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Michael B. Jordan Up For Vampire Comedy

8 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Fruitvale Station" and "Fantastic Four" star Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to play one of the two lead roles in the action-comedy "Blood Brothers" for MGM.

The story follows two ageless, blood-drinking party guys whose friendship hits the skids until they have to save the world together.

The film will be based on Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller's Dark Horse comic miniseries which itself originated as a screenplay by "Men in Black 3" scribe Etan Cohen.

No director has yet been named for the project.

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- Garth Franklin

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Michael B. Jordan in talks for comic book adaptation Blood Brothers

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It doesn’t look like the failure of Fantastic Four has put Michael B. Jordan off comic book movies, with The Wrap reporting that the actor is in talks to star in Blood Brothers, based upon the Dark Horse vampire title.

The action comedy is described as “a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity.”

The comic is written by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, and was based on an original screenplay by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder).

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- Gary Collinson

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Fantastic Four's Michael B. Jordan Set For Another Comic Book Movie

28 August 2015 6:53 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's good to know Michael B. Jordan's experiences working on the recent Fantastic Four reboot haven't put him off comic book movies for life, as The Wrap reports that the Chronicle actor's next project is looking likely to be an adaptation of Dark Horse's horror comedy graphic novel from Etan Cohen, Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller, Blood Brothers.  Apparently Jordan is in negotiations with MGM to play one of the leads in the movie. which is described as a "buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity." Let's hope that guy puts up more of a fight that Doctor Doom did! Amirite? Anyway, you can next see Jordan in another MGM flick, Creed. There is currently no scheduled release date for Blood Brothers. »

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Michael B. Jordan in Negotiations to Star in MGM’s Vampire Movie ‘Blood Brothers’

28 August 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After working with MGM on Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming boxing drama “Creed,” Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to star in the studio’s vampire movie “Blood Brothers,” based on the Dark Horse graphic novel, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the action-comedy, and the graphic novel itself was based on a screenplay by “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen. Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller wrote the comic. “Blood Brothers” is described as a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Joel and Ethan Coen to write adaptation of crime novel Black Money, may also direct

5 August 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has revealed that Joel and Ethan Cohen have signed on to write an adaptation of bestselling novel Black Money.

Black Money, written by Ross MacDonald in 1966, is being adapted for the screen by producer Joel Silver (Lethal Weapon), and it’s said that the Coens may yet direct the film, but a deal has yet to be in place.

The book “follows a private eye who’s hired by a betrayed lover to expose the man who ran off with his girlfriend, only to discover a major conspiracy at the root of the case.” MacDonald sadly died in 1983.

The Coens’ next film is the recently wrapped Hail Caesar!, which reunites the directors with George Clooney for a third time after O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Burn After Reading, and also stars Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Apparently Tom Cruise Is The One Who Invented Les Grossman

30 July 2015 6:01 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Cruise has played many iconic roles over the course of his career - from the still-active Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible films, to Frank T.J. Mackey in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, to Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July - but ranking right up towards the top is his supporting turn as studio executive Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder. It's ridiculous, crude, and unlike anything we've seen from the movie star before - but what may surprise you is that the character was actually Cruise's idea to include. Diving into the making of Tropic Thunder, Grantland has published an oral history of how the Les Grossman role came to exist - and while there are no quotes from Cruise, the story does feature input from Ben Stiller, screenwriter Etan Cohen, co-star Bill Hader, and many more. As the story goes, the film was in »

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Watch: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg Are Dueling Dads in ‘Daddy’s Home’ Trailer

19 June 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has released a new trailer for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy's Home,” just ahead of Father’s Day.

Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father — who everyone adores in the new trailer.

“There is no way this man is not your better in every way” a Spanish-speaking limo driver tells Ferrell’s character.

The fathers wind up competing for the affection of children, culminating in a scene where Wahlberg’s character has scored courtside seats for a Lakers game. The trailer includes footage that’s already gone viral of Ferrell hitting a cheerleader (played by Taryn Terrell) in the face with a basketball.

Ferrell and Wahlberg previously collaborated on the cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Sean Anders directed from a script by Brian Burns, with revisions by Anders, »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Hemsworth Joins 'Ghostbusters' Reboot as Receptionist

11 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Chris Hemsworth has signed on to play a receptionist in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. The Australian action star will give a male update to a role played by Annie Potts in the 1984 original, Variety reports, continuing the gender reversal theme for Paul Feig's comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the all-female ghost hunting crew. "Our receptionist," Feig tweeted on Wednesday, along with a picture of Hemsworth and the hashtag #whoyougonnacall."

According to Variety, Sony approached Hemsworth early on, but the actor (best known »

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For Will Ferrell And Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home This Christmas

3 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures has thrown its hat into the ring for the more-competitive-than-ever Christmas Day release date, setting Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell starrer Daddy’s Home for a wide release on December 25.

Horrible Bosses 2 team John Anders and Sean Morris wrote and directed the comedy, which was put on a fast track once the stars of 2010’s hit The Other Guys decided to team up once again (Ferrell was previously attached with Vince Vaughn, but that iteration of the pic, with Ferrell’s Get Hard director Etan Cohen, fell apart a while back).

The film centers on a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad in the world to his wife’s children. When the lazy, loudmouthed real father (Wahlberg) appears on their doorstep, though, the mild-mannered guy finds himself in a furious tug-of-war for his new family’s affections.

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Daddy’s Home’ Gets Christmas Release

3 June 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has set a Christmas release date for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

It’s the fifth title to land on Christmas, following Open Road’s “Snowden,” Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence drama “Joy,” Warner Bros.’ remake of “Point Break,” and Sony’s Will Smith drama “Concussion.”

Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father.

Ferrell and Wahlberg previously collaborated on the cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Sean Anders directed from a script by Brian Burns, with revisions by Anders, John Morris, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Etan Cohen.

Morris is producing with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Daddy’s Home’ Release Date Set For Christmas Day

3 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Paramount Pictures has thrown its present under the box office Christmas tree, today setting a December 25, 2015 wide release for Daddy's Home, the comedy that reteams Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Horrible Bosses 2 helmers Sean Anders and John Morris directed the pic, which remember was originally set up with Vince Vaughn and Ferrell, with Etan Cohen directing. That package fell apart, and Wahlberg came aboard to pair with his co-star of the 2010 hit The Other Guys.… »

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Cannes 2015 jury tried to "balance out" awards

24 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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Cannes 2015 jury reflect on their decisions

24 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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Cannes 2015: Audiard, Haynes & Director's Fortnight

17 May 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

The eagerly awaited Official Selection for this year's 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May) was announced in Paris this morning. As previously revealed, celebrated sibling filmmakers and Cannes regulars Joel and Ethan Cohen will preside over the jury this time around. Emmanuelle Bercot will become the first female director to open the festival in 28 years with her comedy-drama La Tête Haute (Head Held High), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rod Paradot. Meanwhile, highlights of this year's Palme d'Or race include new films from Jacques Audiard, Matteo Garrone, Todd Haynes, Jia Zhangke, Paolo Sorrentino, Gus Van Sant and Denis Villeneuve. Directors whose latest films appear to have missed out this year include Terence Davies, Michael Haneke and Ben Wheatley.

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- CineVue UK

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DreamWorks Animation's Home Invades The Us Box Office

29 March 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There was some much needed good news for beleaguered DreamWorks Animation this weekend as its latest CG ‘toon offering, alien invasion comedy Home, scored a win at the Us box office, opening in first place with $54 million, according to studio estimates. The company has suffered several embarrassing write-offs in recent years and has been selling facilities and downsizing staff at a fast pace. But Home, which scored a surprise victory over Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s latest, Get Hard, will help to bolster the company’s bottom line.And perhaps it wasn’t that much of a surprise: after all, the new comedy from Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen, which sees Ferrell as a dim bulb Wall Street trader framed for fraud and sentenced to maximum security prison, has been beset by its own issues, with complaints about racist and homophobic comedy and terrible reviews. The movie opened to $34.6 million Stateside, »

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T.I. Harris Talks Get Hard and Ant-man

29 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy Bernie Madoff-type investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence.  The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip T.I. Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Tip T.I. Harris. He talked about working with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, if he got to see Kevin laugh a lot during takes, how much of his dialogue was scripted versus improvised, Marvel’s Ant-Man, and more. Here’s the interview followed by a list of what we talked about. [complextv contentid="puNXg3dDpe8LJBwBNmjaWtq_x6_Mp65j" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   T.I. Harris: How does he manage six kids? »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Weekend Box Office: 'Home' Soars Past 'Get Hard' To the Top Spot

29 March 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer

New York (AP) - Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

While the two films had been expected to vie for the top spot at North American theaters, "Home" came in well above expectations, handing DreamWorks Animation a much-needed hit. Though a distant second, "Get Hard" also opened strongly with an estimated $34.6 million, rewarding the Warner Bros. pairing of two of the most bankable stars in comedy.

Last week's top film, the young-adult sequel "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," slid to third with $22.1 million.

With a $100 million-plus debut expected next weekend for "Furious 7" - a franchise built on street-racing adrenaline and a diverse cast - Hollywood scored with two films that sought a variety of audiences. »

- The Associated Press

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Get Hard Review

29 March 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

There is no denying that Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are the two most popular big screen comedians at the moment, so it was only a matter of time till they would team up. And on paper, Get Hard must have seemed like the perfect vehicle for the pair, with Ferrell as James King, a prison bound hedge fund manager who hires his car washer Darnell (Hart) to train him to survive, all on the assumption that Darnell has served time. Which he hasn't. It is a premise that has some great comedy potential, but first time director Etan Cohen (not that one) wastes it all and fills his movie with a string of offensive, stale, and downright stupid gags. For the two big names on the poster, Get Hard is really a waste of their talents. They fall back into tired old routines, Ferrell pulling out his idiot man »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Second Opinion – Get Hard (2015)

28 March 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Get Hard, 2015

Directed by Etan Cohen

Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, T.I, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Ariana Neal, Paul Ben-Victor

Synopsis:

When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Let’s just address the elephant in the room; Get Hard is one of the most relentlessly offensive movies to be released in quite some time, which is a loaded statement considering that pretty much all R-rated comedies are about being juvenile. That isn’t a bad thing though; complete stupidity can yield hilarious material so long as the execution is not malicious, but intended for fun. Yes, Get Hard goes for broke with racial and sexual content (there is literally a scene where Will Ferrell comes inches away from sucking on a penis) but I’ll be damned »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Review: ‘Get Hard’ is Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

27 March 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Will Ferrell is a funny guy. Kevin Hart can be a funny guy. But the prison buddy comedy “Get Hard” is woefully less than the sum of its comedic parts. It fires buckshot of lame jokes at its audience, but precious few come anywhere near their targets as it squanders nearly every comic opportunity that comes its way.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Ferrell stars as a wealthy hedge fund manager with a gold-digging fiancée (Alison Brie), and a house full of servants who can barely conceal their disdain for him. His life begins to crumble when he’s accused of fraud and embezzlement, and arrested at his own birthday party. No one is asking for “The Verdict” in a Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy, but even by the lackadaisical standards of a studio comedy, Ferrell is convicted and sentenced to 10 years hard labor in San Quentin based on alarmingly little evidence and with little or no provocation. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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