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Call it a working vacation. That's what husband and wife team Anna Faris and Chris Pratt will be having when they star as a wild and crazy couple in their new movie, Vacation Friends. In the comedy film to be directed by Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink, the kissing costars play a hard-partying couple that show a strait-laced couple a good time while they're all vacationing in Mexico. But when the festivites don't stop upon returning to the States, the uptight twosome do their best to ditch their newfound, fun-loving friends who won't go away. This isn't the first time the kooky couple have been on the big screen together. The two previously starred together in the »
In case you didn't know, The House Bunny and Scary Movie franchise star Anna Faris and Guardians of the Galaxy lead Chris Pratt are married in real life. That bit of information makes their segment in the awful Movie 43 a little weird, but whatever. Now the couple are poised to redeem themselves from that misguided team-up as Deadline reports Fox has picked up a new comedy spec script called Vacation Friends with Pratt and Faris lined up to star. In addition, Hot Tub Time Machine and About Last Night remake director Steve Pink will be at the helm of the comedy hoping to shoot later this year. More below! The film follows a crazy, partying couple who makes friends with a straight-laced, settled couple while on vacation in Mexico. Despite their differences, they have a great time together. But when they return home with hopes of having more fun with the same couple, »
- Ethan Anderton
Deadline reports real-life married couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are attached to play a fake-life married couple in Vacation Friends. Directed by Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink, the movie is about a crazy couple (Faris and Pratt, obvs) who becomes friendly with a straitlaced couple when on vacation in Mexico. The crazies want to keep the friendship going, but the normals find it's not the same when it's their everyday life. Stupid kids and jobs, always getting in the way of awesome friendships with insane people. »
- Jesse David Fox
Generating chemistry between actors playing a couple can be tricky, so it helps if you can hire people who know each other a little. Or, in the case of new planned comedy Vacation Friends, a lot, because married couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are attached to star.20th Century Fox has bought the spec script from brothers Tom and Tim Mullen, who have cooked up the idea of a wild and crazy couple who bond with a less excitable pair while on holiday in Mexico. But once the four of them return home, the regular couple just want to return to their quiet life, only to find that their newfound friends are looking to keep the party going. Given their proven comic talents, we can see Faris and Pratt working well as the crazy side of that dynamic, and they've proven they can be funny together on screen in the past. »
Pratt and Faris will play a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico who have a great time with a wild couple they befriend.
Back in their normal lives, the wild vacation couple materializes, but their antics aren't nearly as fun in the real world and they won't go away.
Fox picked up the spec script from Tom and Kim Mullen with Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") slated to direct and Todd Garner to produce. Filming aims to begin later this year.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Real-life husband-and-wife Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are attached to star in “Vacation Friends,” a comedy that Steve Pink is in early talks to direct from a spec script by siblings Tim Mullen and Tom Mullen, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Broken Road's Todd Garner will produce the project, which 20th Century Fox recently acquired in a deal worth nearly $1 million. Also read: Chris Pratt vs. Andy Dwyer: How Similar Is the Actor to His ‘Parks and Recreation’ Character? (Video) In the vein of the 1991 Bill Murray comedy “What About Bob?,” story follows a straight-laced couple vacationing in Mexico, »
- Jeff Sneider
• Meryl Streep is reportedly attached to star in Ricky and the Flash about a woman trying to repair her broken relationships with the family she abandoned to be a rock star decades earlier. Diablo Cody (Juno) penned the script and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is attached to direct. All are Oscar winners. According to the report, Universal and Fox 200 are interested in the movie. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris may be married in real life, but on the big screen, they're just "Vacation Friends." The duo will star in the 20th Century Fox comedy, in which they will play an adventurous young couple who meet befriend another fun-loving couple while vacationing in Mexico. After the trip, they find that they can't relate to the other couple in the real world, but they can't get them to go away. "Vacation" will be directed by Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "About Last Night") from a script by Tom Mullen and Tim Mullen ("One Of The Guys"), according to Deadline. With shooting expected to commence this summer, Pratt will squeeze the film in between Marvel's already-wrapped "Guardians of the Galaxy" and his starring role in "Jurassic World," which will be released next summer. "Scary Movie" vet Faris can currently be seen in the CBS series "Mom. »
- HitFix Staff
Exclusive: In a near seven-figure deal, Fox has acquired the spec script Vacation Friends by the sibling scribe team Tom Mullen & Tim Mullen. The plan is for Steve Pink to direct, and for Chris Pratt and Anna Faris to star. Todd Garner is producing through his Broken Road Pictures banner. The hope is to shoot later this year. Pratt and Faris, who are married off screen, will play a crazy wild couple that bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and their vacation friends won’t go away. It’s like What About Bob? with a couple. It’s another in a recent series of deals with studios that were willing to pay for a fully »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Fox has acquired the spec script Vacation Friends for stars Chris Pratt and Anna Faris to star and for Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink to helm. The script, by siblings Tom Mullen & Kim Mullen, has Pratt and Faris playing "a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time with a wild couple they befriend. When the straight laced duo gets back to their normal lives, the wild vacation couple materializes, hoping to rekindle the fun. Their antics »
- Paul Shirey
Starred Up (18)
We've seen enough prison movies to know the drill, but this is closer to A Prophet than The Great Escape – a bracing mix of brutal thriller, institutional critique and complex character drama. Conviction is key, both in the day-to-day details and the natural performances, particularly O'Connell – a young offender violent enough to be housed with the grown-ups, including his own father. It feels like things could kick off with every scene.
Labor Day (12A)
The Juno director tries nuanced domestic drama – and it doesn't really suit him. Erotic tremors are a given when Brolin's escaped convict shacks up with Winslet's lonely single mum, but you'll need to park your disbelief. »
- Steve Rose
When two star-crossed lovers in this Steve Pink production settle down to indulge in Edward Zwick’s About Last Night…, in that instance you realise that though sharing the same name as the 1986 endeavour, this is by no means a straight up remake, instead more of a contemporary reimagining of sorts, paying homage to the classic romantic comedy. However that doesn’t let this one off the hook so easily, as a film that remains exasperatingly devoid of unique and original ideas.
The aforementioned couple are Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant), who meet as part of a double date, with their respective best friends Bernie (Kevin Hart) and Joan (Regina Hall). While the latter seem more intent on arguing and ridiculing the other, the former fall hopelessly in love, and in spite of their friends’ advice, Debbie moves in to Danny’s apartment. However while their intense, passionate »
- Stefan Pape
★★☆☆☆Based on David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Steve Pink's About Last Night (2014) - also a remake of the 1986 rom-com starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore - attempts to provide a modern spin on the trials and tribulations of romantic relationships for 21st century audiences. Yet instead of saying anything new or interesting, the film rehashes every single cliché known to man - and not even in a way that's mildly distracting. Strung along on a double date by their respective best friends, Danny (Michael Ealy) and Debbie (Joy Bryant) click in ways neither of them expected, with their passion for one another quickly escalating from one-night stand to meaningful romance.
- CineVue UK
Opening in theatres this Friday, March 21st is the new romantic comedy from Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) entitled About Last Night, and to get you in the mood, Sony Pictures have released an exclusive clip with interviews with the cast. The film is a remake of the ‘80s movie of the same title and based on David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
The film stars Kevin Hart (Ride Along), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Regina Hall (The Best Man Holiday) and Joy Bryant (Hit and Run) and closely follows new love for these two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually tested in the real world. The clip interweaves interviews with the four leads, with scenes from the film and showcases the evident chemistry between the actors both on and off-screen.
- Will Roberts
To celebrate the release of Steve Pink’s About Last Night (at cinemas 21st March) we are giving away two Date Night Blu-ray/DVD bundles that consists of Think Like A Man, Friends With Benefits and About Last Night (1986).
The film is a modern re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy from Edward Zwick and his Brat pack. This time around the contemporary twist on events closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually tested in the real world.
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- Dan Bullock
68-year-old Lloyd Kaufman shows no signs of slowing down, and he's currently making some of the best movies of his career. Next week, the first part of his epic opus Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 will finally be released on Blu-ray. And after touring it around the world, he is going to jump right into making the long-awaited sequel Toxic Twins: The Toxic Avenger V. But that might make you wonder, 'What ever happened to The Toxic Avenger remake that was supposed to star Arnold Schwarzenegger?'
Well, its still on its way, though action icon Arnie dropped out last year after reportedly seeing the original upon which it was based. It was never revealed whom he was playing. But we did catch up with the always energetic Lloyd Kaufman, who gave us an update on the reboot.
Known as the king of independent cinema, one might think »
The only time the words Epic Fail could be considered a good thing for a movie production company, is when they are accompanied by the disclaimer that it is actually an Ed Helms movie. The actor – beloved for his giggle-inducing turns in The Office and The Hangover franchise – helped to develop the original idea for the action comedy, and will also star in it.
Detailing the exploits of a somewhat unusual Special Forces team, the film follows the group as they play to their strengths – excessive dysfunction and firepower – to save America, under the leadership of “the only soldier more badass and moustachioed than a Navy Seal: The Walrus.”
Nicky Weinstock from Invention Films will produce, with colleague Whitney Thomas as Executive Producer. They will work alongside Ed Helms and Michael Falbo of Pacific Electric Picture Company – launched by Helms in 2013 – with Erik Feig, Matthew Janzen and James Myers of Lionsgate overseeing proceedings. »
- Sarah Myles
The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows the story of Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck. Hired by legendary crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro) to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers on Jack and a host of shady characters that have been summoned to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting this crime boss's arrival, Jack crosses paths with Rivka (Rebecca Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and emotionally entangled with his own. When Dragna finally arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for all.
Appearing in the film is one of our personal favorite actors, Crispin Glover. He plays the innkeeper at this mysterious location where a number of unsavory characters have gathered. The actor has been suspiciously absent from the »
With Marvel moving forward on Doctor Strange, trying to narrow down the perfect director, many have begun to speculate about who might be playing the title character. Of course Johnny Depp has been mentioned, though the rumored talks between him and the studio seem to have taken place years ago, before Marvel Studios is what it has become today. Is he still in contention? We don't know. No one is talking.
What we do know is that Back to The Future and Hot Tub Time Machine actor, and resident oddball, Crispin Glover is at the top of many most wanted lists. Some believe he is the best candidate for the job. He's the right age, and he brings the right amount of 'strangeness' needed for the part. He also looks enough like Stephen Vincent Strange that it seems as though he were tailor made for this particular role. Add to »
March 7, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire
Director: Noam Munro
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Director: Wes Anderson
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Director: Robert Luketic
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Director: Scott Waugh
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Director: Terry Gilliam
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March 21, 2014
Director: Steve Pink
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