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In accordance with previous reports, Pixels and The Wedding Ringer star Josh Gad has secured his place to star in comedy biopic Russ & Roger, playing the part of the late, great film critic Roger Ebert.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, today’s news means that Gad is set to star opposite Will Ferrell in the film, who joined the project some time again as the other half of the titular pairing, Russ Meyer. Truth be told, Gad has been in contention to join the project for some time, though his commitment to the biopic was contingent on scheduling being on his side.
- Michael Briers
Staten Island Summer, 2015.
Directed by Rhys Thomas.
Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Summer time always seems to be the best time to showcase a coming of age story, and that’s the case here with Staten Island Summer. In the film we follow Danny (Graham Phillips) and Frank (Zack Pearlman), two best friends who are working as lifeguards during the summer after graduating high school. Both guys are unsure of what they want to do now that they are out of high school but they know for sure that they want to have a great time. Summer consists of them getting into all kinds of shenanigans with some of their fellow co-workers and it all leads up to one last blow out »
- Gary Collinson
Meet The Carmichael Show's Amber Stevens West. You might recognize her from ABC's hit series Greek, or even playing Jonah Hill's love interest in 22 Jumps Street. But one of the things we know the actress for is her always gorgeous glow. As someone who clocks a good amount of time in front of the camera, we can bet Amber's fine-tuned her beauty regimen to an exact science (we mean, just look at her). Luckily, the actress is giving us a sneak peek into her beauty cabinet, as well as dishing on why each and every product suits her needs. True, you may not be able to replicate Amber's killer red carpet makeup exactly. But with a few of her must-have goodies, you can get really, really »
As he dusts himself off after the belly flop of the new Fantastic Four and looks instead to the future, Miles Teller is finding no shortage of work. He’s now in early negotiations to star in American Sniper writer Jason Hall’s directorial debut, Thank You For Your Service. The writer adapted the script from David Finkel’s nonfiction 2014 tome, which followed what happened to American veterans home from Iraq and their struggles to adapt to civilian life after their experiences in combat. And the script focuses on three specific soldiers who must deal with what they saw overseas and how that affects their re-integration into family life and the workplace. From the sounds of it, Teller is up for the role of one of the troopers, and it sounds like something he could bring some intensity to. There’s no word on when the film might start production. »
“American Sniper” screenwriter Jason Hall is directing from a script he adapted from David Finkel’s 2013 book of the same name, which followed up the home-front struggles of the battalion chronicled in Finkel’s “The Good Soldiers” during its 15-month tour of Baghdad during the surge of 2007-08. The book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
DreamWorks acquired movie rights to “Thank You for Your Service” prior to publication. No producers have been attached to the project.
The news was first reported by the Wrap. »
- Dave McNary
What can we expect from Paramount’s Baywatch film? Well, according to Dwayne Johnson, the high-profile feature film will boast an R rating and enough baby oil to keep Luke Hobbs up at night, not to mention a 21 Jump Street-style twist on the source material.
Adding to the pre-production buzz, We Are Your Friends star Zac Efron teased that the creative team are gunning to create a “badass” interpretation of the camp 90s television series while still “keeping the integrity” of what made the Californian Lifeguards so endearing in the first place. During an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers, here’s what Efron had to share on the nascent adaptation.
“We want to make it badass,” he told Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night. “That’s what Dwayne [Johnson] wants — he’s so cool, he’s like the coolest dude in the world. I’m gonna have to keep up with that guy! »
- Michael Briers
Beginning Friday, September 18, the annual Purge will commence at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort as both parks debut all-new disturbingly-real experiences, inspired by Universal's popular franchise film series created by writer and director James DeMonaco and produced by Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes. Guests will attempt to survive the night as they are immersed in the film's depraved world, where all crime is declared legal as part of the government's annually sanctioned 12-hour Purge.
The Terror Tram: Survive the Purge experience at Universal Studios Hollywood will pit guests against morally-compromised citizens, who take to the streets to cleanse the country of those deemed as less desirable, without fear of retribution. Recognizing that not all citizens choose to hunt during The Purge, a newly endorsed Purge Party will welcome guests to honor this proud national tradition by watching the night's dramatic events unfold on large »
The Teen Choice Awards are kicking off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7” head up the nominations, nabbing five each. Also strong contenders, “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” received four nominations each.
See a full list of nominees below, updated live as winners are announced.
Choice Movie Actor: Action
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Choice Movie: Action
Furious 7 (Winner)
- Variety Staff
The Teen Choice Awards are kicked off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
In music, One Direction and Fifth Harmony took home an impressive bounty, winning such awards as choice selfie taker and choice summer song, respectively. “Empire” unsurprisingly won the prize for best breakout TV show, and “The Vampire Diaries'” Nina Dobrev won her final award for the drama.
See a full list of winners below.
Choice Web Star: Female
Bethany Mota (Winner »
- Variety Staff
Surfboards were handed out to music, TV, web, and fashion fan faves at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday. "Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez was on hand to host the festivities, alongside Ludacris and Josh Peck.
What did the young people of the world vote for when it comes to entertainment? Who's the reigning choice celeb selfie taker? Find out the big winners below.
Choice Music Group: Male
One Direction (Winner)
5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Summer Music: Group
One Direction (Winner)
5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Summer Tour
5 Seconds of Summer - Rock Out with Your Socks Out
Ariana Grande - The Honeymoon Tour
Ed Sheeran - X World Tour
Taylor Swift - The 1989 World »
- Alana Altmann
Air New Zealand likes to have a lot of fun with their passenger safety videos. They're most famous for their Hobbit and Lord of the Rings in-flight tutorials. But now they're back with a decidedly different franchise helping out. We don't exactly get to see Agents J and K, but Men In Black have returned. Hopefully your experience on Air New Zealand is nice enough that they don't have to Neuralize you.
Attempting to promote the fact that visiting New Zealand isn't all about disappearing into Middle Earth, the country's leading airline also wants you to know that they dig Rugby and one of the greatest sci-fi comedy franchises of all-time. And they've called upon some very special guests to help out in this latest inflight safety video. That includes an appearance from Mib head agent Zed, with Rip Torn once again reprising his iconic role.
The video was created in partnership with Sony Pictures. »
Halloween Horror Nights are a huge success at the Universal Studios resort in Hollywood, and we always anticipate what new movies they bring to their event every year. The theme park has just announced that it will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze, This is the End 3D, based on 2013’s hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson.
This looks quite awesome. Check out the promo video for the planned maze below.
Other mazes this year include “Guillermo del Toro Presents Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness,” based on Legendary and Universal Pictures’ much-anticipated Crimson Peak film directed, co-written and produced by celebrated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; “The Walking Dead: Wolves Not Far,” based on season 5 of the critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award®-winning television series, “Insidious: Return to the Further,” based on the bone-chilling Insidious film trilogy, »
- Paul Heath
The hit comedy This Is The End starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson will now be a new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” as a terrifying, and maybe funny 3D maze starting Friday, September 18. It will be interesting to see how they combine the horror-comedy aspect in this new attraction.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
Did you never want the apocalyptic party from 2013's This Is the End to stop? If so, then you might want to aim your car hood towards the West Coast this fall, because Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood has announced an upcoming This Is the End 3D horror comedy maze.
Kicking off September 18th, the This Is the End maze is a collaboration between Universal Studios Hollywood and James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, who starred as themselves in the film about a party at Franco's house that turns deadly when the biblical apocalypse begins.
The maze will feature a replica of Franco's Hollywood home and it sounds as though decisions participants make could determine whether they end up damned and left for dead or saved and sent to heaven (as seen in the film), offering a bit of a Choose Your Own Adventure flavor to the proceedings. »
- Derek Anderson
In a bold, new approach to bringing iconic horror films to life during Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios Hollywood will break new ground with the introduction of its first ever 3D horror-comedy maze. This Is the End 3D is based on 2013's hit movie starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Halloween Horror Nights begins on Friday, September 18, 2015.
The hilarity of this genre-defying blockbuster movie, This Is the End, will take a dark turn in this all-new maze experience that will come to life in hypnotic 3D. The end of the world will begin as guests head to the ultimate A-list party at James Franco's new Hollywood Hills home, before the Apocalypse strikes and they find themselves trapped in a life-and-death struggle against the demons of the underworld.  With the fate of humanity at the crossroads of heaven and hell, This Is the End »
Dave Franco has closed a deal to return as former fratboy Pete in “Neighbors 2” alongside Zac Efron, TheWrap has learned. Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne also return to star in the sequel, and this time, they’ll be joined by sorority sisters played by Chloe Moretz, Kiersey Clemons and Beanie Feldstein. Nicholas Stoller is back in the director’s chair, working off a script he co-wrote with Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Also Read: Jonah Hill's Sister Beanie Feldstein Joins Seth Rogen, Zac Efron in 'Neighbors 2' Plot details remain under wraps, »
- Jeff Sneider
It wouldn't be the first movie to try and rip off the '80s classic. We look at 6 flicks that desperately wanted to be 1984's Ghostbusters below...
1. Pixels (2015)
In Adam Sandler's latest offering, video game characters spring to life and declare war on Earth after misinterpreting feeds of classic arcade games. It's down to a disparate team of former hardcore gamers to save the day.
Conceptually, Pixels is bursting with great ideas but sinks thanks to its leading man getting crowbarred in - this is very much an "Adam Sandler Movie" and much the worse for it. To hammer home the Ghostbusters link there's even a cameo role for Dan Aykroyd.
2. Men in Black (1997)
The most lucrative director/actor partnership of the last decade plus has been Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and most recently, The Wolf of Wall Street. For what will be their sixth film together, Scorsese, DiCaprio, and Paramount Pictures have closed the deal on the rights to Erik Larson’s book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.
Deadline reports that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) will adapt the screenplay about Chicago’s most violent and notorious serial killer. Set in the late 19th Century at the Chicago World’s Fair, a fair worker named Dr. H. H. Holmes, who used the fair and his charm to lure anywhere between 27 and 200 people, mostly young women, back to his “murder castle”, complete with gas chambers, dissection tables, and a crematorium. »
- Brian Welk
Speaking to /Film at the Television Critics Association press tour, Miller said: "We are hard at work on 23 Jump Street, which I think we will probably just produce from a time standpoint. We've been working really hard. We've got a really good first draft of a script in and we're really excited about it."
Roger Rothman is writing the script for the film after he also worked on 22 Jump Street, with both Tatum and Hill expected to return.
A potential Jump Street/Men in Black crossover film is also being looked at currently, which Lord and Miller describe as 'crazy'. »
While attending the Television Critics Association press tour to represent his show The Last Man on Earth, Miller said (via Slashfilm), “We are hard at work on 23 Jump Street, which I think we will probably just produce from a time standpoint. But we’ve been working really hard. We’ve got a really good first draft of a script in and we’re really excited about it.”
Lord and Miller are responsible for helming both 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, two of the most successful comedies of the past decade. In the future, the pair will be producing sequels to The Lego Movie, directing a Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film, developing Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie and more.
- Justin Cook
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