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The long-delayed comedy “Bastards” has received a release date from Warner Bros.: Nov. 4, 2016.
The film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Larry Sher (“The Hangover”) and features an ensemble cast including Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Ving Rhames, J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw, Katt Williams and Glenn Close.
The R-rated comedy was written by Justin Malen and follows two brothers who were raised believing that their father died when they were young. They learn that he is alive and their mother confesses that she had many lovers during her wild youth at Studio 54. The brothers then set off in search of their father.
The film is being produced by Alcon Entertainment with the company’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. They are partnered with the Montecito Picture Company’s Ivan Reitman, Tom Pollock and Ali Bell. Executive producers are Chris Fenton and Chris Cowles.
The film had previously been at Paramount. »
- James Rainey
[[tmz:video id="0_s8ho42ej"]] Suspended Ufc star Nick Diaz just found his first celeb defender ... and maybe someone to smoke with ... 'cause Katt Williams is coming out strong for weed-blazing athletes saying it's not fair to ban them for toking up. As we previously reported ... the Nevada Athletic Commission slapped Diaz with a 5-year suspension after he tested positive for pot after Ufc 183. We got Katt out at Lax and he told us the suspension is Total Bs ... saying »
- TMZ Staff
Some recent casting news you can use not previously published on this blog... - Ving Rhames and Katt Williams has joined Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw in Alcon Entertainment’s comedy “Bastards,” the directorial debut of cinematographer Larry Sher (the “Hangover” films), which will see Simmons and former pro football player Bradshaw, who will play himself, as potential father figures to Wilson and Helms’ characters, who are brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father died when they were young. When they find out it's a lie, they set out to find their real father. No word on what roles Rhames and Williams have signed up to »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Series creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement but stayed quiet on character details beyond him playing a relative of an existing cast member. He will first appear in an episode in November. [Source: Twitter]
The story follows two polar opposite guys who are connected by their mutual desire for change. As their lives intersect, they question whether they're searching for a change in life or a change in themselves. [Source: Deadline]
Stand-up comedian Katt Williams will join Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Ving Rhames, J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw in the Larry Sher-directed comedy “Bastards" for Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. Filming »
- Garth Franklin
“Bastards” marks the directorial debut of cinematographer Larry Sher (the “Hangover” films). Principal photography is set to start in Atlanta and Miami in September, with Warner Bros. releasing the film through Alcon’s output deal.
Simmons and former pro football player Bradshaw, who will play himself, are potential father figures to Wilson and Helms’ characters — who are brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father.
Ving Rhames joined the cast recently as a former teammate of Bradshaw’s.
Twitter fam! Excited to »
- Dave McNary
Dating Katt Williams is like winning the lottery, just ask his girlfriend of 7 months, Hazel-e. The "Love And Hip Hop: Hollywood" star was cruising Bev Hills in a Porsche Panamera bought by Katt ... while wearing a giant ring bought by Katt ... and recovering from a nose job -- wait for it -- paid for by Katt! Fact is, Hazel's scored a ton of loot from her Bf, and she reveals the biggest item in this clip. »
- TMZ Staff
Suge Knight and Katt Williams intimidated a female photog, and then called for backup -- female backup -- to beat her down ... according to the lawsuit she just filed against them. Leslie Redden was shooting video back in September of Suge and Katt outside a Beverly Hills studio ... and things got heated because Suge thought she was taking pics of his young son. According to Leslie's lawsuit ... Suge lifted his shirt to show his waistband as he charged at her. »
- TMZ Staff
Suge Knight's gotta be running out of sick days by this point -- the accused murderer refused to leave his jail cell, and forced a judge to postpone his hearing for an alleged robbery. Knight, who's sitting in jail awaiting trial for murder, told jailers he was too sick to go to court on Wednesday morning. He and comedian Katt Williams were scheduled to have a hearing for their alleged robbery of a paparazzo in Beverly Hills. »
- TMZ Staff
Marion “Suge” Knight is not having a good day, week or year. The embattled ex-music mogul and current prisoner officially dumped one of his attorneys Wednesday and complained of alleged mistreatment by authorities during his latest court appearance. Knight attended the hearing in connection with a September 2014 robbery case in which the Death Row Records co-founder and comedian Katt Williams are accused of stealing a celebrity photographer’s camera. Knight interrupted the proceedings to bemoan the mandated stretcher-type chair that was used to wheel him into court, according to the La Times. Also Read: Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested on Suspicion of Stealing. »
- Matt Donnelly
Suge Knight, who’s currently facing charges of murder and attempted murder stemming from a January incident in which he allegedly ran over two men, killing one of them, has previously struck a pedestrian with his vehicle, according to a new media report. TMZ released video of the incident Tuesday. It purportedly shows rap mogul Knight and comedian Katt Williams getting into a scuffle with another clubgoer outside of Hollywood’s Eden club in December 2012. After punches were thrown, Knight and Williams climbed into the former Death Row boss’ SUV. Knight then hit the gas and took off while his vehicle was surrounded by. »
- Tim Kenneally
Suge Knight's body keeps rejecting court dates -- he was just rushed from a courthouse to a hospital ... and we've learned the problem is a stomach issue related to last summer's nightclub shooting. Suge never made it into the courtroom for his robbery case. The judge announced that he'd been transferred from jail to the courthouse, but suddenly fell ill ... and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital. Suge's attorney David Kenner »
- TMZ Staff
Suge Knight’s legal woes continue to pile up. The rap mogul, already facing life in prison after being charged with murder last month, now faces an additional charge of making a criminal threat. Also Read: Suge Knight’s Greatest Hits: A Timeline of Shootings, Threats and Arrests The charge stems from an incident in September, during which Knight and comedian Micah “Katt Williams” allegedly stole a celebrity photographer’s camera in Beverly Hills. According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Knight (real name: Marion Hugh Knight) “did willfully and unlawfully threaten to commit a crime which »
- Tim Kenneally
Suge Knight now has a video of the entire parking lot altercation that resulted in a man's death -- and sources connected to Suge tell us it shows someone holding a gun and pointing it ominously at Suge, and that person is Cle "Bone" Sloan. Our Suge sources believe the video clearly shows the fight leading up to the fatal hit and run was an ambush. We're told you see a gun in Bone's hand »
- TMZ Staff
The man killed in the fatal hit-and-run involving Marion “Suge” Knight was identified as Terry Carter.
Knight’s attorney, James Blatt, confirmed the victim’s name to TheWrap Friday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department didn’t identify Carter, but said the deceased victim was 55 years old.
Also read: Suge Knight’s Bail Set at $2 Million After Murder Charge
In the film, Sloan portrayed “Bone.” He was one of the residents of a South »
- Alicia Banks
The torching of the pop star will tape in Los Angeles on a date to be revealed soon
The cable channel’s hilarious president of Content Development & Original Programming, Kent Alterman, already fired the first shot: “Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him, and we just kept telling him to go create more source material first,” he said. “We’re thrilled he listened.”
Also Read: 18 Comedians Who Died Too Soon – From John Pinette »
- Tony Maglio
Stephen Soderbergh does his homework. The director just released his diary of all the media he consumed in 2014 (it's an annual tradition), and the totals are astounding: More than 100 different films, 30-some-odd books, and dozens of TV shows. And he did all that while working on The Knick and Magic Mike Xxl! Surely you, with your comparatively minuscule workload, could afford to mimic Soderbergh's watching habits and thus gain a small measure of his encyclopedic film knowledge. If you're so inclined, here's how to do it:Be a PolymathThe most interesting thing about Soderbergh's taste is that there is no real "Soderbergh taste." The guy watches everything. He'll watch the Elia Kazan melodrama The Arrangement, then follow it up with a Katt Williams comedy special the same night. Then, the next week, he'll watch another Katt Williams comedy special, followed by Citizenfour and a Smithsonian documentary on the Nazca »
- Nate Jones
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