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Tom Hanks' 'Bachelor Party' is the latest movie-to-tv remake

20 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tom Hanks' “Bachelor Party” is the latest movie-to-tv remake ABC has ordered a “comedy anthology series” based on the raunchy 1984 film, co-created by Regis Philbin’s daughter, J.J. Philbin. The “Bachelor Party” series will focus on three couples: "one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love.” Toys ‘R Us yanks “Breaking Bad” action figures following a Florida mom’s complaints "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys ‘R Us said in a statement, following pressure from a Florida mom who gathered 8,000 signatures. Tina Fey recalls casting Jan Hooks on “30 Rock,” says: “Jan should have had a bigger career ... as big as Rob Schneider's f*cking career" “We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?” Fey recalled on Monday night, adding »

- Norman Weiss

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Rainn Wilson Will Produce TV Comedy About Five Vine Stars

21 October 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Rainn Wilson loves keeping his finger on the pulse of new media. As such, the founder of multimedia company SoulPancake and former star of The Office is producing the aptly-titled Hollywood and Vine, a new television comedy starring five celebrities from Vine. Hollywood and Vine will follow the lives of Lele Pons, Jerry Purpdrank, Simone Shepherd, Curtis Lepore, and Christian DelGrosso as they try to move from social media fame to mainstream Hollywood. In real life, these five Viners have built a massive following (they collectively boast over 30 million followers and 5 billion views) around the comedic shorts they upload to the six-second video site. Sometimes they even collaborate on the clips, as you can see in this Vine from DelGrosso and Lepore featuring fellow Viner Josh Peck. “We believe this show is going to be the first to celebrate these amazing, talented Viners in an authentic way and bring their »

- Bree Brouwer

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Have 'The Walking Dead' fans become numb to all the atrocities?

20 October 2014 6:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Have “The Walking Dead” fans become numb to all the atrocities? "'The Walking Dead' has always lived in uncharted television territory, and you can’t say that viewers weren’t warned that this season was determined to go even further beyond Thunderdome,” says Jeff Labrecque, adding: "But is it too far? And is 'The Walking Dead' getting a free pass because its explicit depictions of violence are framed within a zombiefied landscape?” “The Real World" Season 30 is going with a "Skeletons” format The Chicago-set "Real World: Skeletons" will feature "skeletons" from the housemates’ past, who move in to "drum up secrets and dark memories.” “Gossip Girl’s” Penn Badgley will romance Mary-Louise Parker on NBC’s “The Slap” He’ll play her much-younger boyfriend on the NBC miniseries about a   slap gone wrong. Click Read Full Post For More Ryan Murphy was wrong to claim he's »

- Norman Weiss

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Cara Silverman, Film Editor of Romantic Comedies, Dies at 54

1 October 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cara Ruth Silverman, a film editor whose specialty was youth-oriented romantic comedies including “He’s Just Not That Into You,” has died. She was 54.

Some of the highlights of her career were Parker Posey launcher “Party Girl,” gay tale “Jeffrey,” “Permanent Midnight,” HBO series “Tell Me You Love Me,” Shana Feste’s “The Greatest” and “Super,” with Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler and Ellen Page.

Silverman had been quite busy in 2014, editing the USA Network telepic “Divide & Conquer,” with Diane Farr; the musical romantic comedy “There’s Always Woodstock,” starring Katey Segal, Brittany Snow, Jason Ritter and Rumer Willis; an episode of ABC miniseries “The Assets”; and finally “Songbyrd,” the pilot of a series from Universal that did not get picked up.

Silverman started her career with the bang, editing the indie romantic comedy sensation “Party Girl,” starring a young Parker Posey, in 1995.

Before becoming a full-fledged editor she worked on »

- Carmel Dagan

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Cara Silverman, Film Editor of Romantic Comedies, Dies at 54

1 October 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cara Ruth Silverman, a film editor whose specialty was youth-oriented romantic comedies including “He’s Just Not That Into You,” has died. She was 54.

Some of the highlights of her career were Parker Posey launcher “Party Girl,” gay tale “Jeffrey,” HBO telepic “Permanent Midnight,” HBO series “Tell Me You Love Me,” Shana Feste’s “The Greatest” and “Super,” with Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler and Ellen Page.

Silverman had been quite busy in 2014, editing the USA Network telepic “Divide & Conquer,” with Diane Farr; the musical romantic comedy “There’s Always Woodstock,” starring Katey Segal, Brittany Snow, Jason Ritter and Rumer Willis; an episode of ABC miniseries “The Assets”; and finally “Songbyrd,” the pilot of a series from Universal that did not get picked up.

Silverman started her career with the bang, editing the indie romantic comedy sensation “Party Girl,” starring a young Parker Posey, in 1995.

Before becoming a full-fledged editor she »

- Carmel Dagan

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TVLine Items: Wallenda Walks Chicago, Big View Ratings, Dig Delay and More

16 September 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The King of the Highwire is headed to Chicago.

Discovery Channel will air Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda on Nov. 2 (at 7 pm Et/4 pm Pt) as the tightrope walker attempts to make his way across the Windy City’s skyline at night time — sans a net or harness.

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

NBC NewsWillie Geist, Natalie Morales and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore will host.

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* The View‘s Season 18 debut on Monday — with a revamped panel and new set — drew 3.9 million total viewers, »

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Lionsgate to Unleash Cooties Next January with New Ending

10 September 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Despite a positive response at Sundance earlier this year we've all been wondering just where and when we would be catching Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion's new horror comedy 'Cooties'. The feature was picked up by Lionsgate and we were expecting a speedy roll out. But now it seems, at least according to producer and star Elijah Wood ('Maniac', 'Grand Piano'), that the project is actually getting a new ending and will hopefully be appearing in theatres at some point in January 2015. The actor revealed the details in a recent interview with Twitch confirming that 'we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about'. Wood stars alongside Rainn Wilson ('The Office'), Alison Pill ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Jack McBrayer ('30 Rock') and Nasim Pedrad. Whilst Miliot and Murnion helm from »

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Lionsgate's Version of Cooties Will Include a Brand New Ending

9 September 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As we reported back in January, Lionsgate contracted horror-comedy Cooties after its premiere at Sundance, taking control of North American distribution for the film. But the version that sees release from the label won't quite be the same as the one screened at Sundance. Read on!

In an interview with Twitch Film at the Toronto Fan Expo, producer/star Elijah Wood spilled the beans about the last-minute change, which he says makes the film better than it previously was.

"Off of the pickup from Lionsgate, which was always the home we had hoped for, we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about," said Wood. "We only had so much money, and the ending we made we weren't always that happy with so we got to make a new ending, and we're psyched. I'm excited for people to see it; it's really funny. »

- John Squires

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Release Details for Zombie Film ‘Cooties’

9 September 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Elementary school teachers deal with the occasional little monster, but in Cooties, a faculty faces an army of disobedient, hungry zombie children that are wilder than any human troublemaker. Lionsgate acquired Cooties after it premiered at Sundance early this year and in a recent interview, the film’s star and producer Elijah Wood revealed when we can expect to see the movie released.

At Toronto’s Fan Expo 2014, Twitch’s Jason Gorber got a chance to chat with Elijah Wood, who gave the following status update on the release of Cooties:

“The status is hopefully January of next year. It definitely won’t be this year, it’ll be after the first of the year, and we’re looking at January, but we’re still waiting to see from Lion’s Gate where they feel like it’s going to sit.”

Wood also mentioned that after being picked up by Lionsgate, »

- Derek Anderson

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Adam Arkin ‘Masters’ the Segue Between Acting and Directing

29 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Action!” the word is said quietly but emphatically, and the cast and crew on the set of “Masters of Sex” jump into motion. The man behind the video monitor is longtime actor Adam Arkin, and it’s clear he commands respect from the director’s chair. Sitting behind him are two of the show’s executive producers, Michelle Ashford and Sarah Timberman — and they’re taking a literal backseat to Arkin’s subtle direction of the show’s second-season finale, skedded to air Sept. 28.

“For a show like ‘Masters’ that is so performance-based, where there’s so much subtext and nuance involved, Adam makes for an ideal director,” explained Timberman. “As an actor himself, he thinks about material from the inside out, so I think the cast felt enormously comfortable in his hands.”

While still expanding his already lengthy resume with the occasional acting gig, Arkin’s been steadily building »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Participant Media’s Pivot To Air Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake Sketches

25 August 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Rainn Wilson’s coming back to TV, except this time it’s through his YouTube channel SoulPancake. Participant Media’s Pivot television channel, which launched on August 1, 2013, will air segments of Wilson’s SoulPancake starting August 25, 2014. Separated into six 15-minute clips, “Mixtape by SoulPancake” will package together several of Wilson’s sketches, including “Metaphysical Milkshake,” “Science of Happiness,” “Art Attack,” and “Stories From the Street.” With over 1.3 million subscribers, Wilson’s SoulPancake channel is one of the most popular on YouTube, probably because it’s odder than most. Combining Wilson’s sense of humor with normally taboo topics (like religion and poverty), the channel’s not afraid to ask some of life’s harder questions. In the series “Metaphysical Milkshake,” for example, Wilson essentially “kidnaps” interviewees (like colleague Mindy Kaling from The Officeor Tesla founder Elon Musk) into the back of his 1970s van to discuss philosophical topics with them »

- Bree Brouwer

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Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

22 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media’s Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson’s “SoulPancake” webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25.

Pivot will air “Mixtape by SoulPancake” at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The TV program will repackage the YouTube show, produced by and starring Wilson (NBC’s “The Office”), into six 15-minute clips. Sketches are to include “Metaphysical Milkshake,” “Science of Happiness,” “Stories From the Street” and “Art Attack.”

In each episode of “Mixtape by SoulPancake,” Wilson forces people into the back of his 1970s van to converse about philosophical topics. Interviewees have included Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project,” “The Office”); Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Inception,” Pivot’s “HitRecord on TV”); Serj Tankian from the band System of a Down; comedian Russell Brand; and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and Space X.

Pivot, which launched nationally Aug. 1, 2013, is aimed at a millennial audience with a mix of original series, »

- Todd Spangler

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First Look at Jeffrey Reddick's Good Samaritan

20 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick's new short film, which he both wrote and directed, Good Samaritan, will be playing as part of this year's Screamfest L.A. film festival; and right now we have a couple of new stills for you! Dig 'em!

The film stars Toby Hemingway (pictured; Black Swan, The Covenant) and Rainn Wilson ("The Office," Super, House of 1000 Corpses). Based on the Hit List winning feature, Good Samaritan tells of Nathan Rome (Hemingway), an agoraphobic who videotaped a man get fatally beaten while numerous bystanders watched and didn't intervene.

The short opens with Nathan being interviewed by George Reed (Wilson), a conservative talk show host who blasts Nathan for his inaction. George points out that two of the other witnesses have died mysteriously and cryptically ponders if Nathan might be next. Nathan is convinced the other deaths were accidents. But after George shreds his morality on national TV, »

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Casting Scoop: Enlisted Star Heading to Rainn Wilson's Backstrom in Fiery Role

6 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Attention! Enlisted's Angelique Cabral is set guest star on Rainn Wilson's new Fox show Backstrom, E! News has exclusively learned.  Cabral, whose made appearances on The Mentalist and Happy Endings, will take on the role of Samantha Orland in Hart Hanson's comedic crime procedural, a Fire Bureau investigator who calls Backstrom (Wilson) and his team to help her stop a serial arsonist who is preying on high-end homes in Portland.  Also set to appear in Cabral's episode of Backstrom is Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock as Lieutenant Sam D'Agostino, a neighborhood bully Backstrom grew up with, who is now a firefighter. Scrubs star Sarah Chalke »

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The early cinema of James Gunn

6 August 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Troma to Super, via Scooby Doo, we chart the movie career of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn...

Darling of outsider cinema turned blockbuster-building genius James Gunn is sure to have made millions of new fans in the last week alone.  With August box office records broken by Guardians Of The Galaxy (Marvel’s off-world gamble and a wildly entertaining space-romp with heaps of heart written and directed by James Gunn - as if you didn’t know), he’s about to get a lot more phone calls than he did before. And he may have already been getting a fair few.

You don’t have to wait years for the already-announced sequel for your next dose of his unique brand of cinema though; he’s got a hefty CV that blends horror, hilarity and heroes in equal measure. Here’s our low-down on some of the highlights… »

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TVLine Items: Twisted Star Is Tut, P.D. Adds Cop, Office Movie and More

5 August 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC Family’s Twisted may be in limbo, but star Avan Jogia still rules.

The actor will lead Spike TV’s event series Tut as the titular Egyptian king, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Related Ben Kingsley Gets Tut for Spike TV

The project — airing in 2015 — counts several other ABC Family names among its credits: Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters) will executive-produce alongside writers Michael Vickerman, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige (The Fosters).

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* NBC’s Chicago P.D. is bulking up, adding Brian Geraghty (Boardwalk Empire) as a series regular for Season 2, per The Hollywood Reporter. »

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‘David Brent The Movie: Life on the Road’ to hit Cinemas 2015

5 August 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ricky Gervais will be taking to the big screen as he resurrects David Brent made famous by the hit TV show The Office. BBC Films will be Producing the movie which is due to hit screens 2015.

Love him or hate him, David Brent is one of the most popular characters to hit British TV in the last 15 years. The Office became a 3 series smash in the UK and spawned a Us remake which ran for nine seasons and starred Steve Carrell, Ed Helms, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Jenna Fischer. The show, originally created by Gervais and Stephen Merchant made household names of Mackenzie Crook and Martin Freeman who have both starred in major blockbuster movies not least The Hobbit of which Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins.

The press release states:

He’s a sales rep now, selling cleaning products up and down the country, but has never really given up »

- David Sztypuljak

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Elijah Wood taking on rare studio role in Vin Diesel actioner 'The Last Witch Hunter'

4 August 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Elijah Wood is set to take on his first major role in a live-action studio film in nearly a decade. The "Hobbit" star, who enjoyed a brief role in 2012's "An Unexpected Journey," has signed on to star opposite Vin Diesel in "The Last Witch Hunter" for Lionsgate Films' Summit Entertainment arm, the studio announced today. Also starring Rose Leslie and Michael Caine and directed by Breck Eisner ("The Crazies," "Sahara"), the film centers on an "immortal witch hunter" (Diesel) who must team up with a female witch to stop a group of New York City covens from unleashing an unholy plague on humanity. Wood's role is not being specified at this time. Wood has hewed mostly to independent movies since his "Lord of the Rings" breakout, with roles in such little-seen films as "Everything Is Illuminated," "Day Zero," "Celeste and Jesse Forever" and the gruesome 2012 horror remake "Maniac." Upcoming »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Eddie McClintock Joins ‘Backstrom’ on Fox

4 August 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Warehouse 13″ star Eddie McClintock has been cast on Fox’s upcoming crime drama, “Backstrom,” starring Rainn Wilson.

McClintock will appear as Lieutenant Sam D’Agostino, a neighborhood bully who grew up with Wilson’s Backstrom. Per the character description, McClintock’s Sam was a “rotten, thieving punk,” responsible for stealing from Backstrom. Now grown, Sam and his brother are firefighters who everyone believes are heroic, though Backstrom is convinced that they are the same “worthless bits of slime” that they always were.

McClintock tweeted the news Sunday evening.

Incredibly stoked 2 B heading up 2 Vancouver, 2 work with @rainnwilson & @HartHanson, on their new show @BackstromFOX. #Goodcompany—

Eddie McClintock (@EddieMcClintock) August 04, 2014

McClintock’s recent TV appearances also include guest roles on “Castle,” “Modern Family,” and “The Mentalist.” He’s previously made several appearances on another Fox procedural, “Bones.”

Backstrom” is currently slated to premiere midseason on Fox.

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‘School Of Rock’ Crowd-Surfs To Nickelodeon

4 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It was the traditional tale of one man’s renaissance via the magic of schoolchildren, given a sharp twist by director Richard Linklater and star/mugger-par-excellence Jack Black. Now Linklater hopes the story will party on over thirteen episodes as School Of Rock becomes the latest big screen property to transfer to TV. The new version is to be co-produced by kid-friendly Nickelodeon and Paramount and will feature a new cast and creative team.

Central character Dewey Finn was one of Black’s standout roles and it’s hard to think of who might inherit his shorts. The replacement is soon to be announced, but Rainn Wilson would surely be a shoo-in. However the presence of writers Jim and Steve Armogida (who laboured on one of the UK’s most insipid long-running sitcoms My Family) indicate that spontaneity and invention may not be high on the list of priorities.

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