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"That thing has been in development for over three years. Interesting how the week I have a film coming out someone decides it's a good idea to promote this. Not sure what they hope to gain," "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater told Indiewire about the brewing remake of "The Incredible Mr. Limpet," one that he also recently said "wasn't happening." So take this next bit of info with a grain or three of salt. According to The Wrap, Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are all in talks for roles for 'Limpet,' with Zach Galifianakis still attached to star. The trade says that if everything goes according to plan production might start this fall, but it would seem that someone needs to tell Linklater this is happening first. Meanwhile, another project that looks to have fallen by the wayside is "Larry's Kidney. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
My just posted interview with Richard Linklater took place on May 31 and when I asked him about his long-gestating remake of the live-action/animation hybrid The Incredible Mr. Limpet starring Zach Galifianakis all he said was essentially at a loss for words saying, "Yeah, I don't think that's happening... You know, studios, eh, they're so full of sh*t, you know, it's just, nothing, nothing..." Now, a couple days after that interview posted The Wrap has a story suggesting Jon Hamm is circling a live-action role opposite Galafianakis, who has long been attached to play Larry Limpet, a bearded beach bum trying to save the fish population. When he's turned into a fish, Limpet sets out on an adventure to save his town and the sea world, learning valuable lessons along the way. Did something happen in the month since I spoke with Linklater that turned this project aroundc After all, »
- Brad Brevet
Jon Hamm is circling whilst Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are in talks for various supporting roles in Richard Linklater's upcoming remake of the fantasy adventure "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Zach Galifianakis stars as the title character, a bearded beach bum trying to save the fish population. When he's turned into a fish, he sets out on an adventure to save his town and the sea world.
Hamm would play the villain, a businessman who mines the ocean floor. McBride and Silverman are in talks for live-action roles, whilst Hart, Key and Peele are expected to voice sea creatures in the movie.
Linklater will direct from a script based on the novel by Theodore Pratt. Shooting will begin either later this fall or early next year depending upon scheduling.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
It's been over three years since director Richard Linklater was revealed to be attached to a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet, the hybrid animated and live-action film from 1964 that starred Don Knotts as a man who is turned into a cartoon fish. Earlier this year we learned that Linklater was still involved after all these years with the filmmaker's Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly collaborators Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta working on the animation side of things. Now the cast around leading man Zach Galifianakis is starting to fill out with names like Jon Hamm, Danny McBride and more comedy gems. The Wrap also pegs Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad, Kevin Hart and sketch comedy masters Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele ("Key & Peele"). The original story has been changed slightly as this version will follow Galifianakis playing Larry Limpet, a bearded beach bum trying to save the fish population. »
- Ethan Anderton
Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are in talks to board an upcoming remake of the 1964 animated comedy The Incredible Mr. Limpet. Zach Galifianakis is already attached to star.
Arthur Lubin directed the original, which followed Henry Limpet. The shy bookkeeper turns into a talking fish resembling a tilefish and helps the U.S. Navy locate and destroy Nazi submarines. Don Knotts played the title character.
Zach Galifianakis will be playing Henry in this remake with Jon Hamm potentially playing the villain. Danny McBride and Sarah Silverman are being eyed for live action roles with Kevin Hart, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele expected to voice sea creatures.
Richard Linklater is directing the project from a script based on the novel by Theodore Pratt. Bill Gerber is producing with Akiva Goldsman. Production could start this fall assuming the actors make deals to join the project. »
You would be forgiven for not instantly recognising the name The Incredible Mr Limpet. It comes from a novel – ‘Mr Limpet’ – written by Theodore Pratt in 1942, about a shy bookkeeper falling off a pier and turning into a fish. Unfazed, he embarks on a life assisting the Us Navy in locating Nazi U-boats during World War II. The novel was adapted into a film in 1964, with Don Knotts in the title role, Arthur Lubin as director, and the story presented in a mix of live-action and animation. Now, phenomenal filmmaker Richard Linklater is bringing Limpet back to the big screen, and it all sounds very exciting.
This re-make has been in development at Warner Bros, in various forms, for some time. An attempt at production in the 1990s had Jim Carrey in the lead role and Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty) calling the shots. After apparently spending time and money on animation tests, »
- Sarah Myles
Jon Hamm has entered talks to play the villain in Warner Bros' The Incredible Mr Limpet remake.
Zach Galifianakis will take on the title role of Henry Limpet, who is granted his wish to be transformed into a fish.
He fights to protect the underwater population of a small beach town threatened by an unscrupulous businessman (Hamm).
McBride and Silverman are up for live action roles while Gad, Hart, Key and Peele would take on animated parts.
Richard Linklater's upcoming remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet is beginning to take shape with a variety of talent showing interest in the passion project. Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman and Key & Peele are all up for roles in the remake of the 1964 Don Knotts comedy classic. The impressive cast would join Zach Galifianakis who has been attached as Mr. Limpet for years already. The Incredible Mr. Limpet follows the timid Henry Limpet, who »
- Graham McMorrow
The project in development for some time, director Richard Linklater's upcoming remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet is now attracting a wide variety of talent. The Wrap reports that Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman and Key & Peele are all up for roles in the Warner Bros. comedy.
A remake of the 1964 Don Knotts film classic (in turn based on the novel by Theodore Pratt), The Incredible Mr. Limpet follows milquetoast Henry Limpet, who experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. The new version of the tale sets the action in present day and has Galifianakis' Limpet attempting to save the fish population of a small beach town. »
With Richard Linklater's “Boyhood” hitting theaters Friday, the director has started casting another passion project — WB's remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet,” which has Jon Hamm circling a live-action role opposite Zach Galifianakis, and comedy stars Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele in talks for various roles, multiple individuals familiar with the fantasy adventure movie have told TheWrap. Warner Bros. had no comment. Linklater will direct from a script based on the novel by Theodore Pratt, though the project has had a prolonged development period, as WB has been trying to update the story for two. »
- Jeff Sneider
The cast of Relativity Media's Untitled Heist Comedy (formerly known as Loomis Fargo) has added Ken Marino, Kate McKinnon, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Devin Ratray, Ross Kimball and Leslie Jones, who join Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and last week's addition Jason Sudeikis.
The plot is based on the true story of a group of bungling Southerners who managed to pull off a $20 million heist. Zach Galifianakis plays David an armored truck driver who is coerced by his workplace crush Kelly (Kristen Wiig) and her accomplice Steve (Owen Wilson) to take part in a heist she is planning. After they pull off the job, David goes on a vengeful journey after he is abandoned in Mexico while Kelly and Steve are off living the high life.
Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig in a heist comedy to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). Sudeikis has worked with all three of the other stars before, appearing with Wilson in Hall Pass and Galifianakis in The Campaign. He worked with Wiig for several years on SNL and was visibly emotional when she bid her farewell to the show. The project, which used to be called Loomis Fargo, is based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey, but a new script was written by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. There is no title at the moment.
The script is based on the true story of a disgruntled armored car driver who stole nearly $20 million from his company’s vault. When his comrades double-cross him, he is left alone and on the run, and his thoughts turn toward revenge.
There is »
- Mily Dunbar
Sometimes – even in Hollywood – fact is funnier than fiction. Thankfully, in the hands of talented filmmakers, such realities give rise to projects like Loomis Fargo (though the name may change) – which then attract incredible casts. With Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) at the helm, this Relativity Media production boasts a script by Emily Spivey, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman, and is based on a very real heist story.
The tale centres on a reserved man named David, who ekes out his existence driving an armoured truck full of cash every day. He engages in flirtatious banter with the object of his affection – colleague Kelly – and bides his time. Life is quiet and uneventful, until Kelly lures him into a heist scheme that would bag them $20 million. Doing the job, he finds the group hanging him out to dry – so David is soon on the run, and out for revenge. »
- Sarah Myles
Once known as Loomis Fargo, the currently-untitled armoured car heist that has Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess set as director is busy rounding up a cast. Jason Sudeikis is just the latest name to jump aboard.With a script by Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer – based on an original draft by Emily Spivey written back when Danny McBride and Jody Hill were considering making it – the film is inspired by the true story of four slightly dim types who set their sights on pulling of a lucrative armoured truck robbery.Shockingly, they actually manage to pull it off, and in the real affair, got away with $20 million from a Loomis Fargo truck. Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson are already all on for the film, with Sudeikis set to join them as a hit man. Hess should be rolling the cameras next month in North Carolina ready for an August 2015 Us release date. »
After playing a disgruntled employee who hires an assassin in the New Line comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Sudeikis has signed on to play a hitman himself in Relativity Media's Untitled Heist Comedy, which was formerly known as Loomis Fargo.
Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig are attached to star in the comedy, based on the true story of four Southerners who managed to pull off a $20 million heist. Zach Galifianakis stars as a disgruntled armored truck driver, who teams up with his workplace crush (Kristen Wiig) and her crew to rob the bank's vault. After they double-cross the driver in Mexico, he becomes hell-bent on getting his revenge. No further details were given for Jason Sudeikis' hitman character.
Galifianakis portrays an armored vehicle driver and Wiig will play his love interest. Wilson will portray the leader of a gang of half-brained criminals.
Lorne Michaels (“Mean Girls,” “Saturday Night Live”) and John Goldwyn (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) are producing. Exec producers include Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Kevin Messick, Erin David and Relativity president Tucker Tooley.
Brett Dahl is overseeing the film on behalf of the studio.
- Dave McNary
Breaking… Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join Zach Galafianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in the Jared Hess-directed heist drama formerly known as Loomis Fargo, which is set up at Relativity Media. Sudeikis will play a hit man in the pic, which is based on an original screenplay by Emily Spivey and is getting a new title. The script is by Chris Bowman (The Wrong Brother) and Hubbel Palmer (Humble Pie). Relativity has worldwide rights to finance, produce and distribute, and the film will be produced by Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn through their Michaels-Goldwyn banner. Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Michael Aguilar and Kevin Messick will be […] »
To celebrate the release of James Franco’s darkly comedic western As I Lay Dying, we’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Lionsgate Films to offer three lucky readers the chance to grab a copy of the film on DVD; read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…
Directed by and starring Academy Award® nominee James Franco, As I Lay Dying is a gripping Western adapted from the best-selling, classic novel by William Faulkner. Also starring Danny McBride (This is the End), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Lincoln) and Jim Parack (True Blood) the film was part of the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival 2014.
As I Lay Dying chronicles the Bundren family as they traverse the Mississippi countryside to bring the body of their deceased mother Addie to her hometown for burial. Addie’s husband Anse »
- Gary Collinson
Alright guys brace yourself for this one: according to Nikki Finke, Cameron Crowe is working on a television pilot for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot company, that, should it be picked up for series, would air on Showtime. That's like all of your favorite things in one place!
The new show, is described by Nikki Finke as "an ensemble comedy set during a U.S. rock tour" and currently called "Roadies." Crowe, who has yet to dip his toes in the increasingly lucrative and creatively freeing world of television, would create the show and direct the pilot before the end of 2014 (he'd then transition to an executive producer role, with Winnie Holzman serving as showrunner). This Christmas sees the release of Crowe's newest feature, something that at one point was entitled "Deep Tiki," and is a kind of spy movie/romantic comedy that sounds really, really cool. It stars Bradley Cooper, »
- Drew Taylor
Details surrounding the comedy's plot are being kept under wraps, Variety reports.
"We're very excited to be writing," Wiig and Mumolo shared in a joint statement.
"We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that's nice and big. We're putting a couch in there."
The comedy will be produced by Tom Rothman's TriStar Prods.
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