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Edgar Wright is about to take his first step into animation directing - and it looks like a doozy. But, the deja vu is real. Let me break it down for you. Wright.s upcoming animated film is going to revolve around the concept of shadows, according to The Wrap. It is still early in this film.s development process, although it does have a working title: Me & My Shadow. While Wright is sure to make his film original, this is a concept that we.ve seen before from Dreamworks, and quite recently. Originally set to be released in spring 2014, the original Me & My Shadow never made it into the theatres. The anticipated original film was to star Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, and Bill Hader, and the company went so far as to announce it and release a teaser poster. After that, development hell took another victim and we never »
You may not remember, but a few years back, DreamWorks was cooking up a movie called “Me and My Shadow,” and it was planned for a 2014 release. Bill Hader and Josh Gad were slated to lead the voice cast in the story about Shadow Stan, a shadow who wants to become untethered from the boring Stanley Grubb, so he can live his own life. Frustrated, he takes matters into his own hands, and instead of shadowing Stanley, takes over his life instead. It's a nifty concept, but in 2013 the studio shelved the project, even though quite a bit of development was done, including voice work. But DreamWorks still wants to make a movie about shadows, and they've hired an inventive filmmaker to get it done. Read More: Johnny Depp To Star In Edgar Wright's Live Action/Animated Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Fortunately, The Milk' The Wrap reports that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Centered on the concept of shadows, "Little Britain" comedian David Walliams will co-write the script with Wright and will effectively replace the scrapped Bill Hader and Josh Gad-led "Me and My Shadow" project which was pulled from DreamWorks' slate in 2017.
DreamWorks Animation's Co-Presidents of Feature Animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria say in a statement: "Edgar will spearhead a new approach to this fascinating concept and we're ecstatic to have him onboard as director along with David as co-writer. We've always been intrigued by a film concept involving shadows, and now with Edgar's signature comedic style and abilities as a natural storyteller, audiences will be treated to a truly captivating and energetic tale."
- Garth Franklin
This year saw some long-running favorites close out their stories (farewell, “Mad Men”!) and some new series get axed too soon (“Hindsight,” anyone?). Regardless, here are five performances from ending shows that we’ll always treasure. Josh Gad, “The Comedians”Gad and Billy Crystal spent the first (and only) season of “The Comedians” trying not to have the show within their FX show canceled. So when FX announced that the real series was, indeed, canceled, the news felt like the meta joke taken to a logical extreme. After all, cutting close to the real-life bone was part and parcel of the show’s appeal, whether the joke was on “City Slickers” or Gad’s short-lived sitcom, “1600 Penn.” But while Crystal’s persona has been part of audience’s lives for years, it’s relative newcomer Gad who had the chance to gleefully dissect Hollywood narcissism, swinging for the fences as »
The year-old Stx Entertainment has set its partners in more than 50 territories to form a worldwide distribution network for its 12 to 15 motion pictures a year.
The first films covered by the pacts are “The Space Between Us,” starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson; “Hardcore,” an action film shot from first-person p.o.v.; “Mile 22,” with Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais; “Bad Moms,” starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell; “The Foreigner,” toplining Jackie Chan; “Russ & Roger,” starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad; and “Happytime Murders,” from the Henson Co.
The deals include Tobis Film in Germany and Austria; Sun Distribution Group in Latin America and Spain; Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand; Vvs Films in Canada; Freeman Entertainment in Eastern Europe; Ab Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia; and the Searchers in Benelux.
Huayi Brothers Media Corp., as part of their overall investment in the Stx film slate, »
- Dave McNary
The studio has announced at Afm more than 20 output partners as it builds its international network and revealed further details of the films that will be offered to distributors including Toronto pick-up Hardcore.
Stx Entertainment has closed deals with Tobis Film in Germany and Austria, Sun in Latin America and Spain, Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand, Vvs Films in Canada, Freeman Entertainment in Eastern Europe and Ab Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia.
Other deals include The Searchers for Benelux, Gulf Film for the Middle East, Times Media for South Africa, Aqua Pinema for Turkey, Odeon for Greece and Cinemundo for Portugal.
Forum Film will distribute Stx titles in Israel, Acme in the Baltics, PVR Pictures in India, Pioneer in the Philippines, Catchplay in Taiwan, Sahamongkolfilm in Thailand and Entertainment In Motion for worldwide airlines.
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, as part of its overall investment in the Stx film slate, will handle »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
According to The Wrap, Michael Winterbottom has dropped out of directing Russ & Roger, Stx Entertainment's planned buddy comedy biopic starring Will Ferrell as filmmaker Russ Meyer and Josh Gad as movie critic Roger Ebert, due to creative differences. But the site says Stx will likely hire a new director soon, and that the film will still kick off production in early 2016 as originally planned.... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Attached to the simmering comedic project since last April, Winterbottom appeared to be a shoo-in to take the reins of the feature film when production was finally set in motion early next year, though Stx Entertainment will now begin canvassing for a replacement sooner rather than later. Orbiting around the atypical real-life friendship between filmmaker Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert, Stx’s drama still has a hold of Will Ferrell and Pixels star Josh Gad, who are on board to play Meyer and Ebert, respectively.
Russ & Roger will chart their mutual love for all things cinema, and their collaborations behind the lens – most notably for 1970’s cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Defying the then-steadfast Hollywood establishment in every which way, Ebert and Meyer co-wrote the uproarious feature, »
- Michael Briers
Director Michael Winterbottom has exited Stx Entertainment’s comedy “Russ & Roger” starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad due to creative differences, TheWrap has learned. Stx expects to hire a new director soon, as production remains on track to start early next year. “Russ & Roger” will star Gad as film critic Roger Ebert and Ferrell as filmmaker Russ Meyer, the sexploitation king who directed “Faster Pussycat! Kill Kill!” The duo eventually co-wrote the 1970’s cult classic “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls” and defied the Hollywood establishment by fighting the MPAA over its explicit X-rating. Also Read: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg Are. »
- Jeff Sneider
Stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Denis Akayama and director Chris Columbus take fans behind-the-scenes of Pixels in our exclusive preview for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD arriving today from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. These cast members and the director show us how they managed to "pixelate" cars, with Chris Columbus revealing that this particular scene in New York City was one of the most "satisfying scenes" he's ever done in his storied career. We also hear from Josh Gad, who jokes about being Chris Hemsworth's "fat body double" on Rush, and Adam Sandler who reveals how much fun they're having on the set, with Pac-Man chasing him.
From Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Director Chris Columbus comes the visually spectacular action-adventure Pixels, debuting on Digital HD Oct. 6, and on Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD October 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. »
Kaley Cuoco (no longer Cuoco-Sweeting after recently filing for divorce) has become one of the world’s highest paid TV actresses in 2015, after reportedly earning $100,000 per episode playing the role of Penny in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Born in Camarillo, California, Cuoco started her acting career at the age of just six years old, appearing in the likes of 8 Simple Rules, Charmed and Prison Break before landing the role of Penny, which would efine her career. Of course, she has also managed to fit in some feature films along the way, most recently starring alongside Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in The Wedding Ringer.
And if that wasn’t enough, in her spare time, she is an enthusiastic horseback rider competing in horse-jumping events regularly.
Now, putting all that aside, let’s get down to the bit that you have all been waiting for.
- Laura Holmes
At last, you can finally fly the Frozen skies.
If you haven't had your fill of Elsa, Anna and Olaf just yet, there's now an actual Frozen aeroplane that can turn any destination into Arendelle.
Canadian airline WestJet has partnered with Disney to deck out one of its planes with Frozen-themed decor - Inside (and) Out. Sorry, that's a totally different movie.
Once on board the Boeing 737, you'll marvel at the Frozen-themed overhead bins, headrests and bathroom mirrors.
All of this, plus Elsa, Anna and Olaf painted on the outside of the jet! Sure, it might be a little chilly - but the cold never bothered us anyway.
No word yet on if Josh Gad will voice the in-flight instructions as Olaf »
This week, Chris Hemsworth joins Instagram and shares one adorable photo while working out with his little boy in his arms, Laverne Cox shows off her flawless face will going makeup-free and Kate Hudson flashes her bootyful backside! Plus, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki shut down dating rumors with one adorable "just friends" snapshot, Justin Bieber hits the studio and Aubrey O'Day has a bright pink new 'do. And, Demi Lovato gets her very own "Confident"-themed spin class, Ian Somerhalder looks ... different and Josh Gad's teaming up with Billy Crystal for a new comedy show! Check out the gallery above to see these stars' personal pics and even more celeb candids in this week's best celebrity TwitPics! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
For a while now, the fact that WWE Studios even existed has been a running joke for those who follow the movie business. It looks like that just might change, as Josh Gad is in the middle of bringing the story of "Gorgeous" George Raymond Wagner to the big screen. Variety has the scoop that Gad has wrapped production on Beauty And The Beast, and between now and his start date for Russ And Roger Go Beyond, it looks like he's working with writing partner Ryan Dixon to craft the biopic in the interim. Simply titled Gorgeous George, the films sounds like a cradle to the grave biopic that runs through the life and times of the famous wrestler, who started wrestling in his teens and wrestled all the way up to 1962 . just one year before his death at age 48. What's particularly exciting about Gorgeous George isn't only the biopic »
Josh Gad's next writing project will see him getting into the ring with the WWE.
The Frozen star and his partner Ryan Dixon are teaming up with WWE Studios for a biopic about 1950s wrestling star Gorgeous George, reports Deadline.
Gorgeous George was a dynamic and highly-controversial performer in the early days of televised wrestling for his flamboyant stage presence.
It isn't yet clear if Gad intends to star in the biopic, in addition to writing.
Gad has previously penned a Twins sequel, although it's not clear if that comedy will ever actually be produced.
Here is a collection of proper nouns that you didn’t think you’d see in a sentence today: Josh Gad is writing a biopic about influential wrestler Gorgeous George for WWE Studios. Gad is typically known for acting. WWE is typically known for schlocky genre movies. Gorgeous George, while certainly an interesting figure, doesn’t seem to be demanding a movie […]
The post Josh Gad is Writing a Gorgeous George Movie For WWE Studios appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
WWE Studios and Great Point Media are set to co-develop the George Raymond Wagner biopic "Gorgeous George".
The story chronicles the life and career of Wagner, a professional wrestler and sports entertainer credited with inspiring the flamboyant personas of performers such as Muhammad Ali and James Brown. This personality helped bring sports into the TV age.
Comedian and actor Josh Gad and partner Ryan Dixon will pen the script while Robert Halmi Jr. will produce. Gad recently wrapped production on Disney's "Beauty And The Beast" and begins work in January on "Russ And Roger Go Beyond".
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
WWE Studios and Robert Halmi Jr.’s Great Point Media are moving forward with a biopic about Golden Age professional wrestler Gorgeous George (real name George Raymond Wagner), and it's been announced that they've tapped Josh Gad and his writing partner Ryan Dixon to pen the script. Gad and Dixon don't have that many writing credits to their name, but they did write the script... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
WWE Studios announced last night it set Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon to script its biopic of flamboyant wrestler George Raymond Wagner, better known as Gorgeous George. WWE is working on the film with Robert Halmi Jr.'s Great Point Media. The wrestler was a TV fixture in the early days of pro wrestling. Let’s see if Gad dons the spandex to play him. Gad next plays Roger Ebert opposite Will Ferrell’s Russ Meyer in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, the film about their collaboration on B… »
“Gorgeous George” will chronicle the life and career of Wagner, the professional wrestler and sports entertainer credited with inspiring the flamboyant personas of performers such as Muhammad Ali and James Brown and helping bring sports into the TV age.
Gad recently wrapped production on the Disney film “Beauty And The Beast” opposite Emma Watson and Luke Evans. He will begin production in January on Stx Entertainment’s “Russ And Roger Go Beyond” as Roger Ebert.
WWE Studios will handle worldwide rights and will use WWE’s platforms, »
- Dave McNary
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