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David Koechner cast in Scouts vs Zombies

17 April 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Koechner has been cast in Scouts vs Zombies.

The Anchorman actor will star in the long-awaited, Christopher Landon-directed horror comedy, reports Deadline.

The film centres around a group of Scouts who stumble upon an army of the living dead during a camping trip.

They must use all their survival skills to protect a small town from the zombie hordes.

Best known for portraying Champ Kind in Anchorman and its sequel, his credits also include The Office and American Dad.

Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was previously attached to direct the movie.

Scouts vs Zombies will begin shooting on May 8. »

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David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies

16 April 2014 5:02 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Lumbering through development hell since at least 2010, zom-com Scouts Vs. Zombies is finally heading into production. Last we heard (a year ago), Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was directing, but he's since been replaced by Christopher Landon, who most recently made Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and wrote 2007's Disturbia. The film also now has its scout leader, in the jocular form of Champ Kind himself, David Koechner.As you might surmise from the title, Scouts Vs. Zombies finds a troop of bob-a-jobbers facing down a horde of flesh-craving undead on a camping trip. They’ll need all their survival skills to avoid becoming the zombies’ latest meal, and to help save their small town.Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki wrote the original script, which hit the 2010 Black List and attracted interest from Race To Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman. He’s still involved, but only as producer, »

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'The Lego Movie' Directors Pass on 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

7 April 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after Ivan Reitman dropped out of directing Ghostbusters last month, we reported that The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were being sought to replace him. Today, The Wrap's Jeff Sneider reveals that the filmmakers have passed on the project, although there is the possibility that they could return, since they initially turned down The Lego Movie job before eventually signing on.

Hearing Lord & Miller ended up walking away from Ghostbusters 3 job. They were the studio's choice but wanted to keep their options open...

— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 7, 2014

@mjsamps They could very well return to Ghostbusters, I'm just told the studio is meeting with other directors now in case they don't...

— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) April 7, 2014

Our initial report from last month revealed that the death of franchise star and co-writer Harold Ramis is one of the reasons that Ivan Reitman stepped aside as the director, »

- MovieWeb

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Ghostbusters III Directors Step Down

7 April 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It was announced awhile back that Ivan Reitman wouldn't be directing Sony's Ghostbusters reboot/sequel and that the directing duo from The Lego Movie were stepping in to take the reins. That was then. Everything is not awesome.

Reports are hitting the web that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left production of Ghostbusters III. Jeff Sneider broke the news, adding later, "They could very well return to Ghostbusters, I'm just told the studio is meeting with other directors now in case they don't..."

Reitman stepped down in the wake of Harold Ramis' passing, and he says that both he and Sony are incredibly happy with the Etan Cohen-penned script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films.

The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel, though Bill Murray is not expected to reprise his role as Peter Venkman and join »

- Steve Barton

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Will Ferrell to star in Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King tennis drama

4 April 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Will Ferrell has signed up to play Bobby Riggs in upcoming tennis drama Match Maker.

The Anchorman actor will lead the cast of the film centred around the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match between Riggs and Billie Jean King.

Steve Conrad will pen the script of the project, which is adapted from an Espn Magazine feature titled The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes.

The original article claimed that Riggs lost the match on purpose in order to pay gambling debts, but others have denied the allegations.

Ferrell previously attended the premiere of a documentary about the famous match, titled Battle of the Sexes.

Danny Boyle was recently linked with directing the project, but his involvement is yet to be confirmed.

Ferrell will soon star as a rich investment banker who is framed in a money scheme and sent to jail in Ethan Cohen's Get Hard. »

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U.K.’s Channel 4 Chases Global Partners with New Drama Strategy

3 April 2014 12:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 is to invest millions in international drama co-productions as part of a new strategy unveiled Thursday. The network is looking to back shows that would sit comfortably on U.S cable channels like HBO and Showtime, including “genre pieces with a twist.”

Channel 4 has tapped Simon Maxwell in the newly created role of head of international drama, reporting to head of drama, Piers Wenger. Maxwell will be responsible for commissioning a slate of “high-quality, ambitious drama co-productions that have international appeal.”

The new co-productions will need to satisfy Channel 4′s public service remit, which calls for programming that demonstrates “innovation, experiment and creativity in the form and content of programs,” and exhibits a “distinctive character,” among other requirements.

The increased investment in original drama co-productions will complement the network’s slate of home-grown drama, the budget for which remains unchanged.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Why Ivan Reitman won't direct new 'Ghostbusters' movie: 'It wasn't really that hard'

29 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Most things come with a “past due” date, and that includes directing jobs. For Ivan Reitman, the moment he decided to bow out of helming the long-gestating Ghostbusters III occurred when he returned from his friend Harold Ramis’ funeral, held in Chicago last month.

“It wasn’t that hard,” Reitman told EW of the decision. “When I came back from the funeral, I thought it would be better to turn the director’s chores over to someone else and let me produce it.”

Reitman, 67, was in Las Vegas on Thursday night to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at CinemaCon while »

- Nicole Sperling

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Casting: McDonough, Jaeger, Tenney, Harris

25 March 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Neal McDonough is in final negotiations to play the villain in Andy Fickman's "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" at Sony Pictures. Filming begins in April.

Kevin James returns as the milquetoast security guard Paul Blart, found here attending a security guard expo in Las Vegas. Casino security mocks him, but he gets the last laugh when he helps them take on art thieves. [Source: THR]

American Sniper

Sam Jaeger has joined the cast of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow. Bradley Cooper plays decorated marksman Chris Kyle.

Jaeger will play Captain Martens, who welcomes Chris back to Iraq for his second tour of duty and is his commanding officer on his subsequent tour. [Source: Deadline]

The Best of Me

Jon Tenney ("The Closer," "Scandal") has scored a role in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best Of Me" at Relativity. Tenney plays Harvey, »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Meryl Streep attached to Diablo Cody, Jonathan Demme pic; Plus, Corey Stoll, Chris Pratt, more

25 March 2014 4:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Meryl Streep is reportedly attached to star in Ricky and the Flash about a woman trying to repair her broken relationships with the family she abandoned to be a rock star decades earlier. Diablo Cody (Juno) penned the script and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) is attached to direct. All are Oscar winners. According to the report, Universal and Fox 200 are interested in the movie. [The Wrap]

Corey Stoll (House of Cards) is reportedly in early talks to join Marvel’s Ant-Man. The Edgar Wright-directed pic stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and is set for a July 31, 2015, release. No »

- Lindsey Bahr

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T.I. Joins Will Ferrell In Get Hard

25 March 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting today that rapper-actor Tip “T.I.” Harris will be joining Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Warner Bros.’ upcoming comedy, Get Hard. Directed by Etan Cohen, the Gary Sanchez-produced film will see T.I. playing a man named Joaquin, who is described as “Hart’s streetwise cousin who helps Hart prep Ferrell’s millionaire fraudster for prison.”

Despite being primarily known as a Grammy-nominated rapper, Harris has been slowly but surely building a steady resume of acting credits. His first big role came in the heist thriller Takers, which is actually a guilty pleasure of mine. Since then, he’s shown up in Universal’s Identity Thief and had successful guest star stints on critically acclaimed television shows like House of Lies and Boss. He may not find himself up for an Oscar anytime soon, but T.I. is a likeable and charismatic screen presence and should fit into »

- Matt Joseph

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T.I. Will Join Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Edwina Findley in Comedy 'Get Hard'

25 March 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Southern rapper and actor Tip 'T.I." Harris will co-star with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Edwina Findley in Warner Brother's comedy Get Hard, directed by Etan Cohen and produced by Gary Sanchez. T.I. will play Kevin Hart's street wise cousin named Joaquin, who helps Hart prepare Ferrell's character, a millionaire fraudster, prepare for prison after he is wrongly convicted of a crime. Findley plays Hart's wife in the film; she is a grounded and level-headed character who serves as the voice of reason. T.I. can be seen as a guest on Showtime's House of Lies. He also starred on Starz Network's Boss in 2012. »

- Vanessa Martinez

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Casting: Page, Johnson, Penn, Woodard

23 March 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Belushi

Ellen Page is in talks to play the wife of John Belushi (Emile Hirsch) in Steve Conrad's upcoming indie biopic "Belushi". Jacklin was Belushi's loving high school girlfriend who eventually married the comedian and was left devastated by his death.

The film explores the comedian's rise to fame on SNL and films like "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" before he died of an overdose at 33. Filming begins later this year in New York. [Source: The Wrap]

Black Mass

Having wrapped "Fifty Shades Of Grey," Dakota Johnson is in early talks to play the love interest of Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper's true story drama "Black Mass" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Johnson is Lindsey, the Boston mobster's girlfriend and the mother of his 6-year-old son Douglas, who dies tragically. Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce also star. [Source: Deadline]

Condemned

Dylan Penn, daughter of Sean Penn, will make her acting »

- Garth Franklin

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Makers of The Lego Movie Directing Ghostbusters 3?

20 March 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Earlier this week we learned that while Ivan Reitman won't be directing Sony's Ghostbusters reboot/sequel, the studio is looking to start production early next year, with Reitman helping them to find a replacement director. And it looks like he's found not one, but two of them. Read on, if you aint afraid of no ghosts!

The Wrap reports that The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in early talks with Sony to direct Ghostbusters 3, though both they and Sony have declined to comment on this news at the moment.

Reitman stepped down in the wake of Harold Ramis' passing, and he says that both he and Sony are incredibly happy with the Etan Cohen-penned script, which is cut from the same cloth as the original films.

The original Ghostbusters will have a very small role in the sequel, though Bill Murray is not »

- John Squires

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"Lego Movie" Helmers Doing "Ghostbusters 3"?

20 March 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street" helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are reportedly in talks to direct the long-gestating third "Ghostbusters" film at Sony Pictures.

Nikki Finke reported the scoop via Twitter, saying that the pair are set to replace Ivan Reitman who stepped away from the film earlier this week.

The choice couldn't be more perfect frankly, and the pair also have a strong relationship with Sony who've released all their films to date.

They are also finishing up "22 Jump Street" and haven't announced their next film as yet, meaning they could move forward quickly, though would likely polish Etan Cohen's script first. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Eyes 'The Lego Movie' Directing Duo

20 March 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after the news that Ivan Reitman is no longer directing Sony's Ghostbusters reboot, filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are already being eyed to replace him, according to Nikki Finke.

Hot duo to direct #Ghostbusters3? My sources say Phil Lord & Chris Miller ('Lego Movie', '21 Jump St') in talks to replace Ivan Reitman.

— Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) March 20, 2014

Ivan Reitman decided to step away following the death of original Ghostbusters star/writer Harold Ramis, although he is still attached as a producer and is helping Sony find a new director, in hopes of starting production in early 2015.

The original version of the script, written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, had all of the original Ghostbusters set to appear in cameo roles. With the passing of Harold Ramis and the uncertainty of Bill Murray's involvement, it isn't known if the original Ghostbusters will still be appearing in the reboot. »

- MovieWeb

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The Lego Movie Duo In Talks To Direct Ghostbusters 3

20 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite the untimely death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, talk of the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3 remains very much alive. Scripts have been debated and overhauled, plots discarded, and original characters largely written out, but there are still plans to bring the Ghostbusters back to the big screen. With Ivan Reitman exiting the project as director, Sony has begun talks with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the pair behind The Lego Movie, to helm the return of everyone’s favorite paranormal exterminators.

Ghostbusters 3 has been fraught with production difficulties ever since the idea was floated many years ago. According to Ivan Reitman (via The Film Stage), the script has gone through a number of different iterations. The first script by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky seems to have featured the original team more, until it became clear the Bill Murray was uninterested in doing another Ghostbusters. Reitman and Etan Cohen then gave it an overhaul, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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'21 Jump Street' and 'Lego Movie' Duo Eye 'Ghostbusters 3' Directors Chair

20 March 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Only in the past couple days did we learn Sony was getting serious about making Ghostbusters III and at the same time we learned Ivan Reitman wouldn't direct the film following the death of Harold Ramis. Reitman, however, is staying on as a producer and they are now looking for a director to take over and begin filming either late 2014 or early 2015. According to Nikki Finke they may have found their man, or men, as it were, in this case. Current buzz is 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in talks to direct the film. The idea of Lord and Miller taking over is an interesting one. Outside of the upcoming 22 Jump Street this duo has seen sequels to both Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs and now The Lego Movie greenlit, but they haven't stuck around to direct. Now they're looking at »

- Brad Brevet

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A 'Ghostbusters 3' Directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller? Yes, Please.

20 March 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nikki Finke, the mysterious Hollywood journalist with the bullish attitude and history breaking major scoops, reported, early this morning (via ScreenCrush), that the "Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street" team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are being wooed by Sony to take over "Ghostbusters 3," which was recently vacated by franchise director Ivan Reitman following the death of Harold Ramis. Everything is awesome?

Miller and Lord are currently wrapping post-production on June's "22 Jump Street," which will reteam the filmmakers with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's undercover cops (who this time infiltrate a drug ring in college), and, if they accept the position, would start on "Ghostbusters 3" immediately. (Sony wants to start filming as early as January 2015.)

On paper, Lord and Miller are the perfect filmmakers to take over the "Ghostbusters." For one, they're pretty much geniuses, able to toggle effortlessly between animated projects and live action films and »

- Drew Taylor

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Alison Brie To ‘Get Hard’ With Ferrell & Hart

20 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Community star Alison Brie has reportedly joined the cast of comedy Get Hard.

Will Ferrell will star as a loaded banker wrongly convicted of a serious crime. When handed jail time, he turns to Kevin Hart (who will play Ferrell’s ‘car washer’) who teaches him the ways of surviving in prison. Brie, who has also featured in The Five-year Engagement, Mad Men and The Lego Movie, will play Ferrell’s fiancee.

Etan Cohen (the writer behind Tropic Thunder, Men In Black 3 and the upcoming Ghostbusters III) is set to direct. Aside from the names currently attached, nothing else is known about the project at this time. Hopefully some other big comedy names will join to really get the ball rolling.

Source: Deadline

The post Alison Brie To ‘Get Hard’ With Ferrell & Hart appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Director Ivan Reitman Backs Out of 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

19 March 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel is moving forward after the death of writer-actor Harold Ramis (with plans to start shooting in 2015), the project will no longer be helmed by Ivan Reitman.

According to Deadline, the comedy legend has officially abandoned the director's chair after the passing of his close friend and collaborator, though he'll remain onboard as a producer and help Sony Pictures find a replacement. 

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