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The Lonely Island cast Mean Girls star Tim Meadows in their spoof music documentary

9 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Lonely Island have boosted the cast of their upcoming spoof documentary Conner4real with Saturday Night Live alumni Tim Meadows.

The actor, who also starred as the high school principal in 2004's Mean Girls, was enlisted to the project by Andy Samberg, Deadline reports.

Conner4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on a rapper (Samberg), who is forced to reunite with his old boyband after his career goes down the pan.

Judd Apatow is producing the movie, which will see Meadows play Samberg's hyperactive manager.

Sarah Silverman and Imogen Poots will also star in the film, expected next year.

Meadows starred on Saturday Night Live during the 1990s and has also appeared in NBC comedy Marry Me, Bob's Burgers and Grown Ups.

It was recently announced that Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards this September. »

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Rip, Anne Meara: Stars Tweet Tributes, Ben Stiller Thanks Fans for 'Kind Words'

16 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Actress/comedy legend Anne Meara -- who was also wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller -- died of undisclosed causes on Saturday, May 23. The Stiller family shared a statement with the Associated Press, calling Jerry Anne's "husband and partner in life," adding that "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long. [...] Anne's memory lives on in the hearts of daughter Amy, son Ben, her grandchildren, her extended family and friends, and the millions she entertained as an actress, writer and comedienne."

Some of those millions were her Hollywood peers, and they took to Twitter to react to the news of her death:

I did 2 films with Anne Meara, a lovely, gracious & Funny Lady. We lost one of the Good Ones! Rip Ms Anne.

- Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) May 25, 2015

Anne Meara--- no words. I had the immense honor of working with her. »

- Gina Carbone

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The Lonely Island Movie titled Connor4real, Tim Meadows and Imogen Poots join cast

24 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month we got a poster for the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, the upcoming comedy from The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and producer Judd Apatow, whcih will see Samberg as Connor, a rapper forced to try and reunite his old boy band after his latest album bombs.

Well, we now have a title for the Universal comedy in Connor4real, while Deadline and The Wrap are reporting that Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Imogen Poots (Filth) have joined the cast, with Meadows set to play Connor’s “constantly upbeat and overworked manager” Harry and Poots as Connor’s love interest.

The project is said to “take aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me” and will also star Sarah Silverman as Connor’s sarcastic publicist. »

- Gary Collinson

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Cannes: Bryan Cranston’s Drug Drama ‘The Infiltrator’ Bought by Broad Green

21 May 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fast-growing Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “The Infiltrator,” starring Bryan Cranston, and set the drug drama for release next year.

The deal was closed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where Wme and Relativity International have been selling rights.

Brad Furman directed the film, based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography of the same name. “The Infiltrator” stars Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez and Amy Ryan. Good FilmsMiriam Segal is producing with Bank Leumi, Good Films and LipSync co-financing.

Cranston portrays undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who became a pivotal player for drug lords in the 1980s after cleaning their dirty cash by trading on mob connections to become confidant to the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. The operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way to Pablo Escobar, with arrests leading to the »

- Dave McNary

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Lonely Island Movie Is Called 'Conner4real,’ Targets Justin Bieber & Katy Perry, Adds Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, & More

21 May 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

That the musical goofballs The Lonely IslandAndy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — should take their penchant for hilarious songs coupled with equally hilarious videos, and bring it to the big screen makes total sense. Judd Apatow is helping make it happen by producing the movie, and while efforts were made to keep the details secret, now that cameras are rolling, a lot more is leaking out about the picture. Read More: Lonely Island Teams With Judd Apatow For A Music World Set Feature Film First off, Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, and Tim Meadows have joined the movie, which now has a title — "Conner4real." Penned by The Lonely Island, with Taccone and Shaffer directing, it tells the story of a rapper who gets back together with his old boy band after his latest album bombs. The movie will use that premise to poke fun at recent music docs »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Obama to O’Brien: Letterman Gets Social Sendoff

20 May 2015 6:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As David Letterman marked his final night as host of “Late Show,” fans as diverse as President Obama and Conan O’Brien paid their respect on social media. Here are some of Variety’s favorites:

TV won't be the same without Dave. pic.twitter.com/9q5NHTf3b5

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 20, 2015

It's absolutely absurd to thank David Letterman for all he's done in a tweet. But that's the world we live in now. #ThanksDave

Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) May 21, 2015

Tonight is David @Letterman’s final show. What a wonderful, inspiring, hilarious, groundbreaking, amazing ride. #ThanksDave

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2015

Gonna miss this man something awful. #Dave pic.twitter.com/PtPHVrbJGS

Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 20, 2015

Congratulations to David Letterman, who I now believe is beginning his third career in show business.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) May 20, 2015

#ThanksDave—for two decades of laughs, insights, and, yes, even pantsuit jokes. @Letterman, you're a legend. »

- Variety Staff

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17 Stand-Up Specials All Actors Must See

20 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Any aspiring comedic actor or comedian knows there are countless lessons to be learned from watching the greats. And with Jen Kirkman’s Netflix special, “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine),” out May 22, you have some catching up to do before you get to the new stuff. Here are 17 stand-up specials all actors should watch.  (Add yours! What are your must-watch comedy routines?) Maria Bamford, “The Special Special Special!”Released in 2012, Bamford (who’s also got an incredible résumé of voiceover credits—many of which she exhibits during her standup) performed “The Special Special Special!” for an intimate audience of two: her parents. From God to Kirstie Alley, Bamford covers it all in her very special special. (Currently streaming on Netflix!) Roseanne Barr’s 1987 HBO SpecialAs one of standup’s leading ladies, Barr helped clear the path for some of today’s favorites such as Sarah Silverman, »

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Casting: Poots, Castro, Esprit, Janney, Diaz

20 May 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Imogen Poots, Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Conner4real" from the Lonely Island trio, Universal Pictures and Apatow Productions. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the film.

Andy Samberg plays a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. Silverman plays his sarcastic publicist, Meadows his overworked manager, and Poots his potential love interest. [Source: The Wrap]

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee's film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has found its squad of Iraq War veterans to join Joe Alwyn in the title role. Also onboard are Makenzie Leigh as his Texas cheerleader love interest, Arturo Castro as Mango, Barney Harris as Sykes, Beau Knapp as Crack, Mason Lee as Foo, Brian 'Astro' Bradley as Lodis, and Ismael Cruz Cordova as Holiday.

Set entirely during football game, »

- Garth Franklin

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Imogen Poots In Talks For The Lonely Island's Connor4real

19 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Photo: Marco VitturWith Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer busy making their Lonely Island movie, working titled Connor4real, we’re starting to learn who has been cast in the film. Imogen Poots is in talks to play opposite Samberg, with Tim Meadows locked in. The film, which takes potshots at music documentary/concert films such as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sees Samberg as a rapper who has found big success since splitting with his boy band, but who must regretfully reunite with them when his latest solo album flops. Taccone and Schaffer are co-starring and directing, with Judd Apatow on hand to produce.Poots is close to the role of Samberg’s girlfriend in the film, while Meadows will be his harassed manager. Sarah Silverman is already aboard to play his sarcastic publicist. The cameras are cranking now in Los Angeles and the film should be out next year. »

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Imogen Poots in Talks to Play Andy Samberg’s Love Interest in Lonely Island Comedy (Exclusive)

19 May 2015 4:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British actress Imogen Poots is in talks to play Andy Samberg‘s love interest in the untitled Universal comedy from the Lonely Island and Apatow Productions, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Samberg stars as a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. His fellow “SNL” alums Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star as his sarcastic publicist and overworked manager, respectively. Samberg’s Lonely Island cohorts Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the movie, which the trio are also producing with Judd Apatow. Also Read: Imogen Poots, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Travis Reid Tapped as President for Broad Green’s Distribution

19 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fast-growing Broad Green Pictures has hired industry veteran Travis Reid as president of theatrical distribution, three days after he left the CEO slot at Screenvision.

In his new role, Reid will oversee the theatrical distribution of specialty and wide release slates, including theatrical sales, exhibitor relations and in-theater marketing.

Broad Green, founded last year by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, has focused on adult-oriented dramas, with an upcoming slate including “99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield; “A Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford; Sarah Silverman’s “I Smile Back”; and three Terrence Malick films: “Knight of Cups,” “Voyage of Time” and an untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.

In addition to its current specialty slate, Broad Green plans to distribute a minimum of six films annually in wide release beginning in 2016 — giving it a slate of 12-16 films annually from internally developed productions, as well as acquisitions and co-productions. »

- Dave McNary

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Did Louis C.K. Go Too Far With ‘Mildly Racist’ & Pedophile Monologue On ‘SNL’?

17 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Holy moley. Oh, man. Louis C.K. launched the season finale of Saturday Night Live with a monologue that took no prisoners and is bound to go down in SNL history as either the most infamous one-night-stand in the 40-year-old franchise’s history — or right up there in the pantheon of incendiary, taboo-busting that includes Lenny Bruce, Sarah Silverman, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Looking loose and at ease in stained black T-shirt and jeans, the comedian began jovially… »

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Mpi Media Group Nabs ‘Uncle Nick'; K5 International Set To Finance ‘Psycho Killer’ – Cannes Briefs

16 May 2015 4:54 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mpi Media Group has acquired all domestic distribution rights to Uncle Nick, a comedy starring Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program). The film is directed by Chris Kasick (Attack of the Show!), with screenplay by Mike Demski and executive produced by Errol Morris. The deal was negotiated by Josh Braun and Matt Burke of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers and Greg Newman, Evp on behalf of Mpi Media Group. The film is slated for release in… »

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First teaser poster for the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie

16 May 2015 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Producer Judd Apatow has shared the first teaser poster has arrived online for the ‘Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie‘, the upcoming comedy featuring Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone

Details on the project are scarce (as you’d expect with the title), but THR reports that it will “take aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.” Sarah Silverman will also feature as Samberg’s “sharp and sarcastic” publicist.”


- Gary Collinson

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Kate Beckinsale Signs On For Underworld 5

15 May 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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- Marina-Liao

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Lonely Island Filming Music Documentary Spoof

15 May 2015 7:51 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Lonely Island are taking on the bloated music documentary format with a new big-screen spoof in the works with Universal. The comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer began shooting the film in Los Angeles this week, with Taccone and Schaffer co-directing and Judd Apatow producing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the mockumentary will follow a rapper forced to reunite with his former boy band after his latest album flops, with nods to recent music docs like Justin Bieber's Never Say Never and Katy Perry's Part of Me. »

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‘Lonely Island’ Movie Reveals New Plot Details and First Poster; Sarah Silverman Joins Cast [Updated]

14 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For a musical group that exists as a parody of other musical groups, The Lonely Island has achieved some legitimate success. Their next accomplishment will be Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, a feature produced by Judd Apatow. All three Lonely Island members (that’s Jorma TacconeAkiva Schaffer, and Andy Samberg) are starring. Two-thirds of them (Taccone and Schaffer) are […]

The post ‘Lonely Island’ Movie Reveals New Plot Details and First Poster; Sarah Silverman Joins Cast [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Paramount nabs Tribeca hit 'Ashby'

13 May 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Studio swoops on Mickey Rourke comedy-drama in North America, UK, Australia, more.

Paramount Home Media Distribution (Phmd) has snapped up all rights to Tribeca debut Ashby in North America, the UK, Germany, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, and Switzerland, as well as Pan Asia Pay TV and worldwide airlines. 

Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars), Sarah Silverman (School of Rock) and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) star in the well-received coming-of-age comedy-drama, written and directed by Tony McNamara.

In what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal, including a theatrical component, the film will get a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in the Us. The release is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015.

The deal was negotiated by Paramount Home Media Distribution, CAA, UTA Independent Film Group, and Bankside Films.

In Ashby, breakout star Wolff plays a high-school student who enters into a friendship with his neighbor, Ashby, a retired »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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John Slattery, Sarah Silverman, and More on Their Favorite Mad Men Memories

13 May 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In honor of the series finale of Mad Men this Sunday, we polled a number of actors, writers, and directors on their favorite Mad Men memories. Their answers range from the obscure (that time the elevator disappeared) to the show-defining (that time we found out Don is not actually Don). Ahead, Sarah Silverman, Danny Strong, John Slattery, and many more share the moments that stayed with them. “Season five, when they’re at the museum and Sally gets her period, and she pulls down her pants in the bathroom and there’s blood in it. I don’t think I’ve ever, in any R-rated movie, in anything, seen period blood, especially a girl’s first period, and they show it. And it’s so good — that episode was so brilliant and that was a moment that was so indelible for me — to show that part of what every woman »

- Vicki Salemi,Bennett Marcus,Marcus Jones,Diane Gordon,Yelena Shuster,Trupti Rami,Rich Kane,Valentina I. Valentini,Kara Warner,Jenny Peters,Renata Sellitti

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Louis C.K. Laughs Off Failed 'SNL' Audition on 'Late Night'

12 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ahead of his third Saturday Night Live hosting gig in as many years, Louis C.K. popped across Rockefeller Center to visit Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he recalled auditioning for the famed sketch show years ago.

While the gig didn't pan out, C.K. harbored no ill will. Instead, he laughed as he remembered auditioning at a comedy club amongst a handful of other comedians — Dave Attell, Laura Kightlinger, Sarah Silverman and Jay Mohr all got the job — and being the only one to not get hired.

"I had a good set, »

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