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Ning Hao Gets His Apatow On With New Comedy Breakup Buddies

25 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Chinese director Ning Hao has won a legion of fans at home - and a decent sized cult around the globe - thanks to his quirky sense of humor, an element typically woven into stories based in other genres, and with his latest effort he's going all out on that front.Titled Breakup Buddies the film follows a former singer and his best friend on a road trip to deal with the emotional aftermath of a messy divorce. Huang Bo and Xu Zheng star in what could easily be seen as a local spin on the films of Todd Phillips or Judd Apatow. Check out the trailer below....

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Comic-Con 2014: Exclusive Interview with Sondra Currie for ‘Ganymede Pan’

23 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There will be lots of sci-fi at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.

The Hangover” actress Sondra Currie will be on location to pitch a new sci-fi television series “Ganymede Pan” to fans and others attending the convention. Currie is best known as Alan’s mother in all three “Hangover” movies.

Ganymede Pan” pilot is directed by Alan J. Levi (“Jag,” “NCIS”).

Currie spoke with in detail about the premise of the television and her plans for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con International.

Read the interview below.

Latino-Review: Tell me more about this show “Ganymede Pan.” I’ve seen the trailer. What is this science-fiction television show you’re trying to promote?

Sondra Currie: It’s a situation in which the universe is in grave danger. I play General Tai. She is the nemesis on the show. There’s a psychotropic substance or we call it a “trope. »

- Gig Patta

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Blu-ray Review: Jason Bateman’s ‘Bad Words’ Not Better on Blu-ray

14 July 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Looming over “Bad Words” is the potential it could have had, as is, were it released ten years ago. With its focus of R-rated behavior poking at the projected innocence of children, along with the couple of chromosomes that keep Bateman’s Trilby from being a Vince Vaughn character, this movie is certainly a product of the comedies that have sculpted out the manchild story in the past decade.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

While the arrested development comedies of Todd Phillips and Judd Apatow have some influence on Bateman’s stepping-out as a director, its inspiration is much too late. For whatever could be cleverly shocking about a man telling a boy he’ll “slaughter him like a sacred cow”, has been exhausted. It’s not that we’ve become more PC, it’s that being non-pc has lost its sharpness.

Bateman uses a fairly fast mouth and an authoritarian command to have some fun with his character, »

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Is Mark Wahlberg the New 'Six Million Dollar Man'?

5 July 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We've heard murmurs of Universal Pictures attempting to resurrect the old 1974 TV series The Six Million Dollar Man for sometime now. It looks as though the studio is ready to get serious about the project, and they want Mark Wahlberg to take on the role of Steve Austin in this new big screen franchise.

This latest news comes from Tracking Board, and should be considered a rumor until otherwise confirmed. Universal Pictures has no comment at this time.

The Six Million Dollar Man follows the story of astronaut Steve Austin, whose body gets rebuilt with new cybernetic technology after a nearly fatal aircraft accident. With super human powers and strength, he becomes a special agent for the government.

Peter Berg, who just directed Mark Wahlberg in the war thriller Lone Survivor, is attached to produce and could possibly direct. Harvey Weinstein is also currently attached to produce.

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- MovieWeb

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Is Mark Wahlberg Universal’s New Six Million Dollar Man?

5 July 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

They can rebuild him. They have the technology. But will audiences even care? That’s the question that Universal is facing now, as The Tracking Board reports that the studio is trying yet again to assemble a reboot of the beloved 1974 series The Six Million Dollar Man

A remake of The Six Million Dollar Man has been in the works for decades. First came a screenplay from Kevin Smith in the 1990s that he eventually adapted into a comic book titled The Bionic Man. Then came a comedic take starring Jim Carrey from The Hangover writer/director Todd Phillips, followed by an attempt in 2006 from Richard Anderson (who had a supporting role in the original series), which never materialized due to a fight between Miramax and Universal over the rights to the property.  Universal then tried again in 2011, with Bryan Singer in the director’s chair and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. »

- James Garcia

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in The Six Million Dollar Man Sci-Fi Film?

5 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Over the years, there have been many attempts at turning the 1970s sci-fi TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" into a film. At one point, Jim Carrey was attached to star in a comedic version for director Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Then in 2011, it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio will play the lead with Bryan Singer (X-Men) directing. Nothing worked out and the film never left the development phase. But now comes word that Universal Pictures is once again working on the project and has attached the "Lone Survivor" team of Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg. "The Six Million Dollar Man" revolves around an astronaut whose body is rebuilt with cybernetic technology after a traumatic injury from an aircraft crash. »

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Todd Philips Appears For Rare Screening Of Early Documentary ‘Hated: Gg Allin and the Murder Junkies’

30 June 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s been approximately 11 years since the release of the infamous documentary about the arguable rock god Gg Allin, “Hated: Gg Allin and the Murder Junkies,” but that didn’t stop the Nitethawk in New York City from screening a rare print late last week to a sold out audience. To top it off, the director of the doc, Todd Phillips, known for such hits as “Old School,” “The Hangover,” and “Due Date,” to name a few, was present for a little Q&A. Phillips was only a junior at Nyu during filming, and it’s safe to say this was the start to a career in acidic comedic pieces revolving around deeply flawed figures. The primary difference between “Hated: Gg Allin and the Murder Junkies” and Phillips’ later work is the fact that this doc centered on an actual, real-life individual and the filmmaker has rarely done documentary films »

- Eloise Banting

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Remake of Korean Thriller ‘Secret’ Finds Screenwriter

23 June 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line and Cj Entertainment are moving forward with their remake of Cj’s Korean crime thriller “Secret,” tapping Peter O’Brien (“Halo: Reach”) to write the script.

Guy Stodel is producing the pic along with Jiwon Park of Cj Entertainment.

The 2009 film, directed by Yoon Jae-goo, centers on a homicide detective in Seoul who finds incriminating evidence that may implicate his wife at a murder scene, forcing him to unravel the mystery before everyone else.

Stodel, a former exec at New Line and Paramount Vantage, has producing credits on the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind.” Cj Entertainment produced “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut.

O’Brien wrote the game story for “Halo: Reach” and adapted Linwood Barclay’s novel “Trust Your Eyes” for Dan Lin and Todd Phillips to produce. He also penned the Black List script “Unlocked” for Warner Bros., which »

- Dave McNary

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‘Banshee’ Co-Creator to Rewrite ‘Mule’ for Todd Phillips, Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

2 June 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. has hired “Banshee” co-creator David Schickler to adapt Tony D'Souza's drug-running novel “Mule,” TheWrap has learned. Sibling screenwriters Mark and Jay Duplass boarded the project in April 2012 but the duo are incredibly busy, so Warner Bros. is leaving the next draft of the script in Schickler's capable hands. Warner Bros. had no comment. Todd Phillips and Scott Budnick are producing for the new company Phillips recently formed with Bradley Cooper, while Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell found the book and will produce via their Electric City Entertainment banner (“The Place Beyond the Pines”). Also read: ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ Producers Jamie Patricof, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Bradley Cooper And Todd Phillips Plan Arms & The Dudes

17 May 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Clearly happy to keep collaborating following their Hangover films, Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips have decided to take their professional relationship to the next level by co-founding a production company with a deal based at Warner Bros. Their first project together will be real-life pic Arms & The Dudes.The pair nabbed the rights to Guy Lawson’s article for Rolling Stone, which charted how two Miami Beach stoners somehow became arms dealers for the American government. While Jonah Hill has been involved in table reads for the current version of the script, The Hollywood Reporter claims that that doesn’t automatically mean he’ll be part of the final cast for the film. Cooper, however, is expected to appear in some role.Phillips is apparently hitting the keyboard for a re-write on the movie, which he hopes to be shooting later this year. Cooper has another deal with Warners, which has led to American Sniper, »

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Todd Phillips And Bradley Cooper Will Deliver Arms & The Dudes

17 May 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

They collaborated on The Hangover trilogy, which unarguably sent their respective careers into the stratosphere. Now, Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper are formalizing that partnership, by creating a production company, signing a three-year production deal with Warner Bros., and getting the ball rolling on their next film – Arms & The Dudes.

Based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson – the rights to which Phillips optioned in 2011 – Arms & The Dudes is about two Miami Beach stoners, who found themselves becoming arms dealers for the Us Government. The twenty-something duo landed a $300 million contract with The Pentagon, to arm Us allies in Afghanistan, before being prosecuted for fraud. Greg SilvermanWarner Bros. President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production – stated:

“Todd and Bradley have deep personal ties throughout the studio, and we couldn’t be more pleased that they are combining their immense talents into what promises to be one formidable production company. »

- Sarah Myles

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Casting Net: Daniel Radcliffe runs toward 'You Shall Know Our Velocity'; Plus, Bradley Cooper, more

16 May 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity, based on Dave Eggers’ best-seller, which tells the story of a a pair of friends — one bookish and awkward and one who fancies himself a ladies man — who resolve to scatter their friend’s ashes among the pyramids. They also decide to give away the $32K insurance payout that they got after their friend was killed to anyone in need. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct the pic, which is eyeing a spring 2015 shoot. Author Wells Tower adapted the script. [THR]

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- Lindsey Bahr

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Bradley Cooper and Director Todd Phillips Reunite for 'Arms and the Dudes'

16 May 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hangover star Bradley Cooper is reuniting with director Todd Phillips for a new comedy Arms and the Dudes, which is the first project they are setting up at their new Warner Bros.-based production company under a three-year first-look deal.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Jonah Hill has been involved in table reads for the project, but it isn't immediately clear if he will join the cast or not. It also isn't clear if Bradley Cooper plans on starring in Arms and the Dudes, or if he is only producing. Todd Phillips is currently polishing the screenplay, in hopes of getting production started later this year.

Todd Phillips has been attached to the project for years, first acquiring the rights to Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article of the same name back in July 2011, before setting it up at Warner Bros. in February 2012. The plot is based on the true »

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Warner Bros. Pictures Announces First-Look Producing Deal with Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper’s New Production Company

16 May 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Longtime friends and collaborators Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper have formed a production company as producing partners and signed a three-year, first-look production agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Todd and Bradley have deep personal ties throughout the Studio and we couldn’t be more pleased that they are combining their immense talents into what promises to be one formidable production company,” said Silverman. “The entire Warner Bros. family is excited about the great movies we know will come from this collaboration of two highly successful and original filmmakers.”

“Todd is one of the smartest, coolest guys I know,” said Cooper. “He also happens to be one of the best filmmakers in the business, and I am honored and excited to be his partner.”

“Bradley is a tremendous talent and one of my closest friends, »

- Michelle McCue

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Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips' Arms & The Dudes Has Jonah Hill Circling

16 May 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are collaborating once again and are forming a new production company. They have signed a three-year production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures and their first project is already on the move. THR reports that Phillips has been developing an adaptation of the Rolling Stone article Arms & The Dudes by Guy Lawson for a few years now. The article tells the true story of two young guys who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to supply »

- Graham McMorrow

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Casting: Radcliffe, Cage, Wiig, Hill, Hounsou

16 May 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

You Shall Know Our Velocity

Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star in Peter Sollett's comedy "You Shall Know Our Velocity" which begins shooting next spring. Wells Tower adapted the screenplay.

Based on Dave Eggers' bestseller, the story follows a pair of friends who travel to the Pyramids to scatter their pal's ashes and resolve to give away an insurance pay-out to those in need. [Source: Screen

The Runner

Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Austin Stark's contemporary political drama "The Runner" for Paper Street Films and Back Lot Pictures. Filming begins in June in New Orleans.

Set in the aftermath of the 2010 Bp oil spill, Cage plays an idealistic but flawed New Orleans congressman who is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal. [Source: THR

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Kristen Wiig has signed on to star with Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson »

- Garth Franklin

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Todd Phillips to Next Direct Arms & The Dudes with Jonah Hill Circling; Bradley Cooper to Produce

16 May 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Hangover collaborators Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips are coming together to form a new production company, and their first project is firming up.  Phillips has been developing an adaptation of the Rolling Stone article Arms & The Dudes for a few years now, and THR reports that the film is coming together as Phillips' next project with Cooper producing.  The pic is based on the true story of two young guys who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to supply America’s allies in Afghanistan with munitions.  After 85 deliveries to the war-torn country worth over $66 million, their Miami offices were raided by federal agents and the two were charged with 71 counts of fraud. Hit the jump for more on the project and the Cooper/Phillips collaboration, including the prospect of Jonah Hill taking on a starring role. The report from THR adds that Jonah Hill has been involved in »

- Adam Chitwood

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Todd Phillips' Next Movie Will Be 'Arms & The Dudes,' Bradley Cooper Co-Producing

16 May 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After spending the better part of four years on (ever diminishing returns) of "The Hangover" series, and detouring to make a movie cut from the same cloth in "Due Date," Todd Phillips is changing gears. You may not remember, but way back in 2011, he optioned the rights to Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article, "Arms And The Dudes." And now, it's going to be his next film. THR reports that Phillips' 'Hangover' bud Bradley Cooper has joined him, they've formed a production company, signed a deal with Warner Bros., and "Arms & The Dudes" will be the director's next film. The true story (read the full article right here) 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. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips Merge Production Companies at Warner Bros.

16 May 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bradley Cooper has formed a production company with director Todd Phillips, uniting two friends who collaborated on “The Hangover” franchise. The company has signed a three-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros., where both of their individual production companies have been based. Phillips and Cooper will merge their companies to form this new one, which does not yet have a name. It is assumed that a few people will be made redundant, but no staffing changes have been determined. Their first movie will be “Arms & The Dudes,” an upcoming movie based on Guy Lawson's Rolling Stone article. Phillips will direct the. »

- Lucas Shaw

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‘Hangover’ Pals Todd Phillips & Bradley Cooper Form New Warner Bros Producing Label

16 May 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Sharing three Hangovers with anybody is rarely a good experience. But for director Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper, the aftermath of their experience is to pool their resources and form a new unnamed production company in a three-year deal at Warner Bros. That’s where Phillips has been a fixture at Green Hat, and where Cooper is also based under his increasingly prolific 22nd & Indiana Pictures banner. They hatched the company with Warner Bros president Greg Silverman, and it might well be the most formidable pairing of an actor and director since Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney had the WB-based Section Eight. Insiders said that the new partners grew very close, and that Cooper has used him as a soundboard as his own producing volume has increased. They are expected to redouble their efforts and become very active as producers in films Cooper will also sometimes star in and which Phillips will direct. »


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