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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. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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. »
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” just added four more names to its expansive anniversary lineup. Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, J.B. Smoove and David Koechner are all set to appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Special,” TheWrap has learned. Also Read: ‘SNL 40′: Inside the NBC Sketch Show’s Roaring Ratings Highs and Looming Lows The tribute to the network’s iconic sketch-comedy show, airing live this Sunday from 30 Rock in New York, will feature 59 other big names, including Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Garrett Morris, »
- Travis Reilly
Created by Steve and Nancy Carell, the satirical take on police procedurals focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of Lapd detectives. Parks and Recreation alum Rashida Jones fills the title role, while Hayes MacArthur (Go On), Jere Burns (Justified), Deon Cole (Conan) and College Humor’s Andree Vermeulen round out the cast.
Smart will guest-star as a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who »
The film will open on February 13 in what Honora founder Giles Andrew described as an unprecedented distribution agreement.
Viewers will also be able set their own pricing in theatres at pay-what-you-want screenings throughout the Us and Canada and on Vhx.
This will coincide with a traditional theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles as well as digital launch on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo and other platforms.
Hits takes place in a small town in upstate New York populated by people who trade in unrealistic expectations.
“With the release of Hits, we’re giving audiences what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in and at a price that they choose,” said Andrew.
“As far as we know, this experiment is the first of its kind and was borne out of »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Comedy legend David Cross, who created the classic skit series Mr. Show with Bob and David and the cult sitcom The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, marks his feature directorial debut with Hits. This timely expose examines Youtube cultural and the dangers of viral celebrity in our tech-based society. The first trailer has arrived, and it delivers an ensemble cast that is sure to get any comedy fan excited.
Hits takes a dark look at the nature of fame in 21st century YouTube America. David Cross brings his camera into a small town in upstate New York populated by people who trade in unrealistic expectations. It's a story in which fame, delusion, earnestness, and recklessness meet, shake hands, and disrupt the lives around them.
Watch the first footage, which finds one small-town girl with dreams of making it big on the internet fall into the shadow of her well-meaning »
David Cross’ new film Hits has received its first full trailer. Written and directed by Cross, the film has a killer cast, led by the always hilarious Matt Walsh (Veep), and appears to have all of the expected offbeat style and sense of humor that fans of the Arrested Development star have come to love.
Hits premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and then subsequently screened at the Sundance London Film Festival the following April. It is a dark comedy that explores the strange phenomenon of 21st century YouTube fame in America. The film takes place in a small town in upstate New York and deals with the townsfolk riddled with unrealistic expectations and delusions of grandeur. The trailer shows Walsh as a regular “Joe” as he hits sudden fame after his insane rant at the local town meeting goes viral on YouTube.
Alongside Walsh, the film stars Michael Cera, »
- William Fanelli
David Cross has been a constant presence in cinema and TV for quite some time now, though he usually seems more comfortable supporting bigger stars in their respective roles. He gained cult status with the likes of the brilliant Mr. Show and later as Tobias Funke in Arrested Development. Now Cross is darting behind the camera for his first film as director in Hits.
In Hits, an unsuspecting father becomes famous after lashing out at a town meeting concerning potholes. He’s embraced by the online community, much to the dismay of his daughter, who wishes to become famous herself. Obviously satirical, and already looking quite dark and funny, Cross’ debut seems to pinpoint the current state of online fame and people’s perception of achievement.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
A hit at 2014′s Sundance Film Festival, Hits is the story of a small-town dad (Matt Walsh) who becomes a viral video star overnight after ranting and getting arrested at a town hall meeting. Things escalate when a group of activists come to rally behind him and when his daughter, jealous at her own lack of fame, begins making a scene to capitalize on the media firestorm. David Cross is making his directorial debut with this screwball indie comedy about fame in the Internet age, bringing together all his comedian buddies like James Adomian, Wyatt Cenac, David Koechner, and Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera.
Hits doesn’t yet have a release date, but you can now watch the first trailer below, and read our review of the film from Sundance London. Let’s hope it goes viral.
- Brian Welk
It’s been a year since David Cross’ feature directorial debut premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, but a Hits trailer is finally here. Meredith Hagner plays Katelyn Stuben, a fame-obsessed girl who’s convinced she’s going to be discovered by becoming a viral sensation. Trouble is, her dad beats her to it. Dave Stuben (Matt Walsh) frequents city council meetings to air his grievances and one outburst turns him into a YouTube sensation. Hits came out of the festival with mixed reviews, but as presented in this trailer, the timely concept, the sassy humor and snappy pace look like good fun so I lean towards taking the promo's pull quotes to heart. Hit the jump to check the new Hits trailer for yourself. No word on when the film will get a release, but according to the trailer, it’s coming soon and apparently via BitTorrent. Hits also stars James Adomian, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Remember Antoine Dodson? He was the guy who, after an impromptu appearance on a local news show, became an instant (internet) celebrity and for five hot minutes burned brightly around the world before fading away. Such is fame these days, and it's in that environment that "Arrested Development" star David Cross has delivered his feature length directorial debut, "Hits." Originally premiering at the Sundance Film Festival last year, Matt Walsh leads the movie as regular guy living in a small town in upstate New York who finds his rant at City Hall has suddenly gone viral, and soon, everyone wants a piece. As far as targets for comedy go, the current bar of fame is pretty low hanging fruit, though the film's ensemble of players, which includes Michael Cera, Amy Sedaris, Wyatt Cenac and David Koechner, is enough to capture our interest. No release date yet, but it looks like »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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