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Studio Canal are behind the release and today released two new UK posters and a clip from the upcoming film.
I’m yet to see the film, but it comes across as having some strong hints that this will link Pegg back to his days in the superb two-season long comedy series Spaced, of which he co-wrote, though here he plays a 40-year-old divorcee, rather than baby-faced, video game playing stoner. Still, it’s got a great little premise which you can pick up in the synopsis at the bottom of the post.
Here are the new posters.
We also have that new clip, titled ‘Mantras,’ below.
Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over »
- Paul Heath
There are those who mourn the death of the classic romcom, and those who prefer the genre in its newer, more Apatovian incarnation. Both groups would do well to watch Man Up, a British charmer that has one foot firmly planted in each camp. It’s full of meet-cutes and grand romantic gestures, just like your favorite ’90s […]
- Angie Han
Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget. There will be drinking, there will be home truths; there will be an old classmate with a long-standing crush and stalker tendencies. There will be lost divorce papers, »
- Gary Collinson
Britain's Got Talent continued with a series high of nearly 10 million viewers last night (April 25), according to overnight figures.
ITV's reality competition show averaged 9.95m (46.3%) from 8pm, with an extra 511k (2.6%) watching on +1.
Ninja Warrior UK rose to 4.46m (24.5%) in the 7pm hour, and Play to the Whistle appealed to 2.42m (12.4%) from 9.15pm.
On BBC One, Pointless attracted an audience of 4.11m (22.9%), before Atlantis was watched by 2.39m (11.5%) from 7.45pm.
The National Lottery: In It to Win It garnered 2.75m (12.7%), with the latest Casualty treating 4.38m (22.6%) afterwards.
On Channel 5, the latest CSI episode interested 769k (4.9%).
The multichannels were topped by ITV3's Britain's Got More Talent, »
It’s the second Tribeca title picked up by Saban, which is paying seven figures. The year-old distributor acquired North American rights to the Simon Pegg-Lake Bell romantic comedy “Man Up” earlier this week.
“Backtrack” also stars Sam Neill and Robin McLeavy; Michael Petroni directed from his own script. It follows a troubled psychotherapist, played by Brody, who is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions that lead him back to his remote hometown, where he is consumed with the need to solve a decades-old mystery.
“Backtrack” is produced by Jamie Hilton, Antonia Barnard and Petroni. Executive producers include Compton Ross, Phil Hunt and David Evans. The film was financed by Screen Australia with Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology in association with Screen Nsw and Deluxe Australia. »
- Dave McNary
Saban Films is in final negotiations on a seven-figure deal to acquire U.S. rights to the psychological thriller “Backtrack,” which stars Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Sam Neill and Robin McLeavy, the company announced Friday. Written and directed by Michael Petroni (“The Book Thief”), the movie had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18. The deal includes a theatrical commitment for “Backtrack,” which marks Saban’s second acquisition out of Tribeca, having purchased the North American distribution rights to Ben Palmer’s romantic comedy “Man Up” starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg. Also Read: SXSW: Adrien Brody on How 'Stone Barn. »
- Jeff Sneider
This week, Variety reported on a study that was released confirming what many already know about the film industry, or at the very least anecdotally: Women are having an increasingly hard time breaking in.
The study showed that there’s a large gender gap between independently financed and directed projects by women when compared to projects within the studio system. The Sundance Institute and Women in Film looked at movies in competition at Sundance between 2002 and 2014 compared to the top 1300 grossing films between the same time period. Men appeared at Sundance at a ratio of 3 to 1 more often than women, but an even more staggering 23 to 1 when looking at studio films.
Further, half of the industry executives surveyed believed that films directed by women did not appeal as broadly as films directed by men. A quarter of those surveyed added that they shared a “perceived lack of ambition” in women directors, »
- Brian Welk
The initial plot kicks off when Nancy (Bell) is mistaken for Jack’s (Pegg) blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, but she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. From the first trailer here, it looks really inventive and if this clip is anything to go by, it’s also hilarously honest and sees two stars on top form.
Here Nancy (Bell), explains her theory about sexual partners when two people first get together, there’s natural chemistry everywhere – Just enjoy:
Man Up opens in the UK on 29th May. »
- Dan Bullock
The distributor has made a seven-figure offer for Us rights on the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Officially titled "Star Trek Beyond," co-writer (and co-star) Simon Pegg essentially confirms past rumors that Idris Elba will appear in the next movie, which is currently being written, with an eye towards a summer shoot, for a 2016 release. When asked whether Elba would indeed be in "Beyond," Pegg, speaking to MTV in a taped interview at the ongoing CinemaCon event (embedded below), said he's writing what will be an original character, not from the existing "Star Trek" universe that we're all already familiar with, and that he believes Elba will indeed be in the film: "Idris is an extraordinary actor and we’re trying to write him a kick-ass »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Read More: Interview: Lake Bell Wants to Vanquish 'Sexy Baby Talk' Via Her Directorial Debut 'In a World...' Lake Bell proved she's a pro at accents in her directorial debut "In a World...," which won her the Screenwriting Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and made her one of the most promising new filmmakers on the scene. In that winning comedy, Bell played an aspiring voiceover artist struggling to make a name for herself in a male-dominated industry. She's back showing off her impressive vocal range in the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "Man Up," a romantic comedy in which she's tasked with playing a British lass who thinks she's done with dating until she meets a man (Simon Pegg) who mistakes her for his blind date. The film is directed by Ben Palmer, who made "The Inbetweeners Movie," and written by first-time screenwriter Tess Morris. Indiewire sat down »
- Nigel M Smith
Man Up (2015)
Written by Tess Morris
Directed by Ben Palmer
UK, France, 2015
At 34, Nancy (Londoner-accented Lake Bell) is a flakey journalist on the reluctant look for love at the pestering of friends and family. Through a case of mistaken identity hinging on a self-help book, she winds up on a date turned epic day with Jack (Simon Pegg), an online marketing manager. Charming, right? It’s this on-the-nose “charm” which will divide audiences into lovers and haters (with this viewer falling more towards the latter). In spite of a stellar cast, Man Up falls flat on its promising premise of being a rom-com for nonbelievers.
From the very outset, Nancy is the cool-not-cool girl of quirky nonchalance – watching Silence of the Lambs, writing affirmations in her moleskine, chomping on a baguette, flailing in interactions with members of the opposite sex. Everything she does and says denotes a certain out-of-place yet above-it-all persona, »
- Diana Drumm
If you're one of those still trouble by the lack of a colon in the title Star Trek Into Darkness, then beware: you may well be having slightly similar feelings here!
For the first rumoured title for 2016's Star Trek movie has come to light, courtesy of the fine folks over at TrekMovie. And they reckon they've uncovered that the new film is going by the name of Star Trek Beyond.
The name has apparently been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), although TrekMovie does acknowledge it may be a decoy name to throw people off the scent. It does seem a pretty plausible title though, given how the movie has been described thus far.
Given that the film starts production in June, and that it's in cinemas in July 2016, we'd imagine we're going to find »
According to fansite TrekMovie.com, which has a solid track record when it comes to Star Trek, the upcoming third movie in Paramount Pictures’ relaunched series is going by the title of Star Trek Beyond.
According to the site, Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), although the report does go on to state that it could be a decoy title, given Bad Robot’s penchant for secrecy.
Little is known about the plot for Star Trek 3, although Simon Pegg – who is co-writing the script, as well as reprising the role of Soctty – has previously stated that it will have “the spirit of the TV show”, and an increased emphasis on exploration.
Meanwhile, speaking to MTV, Pegg has also confirmed that Idris Elba is set for a “kick-ass” role, stating that: “It will be [an original character]. This is the five-year mission now, we’re out there. »
- Gary Collinson
According to TrekMovie, the studio recently registered the title with the Motion Picture Association of America, making it all but an imminent press release away from being officially announced.
As has been rumoured for months, the third Star Trek film is expected to see the Enterprise crew on an exploration into deep space, living up to the show’s original mantra of adventures “Where no man has gone before”.
“Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.”
As was reported earlier in the year, Idris Elba will play the key villain in the movie. We »
- Matt Holmes
After a protracted development period, Star Trek 3 is finally moving full steam ahead, with Fast Five helmer Justin Lin behind the camera and series star Simon Pegg penning the script alongside Doug Jung, and today brings a possible title for the anticipated threequel.
According to TrekMovie.com (via /Film), it’s likely that the film, which will see the crew of the starship Enterprise into the deeper reaches of space on a five-year mission of exploration and discovery, is titled Star Trek Beyond. The site purportedly “has it on good authority” that the title is legitimate and has learned that Star Trek Beyond has been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a typical step that a studio takes once a title has been locked in.
It is worth noting that Bad Robot has quite a history of misleading audiences with regard to the content of its films (anyone remember this? »
- Isaac Feldberg
Paramount Pictures got CinemaCon’s “The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future” off to an exciting start with an exclusive presentation highlighting its Summer 2015 films (complete with stars, filmmakers, and surprises) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Photos: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages for Paramount Pictures). © ABImages
For more on the studio’s presentation to theater owners, read The Hollywood Reporter’s story here.
- Michelle McCue
It sounds like the crew of the USS Enterprise may boldly go where no man has gone before in next year's Star Trek sequel.
It looks like Star Trek 3 might have an official title. According to TrekMovie.com, the upcoming film will likely be called Star Trek Beyond. Apparently that’s the title that’s been registered with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), but the outlet also notes that we know how J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot operate. It’s possible that this could be a decoy title to throw fans off. However, the title Star Trek Beyond does make sense considering co-writer Simon Pegg has teased that the new film is about frontierism and also told Den of Geek the following: “So for me it's now about the spirit of adventure and exploration and also, in modern terms, just how would that be for people, to be away for that amount of time and that kind of stuff.” Director Justin Lin is expected to start filming Star Trek 3 (or »
- Perri Nemiroff
Tom Cruise is stealing the show in every way. Not only did the Mission: Impossible star surprise attendees at CinemaCon Tuesday, he also revealed that he actually did hang off of a plane for a scene in the upcoming Rogue Nation installment. Even more shocking, perhaps, is that Cruise had to hang off of that plane eight times. "I was actually scared s--tless," Cruise told the crowd at Caesar's Palace. Cruise joined co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg onstage, where they showed two clips and a montage from the film. The presentation also included a behind-the-scenes look at the jaw-dropping plane scene, which showed just how the cast and crew completed the scary stunt. "I was in a »
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