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A few weeks ago, we announced the partial lineup for the first-ever Vulture Festival, which will take place in New York City May 10 and 11. And while there are still some major events that have yet to be announced, you can buy tickets for the rest starting Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. (If you're a Citi cardholder, presale tickets are available with a special code.) Some of the announced events include a pop culture trivia night featuring cast members from Orange Is the New Black, New Girl, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; a comedy night featuring Billy Eichner, Mike Birbiglia, and the women of Broad City; and a discussion between Vulture TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz and Deadwood creator David Milch. Buy your tickets here and we'll see you in May! »
- Vulture Editors
20th Century Fox has released the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars. The adaptation of the John Green novel centers on the relationship between two teenagers (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. I really enjoyed the book, but I was worried that some aspects of it might come off as too twee or self-conscious. I had some reservations about this moment between Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort), but after watching it on screen, it's clear that director Josh Boone has played the interaction perfectly. The chemistry between Woodley and Elgort is excellent, and instead of this scene coming off as contrived, it's endearing. Hit the jump to check out the Fault in Our Stars clip. The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey. The Fault in Our Stars opens June 6th. »
- Matt Goldberg
During tonight's 2014 MTV Movie Awards, 20th Century Fox debuted the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars, arriving in theaters June 6. Shailene Woodley and Shailene Woodley star as Hazel and Gus in this adaptation of John Green's novel, which centers on these two young terminal cancer patients who begin to fall for each other after meeting at a support group. Take a look at this new scene from this upcoming summer drama, which co-stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Mike Birbiglia.
The Fault in Our Stars comes to theaters June 6th, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey. The film is directed by Josh Boone. »
20th Century Fox debuted the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars during the MTV Movie Awards pre-show and you can now watch it online below. Directed by Josh Boone and based on the John Green novel, the film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia and Emily Peachey. In the film, opening on June 6, Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them . and us . on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Fault in Our Stars , based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of »
A month ago, we announced that Vulture was going to get a festival of its very own and it was going to be the best. We are a little over a month out, so we wanted to fill you in on a bit of the fun that will happen on May 10 and 11 at Milk Studios in New York City. A few very exciting events and guests are still to be announced, but below are some of the highlights from the showcase curated by Vulture for you. • M.I.A. and Solange in concert at Webster Hall • Comedy night with Billy Eichner, Mike Birbiglia, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Jessica Williams (Daily Show), and more • The art of costume design with Jenny Gering (The Americans), Jenn Rogien (Girls), Tom Broeckner (House of Cards, Saturday Night Live), and Lyn Paolo (Scandal) • Sunday brunch performance by Rufus Wainwright • Trivia night hosted by Dave Holmes, »
- Vulture Editors
Fun fact: James Van Der Beek can apologize for being a jerk without resorting to Dawson's crying jag. Who knew? In this clip from "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Van Der Beek ends up apologizing to comic Mike Birbiglia for looking pissed when told he resembled Birbiglia. In pictures the comparison makes no sense, but I admit there's a passing resemblance in the video. Heartwarming! Also: I really like Seth on this show. »
- Louis Virtel
'Our Little Infinity' sees co-stars Woodley and Elgort discuss the upcoming adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel.
"The chemistry between us is so real," Elgort says of his co-star Woodley in the promo.
The film follows a teenage cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster who befriends Augustus 'Gus' Waters at a cancer support group.
John Green recently defended the film's tagline "one sick love story", saying that he "found it dark and angry in the same way that Hazel is (at least at times) dark and angry in her humour".
The Fault in Our Stars will be released on June 6 in the Us and June 20 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: »
Actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort can currently be seen in theaters playing brother and sister in the futuristic thriller Divergent, but this summer the two play love interests in the highly anticipated adaptation The Fault in Our Stars. Based on the swell John Green novel of the same name, the story revolves around two teenagers who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. Today, 20th Century Fox has released a new featurette and a few new images from the pic, giving fans a brief behind-the-scenes look at director Josh Boone’s adaptation. The character-centric story is a refreshing reprieve from the glut of genre-tinged studio fare, and as a fan of the book, I don’t see how Woodley doesn’t knock this role out of the park. The first trailer, at least, is incredibly promising. Hit the jump to check out the featurette and images. »
- Adam Chitwood
Between this weekend's Ya adaptation Divergent and next year's sequel Insurgent, Oscar-nominated actress Shailene Woodley will take on a much different role than the dauntless Tris Prior, playing Hazel in the adaptation The Fault in Our Stars. Fox 2000 has relaesed a new featurette, which gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production with Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace Lancaster) and Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters) in this adaptation of John Green's novel. The story follows Hazel and Augustus, two young cancer patients who fall for each other after meeting at a support group. Watch as Shailene Woodley explains that this movie isn't really about cancer, while Ansel Elgort reveals that these characters realize they are each other's last chance at love. Check out this new footage before director Josh Boone's adaptation hits theaters June 6.
20th Century Fox has debuted, via Yahoo! Movies , a new behind-the-scenes featurette exploring their upcoming The Fault in Our Stars , director Josh Boone's big screen adaptation of the John Green novel, which stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia and Emily Peachey. In the film, opening on June 6, Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them . and us . on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. The Fault in Our Stars , based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of »
With Amy Schumer writing and Judd Apatow directing, it’s coming together nicely for their new project Trainwreck and now we’ve got news of the ever-expanding cast list! Schumer was already confirmed to star alongside Bill Hader and Brie Larson and now there’s the addition of Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, John Cena, Ezra Miller, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn (Girls) and Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer. Quite the mixed bag of serious and comedy going on but, as we all know with Apatow, I’m sure he’ll find a spot for all.
As we previously reported, the plot is still a little secretive but we do know that the film revolves around writer and lead-role lady Schumer, who’s trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent or parents. Or could ‘plot details being kept under wraps‘ literally mean it’s »
- Dan Bullock
Apatow will direct the comedy, with plot details currently being kept under wraps.
He has also co-written the script with comedienne Amy Schumer, who will star in the project.
Trainwreck is scheduled to be released on July 24, 2015.
Watch Barkhad Abdi talk to Digital Spy below: »
Judd Apatow's next directorial effort, the Amy Schumer-written and -starring Trainwreck, has already cast its main supporting actors, Bill Hader and Brie Larson, so it's time for some classic Apatowian color. Variety reports Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, and Tilda Swinton are all in different stages of talks. This would be Abdi's first major role since Captain Phillips, and we super hope his character ends up with Swinton's. »
- Jesse David Fox
In a Valley of Violence
- Garth Franklin
Continuing his tradition of unexpected casting choices (Megan Fox in This Is 40, RZA in Funny People), Judd Apatow has made a number of surprising additions to the cast of his next directorial effort, Trainwreck. The film, which is scheduled for release next summer, is intended as a starring vehicle for rising comedienne Amy Schumer.
Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, WWE superstar/rapper John Cena, comedian Mike Birbiglia, SNL star Vanessa Bayer, The Perks of Being A Wallflower star Ezra Miller and Girls ensemble member Jon Glaser have all been added to the cast of Trainwreck, which previously boasted Schumer, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn and Brie Larson.
It will be interesting to see how Abdi and Cena are used in this film, as neither have a comedic background. Abdi’s only credit to date is Captain Phillips, while Cena’s acting experience has been limited »
- Jeff Castilla
Judd Apatow has beefed up the cast of his upcoming comedy Trainwreck, which will feature comedienne Amy Schumer as a woman attempting to rebuild her life. Already in the cast were Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Colin Quinn, but that list has grown in a big way today. Actors joining the cast include Tilda Swinton, Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser ("Girls"), Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Life"), WWE star Jon Cena and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk about Kevin). I'm very hopeful Abdi's casting isn't stunt casting and he won't be playing himself because this could be great news for not only him, but the industry as we also learned Lupita Nyong'o is up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII as well as a courtroom drama with Daniel Craig. While I'm sure you're familiar with most of the names in the cast, if you're not familiar with Schumer, »
- Brad Brevet
The cast of Judd Apatow's next comedy Trainwreck was already sounding good with comedian Amy Schumer (who also wrote the project and is helping develop) in the lead, with Bill Hader and Brie Larson in supporting roles. Now the rest of the cast has filled out splendidly with some more great comedians, a surprising couple of dramatic actors and a wrestler. The story was previously described as being about a complete basket case (Schumer) trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent in tow. Recent reports say the plot is under wraps, so we don't know what to believe, but how about the new cast? First of all, Variety, The Wrap and THR all have different updates for the film, so let's start with the comedian additions. Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me), Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live"), Jon Glaser ("Parks & Recreation") and Colin Quinn ("Girls »
- Ethan Anderton
Judd Apatow‘s next film, Trainwreck, has just filled out its cast. Apatow will direct a script written by and starring Amy Schumer. Now almost a dozen new actors have joined a cast which already included Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Colin Quinn. They are recent Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi, comedian and director Mike Birbiglia, Girls neighbor Jon Glaser, […]
- Germain Lussier
Director Judd Apatow seems to be going about things very differently with his next feature film, Trainwreck. For starters, while he has written every other movie he has ever directed, for his new one he is letting star Amy Schumer hold the pen. The filmmaker is also well known for working with the same group of actors time and time again - including Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel etc. - but this time around he is going in a much different direction. The Wrap is reporting that Tilda Swinton, John Cena, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer and Ezra Miller are all now in various stage of negotiations to sign on for the upcoming comedy. There are very few details available about the movie, but we do know that Schumer will play the lead, a trainwreck of a woman who has managed to screw up every aspect »
Here's a bit of casting news for you to enjoy: Woody Harrelson has joined John Hillcoat's heist thriller Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot. More stars are in negotiations to join Judd Apatow's comedy, Trainwreck, including Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, and Jon Glaser. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. First up from Deadline is news that Harrelson will join Triple Nine, a thriller scripted by Matt Cook. The story centers on "a crew of dirty cops [who are] blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down”. Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. »
- Dave Trumbore
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