7 items from 2016
Greendale Community College may have closed its doors, but Dr. Ken continues to host class reunions.
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According to EW.com, Rash will guest-star on an early spring episode as Devon Drake, a slick, smug lawyer who is hell-bent on proving that Ken is not qualified to be an expert medical witness on a case.
How do you celebrate the big 4–0? How about with the opening of a brand new state-of-the art teaching facility? That’s exactly what L.A.’s iconic Groundlings Theatre and School is doing this weekend with an official ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, Jan. 30. We wish we looked this good at 40! Located right across the street from the theater, the Groundlings School is the new home of the company’s renowned training program that’s molded hundreds of entertainers into the industry’s top comedic heavy-hitters. Funny and famed alums Maya Rudolph, Taran Killam, Laraine Newman, and Jim Rash will be on hand for Saturday’s celebration that will also include improv performances and workshops from current Groundlings students and alum alike. Rudolph and Killam are also scheduled to perform at that evening’s 8:30 p.m. show under Rash’s direction. The Groundlings School is located at 7280 Melrose Ave. »
J.C. Chandor ("A Most Violent Year," "All Is Lost") has become attached to direct the action thriller "The Robber," a remake of the German-Austrian film and Martin Prinz's novella "Der Rauber," for FilmNation Entertainment.
The true story tale follows an elite marathon runner who uses major races as a cover to perpetrate bank heists. Chase Palmer is adapting the screenplay while Neal Dodson, Anna Gerb and Chandor producing
The story follows counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp who is recruited by the CIA after his girlfriend is killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Stephen Schiff ("The Americans") has been hired to adapt the script.
- Garth Franklin
Oscar-winning The Descendants writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to make Dead Mall for Fox. You might know them best from hit TV shows like “Community” and “Married,” respectively, so it’s easy to forget that Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are also the Academy Award-winning co-writers of 2011’s The Descendants and co-directors of 2013’s critically-acclaimed The…
- Max Evry
Across Community and Married along with their award-winning work on The Descendants, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon have built up quite the catalog of projects over the past two-to-three years. It’s a streak that hasn’t gone without recognition either, with Deadline reporting that the creative duo are now poised to take point for Fox’s all-new slasher movie, Dead Mall.
Billed as an atypical coming-of-age story, Rash and Faxon’s pitch revolves around the titular, abandoned mall that’s fallen into disrepair following a steep drop-off in the number shoppers venturing into its cavernous halls. Now teetering on the edge of ruin, a group of bumbling 40-somethings decide to throw caution and common sense to the wind and explore its dark and uninviting corridors.
Indeed, the core concept balancing the comedy with the horror in Dead Mall is that this group, sleepwalking through life in something of a collective mid-life crisis, »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: Fox has acquired Dead Mall, a pitch that will be written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the duo that shared the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with Alexander Payne for The Descendants and wrote and directed the Sundance sensation The Way Way Back. Several studios bid on it. The pitch is a comedy-horror movie set in a dead mall. The title comes from a growing national phenomenon, these second tier malls that are scattered about the country, skeletal… »
Jenna Dewan Tatum chose a subject close to home for her performance on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle”: a rendition of “Pony,” the Ginuwine song her husband, Channing Tatum, famously performed in his “Magic Mike” movies.
A teaser for the episode, which airs at 10 p.m. on Jan. 7, shows Dewan Tatum dressed in a white tank top and black pants as she recreates the movies’ choreography. Naturally, she relies on her spouse to serve as the subject of her affection.
The episode, which is billed as a battle of the Tatums, marks the second season premiere of the Spike series hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. Earlier this week, Spike released a teaser of Channing Tatum’s performance in the episode: Clad in a blue dress and a white wig and flanked by men in unitards dressed as snowflakes, he performs performs “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen. »
- Whitney Friedlander
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