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If you are a fan of films like Borat, The Dictator and Brüno, then chances are you are pretty excited for the latest directorial effort by Larry Charles — the Nicolas Cage-led comedy Army Of One. Now with the inclusion of some top-tier comedians, the project is looking even more promising.
The upcoming satire has just picked up a whole slew of hilarious comedians which, according to Deadline, includes the likes of Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Denis O’Hare. The crew is set to join the already-announced Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) in the assassination comedy, which is now in production.
Army Of One was penned by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. It’s inspired by the true story of Colorado handyman Gary Faulkner, who has no proper skills or prior military training, sees a vision that »
- William Fanelli
The project will mark Brand's first big screen project since 2012's Paradise.
Army of One has no release date at this time.
Marwencol: Steve Carell will get to play with action figures again as Mark Hogancamp, the traumatically amnesic subject of Jeff Malmberg's 2010 documentary Marwencol, in a dramatic remake of that film. Malmberg is an executive producer on the new movie and Robert Zemeckis will direct it after finishing his other doc remake, The Walk, which revisits the story of Oscar winner Man on Wire. [The Wrap] Army of One: Larry Charles has assembled a comedic army of many for his next movie, which stars Nicolas Cage as a real-life American plumber who set out to assassinatie Osama bin Laden. He will be joined by Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Denis O'Hare and Wendy McLendon-Covey. [Variety] Inside Out Clip: In honor of Inside Out being...
- Christopher Campbell
It's official, Dominic Cooper is set to star as Jesse Custer in AMC's pilot for their TV series adaptation of the acclaimed "Preacher" comics. Producer Seth Rogen confirmed the news a few hours ago in a tweet.
In the series, Cooper plays a conflicted preacher who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do anything he says. He teams with his ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire in an effort to find where God has gone.
The story centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Variety is reporting Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson have joined Nicolas Cage in the Larry Charles-directed (Borat, The Dictator) comedy Army Of One, as well as Denis O'Hare (Dallas Buyers Club), Ken Marino (Bad Milo), Paul Scheer (The League) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!). Charles is directing the film from a script by Draft Day scribes Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph. Army Of One is based (although loosely) on a GQ article by Chris Heath about Colorado resident Gary »
- Jesse Giroux
Cage and Charles became attached in January with Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s TWC-Dimension acquiring North American rights. The script was written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and is loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath about Gary Faulkner, an ex-con who made 11 attempts to travel to the most volatile region of Pakistan to capture Osama bin Laden, armed with only a sword.
- Dave McNary
Taking a break from his latterday role as revolutionary political Jesus, Russell Brand has signed up for a Nicolas Cage comedy, joining the zen warlock for Army Of One. Larry Charles (Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) is directing, and has also been rounding out the rest of his cast with Rainn Wilson, Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Wendi McLendon-Covey.The film is adapted by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph from a stranger-than-fiction GQ article by Chris Heath (perhaps strangely, given Brand's antipathy for one of that publication's recent sponsors).The story revolves around Colorado resident Gary Faulkner, who decided in 2010 that he was going to be the man to take down Osama Bin Laden. His plan was to track down and wipe out the most wanted man on the planet armed only with a sword he bought from a home shopping network, a pair of night-vision goggles and »
Despite the title, Nicolas Cage won’t be left all alone in Army of One. In fact, he’s just picked up a bunch of very funny co-stars. Russell Brand, Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, and Rainn Wilson have all signed on for the comedy, about an American handyman who sets out to capture Osama bin Laden. What makes the […]
- Angie Han
More cast announced for Larry Charles comedy about one man’s search for Osama Bin Laden.
The new cast join the previously announced Nicolas Cage and Wendi McLendon-Covey in the comedy from Endgame Entertainment and Condé Nast Entertainment that will be distributed in North America by Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s TWC-Dimension.
Army Of One, which is in production, is inspired by the true story of Gary Faulkner, a handyman from Colorado who receives a vision telling him to go to Pakistan to do what no one else can do, namely to capture Osama Bin Laden. So without any questions or skills, he follows his mission.
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- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
An army of actors has joined Nicolas Cage in Endgame Entertainment and Condé Nast’s comedy Army Of One. Russell Brand, Denis O'Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Rainn Wilson have lined up for director Larry Charles. They join the previously announced Wendi McLendon-Covey in the comedy that will be distributed by TWC-Dimension. The film was written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. The film is inspired by the true story of… »
In Backstrom's "Love Is A Rose And You Better Not Pick It" the bloom is definitely off the rose as Backstrom receives the most devastating news yet and his angel mother is knocked clear off her pedestal. I questioned in my 'Backstrom is a Big Dick' rant that I didn't know how, in the name of all that is holy, were we going to see any glimmer of hope for the full Backstrom package in the remaining few episodes. What was I thinking? Has Backstrom and Bones creator Hart Hanson ever let me down? Further, has the full Hanson-Persson duo ever not delivered?
In the last couple of episodes we've learned that Backstrom's drinking ruined his relationship with Amy, that Backstrom desperately wants her back and that Valentine is -- gasp -- Backstrom's brother by another mother. In "Love is a Rose and You Better Not Pick »
Last year’s Stanley Film Festival in Colorado was easily the talk of the festival circuit, with everything from live performance of Tales From Beyond The Pale, to an all encompassing cult-like mystery that the festival’s attendees were all subjected to, the fest was out of this world. All taking place from Colorado’s infamous Stanley Hotel, which is not only said to be the most haunted hotel in the world, but also was the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining.
From yesterday’s announcement of the April 30th SpectreVision opening screening of the long-awaited Leigh Whannell-scripted and Elijah Wood-led film Cooties to hints at other events, it’s sounding like this year’s April 30th-May 3th dated festival is set to hit even harder. For the full press release, feel free to read below, and be sure to snag tickets to the festival asap!
- Jerry Smith
James Corden initiated tasteful nudity on “The Late Late Show” on Monday. While interviewing “Furious 7” star Jordana Brewster, Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl, and “Backstrom” star Rainn Wilson, Corden invited an elderly bearded model named Jonathan to pose naked for his guests on stage so they could create works of art. Wilson remarked, “Jonathan, you look just like Dave Grohl!” Wilson joked. See Photos: 9 Jaw-Dropping Movie Stunts That Made Us Shout at the Screen Once all the sketches were complete, everyone passed their work to Corden to share with the audience. Wilson tastefully covered Jonathan with a Foo Fighters logo, »
- Joe Otterson
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
How would Jon Snow behave at a dinner party? Watch and see. "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington was on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Monday night, so Seth set up an SNL-style sketch called "Seth brings Jon Snow to a dinner party." In the 5-minute video, you see Seth with his NYC friends, then Jon in full Night's Watch attire. Turns out, he knows nothing about being a good dinner party guest. Or maybe it's everyone else who has it wrong. After all, winter is always coming. Eventually. If only Seth had invited Debbie Downer, she and Jon would really hit it off. Stay to the end, »
- Gina Carbone
We've made it pretty clear we are big fans of the Stanley Film Fest over the last few announcements of the Film Lineup and the Events Lineup. Today brings one more piece of news and it's that Cooties will be the festival's opening night film. From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (The Office), and Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as teachers who fight to survive...
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Elementary school teachers deal with the occasional little monster, but in the horror film Cooties, an entire faculty faces an army of disobedient, hungry zombie children that are wilder and far more dangerous than any human troublemakers. Starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and Leigh Whannell, Lionsgate Premiere's Cooties will kick off the 2015 Stanley Film Festival:
Press Release - "April 6, 2015 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival, (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today that Lionsgate Premiere's Cooties will open the festival on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of Glee), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into little killer savages, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, »
- Derek Anderson
Read More: The Stanley Film Festival Announces Chilling Special Events The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, has announced Lionsgate's "Cooties" as the official opening night selection. The news comes just a week after Sff announced a handful of special screenings and events (see link above). The festival kicks off Thursday, April 30. From the minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of "Saw" and "Insidious") and Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), "Cooties" is a horror comedy about a cafeteria food virus that turns elementary school children into little killer savages. The film stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and Alison Pill as the teachers who must fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously navigating an uncomfortable love triangle. The horror-comedy first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will be one of the debut releases »
- Zack Sharf
Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.
We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.
"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »
- Jonathan James
Imagine a world wherein Dwight Schrute weren’t played by Rainn Wilson, Jim Halpert weren’t played by John Krasinski, Pam Beesly were someone other than Jenna Fischer, and the beloved Michael Scott were someone entirely different from Steve Carell. Hard to do, isn’t it? The video below makes it a little easier. While towards the end of the tape we see auditions for the aforementioned stars—the ones who ultimately got the roles—it’s the beginning that’s most fascinating. “Better Call Saul” Bob Odenkirk delivers his best Michael, while Seth Rogen tries for Dwight. Kathryn Hahn does a pretty good Pam in our opinion, and while Adam Scott does a solid Jim, “Parks and Recreation” would have been seriously lacking without his Ben Wyatt. If these tapes show you anything, it’s that casting had a really difficult task at hand, and the competition was fierce. »
Adam Sorensen, currently manager of Western sales at Lionsgate, will oversee distribution operations.
A press release said Lionsgate Premiere would extend the reach of the parent company’s Motion Picture Group to new audiences and platforms.
Titles will go out theatrically as well as on a “broad spectrum of digital platforms.”
Other Lionsgate Premiere titles »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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