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Jeff Baena's new zombie comedy horror 'Life After Beth' is all set to arrive in limited theatres across the Us this Summer. A24 who picked up the distribution rights earlier this year have announced that the feature will be released on 15 August 2014 pitting up against the likes of action sequel 'The Expendables 3'. 'Life After Beth' stars Aubrey Plaza ('Safety Not Guaranteed'), Dane DeHaan ('Chronicle'), Anna Kendrick ('Up in the Air'), John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat ('Arrested Development'), Cheryl Hines ('Curb your Enthusiasm') and Molly Shannon. DirecTV will also be able to screen the movie for 30 days before the theatrical release. »
Life After Beth is a new zombie movie, starring Aubrey Plaza, that made its premiere at Sundance. The movie was acquired in late January and we now know when it will hit theaters. A24 has announced that Life After Beth will begin a limited theatrical release on August 15th, which likely means that horror fans in La and NY will get to see it first.
Previously, it was revealed that DirecTV, who acquired the movie with A24, would have an exclusive 30-day window before any theatrical engagement, but there was no mention of that during the recent announcement. We’ll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers posted on VOD, Blu-ray, and DVD release details.
“Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down…”
Directed and written by Jeff Baena, »
- Jonathan James
A24 announced today that the zombie-comedy, Life After Beth, will see a limited theatrical release on August 15th. Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna Kendrick star in the film directed by Jeff Baena. DeHaan plays Zach, who is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth.
- Ryan Turek
View Photo Gallery The year was 1999 and anything could happen, like, Drew Barrymore going back to high school as an undercover reporter. In Never Been Kissed, Barrymore played a Chicago copy editor looking for her first big break when she decides to go undercover as a high school senior. The comedy blurred the lines between the teen films (Varsity Blues, She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You) that were popular at the time time and the adult world of RomComs that Barrymore fans were used to. The film turned out to be a box office success and introduced fans to a cast of fresh young actors. While Leelee Sobieski, Michael Vartan and David Arquette were the stars, it was James Franco, Octavia Spencer and John C. Reilly among others who turned out be the big gets. On the 15th anniversary we look back on our favorite stars who »
- Stacy Lambe
Columbia Pictures has set an April 17, 2015 release date for their comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which stars Kevin James reprising his title role from 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. As of now, the sequel doesn't have any direct competition, but it opens one week before Universal's highly-anticipated sequel Fast & Furious 7.
The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) attend a security guard convention. Although he is constantly mocked by casino security, he joins forces with them to take down a dangerous group of art thieves. Molly Shannon co-stars in an unspecified role, along with David Henrie as a Vegas valet who catches Maya's eye, Nicholas Turturro as one of Blart's casino security guard rivals, and Gary Valentine as another casino guard who befriends Paul.
Surprisingly healthy box office success often equals sequel plans in Hollywood, and Kevin James vehicle Paul Blart: Mall Cop is no exception. A follow-up film was announced in January and we now know who is in consideration for the villain, with Neal McDonough in talks.The Hollywood Reporter's story also offers up some plot details, with the currently creatively titled Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 relocating matters to Las Vegas where Blart is attending a security guard convention. Despite his heroics in the small-town mall chronicled in the original film, no one takes him seriously. Until, that is, he helps foil some master art thieves.McDonough will be leading the thieves, adding another baddie to a resume that already includes a Usual Suspects-esque line-up of ne'er-do-wells. The Paul Blart sequel cast also includes Molly Shannon and Nick Turturro, who are both officially aboard. »
The world doesn’t really need a sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but we’re getting one anyways in the form of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which sounds like it will be just as bland and uninspired as the current moniker that it boasts. Andy Fickman will be on directing duties with Kevin James back to reprise his role as the titular hero.
This time around, Blart will take on art thieves while at a security guard expo in Las Vegas. Already set to co-star are Molly Shannon and Nick Turturro and today, THR brings us the news that Neal McDonough is in final negotiations to play the “mastermind of the elaborate heist.” His involvement is certainly a positive sign, given that he’s impressed in villainous roles before, but again, this all comes back to the question of do we really need a Paul Blart sequel?
- Matt Joseph
Neal McDonough is in final negotiations to play the villain in Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Andy Fickman is directing the sequel to the 2009 movie, which brings back Kevin James as the milquetoast security guard Paul Blart, found here attending a security guard expo in Las Vegas. Casino security mocks him, but he gets the last laugh when he helps them take on art thieves. Photos: Elijah Wood in 'Hobbit' and 16 Other Cameos in Prequels, Reboots and Remakes Molly Shannon and Nick Turturro are among those already cast in the comedy, which will shoot in April. McDonough
- Borys Kit
Actor-comedian Paul F. Tompkins (Comedy Bang! Bang!) will star opposite Molly Shannon in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot from creator Brian Gallivan, Sony TV and Olive Bridge Prods. It centers on an overworked father (Tompkins) dreaming of being “on vacation all year” who decides to uproot his family from the city and move them to New Hampshire, where they open a group of tourist cottages but rarely, if ever, feel like they’re on vacation. Shannon plays his wife. Also cast in the pilot is Tessa Albertson as the couple’s older daughter. Repped by Innovative/Mksd. Related: 2014 ABC Pilots Strangers With Candy‘s Amy Sedaris will co-star opposite Jane Krakowski in Fox‘s half-hour pilot Dead Boss, from Wbtv and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. An adaptation of the BBC3 series, Dead Boss is a comedic mystery that finds overachiever Helen Stephens (Krakowski) wrongfully convicted of murdering her boss »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is heading to ABC. Tompkins will star in ABC's New Hampshire-set family single-camera comedy from executive producer Brian Gallivan opposite Molly Shannon. The untitled single-camera comedy (formerly known as Bambi Cottages) centers on an overworked father (Tompkins) dreaming of being "on vacation all year" who moves his family, the Burkes, from the city to New Hampshire, where they open a group of tourist cottages. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide Tompkins will play the charming and likable Teddy, who describes himself as a dreamer -- and there's little that can quash Teddy's child-
- Philiana Ng
Also starring Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Felicity Huffman, Trust Me is the second feature film written and directed by Gregg who made his directing debut with Choke, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. Trust Me tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (Gregg), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick »
- Pietro Filipponi
Koch Media has secured a hat-trick of acquisitions for UK distribution, following thsi month’s Efm in Berlin, including Zac Braff comedy drama Wish I Was Here, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton rom com And So It Goes…, and zombie comedy Life After Beth, headed by rising stars Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza.
Koch will release all three titles in 2014.
Marking Zac Braff’s first film behind the camera since Garden State in 2004, Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here tells the story of a man in his 30s whose life has become directionless, but is forced to change drastically on learning of his father’s terminal cancer. Braff takes the lead role alongside Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene and Mandy Patinkin.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
We apologise profusely and you can stop reading this now if you so choose to, but the sequel to Paul Blart: Mall Cop has added five new names to its cast.
Wizards of Waverly Place and Grown Ups 2 star David Henrie has signed on as a charming valet attendant whom Blart’s (Kevin James) daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) develops a crush on. while Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) will also co-star along with Eduardo Verastegui (Bella), Nicholas Turturro (I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry) and James' brother Gary Valentine (The King of Queens), who'll be playing fellow security guards.
- Gary Collinson
I missed out on the joy of watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop on its release in 2009, having feasted upon its delightful fruits a couple of months ago through a popular video streaming service, you know the one, the film was a masterpiece of comic genius and really should have been considered at the Oscars.
I am, of course, lying.
Paul Blart was a mediocre-at-best, flat, predictable and meandering film that all revolved around the core ‘joke‘ of Kevin James on a segway. Despite this, it was inoffensive and did provide a few chuckles (for me, mainly just because the name ‘Blart’ itself sounded funny), doing well enough that a sequel was considered and now put into production.
James returns to security guard Blart’s shoes in the inventively-titled Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. This time taking place in Vegas, at a security guard convention of all places, Blart must once »
- Tom Durbin
In the sequel, Paul Blart and his daughter attend a security guard convention in Las Vegas. He is mocked by casino security until he helps them bring down a group of art thieves.
Rodriguez will reprise the role of Blart's daughter Maya, while Henrie will play a valet attendant who Maya has a crush on.
Turturro is cast as one of Blart's security guard enemies, with Valentine a sympathetic colleague.
Watch the trailer for the original Paul Blart: Mall Cop below: »
Back in January, Sony Pictures announced that it's moving forward with a sequel to "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which hit theaters four years ago and grossed $183 million worldwide on a budget of only $26 million. Kevin James is returning, and now comes word that Molly Shannon, David Henrie, Nicholas Turturro, Gary Valentine and David Henrie have joined the cast. Raini Rodriguez is also in negotiations to reprise her role as Maya, the daughter of Paul Blart. The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and Maya attend a security guard convention. After being constantly mocked by casino security, he helps them bring down a dangerous group of art thieves. Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) is directing. Shooting is expected to begin in April in Las Vegas. »
TV news and notes:
- Krysten Ritter is joining the space race. The former "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23" star has taken a lead role in NBC's comedy pilot "Mission Control" as a woman who comes into conflict with a macho astronaut during the run-up to Nasa's missions to the moon in the 1960s. Ritter will also be a producer on the project.
- Now that she's no longer a series regular on "Homeland," Morena Baccarin has found her next TV role. The "Firefly" alum will star in "Warriors," an ABC drama pilot about military doctors and nurses. Her character is a psychiatrist and expert on post-traumatic stress who's also suffering from the disorder following a stint in Afghanistan.
The ninety minute film follows the story of Howard Holloway (Gregg) as a failed child actor turned agent whose strong morals continue to make him unsuccessful in life, all until he meets teen actress Lydia (played by Saxon Sharbino), a fourteen year old talented actress whose alcoholic father is a major setback in her life. Howard promises himself that he won’t let the chance of a lifetime to represent Lydia slip away in this captivating black comedy about a generally ruthless business.
The film stars not only Gregg and Sharbino but also Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Paul Sparks and was produced by Keith Kjarval, Aaron Gilbert, Mary Vernieu and many more. »
- Catherina Gioino
First, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is happening!
Second, it will take place in Las Vegas! The story has Paul Blart taking his daughter to a security guard expo in Vegas. He's
Third, the cast will look very familiar to people who watch a lot of Kevin James movies (that would be us). Yep, looks like Kevin James' is following his friend Adam Sandler's lead and filling out the cast with his friends. That makes sense, the movie is from Sandler's company Happy Madison and he's an executive producer along with James. Here's who has signed on:
Raini Rodriguez: obviously, she played Paul Blart's only child Maya in the original.
David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place"): David will play the boy Maya is crushing on. David was not only in Grown Ups 2, he and Kevin James made the upcoming Woirld War II dramedy Little Boy together. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Here's today's latest casting news: Jack O'Connell is in final negotiations star in Universal's spy thriller Station 6 as the younger lead. Colin Quinn is the latest performer to join Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort, Trainwreck. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 will add David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui, Nicholas Turturro, and Gary Valentine, with Molly Shannon and Raini Rodriguez in negotiations to star alongside Kevin James. Hit the jump for more. First up from The Wrap is news that Universal is high on O'Connell, who is negotiating a lead role in Station 6, the first installment in the studio's potential franchise. Universal acquired Aaron Berg’s spec script for a reported price tag north of $1 million. "The historical spy thriller follows the World War I-era formation of British intelligence agency MI6 and its first director, Sir George Mansfield Cummings, who served as the inspiration for M in the “James Bond” series. »
- Dave Trumbore
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