to how the first season all took place in a Los Angeles restaurant, this season is primarily set in an Irish bar, focusing on a conversation between two characters involved in the lives of these two men. The show also stars Rita Wilson, Patrick Fugit, Calista Flockhart, Chris Bauer, Brittany Snow, Eric McCormack, David Koechner and Kate Burton. While on the set of the series from TV writer/playwright Keith Huff and executive producer/director Nick Hamm, Collider spoke to them both for this exclusive interview about the changes this season, the basic format of the series, »
- Christina Radish
Legendary Pictures has announced that principal photography is underway on director Michael Dougherty’s (Trick ‘R Treat) festive horror comedy Krampus, which features a cast that includes Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Tolman (Fargo), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Man), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stalder (Lena Rais).
Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus—an ancient entity from European folklore—all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.
- Gary Collinson
What does it take to make people laugh? A strong will to survive and the ability to deal with failure better than anyone else sure helps, as evidenced in the first trailer for Misery Loves Comedy. Tribeca Film has released this first sneak peek, which includes such comedy luminaries as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, David Koechner, Steve Coogan, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Larry David and Tom Hanks.
There are over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh. With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer's deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollack's Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor that details a »
While we're still waiting for Kevin Smith to deliver his holiday horror anthology Anti-Claus, the folks at Legendary Pictures are beginning production on their own Christmas-themed horror comedy called Krampus. The film tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. But things get even worse when they unleash the wrath of Krampus, a vicious, ancient entity from European folklore, who begins to wreak havoc, giving monstrous life to holiday icons and creating even more terror for this fractured family. And we have a cast! Adam Scott ("Parks & Recreation," Hot Tub Time Machine 2), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Way Way Back), Allison Tolman ("Fargo"), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Lena Rais) are all starring in the film which is now in production. »
- Ethan Anderton
I love a bit of Christmas; I have more Christmas sweaters than regular sweaters. I also love a mix of dark Christmas cheer when it comes to movies, with Gremlins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Rare Exports being some of my favourites. So I am very happy that Trick ‘R Treat director Michael Dougherty follow-up film to his 2009 cult classic Halloween film, will be Krampus. Krampus sees a mischievous ghoul of European folklore being awoken by a young boy Max and his dysfunctional family. The Krampus soon sets about ruining Christmas in darkly comedic ways, as Cbristmas icons take on a life of their own.
Dougherty has also scripted such superhero hits as X2: X-men United, and the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse, but it’s great he’s back in the director’s chair. Meanwhile, it is Weta Workshop who will be bringing the Krampus to life, while Legendary (fast becoming »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The visual effects are from the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital.
A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus stars Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty), Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense), Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman (“Fargo“), David Koechner (Anchorman series), Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Lena Rais).
Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family »
- Michelle McCue
Principal photography is set to begin on Legendary Pictures' Krampus, a horror-comedy feature film that reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday. This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul is co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty and stars a stellar ensemble cast, who are supported by the Oscar-winning creature-effects wizardry of Weta Workshop and the Oscar-winning visual effects of Weta Digital. Krampus will be released on December 4, 2015, by Universal Pictures.
A humorously creepy alternative to the traditional holiday classic, Krampus features a stellar cast that includes Adam Scott,  Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Golden Globe nominee Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), Emjay Anthony, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler. Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, »
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: Even more "Alien 5" news, our favorite supernatural horror remake gets a bump and what "Parks and Recreation" star is appearing in a movie about a pagan demon who murders children? See below for the full roundup. 1. Sigourney Weaver says Neill Blomkamp's "Alien" sequel will "break new ground" “I can’t think of a better director,” Weaver told Variety “He’s a real fan. I think he’ll be true to the world and take it in unexpected directions. It’s got a lot of sinew in it. It will certainly stand up to the others and probably break a lot of new ground as well.” On a related note, is Michael Biehn reprising his role as Hicks? Will there be more than one film? »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Legendary Pictures project is based around a demon who brutally punishes naughty children during the Christmas season.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 star Scott and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues actor Koechner have both signed on to play fathers of missing children in Krampus, with TheWrap reporting that Stefania Owen (The Carrie Diaries) will play one of the kids targeted by the demon.
Krampus will open in the Us on December 4. »
Today The Wrap reported exclusively, they say, that David Koechner and Adam Scott are joining the project. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter claimed an exclusive on the casting of Toni Collette and… well, Adam Scott again. I guess that’s not total overlap.
For my Exclusive, because it seems like everybody reporting on this film has to have one, I can reveal some details of their characters.
Adam Scott is playing a workaholic dad who has started to fade out emotionally on his home life. It’s only when his daughter is abducted – by the Krampus of the title, I assume – that he pulls himself together and becomes the man his family wants.
Koechner is playing a man who »
- Brendon Connelly
We're back with a special horror/sci-fi round-up that takes a look at key casting updates for the holiday horror film Krampus and Disney Xd's Star Wars Rebels, as Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Way Way Back), and David Koechner (Cheap Thrills), and Stefania Owen (The Carrie Diaries) have joined the former, while Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Crazy Ones) has signed on to lend her voice to the second season of the latter.
Star Wars Rebels: Sarah Michelle Gellar will voice a recurring character on the second season of Disney Xd's Star Wars Rebels. The series' first season finale aired last night. For those not familiar with the show, we have its official synopsis, as well as the press release with full details on Gellar's hiring and a tease of what's to come in the sophomore season (press release and image below »
- Derek Anderson
Long-gestating horror comedy, Krampus comes from the genius who brought us Trick ‘r Treat – Michael Dougherty. After a slump in development, The Wrap and THR now report that the movie has recruited a few new cast members who may suffer a fate worse than death… a Christmas-themed death!
The outlets both reveal that Toni Collette, Adam Scott – hot off his stint on NBC’s Parks And Recreation - and Anchorman‘s David Koechner have all signed on. The trio join The Carrie Diaries‘ Stefania Owen, Fargo‘s Alison Tolman and Chef‘s Emjay Anthony, who round out the confirmed cast.
Much like Treat ‘r Treat explored the wickedness of Halloween, Krampus will revolve around the perils of another holiday. This time Christmas looks set for buckets of blood, as the Krampus – a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – is comin’ to town. Forget writing a list to St. Nick. If you’ve been naughty, »
- Gem Seddon
The cast for Trick 'r Treat director Michael Dougherty's Christmas horror-comedy Krampus is shaping up nicely. Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Stefania Owen have all signed on, joining Allison Tolman and Emjay Anthony. The plot is based on the ancient Pagan legend about a demon who punished evil children during Christmas time.
Adam Scott and Toni Collette are playing two parents, whose son (Emjay Anthony) becomes the Krampus' target. Adam Scott's character is described as a "workaholic, absent dad," while the mother played by Toni Collette tries to pretend that everything is fine with her family by preparing elaborate meals. Both parents are forced to step up and defend their family when the Krampus comes to town.
David Koechner is playing another father, whose daughter (Stefania Owen) has also gone missing, "under mysterious circumstances." Allison Tolman is playing the sister-in-law of Toni Collette's character. Production »
Cast your mind back to last May when we learned that Trick ‘R Treat writer/director Michael Dougherty was planning to haunt another holiday with festive horror comedy Krampus. He’s been busy rounding up actors for the film, with Adam Scott, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony and Stefania Owen all signed on.Krampus, co-written by the director with Todd Casey and Zach Shields, will keep the focus on the Pagan demon that punishes the wicked and makes a meal (literally) of naughty children. Anthony, last seen as Jon Favreau’s son in Chef, will be the main target of the creature as the hero of the film. Scott and Koechner will be fathers whose children have gone mysteriously missing, with Owen as Scott’s daughter. There’s no word on what role Tolman, who won plaudits for her role in the Fargo TV series, is playing.Scott, who »
Surely one of the most anticipated horror films of the year is Michael Dougherty’s long-awaited Trick ‘r Treat follow-up, Krampus. Expected this December, the film has finally begun to cast in earnest with Parks and Recreation‘s Adam Scott, Cheap Thrills and Anchorman‘s David Koechner and more leading. A holidays-set horror-comedy, Krampus will be Dougherty’s vision of the Germanic…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Fresh off the series finale of “Parks and Recreation,” Adam Scott has signed on to star in Legendary’s holiday horror comedy “Krampus” along with “Anchorman” actor David Koechner and “The Carrie Diaries” actress Stefania Owen, TheWrap has learned. Michael Dougherty is directing the Christmas movie, which also stars Allison Tolman from FX’s “Fargo” and Emjay Anthony from Jon Favreau‘s “Chef.” Also Read: ‘Parks and Recreation’ Finale: What’s Next for Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott & Co. Story is based on an ancient legend about a pagan demon who punishes wicked children. Anthony will play a target of the Krampus who serves. »
- Jeff Sneider
With Christmas just about nine months away, casting is just coming together on Michael Dougherty's holiday horror movie Krampus. The film, coming via Legendary Pictures, concerns the fabled creature that takes away the naughty children that don't get presents from Santa Claus. The film now has two of the roles filled by comedic actors Adam Scott and David Koechner. According to The Wrap, Scott and Koechner will play fathers whose children are taken away by the pagan demon. »
- Alex Maidy
Video Services Corp has acquired from FilmBuff exclusive rights to Adam Carolla’s upcoming comedy.
The film will open in Toronto on April 10 day-and-date with VOD and digital ahead of a theatrical expansion into other cities.
“We’re thrilled to be distributing this film in Canada and to be working with FilmBuff again,” said Vsc president Jonathan Gross. “We have worked on a lot of stand-up comedy releases and we’re excited to be involved with one of this quality.”
Gross brokered the deal with Scott Kaplan of FilmBuff. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The Office may be over, but Ingrid Michaelson's latest video reunites a few of the actors - Rainn Wilson, Brian Baumgartner, and David Koechner - as they lip-sync and totally take over her new single, "Time Machine." The Office guys aren't the only funny TV stars there; Donald Faison, Garret Dillahunt, and Jorge Garcia (just to name a few!) are also guest stars, singing and dancing their hearts out until Michaelson takes the control back. »
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