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The married couple have closed a deal with TV Land for a pilot script they are exec producing tentatively titled “Friends With Melissa.” Written and exec produced by Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, it is inspired by the trios’ lives watching fellow Groundlings (including McCarthy) go on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars while they toiled away writing for children’s television. McCarthy will appear in the pilot episode.
“We are continuing to build our stable of innovative, engaging and challenging comedies, which is exactly what Melissa, Ben and these writers have brought us,” said Keith Cox, exec VP of development and original programming for TV Land. “With this script being from a group of alums from the Groundlings, we’re excited to know they’ll have an endless amount of creativity »
- Whitney Friedlander
What would Lady Mary Crawley think of Michelle Dockery‘s new TV gig?
Based on a series of books by Blake Crouch, Good Behavior centers on Letty Dobesh (Dockery), a thief and con artist who is fresh out of prison. When she overhears a hitman being hired to kill a man’s wife, Letty sets out to »
Billed as a “dark comedy,” the series focused on a meticulous but generous man who sees the world in very black and white terms: what is acceptable, and what is unacceptable. Dan Jinks and Rudnick will exec produce.
Linklater stars as Elyot Vionnet, an advocate of common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel them from afar, inserting himself into their lives in most unwelcome fashion. When the individuals he deems classless choose not to take his advice, they meet with terrible consequences. In the midst of his mission, Elyot allies himself with his neighbor, an 11-year-old named Stella, to try to make the world better, one tactless person at a time.
“This pilot is a unique dark dramedy, and is truly outside the box for TV Land, »
- Brian Steinberg
TV Land has given a pilot order to I Shudder, a dark comedy pilot starring Hamish Linklater and written by Paul Rudnick, about a meticulous but generous man who sees the world in very black and white terms: what is acceptable, and what is unacceptable. Dan Jinks and Rudnick will executive produce. Linklater plays Elyot Vionnet, an advocate of manners, style and most importantly, common decency. Observing people committing heinous crimes of etiquette, he tries to counsel… »
TV Land has ordered a pilot for “I Shudder,” a dark comedy set to star Hamish Linklater and written by Paul Rudnick. Linklater will play Elyot, a meticulous person who divides everything around him into one of two categories: acceptable or unacceptable. In the pilot, Elyot embarks with his 11-year-old neighbor on a mission to improve the world one classless person at a time. Also Read: 'Dukes of Hazzard' Pulled From TV Land Lineup Amid Confederate Flag Controversy “This pilot is a unique dark dramedy, and is truly outside the box for TV Land,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and. »
- Daniel Holloway
TV Land's reinvention is continuing in a big way. The Viacom-owned cable network has tapped Hamish Linklater to star in hot comedy pilot I Shudder, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera comedy, from writer Paul Rudnick (The Addams Family Values, In & Out), has been generating solid buzz around Hollywood for its originality, fresh concept and sharp biting humor. Oscar-winner Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Milk) is set to executive produce the CBS Television Studios comedy via his Dan Jinks Co. banner alongside Rudnick. I Shudder marks Rudnick's television writing debut. See more Broadcast TV's New Shows
- Lesley Goldberg
Anchorman 2 director Adam McKay is directing the film which stars Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Brad Pitt (Fury), Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) and Ryan Gosling (Drive), as well as newly announced additions Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter).
McKay re-wrote the film from a previous script from Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs), which is based on bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. The book tells the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
- Scott J. Davis
New movie alert! Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment has announced that “The Big Short,” a movie written and directed by Adam McKay of “Anchorman” franchise and “The Other Guys” fame, will begin filming in New Orleans. Also announced were several big names associated with the film. Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt will star in the film as well as Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei. Also starring in the film are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, Byron Mann, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock. McKay based the script for “The Big Short” on another script by Charles Randolph (“Love and Other Drugs”) [ Read More ]
We've already had a couple of 'another actor joins big ensemble movie' stories this morning, and this one will be no different. Apart from the names and the film, obviously. This time it's Adam McKay's financial drama The Big Short, and the actress in question is Marisa Tomei. She joins the already-aboard Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Melissa Leo, Anchorman director McKay has been developing this one for a while now, working up something very different from his usual comedy brand. It's based on Moneyball author Michael Lewis’ book, subtitled 'Inside The Doomsday Machine', and follows several key people who had roles in creative the toxic credit bubble that sent the financial markets into panic mode over the last decade. Also announced as having just signed up are Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Byron Mann, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock, although »
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for “The Big Short,” with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”). The film’s screenplay is written by McKay, from a script by Charles Randolph (“Love And Other Drugs”), based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. “The Big Short” is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, »
- Philip Sticco
Writer/director Adam McKay is not only funny, but he's passionate about the economic disparity that plagues this country. Aside from the fact that I love most of his movies, I love his political outrage, which I find to be well-honed and persistent but in a way that's not irritating and actually has a chance of reaching people beyond the converted. So while The Big Short looks like it will be markedly less humorous than his other films (on purpose, it's a drama), I'm betting he nails it. And he'll have a lot of great help too. We reported earlier that Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale were onboard the film, and provided a more recent update that Steve Carell had joined the team. Now comes the news that The Big Short has started shooting and that Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei have joined the cast. McKay and Charles Randolph »
- Evan Dickson
Production is underway in New Orleans on the Plan B, Paramount and New Regency non-fiction adaptation about investors who ‘shorted’ the market at the time of the housing bubble prior to the 2008 financial collapse.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Deadline reported on Tuesday that Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt are set to join Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei in McKay’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The book tells the story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
This is McKay’s first dive into large-scale drama after making a name for himself with comedy hits such as Anchorman, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers. He most recently worked with Marvel and Paul Rudd on the script for Ant-Man, which just released its second trailer, and is rumored to be on the shortlist »
- Zach Dennis
Early reports linking Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell to roles in The Big Short began in January this year, and were finally been verified this morning. Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment have ended negotiations with the star-studded ensemble who are all confirmed to appear in the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ best-selling book.
The non-fiction narrative tells the story of several key players responsible for the 2008 marketing crash, and how their individual actions had major consequences on the stock market. Anchorman helmer Adam McKay is directing this one to the big screen based on a script by Charles Randolph. Despite the dry subject matter, the injection of several A-list names hints at a production geared towards award-savvy audiences.
Gosling, Bale and Carell topline as three figures in the investment world whose decisions saw them profit from the catastrophe. Pitt, who will do double-duty while producing for Plan B, »
- Gem Seddon
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment officially announced the cast of Adam McKay's The Big Short today and it's an impressive cast to say the least. Based on Michael Lewis' best-seller "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s, the film will star Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt and joining them are a pair of Oscar winners in Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), which is to say this is also sort of a Crazy, Stupid, Love. reunion between Carell, Gosling and Tomei. The film's final screenplay is credited to McKay, written from an earlier draft penned by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs) based on Lewis' book. As for the film's actual plot, nothing is said other to offer a similar recap as I did above with the press release reading: »
- Brad Brevet
Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment today announced casting for The Big Short, with Christian Bale (“American Hustle,” “The Dark Knight” trilogy), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Ryan Gosling (“Drive,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”) and Brad Pitt (“Fury,” “World War Z”) coming aboard the project for director Adam McKay (the “Anchorman” films, “The Other Guys”). The film also stars Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Frozen River”) and Marisa Tomei (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “The Wrestler”).
The Big Short is the remarkable true story of the genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to “short” the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
- Michelle McCue
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei are all reportedly set to star in the Adam McKay-directed adaptation of "Moneyball" and "The Blind Side" author Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" for Paramount Pictures, New Regency and Plan B Entertainment.
The story deals with how genius contrarian investors who, recognizing just how insane the housing bubble had become, figured out how to 'short' the market prior to the financial collapse of 2008.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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In his distinguished acting career, John Noble has played — among other roles — a lovable mad scientist, a sin eater, a power-hungry Transformer and the insane steward of a Middle Earth throne.
And as such, when you approach him on the street, he knows exactly what you want to talk about.
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“Over the years, I’ve found that there is a bit of cliché about fans being an oppressive sort of people. But they’re not. Most of them are really beautiful, »
Touring is a rite of passage for many young performers, and an amazing way to see the country and impact communities far and wide. From full-fledged Shakespeare to “Berenstain Bears,” here are 12 touring theater companies that make a difference across the United States. The Acting CompanyThis highly respected touring repertory company has brought top-quality classical performances to over 3 million people nationally and internationally since 1972. Educational programming like artistic residencies, workshops, and master classes promote literacy and artistry throughout the country, and alumni actors include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, and Hamish Linklater. Currently on tour? “Macbeth” and “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” performed in rotating rep until late April. Aquila TheatreThis New York-based company aims to bring “the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number” by presenting a sit-down season of classical plays in New York, and a national tour reaching over 50 U.S. cities every year. Aquila »
While Warner Bros. and DC have tried for years to launch a Plastic Man movie, they still haven't found the right way to do the character justice. Not even with their upcoming slate of superhero films. But Marvel and 20th Century Fox long beat them to the punch with their official Fantastic Four movie way back in 2005. Its true that Mister Fantastic shares some of the same stretching abilities, which were put on display in two sequels. Now a reboot is coming this summer. So what will this new stretchable superhero look like? While we didn't get to see Mister Fantastic go to work in the trailer, actor Miles Teller, who is rebooting the iconic role of Reed Richards, offers an answer.
Speaking with Empire, the actor doesn't exactly explain the science behind Reed Richards, but he does explain that he tried to learn the meaning behind the technical dialogue as best he could. »
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