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'Alvin and the Chipmunks 4' Finds a Director (Exclusive)

17 December 2014 11:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Get ready for more Alvin and the Chipmunks. Walt Becker is signing on to direct a fourth installment of Alvin and the Chipmunks, Fox 2000 and New Regency’s latest in the successful CG/live-action hybrid series featuring the singing rodents. Plot details for the further musical misadventures of troublemaker Alvin, intellectual Simon and chubby Theodore are being squirreled away in a tree. See more The Big Screen's Evolution of Talking Animals Adam Sztykiel, whose credits include the Patrick Dempsey rom-com Made of Honor and Todd Phillips' Robert Downey Jr- Zach Galifianakis comedy Due Date, penned the most current draft of

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Jonah Hill to Star in Todd Phillips’ Arms And The Dudes

6 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The Hangover director Todd Phillips has been developing a true crime comedy for awhile now called Arms and the Dudes. THR reports that he has cast Jonah Hill (Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street) in the lead role. The Wrap adds that Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Fantastic Four) is being pursued to take on a co-starring role opposite Hill.

Phillips was initially set to just produce the film, but apparently he will now direct it from a script he co-wrote with Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin). The movie is being adapted from a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawsom.

The film will tell the story of two stoners from Miami Beach who became arms dealers for the U.S. government. You can read Lawsom’s full article on his official site here.

Both Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg were up for the lead role in the movie, but they both dropped out of discussions, »

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Casting Net: Jason Biggs, Ashley Tisdale claim lead roles in 'Drive, She Said'

5 December 2014 7:27 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jason Biggs and Ashley Tisdale have been cast as the leads of Drive, She Said. The story follows an unconfident, expectant father (Biggs) who takes a job chauffeuring prostitutes (Tisdale, Janet Montgomery, Bria Murphy). Husband and wife team Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario wrote and directed the film, which was inspired by Syracuse's experience driving call girls around La. Jenny Mollen, Adrian Voo, and Steven Weber also star. [THR] • Chris Pratt is in early negotiations for Magnificent Seven. Antoine Fuqua is directing the remake, which stars Denzel Washington. The 1960 film for which its based followed seven gunmen who defend a Mexican village from outlaws. »

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Movie News: Sundance 2015 Initial Lineup Announced; Jonah Hill Set for 'Arms and the Dudes'

4 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Sundance Film Festival: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival announced more than half of the 118 features it will screen in Park City, Utah. Highlights include postapocalyptic drama Z for Zachariah (above), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, and Call Me Lucky, a documentary by Bobcat Goldthwait about a comic who became a peace activist. The festival runs from January 22 to February 1; visit the official site to see all the titles announced so far.   Arms and the Dudes: Jonah Hill (22 Jump Street) is now set to star in Arms and the Dudes, to be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) -- and Miles Teller (Whiplash) may join him. Based on a true story, the actors would play drug abusers who somehow become major arms dealers in Afghanistan; Jesse Eisenberg...

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Miles Teller offered role alongside Jonah Hill in Arms & the Dudes

4 December 2014 7:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Miles Teller has been offered a role alongside Jonah Hill in Arms and the Dudes.

The Fantastic Four actor is in line to join the crime comedy from director Todd Phillips (The Hangover trilogy), according to The Wrap.

Hill was announced this week to be starring in the film based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson.

Arms and the Dudes centres around two young stoners from Miami Beach who find themselves out of their depth after securing a massive arms deal with the Us government.

Jesse Eisenberg was in line for the project, but exited due to his commitments to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Shia Labeouf was also in talks for the film.

Phillips will produce with Hangover star Bradley Cooper and Mark Gordon.

Teller was recently seen in Whiplash and will play Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic in 20th Century Fox's 2015 Fantastic Four reboot. »

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Casting: Jonah Hill & Miles Teller Gear Up For Todd Phillips' 'Arms And The Dudes' And More

4 December 2014 6:02 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jonah Hill was doing table reads for it ages ago, but a couple of months back it looked like Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg were being prepped for the leads of Todd Phillips' "Arms And The Dudes." Well, things have circled back to Hill who is now attached to star, with Miles Teller being offered the co-starring role in the film. Based on Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article "Arms And The Dudes" (read it here), the true story follows 25-year-old David Packouz and 21-year-old Efraim Diveroli, who scored a $300 million Pentagon contract to arm allies in Afghanistan, taking them on a journey through the absurd and political world of international arms trafficking that would end up with the duo being busted for fraud. Production on this one is aiming for the spring. [THR/The Wrap] Paul Dano, Rebecca Hall, and Helena Bonham Carter have taken roles in Steve McQueen's HBO pilot "Codes Of Conduct. »

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Jonah Hill is starring in crime comedy Arms and the Dudes

4 December 2014 1:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jonah Hill will star in Warner Bros' Arms and the Dudes.

The Wolf of Wall Street actor has signed on for The Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips's crime comedy, reports Variety.

The film is based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson.

Arms and the Dudes centres around two young stoners from Miami Beach who find themselves out of their depth after securing a massive arms deal with the Us government.

Jesse Eisenberg was in line for the project but exited due to his commitments to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Shia Labeouf was also in talks for the film.

Phillips will produce with Hangover star Bradley Cooper and Mark Gordon.

Hill will be seen in the upcoming Coen Brothers film Hail Caesar, as well as True Story and The Ballad of Richard Jewell. »

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Now Jonah Hill & Miles Telller Want to Star in 'Arms and the Dudes'

3 December 2014 7:04 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though previous reports pegged Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg as taking the two lead roles in Arms and the Dudes, a film being produced by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) and Bradley Cooper through their new production banner, it appears both actors have fallen away from the project. Eisenberg was already rumored to reprise his Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Suicide Squad (which just confirmed an impressive cast) and Labeouf never entered formal negotiations. But their replacements sounds pretty damn great with Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill signed on and popular young star Miles Teller entering talks to join in the fun. THR has the report on Hill locking down his role in the film about two stoners living in Miami Beach who become big-time arms dealers with a $300 million contract to supply weapons for its allies in Afghanistan. While »

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Jonah Hill's New Movie Sounds Hilarious, Involves Selling Guns

3 December 2014 6:55 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

First the bad news: Jesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf are no longer to attached to star in Arms and the Dudes, the strange, based-on-a-true-story comedy currently in the works from director Todd Phillips. The good news is that the film has already found some awesome replacements for the two stars, as Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are now in negotiations to join the project. According to both Variety and The Wrap, a delay in the Arms and the Dudes production is what wound up bumping Eisenberg and Labeouf from the feature, and while that's certainly a bummer, the truth is that Todd Phillips and the folks at Warner Bros. are getting both Jonah Hill and Miles Teller at the peak of their career. In the movie, Hill and Teller will be starring as two 20-something stoner arms dealers -named David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli - who were able to secure »

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Jonah Hill To Lead Todd Phillips’ Arms And The Dudes, Miles Teller May Join As Well

3 December 2014 6:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Jesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf were originally in talks to lead director Todd Phillips’ Arms and the Dudes, we’re now hearing that Jonah Hill has signed on with Miles Teller also being courted.

Adapted from a Rolling Stone article by Phillips and Lucky Number Slevin scribe Jason Smilovic, the crime comedy will follow Hill and (hopefully) Teller as two stoners, who find themselves as arm dealers when they lock down a “$300 million contract from the Us government to supply the country’s allies in Afghanistan with weapons.”

This definitely sounds like a great project for all involved. Phillips can use something fresh after the dull Hangover sequels and both Hill and Teller have more than proven themselves when it comes to making audiences laugh, so having them team up together for a crime comedy is guaranteed to yield hilarious results.

Phillips will produce Arms and the Dudes alongside »

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Jonah Hill to Star in Todd Phillips’ Arms And The Dudes; Miles Teller Offered Other Lead Role

3 December 2014 6:11 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last we checked in on Arms and the DudesJesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf were in talks to star.  Eisenberg has a conflict playing Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and possibly Suicide Squad, and the Labeouf negotiations never moved beyond the courting stage.  Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) has a great backup plan.  Jonah Hill closed a deal to star and Warner Bros. made an offer to Miles Teller to co-star. Hit the jump for more on the project. Phillips and Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin) adapted the script from a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson.  The crime comedy follows two stoners "who become unlikely arms dealers when they win a $300 million contract from the government to supply America's allies in Afghanistan with weapons."  THR reported Hill's casting and The Wrap followed up with news of Teller's involvement.  I worry a bit about personality overlap »

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Jonah Hill to Star in Crime Comedy 'Arms and the Dudes'

3 December 2014 4:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jonah Hill has closed a deal to star in Arms and the Dudes, a Warner Bros. crime comedy being directed by Todd Phillips. The casting is the first concrete attachment to the project, which had seen both Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg flirt with it.  However, Eisenberg’s availability recently shifted (the actor is playing Lex Luthor in the studio’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and commitments to that movie, as well as potentially appearing in another DC Entertainment-based movie, Suicide Squad, took him out of the running). Labeouf also moved on, although his talks never progressed beyond

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Jonah Hill and Miles Teller May Team Up for 'Arms and the Dudes'

3 December 2014 4:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jonah Hill has finalized a deal to star in the Warner Bros. crime comedy Arms and the Dudes, with Miles Teller also being offered a role. We reported in September that both Jesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf were circling the project. However, Jesse Eisenberg is expected to play Lex Luthor in Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, which conflicts with Arms and the Dudes. Shia Labeouf is also no longer involved.

Jonah Hill was actually mentioned as being a part of table reads for the project back in May for director Todd Phillips and producer Bradley Cooper. It wasn't known at the time if Bradley Cooper is starring in and producing the crime comedy, but now it seems that he is only producing, alongside Mark Gordon and executive producer Bryan Zuriff.

Arms and the Dudes is based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, which follows two Miami Beach stoners »

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Jonah Hill in Talks for Todd Phillips’ ‘Arms and the Dudes’ (Exclusive)

3 December 2014 4:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Todd Phillips has turned to Jonah Hill to lead the charge of his next pic.

Sources tell Variety that the two-time Oscar nominee is in talks to star in Phillips’ “Arms and the Dudes” for Warner Bros.

Jesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf had to depart due to delayed scheduling, and Warners worked fast to find replacements. The studio still needs to find Hill’s counterpart, but all signs point to the film starting production in spring 2015.

Based on the Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, the story follows the two unlikely arms dealers who got a $300 million contract to supply weapons for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. They soon found themselves in danger abroad and in trouble back home because they were completely out of their depth. Jesse Ehrman and Jon Gonda are overseeing for the studio.

The film is the first under the new production banner Phillips formed with his “Hangover” star Bradley Cooper, »

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Jonah Hill In Talks For Arms And The Dudes

3 December 2014 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Back in September director Todd Phillips had Jesse Eisenberg and Shia Labeouf in the frame to lead his true-life stoner CIA farce Arms And The Dudes. A delay to the start date sadly means both have had to drop out citing scheduling conflicts, however, and Phillips is now talking to Jonah Hill and Miles Teller about stepping into the breach.The film is based on an article for Guy Lawson wrote for Rolling Stone in 2011. The stranger-than-fiction premise involves two Miami slackers, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who penetrated the "grey world" of international arms dealing and ended up with the Pentagon as a client. But a $300m contract to supply arms to America's allies in Afghanistan soon sent them seriously out of their depth in a very dangerous world.Hill, of course, has a proven track record both in stoner comedies and dramatic pieces like The Wolf Of Wall Street and Moneyball. »

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Jonah Hill set to headline Arms and the Dudes; Miles Teller eyed to join

3 December 2014 1:28 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Back in May we told you that Jonah Hill was circling Todd Phillips’ true crime comedy Arms And The Dudes; he has now landed the leading role in the film and Phillips is set to direct after initially only going to produce. The script, co-written by Phillips, comes from Lucky Number Slevin scribe Jason Smilovic, adapted from an original Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawsom (which you can and should read here). The Wrap also reports that Miles Teller (Whiplash, The Fantastic Four) is »

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Limitless is becoming a TV series

3 November 2014 12:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A televisual follow-up for Bradley Cooper vehicle Limitless is on the way…

It seems we have another film-to-tv project in our midst. 2011's Limitless is the latest adaptation to be joining the ranks of Westworld, Hitch, Minority Report, Uncle Buck and many more (read the whole list here).

Limitless, as you probably already know, featured Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in a sci-fi world where drugs could endow you with superhero-esque abilities.

CBS is producing a pilot, for a series which will actually serve as a sequel to the original film. Although it’s not confirmed if Bradley Cooper will return to the role of Brian Sinclair, it's known that Brian will still be the central character. He will, we’re told, be ‘coerced into using his newfound drug enhanced abilities for good.’

Cooper is, however, confirmed as an executive producer, alongside Todd Phillips, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. »

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"Limitless" To Get A TV Sequel

31 October 2014 7:44 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bradley Cooper and Ryan Kavanaugh are developing a TV series based on Neil Burger's 2011 film "Limitless" for CBS.

Cooper starred in the original which followed a failed author who uses an experimental drug to achieve mental powers that he uses to become a financial genius. The series will pick up after the events of the film and shows how he uses his powers to become a force for good in the world.

CBS has given a pilot production commitment to the project which has Burger set to direct the pilot.

"Elementary" producer Craig Sweeny is penning the adaptation and will executive produce with Burger, Cooper, Todd Phillips, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman and Heather Kadin.

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'Limitless' TV Show Heads to CBS with Producer Bradley Cooper

31 October 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS has handed out a pilot production commitment for a new TV show based on the 2011 Relativity Media film Limitless, with Bradley Cooper and Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh executive producing.

Bradley Cooper starred in the feature film Limitless as a struggling writer who takes a mysterious drug that allows him to utilize 100% of his brain's capabilities. He uses his new abilities to become a financial wizard, although it puts him in a very dangerous world. The TV show will pick up after the movie, telling the story of a man who uses this drug to become a force for good in this world.

Elementary executive producer Craig Sweeny is writing the pilot script, with Limitless feature director Neil Burger set to direct the pilot and executive produce. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products are also executive producing alongside Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips through »

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CBS gives pilot production commitment to 'Limitless' TV show

31 October 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

EW has confirmed that CBS has given a pilot production commitment to Limitless, a TV show based on the 2011 Relativity film starring Bradley Cooper. According to Deadline, the CBS TV Studios project will be executive produced by Cooper and producing partner Todd Phillips, along with Alex KurtzmanRoberto Orci, and Heather Kadin of K/O Paper Products. Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Andrew Marcus, Ray Ricord, and Tom Forman from Relativity Television will also executive produce. The television series will follow where the film left off: A man who takes Nzt, the same power-enhancing drug featured in the movie is forced »

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