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Nick Frost Heads To ABC For The Finger

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British comedy favourite Nick Frost will headline a new sitcom for ABC, which is being developed by Ben Karlin (Modern Family). The Spaced alum has had a busy time of late, balancing feature films such as The Boxtrolls and Cuban Fury, with television work such as Phineas And Ferb and Mr Sloane – but The Finger might just see his career enter a new phase.

The show will centre on Nick Ferguson (Frost), who is also known as ‘The Finger.’ He is the world’s most infamous jewel thief and, in reassessing his lifestyle, he decides that he wants to retire from his life of crime and spend more time with his nine year old son. He still needs a business, of course, so he opens a sandwich shop. The show will follow his subsequent transition from one high pressure lifestyle to another – albeit a more legitimate one.

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A Good Cast Can't Get "Cuban Fury" Back on the Beat

23 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Of the trio who gave us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, only Nick Frost has really had a hard time creating a name for himself on his own. Simon Pegg has appeared in the Star Trek and Mission Impossible series, while Edgar Wright has given us Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and was attached to Marvel’s Ant Man until he wasn't. By contrast, Nick Frost hasn’t had much opportunity to create a name for himself stateside, though he’s had a fair bit of success as the lead in the rather funny Sky TV series Mr. Sloane. For Frost, Cuban Fury was supposed to be his chance to prove his leading man chops. He succeeds, but unfortunately it’s in a rather predictable dance comedy that’s oddly light on both dance and comedy. Nick Frost could easily become a big name for comedy lovers in America, »

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‘Kill Me Three Times’ Review: Simon Pegg Hits While the Film Misses

23 October 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Kill Me Three Times is a comedic thriller that follows three overlapping murder plots in a gorgeous Australian beach town, all narrated by Simon Pegg as Charlie Wolfe, a quick-witted, heartless assassin. Scenes are shown from different characters’ points of view in non-chronological order as the lives of six locals (played by prominent Australian actors) intertwine. Sounds engaging and fun in theory, but in practice the humor is almost non-existent apart from Pegg, and the Wild Things-style “twists” rarely surprise. The intricate plot goes something like this: Wolfe is hired by a man (Callan Mulvey) to murder his wife (Alice Braga), but he doesn’t realize that two other people (Teresa Palmer and Sullivan Stapleton) already have detailed plans to kill her as part of an insurance scheme. Braga’s new boyfriend (Luke Hemsworth) goes after the husband while the local police officer (Bryan Brown) pursues one of the potential killers who has enormous gambling debts. All »

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Ving Rhames, Barkhad Abdi On Board for Some 'Extortion'

22 October 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ving Rhames, Barkhad Abdi, Jake McLaughlin, Frank Gillo, and Nicky Whelan are set to star in director Phil Volken's drama "Extortion," which he also penned the script for. The story centers on a doctor who desperately tries to save his wife and 5-year-old son after their long-awaited vacation in the Bahamas takes an unexpected turn.  No word yet on what specific roles each actor will play. Alina Shraybman is producer alongside Wendi Niad. The Filmmuse Productions project us scheduled to begin shooting in Puerto Rico this month. Ving Rhames will return with Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in "Mission: Impossible 5," as announced by director »

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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

21 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from one specific group—say, vampire movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we’re ready to talk zombies. Most zombie movies start the same way: A mysterious virus spreads, causing the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating monsters. From there, the same questions often arise: Will the zombies be able to run? »

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Former Film Engine’s Navid McIIhargey Partners With German Financiers, Acquires First Project ‘The Feud’

17 October 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Navid McIllhargey, the former FilmEngine president is back with a new company — Vandal Entertainment — and he just optioned his first project under the new banner: a revenge thriller called The Feud. Financed by German investors Film House Germany and Summerstorm Entertainment, McIllhargey just purchased the spec by Matthew Altman and David Matalon (no, not the Matalon who used to head New Regency). Described as The Raid meets Winter’s Bone, the story follows a mysterious man who returns to his home in Iowa for his brother’s funeral when he finds himself head to head with the local crime boss and traps him and his friends in an abandoned farm complex. They must battle for their lives against impossible odds.

McIllhargey, who formerly worked at Silver Pictures and New Regency, expects to announce several more projects in both film and television shortly; he and his financiers plan to do two »

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 2

17 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 30-21

30. The Sixth Sense (1999) directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Before he spiraled into a critical nose-dive from which he’s yet to recover, M. Night Shyamalan was heralded as the next great American filmmaker. (No, seriously.) Before his gimmickry become obvious–all the twist endings, the important details withheld, trickery in lieu of genuine cleverness–Shyamalan crafted a genuine masterpiece that remains as potent as ever, regardless of the spoiling of its sneaky surprises. Bruce Willis has never approached the grace and subtlety of his performance here; his empathetic, sorrowful turn as a child psychologist searching for redemption deserved an Oscar nod. Maybe he woulda gotten one had this movie not come out in the insanely good movie year of our lord 1999. Willis is matched every step of the way by Haley Joel Osment, giving one of the great childhood performances, and lending credence to lines that could have »

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Gillian Anderson Teases 'X-Files 3'; Wants 'Ghostbusters' Role

13 October 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that director Paul Feig has officially signed on to direct an all-female version Ghostbusters, the big question remains who the filmmaker will cast in the reboot. While promoting her new novel A Vision of Fire in a Reddit Ama session, The X-Files star Gillian Anderson revealed that she wants to be a part of this highly-anticipated project. Take a look at what she had to say below.

"Oh My God, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit!"

There have been a number of supporters and detractors of this all-female approach to Ghostbusters over the past few weeks. Original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray offered a number of suggestions last month, including his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. However, another original star, Ernie Hudson, spoke out »

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Pharrell Williams reunites with Daft Punk for 'Gust of Wind' video

7 October 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last time they paired up for a single, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk got very lucky indeed. Now, the "Girl" singer has re-enlisted the French DJ duo for the video for their collaboration "Gust of Wind," which finds them entering some kind of enchanted forest full of fairy-like girls who dance around majestically in a scene recalling Zhang Yimou's "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers" (minus the stabbing). Williams' hat is much smaller this time around, and he appears to have an Adidas logo on the seat of his pants.  As for Daft Punk, they sort of show up, as represented by two giant, floating Easter Island-like stone heads. After rocking the refrain, they leave our planet for the eternal disco in the sky. Godspeed, Daft Punk.  No drugs were used in the making of this video.  Watch it here: The clip was directed by none other than Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead, »

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Watch Edgar Wright’s New Music Video for Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s Single “Gust of Wind”

7 October 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Yesterday we showed you a teaser of Edgar Wright’s new music video for Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s single, “Gust of Wind,” and now the full piece has arrived.  It doesn’t make up for the loss of a Wright-directed Ant-Man, but it’s still nice to get a little something while we wait for one of his other projects to get going – Baby Driver, Grasshopper Jungle and that new one he’s developing with Simon Pegg. I doubt the song will catch on for me personally, but the combination of the tone of the track and Wright’s visual choices, especially those shot transitions, do make it a particularly smooth, pleasant watch.  Hit the jump to check out the “Gust of Wind” music video for yourself. Wright’s directed a bunch of music videos at this point, a handful of which we shared with you yesterday.  “Gust »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Film Review: ‘Kill Me Three Times’

6 October 2014 11:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Screen violence doesn’t get much cheaper or more gratuitous than in “Kill Me Three Times,” a sun-drenched, blood-spattered Australian thriller that seems to fancy itself the first movie ever to feature characters shot to death at point-blank range. Playing like a beach bum’s “Double Indemnity” with a few sub-Tarantino chronological backflips thrown in, director Kriv Stenders’ tiresome tale of scheming adulterers, cruel spouses and one bemused hitman (Simon Pegg) feels like poser noir all the way, never achieving the darkly comic flair or freshness of style needed to sell its fatalistic twists. Although picked up for Stateside release by Magnolia, “Three” will add up to very little commercially.

From the moment professional assassin Charlie Wolfe (Pegg) opens the movie with a loud “Fuck me!” and proceeds to tell us how he came to meet his death on a gorgeous stretch of beach in Eagles Nest, Australia, you can »

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Mondo Releasing Shaun of the Dead Soundtrack on Vinyl

6 October 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With the Garden Zombie photo being unveiled and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reprising their roles as Shaun and Ed for a cameo in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Halloween special, fans of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead have been able to celebrate the Rom-Zom-Com’s 10th anniversary, though Mondo’s vinyl release of the film’s soundtrack might be the best treat yet.

Mondo’s LP of the Shaun of the Dead soundtrack—its first release in any version—will be available sometime tomorrow. Stay tuned to Mondo’s Twitter for the big announcement. We have details on the vinyl and a look at its various versions below:

Press Release - “Edgar Wright’s Rom-Com-Zom turns 10 years old this year, and we are proud to celebrate this important milestone with a milestone of our own: we have pressed the complete score for Shaun Of The Dead – never »

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Reprise Their Shaun of the Dead Roles on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb

6 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, and so far, fans of the “Rom-Zom-Com” have enjoyed nuggets of nostalgia, such as the unveiling of the “Garden Zombie” photo and Mondo’s vinyl release of the film’s soundtrack, and now Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reprised their respective roles as Shaun and Ed in the Halloween special of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb animated series.

Cameo clip via IGN:

The post Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Reprise Their Shaun of the Dead Roles on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb appeared first on Daily Dead. »

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See Shaun Of The Dead's Main Characters On This Great Show

3 October 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reprised their roles as slacker besties Shaun and Ed of Shaun of the Dead on a most unexpected stage, the cartoon show Phineas and Ferb. The ep airs tomorrow, but The Disney Channel is sharing their cameo today in anticipation. We first shared news of this unconventional cameo in August, when Simon Pegg was giddy to announce it on Twitter: Here.s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed.s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!. Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014 At the time, mention of the Phineas and Ferb ep being a Halloween episode made us suspect that it would be the versions of Shaun and Ed from the end of Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, with one better adjusted and the other a chained-up zombie bud. Instead, we get early Shaun, complete with »

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Shaun Of The Dead's Main Characters Just Appeared On This Show

3 October 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have reprised their roles as slacker besties Shaun and Ed of Shaun of the Dead on a most unexpected stage, the cartoon show Phineas and Ferb. The ep airs tomorrow, but The Disney Channel is sharing their cameo today in anticipation. We first shared news of this unconventional cameo in August, when Simon Pegg was giddy to announce it on Twitter: Here.s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed.s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!. Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014 At the time, mention of the Phineas and Ferb ep being a Halloween episode made us suspect that it would be the versions of Shaun and Ed from the end of Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, with one better adjusted and the other a chained-up zombie bud. Instead, we get early Shaun, complete with »

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Want to see the Shaun Of The Dead duo in Phineas and Ferb?

3 October 2014 12:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

“Don’t touch me, I don’t want to be a pharmacist!” – Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have cameoed in-character for Phineas and Ferb.

A TV cameo can be a strange but brilliant delight. From seeing Monica swoon over ‘the muscles from Brussels’ in Friends to witnessing Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson uniting on screen – cameos and crossovers sometimes jar a little, but are almost always good fun.

Today, we’ve got one to report on that seems gleefully random and silly – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, in-character as their Shaun Of The Dead roles, popping up for a little chat in a Phineas and Ferb episode entitled Night Of The Living Pharmacists. Here’s the clip…

We’re told George A Romero also cameos as a reporter named – wait for it – Don Adaded. Geddit? The episode looks like a lot of fun, even if the target audience are too »

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Casting: Daniels, DeKay, McBurney, Reed

2 October 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Martian

Jeff Daniels is in talks to join the cast of Ridley Scott's "The Martian" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book, the story centers on an American astronaut (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded on Mars as Nasa launches a rescue mission to bring him back home.

Daniels would play the director of Nasa who is dealing with this crisis. Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Kristen Wiig are also said to be circling roles in the project. [Source: Heat Vision]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"White Collar" star Tim DeKay has been cast as Senator Christian Ward, the brother of Agent Grant Ward in the second season of ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.".

The Grant Ward character revealed last season his brother would force him to beat up their younger brother. DeKay will make an appearance in the sixth episode this season. [Source: EW]

Mission: Impossible 5

Simon McBurney ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, »

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Simon McBurney Enlisted For Mission: Impossible 5

2 October 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In franchise terms, the three years between Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and upcoming sequel Mission: Impossible 5, is a whopping gap. Paramount Pictures and Skydance’s decision to wait until the perfect line-up was assembled is a gamble that seems to be paying off. As the follow-up continues its shoot, Variety has the news of another pawn added to the espionage mix: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘s Simon McBurney.

So far we’ve little to go on in terms of story for the fifth instalment, which makes the details of McBurney’s role redundant. According to Variety, he’ll play the boss of franchise newcomer, Rebecca Ferguson. The report re-confirms the addition of Prometheus star Sean Harris to the cast, who’s reportedly on board to play the movie’s big bad. Alec Baldwin is also attached in an undisclosed role.

Back on the spy game are returning cast members Simon Pegg, »

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'Shaun of the Dead' Gets Animated in 'Phineas and Ferb' Preview

2 October 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shaun of the Dead's Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) return in an animated form with the first clip from Phineas and Ferb's Halloween special, entitled "Night of the Living Pharmacists", airing Saturday, October 4 at 8 Pm Et during Disney Channel's Monstober block of programming.

We repoted in August that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will voice their characters from the 2004 zombie comedy, but little was known about the story at that time. This episode centers on a new device created by Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire), which accidentally turn everyone in Danville into "Doof-zombies" who run rampant all over town. While traditional zombies have to bite their victims, Doofenshmirtz's machine allows the transformation to be much easier.

Take a look at the first scene from this weekend's episode, which also features guest stars such as Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero as reporter Don Adaded, »

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'Mission: Impossible 5' Casts 'Harry Potter' Actor Simon McBurney

2 October 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows actor Simon McBurney has joined the growing cast of Paramount and Skydance's action-packed sequel Mission: Impossible 5.

The actor will portray the boss of Rebecca Ferguson's character, although no specific story details have been released at this time. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg return to reprise their roles, with Alec Baldwin portraying the high-ranking CIA officer who oversees the Impossible Mission Force (Imf) team. No details have been given for Rebecca Ferguson's character, except she is playing the female lead.

Christopher McQuarrie is directing from a screenplay by Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3), with Tom Cruise producing alongside Skydance's David Ellison and J.J. Abrams. Production is currently under way.

Simon McBurney most recently starred in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and he will next be seen in The Theory of Everything. »

- MovieWeb

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