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Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2 opens tomorrow with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprising their roles from the first film. This time around they decide to be their own bosses by setting out on their own entrepreneurial venture. When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) steals their idea, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx all return for the sequel. While Horrible Bosses 2 isn't going to win any awards, I'll admit that I laughed a lot mostly from the great chemistry between Bateman, Day and Sudeikis. For more on the film, watch some clips, the trailer, or here's all our previous coverage. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Jason Bateman. He talked about not wanting to make a "stinky sequel," what it was like on set working with Sudeikis and Day, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
December 5, 2014
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Running time: 115 mins
Director: Christopher Smith
Running time: 102 mins
Director: Kar Wai Wong
Running time: 108 mins
Men, Women & Children
Director: Jason Reitman
Running time: 120 mins
Director: Simon J Smith, Eric Darnell
Running time: 92 mins
Director: Theodore Melfi
Running time: 102 mins
December 12, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battles of the Five Armies
Director: Peter Jackson
Running time: Tbc mins
December 19, 2014
Running time: 109 mins
Wonder Woman: Update: It's now confirmed that Michelle MacLaren will direct Wonder Woman from a script that she will help develop, though the writers have not been named at this point. Television veteran Michelle MacLaren, who has directed multiple stylish, memorable episodes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, is in talks to helm Wonder Woman. Also on that list, according to THR, are Homeland director Lesli Linka Glatter and The Babadook director Jennifer Kent. Gal Gadot is set to debut as the character in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a stand-alone Wonder Woman adventure due in theaters in 2017. [Variety] Forty Thieves: The ever-busy Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) will direct a new, comic version of Ali Baba and the...
- Peter Martin
The laughs will keep coming for freshman comedy “Cristela.”
ABC has ordered the back-nine episodes for “Cristela,” starring Mexican-American comedian Cristela Alonzo as a law school graduate who’s trying to become an attorney while balancing the demands of her family.
It’s been a consistent ratings performer, hovering around a 1.3 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 demo and an average of 6 million viewers in its airings to date in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 measure.
“Cristela” also stars Maria Canals-Barrera, Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Gabriel Iglesias, Sam McMurray, Justine Lupe, and Andrew Leeds. Executive producers also include Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy.
- Debra Birnbaum
Going in Style: Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in a remake of the gentle 1979 comedy Going in Style. The original starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as retired friends who decide to rob a bank; Zach Braff is in talks to direct the remake. [Variety/TheWrap] Tinker Bell: Melissa McCarthy will play the fairy heroine Tinker Bell in a new comedy-adventure to be directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel). Levy came up with the idea and developed it further with McCarthy; Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted) has been hired to write the screenplay. [Deadline] Big Eyes: New photos from Tim Burton's upcoming true-life drama Big Eyes showcase dramatic moments for married couple Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Also...
- Peter Martin
Melissa McCarthy has a knack for playing big personalities, but one of her next roles will be very very small. She’s set to play the fairy Tinker Bell in an untitled new movie directed by Shawn Levy, described as a comedy adventure that’ll bring a new spin to the classic Peter Pan tale. Hit the jump […]
- Angie Han
With the exception of a series of home video releases, we've never seen Disney's famous fairy Tinker Bell get her own movie, since she's always been relegated to appearing with Peter Pan. However, now the blonde pixie will star in her own film at 20th Century Fox. However, it won't be the kind of film you would expect since Deadline reports Tammy and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will play the title fairy, and Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy will be at the helm. The project is currently untitled, but it's based on a fresh approach to the iconic character which was fleshed out with the help of McCarthy herself. There aren't any details on what this new take will entail, but it sounds promising with Nicholas Stoller, writer of The Muppets and The Five-Year Engagement, in charge of the script. Levy and McCarthy will produce by way »
- Ethan Anderton
Melissa McCarthy is the female version of Kevin Hart: either you love her or you really, really f*cking hate her. Aside from a break-out supporting role in Bridesmaids, McCarthy has managed to essentially play the same role over and over again in movies like The Heat and Tammy. After a while, the schtick gets old and then you enter the Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey realm of safe, family films. On that note, McCarthy has teamed with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to develop a »
- Alex Maidy
"Peter Pan" fever is sweeping the nation, with NBC's upcoming live production of the stage musical prepped for next month, and Joe Wright's origin story "Pan" set to hit theaters next year. Now, another Neverland-centric project is in development, and it's nabbed a famous face as its star.
According to Deadline, Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a new movie from director Shawn Levy (the "Night at the Museum" films, "This Is Where I Leave You"). The film is described as a comedy-adventure story focusing on Peter Pan's fairy sidekick, and will be "a fresh take on the classic tale," per Deadline's report.
Levy came up with the story idea, and "Neighbors" director Nicholas Stoller (who also penned the "Sex Tape" and "Muppets Most Wanted" screenplays) is writing the script. Levy is still wrapping up the last bits of post-production on "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, »
- Katie Roberts
20th Century Fox just acquired the film rights to an untitled "Tinker Bell" comedy adventure that will star Melissa McCarthy as the tiny character. The new movie will be directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum). Plot details have yet to be revealed, but Deadline says that the Levy came up with the idea and then worked on it with McCarthy. The script was eventually written by Nicholas Stoller, who recently directed "Neighbors." A few year ago, Disney announced that it was going to make it's own Tinker Bell movie, called "Tink," a romantic comedy that had Elizabeth Banks attached to star. It's not clear whether the project is still happening. »
Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell. Deadline reports Fox has bought the rights to make the untitled Tinkerbell project, which will have Melissa McCarthy in the starring role as the iconic and feisty fairy. The comedy will be penned by Nicholas Stoller, the scribe behind such raunchy laffers as Get Him To The Greek and Sex Tape, as well as a co-writer on The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Night at the Museum trilogy helmer Shawn Levy is on board to direct. McCarthy and Levy will both pull double-duty as producers on the project. You might suspect that like most other incarnations of Tinkerbell tales, McCarthy's version will be animated. Well, that's »
The actress will play Peter Pan's fairy sidekick in the untitled film, reports Deadline.
Levy and McCarthy developed the story from the Jm Barrie classic, with Nicholas Stoller working on the script.
McCarthy's most recently film is St Vincent, which is screening in the Us now and will arrive in the UK on December 5.
She will next star in Spy.
Fox has acquired an untitled comedy-adventure film focusing on Tinker Bell, the fairy sidekick of Peter Pan, and have cast Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Tammy) in the role. Shawn Levy, who directed by Night at the Museum films and Real Steel, is on board to helm the project.
Deadline describes the film as a “fresh take” on the iconic character, which was originally pitched by Levy himself and will be fleshed out by McCarthy. Sex Tape, The Muppets, and Get Him To The Greek scribe Nicholas Stoller is on board to write the script.
Levy, who’s latest movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters next month, has yet to pick his next project, but has a few options at his disposal. He was recently attached to a modern retelling of the Arabian Nights story 40 Thieves for Fox, and Warner Brothers’ Minecraft adaptation. Deadline »
- James Garcia
20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled comedy-adventure that will star Melissa McCarthy as the fairy Tinker Bell.
Shawn Levy is directing the project based on a fresh take on the classic Peter Pan character that he and McCarthy came up with.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled Tinker Bell film for director Shawn Levy to helm and Melissa McCarthy to lead. Said to be a comedy-adventure, it will offer up a “fresh take on a classic tale,” one which originated from the two aforementioned talents. Nicholas Stoller will hop on board to pen the script, with Levy and McCarthy producing via their respective production banners.
No word yet on any additional cast members, or story details, but we imagine that McCarthy will be playing Tinker Bell in what is likely a live-action film. The other thing that’s unclear here is what tone this project will take. Will it feature more of the R-rated comedy that Stoller and McCarthy are known for, or will they be toning things down a bit to target the children?
Regardless of what Fox has in store for us, we’re definitely intrigued, and we »
- Matt Joseph
Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a comedy-adventure directed by Shawn Levy. According to Deadline, Levy came up with the idea and developed the premise with McCarthy. They sold the pitch to Fox and Nicholas Stoller will write the script. The report doesn't make it explicit, but I assume for now this is a live-action project. McCarthy, Levy, and Stoller make for an interesting collection of comedic minds. Fox presumably loves the successful Night at the Museum movies that Levy delivered, with another sequel coming in December. I bet on the Tinker Bell movie resembling the Night at the Museum tone. McCarthy is as good as you can get these days for that kind of broad comedy, and the typically R-rated Stoller showed a deft family touch on the new Muppet movie screenplays. There is enough reason for hope that I am curious to learn more about Levy's take on Tinker Bell. »
- Brendan Bettinger
Melissa McCarthy is getting wings. The "Tammy" star is teaming up with director Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum") for an untitled comedy-adventure in which McCarthy will play Tinker Bell, the fairy made famous in Walt Disney's 1953 animated classic "Peter Pan," according to Deadline. Nicholas Stoller ("Neighbors") will write the script based on a "fresh take" hatched up by McCarthy and Levy, who are also producing the film. No other details are available at this time. McCarthy can currently be seen in "St. Vincent" opposite Bill Murray; coming up she has the Paul Feig comedy "Spy" co-starring Rose Byrne and Jason Statham. Earlier this year, her latest starring vehicle "Tammy" brought in more than $100 million worldwide despite garnering poor reviews. What do you think of the idea of McCarthy as Tinker Bell? Let us know in the comments. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Levy will produce the untitled project through his Fox-based 21 Laps production company. McCarthy will also produce via her On The Day banner.
McCarthy is represented by CAA and the Schiff Co. Levy is repped by Wme and Stoller is repped by UTA.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
- Dave McNary
Both Melissa McCarthy and Shawn Levy came up with a fresh take on the Tinker Bell story, with Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement, Get Him to the Greek) coming aboard to write the screenplay. Melissa McCarthy will play the title character, but no other story details were given at this time.
It remains uncertain if this will be Shawn Levy's next directorial outing, after he puts the finishing touches on Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, set for release on December 19. The filmmaker recently became attached to direct two high-profile projects, Minecraft, which is set up at Warner Bros., and Forty Thieves that is housed at 20th Century Fox. Tinker Bell is said to be a high-priority project among those other films, but it isn't »
Directed by Shawn Levy, the sequel stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley. This time around Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. The movie opens in theaters on December 19. Here are the posters:
- Laura Frances
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