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Announced back in mid-October, cameras started rolling yesterday on the Crackle digital feature Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, with star David Spade releasing the first photo from the set dressed in full costume.
While no other cast members have been confirmed, David Spade revealed in a Reddit Ama back in April that Robbie (Kid Rock) and Clem (Christopher Walken) from the original Joe Dirt have been written into the script. It isn't known if they have signed on to reprise their roles.
David Spade co-wrote the script with director Fred Wolf, with production currently under way in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No story details have been confirmed, but the plot will pick up where the first film left off, following the adventures of the title character. Crackle will release the sequel on all of its streaming platforms in 2015, making this the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a theatrical feature film. Check »
Last month, David Spade revealed that he’s partnering up with streaming service Crackle to make a sequel to the 2001 cult comedy Joe Dirt, and with production now underway on the “first made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture”, Spade has released the first image of him in character…
- Gary Collinson
Sure. Hearing that Star Wars Episode VII is officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens was big news yesterday. But not quite as big as the bombshell that executive producer Adam Sandler dropped this morning. Yes! Joe Dirt 2 also has an official title...And a glorious mullet to go with it.
Adam Sandler took to his personal Facebook page to offer fans a look at this anticipated sequel, which will debut exclusively on the Crackle streaming network.
Adam Sandler also confirms that the sequel will officially begin shooting in November. Crackle is poised to make history with Joe Dirt 2, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture. David Spade is returning in the eponymous role as Joe Dirt, re-teaming with Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the sequel. Wolf will also direct. Joe Dirt 2 will be produced by Happy Madison Productions, on location in Louisiana, »
‘Joe Dirt 2,’ the anticipated follow-up to the 2001 cult classic comedy, is making history as Crackle has announced that it will begin production on the film next month. The adventure sequel will be the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a theatrical feature film. The movie is set to premiere next year on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. David Spade will reprise his title role in the sequel. The actor will also re-team with Fred Wolf to co-write and execcutive produce ‘Joe Dirt 2,’ which will be produced by Happy Madison Productions. The comedy will film on location in Louisiana, as the original film was based in Baton Rouge. The [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
A week after Adam Sandler made his four picture deal with Netflix, his Saturday Night Live buddy David Spade teamed up with Happy Madison Productions and Crackle to produce a sequel that no one asked for… Joe Dirt 2. This will be the first digital sequel to a major motion picture. Why they chose make a sequel to Joe Dirt is beyond me. That was an awful film that I didn't think was funny at all, but apparently they feel there is a market out there for it.
The news comes from Deadline, who says that Spade will reprise his role as the moronic mullet-head character. The actor will also team up with former Saturday Night Live writer Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the film. Wolf will also direct it.
They are looking to start shooting the movie in mid-November on location in Louisiana, which is the backdrop for the first movie. »
- Joey Paur
The film will be released digitally via Sony's Crackle platform, with Spade reprising his role as the title character.
Spade said: "I'm beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle.
"I've been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again."
In the first film, mullet-sporting Joe Dirt was down on his luck and went in search of the family that deserted him when he was 8 years old.
Originally, Spade was going to be producing an animated series based on the character.
Watch the trailer for 2001's Joe Dirt below: »
Crackle is poised to make history with the announcement today that production will begin next month on Joe Dirt 2, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture. David Spade returns in the eponymous role as Joe Dirt, re-teaming with Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the sequel to the Columbia Pictures cult favorite. Wolf will also direct. Joe Dirt 2 will be produced by Happy Madison Productions. Production begins mid-November on location in Louisiana-the backdrop of the Baton Rouge based original feature film. The feature is scheduled to be released in 2015 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms.
Here's what David Spade had to say about returning for the sequel.
"I'm beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. »
You may remember this past spring that David Spade revealed in a Reddit Ama that he was developing a wholly unnecessary sequel to the 2001 comedy Joe Dirt. But rather than hitting theaters, the film was going to be the first to be distributed by Sony Pictures' streaming video service Crackle, which is where Jerry Seinfeld's popular web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" can be found. Now Crackle has officially announced that Joe Dirt 2 will begin shooting next month with Spade also executive producing and co-writing the film again with Fred Wolf, the original film's co-writer, who will be directing the film too. There's no story details, but Crackle vaguely reveals the sequel will pick-up where the first film left off, following the comedic misadventures of the mullet-clad, lovable redneck. Eric Berger, Crackle Gm and Sony Evp of Digital Networks says, "David Spade had a fresh and unique vision »
- Ethan Anderton
The Sony Pictures Television-owned content creator will begin production in Louisiana in mid-November on what it claims will be the first made-for-digital sequel to a major feature.
The feature is scheduled to be released in 2015 on Crackle and all Crackle platforms.
“I’m beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle,” said Spade. “I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Believe it or not, there's more where Joe Dirt came from. Sony's Crackle, a streaming service, has announced that production will begin next month on Joe Dirt 2, which will effectively become the first ever made-for-digital sequel of a major motion picture. David Spade is set to return as Dirt. He will also co-write the film with Fred Wolf, who has signed on to direct. "I'm beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle," David Spade said in a press release. "I've been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again. »
- Samantha Highfill
Joe Dirt is making a comeback. The 2001 film about a custodian who becomes an unlikely hero is getting a sequel exclusively on Sony's over-the-top network, Crackle. Production on Joe Dirt 2 begins in November on location in Louisiana, Crackle announced Friday. The film is scheduled to debut on all Crackle platforms in 2015. Comedian David Spade is reprising his role as Joe Dirt and has reteamed with Fred Wolf to co-write and executive produce the project. Wolf will direct the film, which will be produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions. Joe Dirt
- Natalie Jarvey
The Ballad of Joe Dirte will continue. Crackle announced today that production will begin next month on Joe Dirt 2, a sequel to the 2001 comedy starring David Spade as a trailer trash bumpkin who sets out in search of his parents, who abandoned him when he was a child during a trip to the Grand Canyon. Spade reprises his role in the follow-up, which is the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a feature film. As much as I want to hate this idea (and believe me, I do), I can’t deny that I kind of like Joe Dirt. It’s incredibly stupid, yes, but it came on the heels of Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy and The Waterboy, and I was still firmly on Team Happy Madison at the time of its release. Also, space peanuts. More after the jump. Happy Madison also returns to produce Joe Dirt 2, and Joe Dirt »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Days after Adam Sandler and Happy Madison broke new ground with a four-picture Netflix deal, his pal David Spade and Happy Madison are making Joe Dirt 2 as the first digital sequel to a major studio film. The film is being done with Sony-based Crackle. Spade returns as the mullet-sporting moron title character, and he’s back with former Saturday Night Live writer Fred Wolf to co-write and be exec producers. Wolf steps up to direct this one. The original was released by Columbia Pictures.
Happy Madison produces and production starts mid-November on location in Louisiana, the backdrop for the original. The pic will be released next year on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. Said Spade: “I’m beyond stoked that Joe Dirt will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. I’ve been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Digital entertainment is certainly a fertile industry these days. David Spade and Happy Madison Productions are putting together a sequel to "Joe Dirt" that will air exclusively on Sony's Crackle website and associated platforms.
According to his official statement, Spade is "beyond stoked that 'Joe Dirt' will finally hit the screens again on Crackle. I've been sleeping in this wig for years and it will be nice to wear it in the daytime again." It seems like it's a sequel that's been on his mind for a while, anyway. A couple of months ago, Spade was asked during a Reddit Ama about a possible sequel, and his detailed answer indicated that it was something he'd given some thought to. As per one Reddit user, "Just get Adam Sandler to foot the bill."
- Jenni Miller
Apparently, it will be the first sequel ever produced exclusively for Crackle, and the comedian is trying to find a way to bring Joe Dirt 2 in for a very low budget without losing any of the quality. He explains.
"We wrote a sequel, and we may wind up doing it on Crackle.com, because they want to be the first web address to do a sequel to a movie. Because Sony owns them, and it's a Sony movie. We're trying to find a way to make it for the budget, but we really want to do it. And keep it good."
He went onto discuss the logistics of getting the movie made, and that the soundtrack needed for the sequel may prove to be a problem for the low budget. »
Awards season comes to a head tonight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the winners of the Academy Awards, and - as is traditional - yesterday saw the very worst of cinematic achievement celebrated with the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
While Adam Sandler dominated the nominations (as usual) with Grown Ups 2, the Razzie favourite went away empty handed for a change as the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi After Earth picked up three gongs apiece, with Movie 43 claiming Worst Picture, Worst Director(s) and Worst Screenplay and Jaden Smith and Will Smith named Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
Check out the full list of nominees here, with the "winners" highlighted in red....
Tyler Perry, »
- Gary Collinson
The results are in, the envelopes have been opened, and the "winners" of the 34th Razzie Awards have been unveiled in ceremonies held at Hollywood's coolest new venue - just down the street from Sunday night's Oscars - IgnitedSpaces. The hour long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed.
Taking three of the top awards was the star-studded, snicker-free sketch comedy Movie 43, which "won" for Worst Screenplay (written by at least 19 people), Worst Director ("credited" to 13 people), and Worst Picture. Tying with 43, and also "winning" 3 gold spray-painted trophies, was the Will Smith and Jaden Smith sci-fi fiasco After Earth. Dad Will Smith took Worst Supporting Actor, son Jaden Smith was named Worst Lead Actor, and the combination of father & son, described in the ceremony as being "stranded »
The Academy Award nominations are imminent, so that can mean only one thing... it's time of courrse for the nominees for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards!
It will come as little surprise to see that Razzie favourite Adam Sandler once again dominates the field with Grown Ups 2 garnering eight nods, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Check out the full list of nominees here...
- Gary Collinson
When it comes to getting the job done, Martha Stewart's your gal. During the Golden Globes telecast on Sunday night, viewers witnessed a commercial starring the famous homemaker for Pine Brothers throat drops, but E! News has learned that the spot was actually supposed to star the iconic Liza Minnelli. The ad, which caught many off guard because of its simplicity and similarities to some Saturday Night Live skits, was done by former SNL director Fred Wolf (that explains it!), and a source reveals all the drama that led up to Stewart replacing Minnelli in the commercial to E! News. "The commercial was ready to shoot, the they had two DPs [cinematographers] in place and had already »
One year shy of their 35th anniversary, Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy Derby continues to call on Hollywood's A-Listers to "Own Their Bad". This year's 34th Annual Razzie nominees include some of the biggest names in the movie business, who happened to star in some of the biggest box office bombs of 2013. For the first time in their history, the Razzies are also working with their worldwide fan-base of Po'd motion picture-goers, and the cutting edge crowd-funding website Indiegogo to put on a high-end show this year and pave the way for the first ever Razzies Awards Broadcast in 2015.
Garnering their first ever Razzie nods are some of the silver screen's most recognizable luminaries, including past Oscar nominees Johnny Depp and Naomi Watts as well as up-and-comers making crummy choices like Jaden Smith and Selena Gomez. The list also includes several "Repeat Offenders", returning for more pie-in-the-face/light-hearted joshing from »
20 items from 2014
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