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Sofia Vergara In "Hot Pursuit"

13 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first footage from director Anne Fletcher's upcoming 'buddy cop comedy' "Hot Pursuit", starring Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Kazinsky, Mike Birbiglia and John Carrol opening May 8, 2015:

"...a by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) is tasked with protecting the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss...

"... as the two race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and criminal gunmen..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hot Pursuit"...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Hot Pursuit' Trailer with Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon

12 February 2015 4:03 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and photos from Hot Pursuit, which was previously just known as the Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Film. As you can see from the footage below, Hot Pursuit is certainly a fitting title. The story follows an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sof&#237a Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

The supporting cast is rounded out by John Carroll Lynch, Robert Kazinsky, Michael Mosley, Richard T. Jones and Mike Birbiglia. While Sof&#237a Vergara is certainly no stranger to the comedy genre, after starring in Modern Family and last year's indie hit Chef, it seems like quite awhile since we've seen Reese Witherspoon in a comedy, after critically-acclaimed performances in dramas such as Wild and Inherent Vice.

Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) directs this outrageous comedy, »

- MovieWeb

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Amy Schumer is a modern “Trainwreck” in the trailer for Judd Apatow’s latest

12 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Conceptually speaking, the subject matter of this movie looks like something we may have already seen before, but what sets movies/shows like this apart is the voice. This is quite the cast, too. Bill Hader is already kicking some ass, but it's always good to see Mike Birbiglia, Dave Attell, and Colin Quinn too. And LeBron James is funny! Who knew? I'm pretty excited for this. »

- Matthew McKibben

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"Trainwreck" 'Red Band' Trailer

11 February 2015 5:44 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek an official restricted 'red band' trailer supporting director Judd Apatow's comedy feature "Trainwreck", written by and starring Amy Schumer, with Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton and Norman Lloyd:

"...since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that 'monogamy isn't realistic'. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo, enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment...

"...But in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, charming and successful sports doctor 'Aaron Conners', Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. »

- Michael Stevens

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'Trainwreck' Red Band Trailer Has More John Cena

11 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this morning, the first trailer for director Judd Apatow's Trainwreck debuted, starring Amy Schumer as a woman who struggles to stay single on the old advice of her father. While that initial trailer had one great scene with WWE Superstar John Cena, he's really allowed to shine in a new, very raunchy red band trailer that offers up his version of 'dirty talk'.

Amy Schumer wrote the Trainwreck screenplay, loosely based on her own life experiences, following a woman named Amy (Amy Schumer) who will do anything to avoid commitment, until she falls for a doctor, played by Bill Hader. The comedy marks Judd Apatow's returns to the big screen for his first directorial effort since 2012's This Is 40. It also comes packed with plenty of cameos from the likes of NBA star LeBron James, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Mike Birbiglia and Barkhad Abdi. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck featuring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James and WWE’s John Cena

11 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Judd Apatow’s new comedy movie Trainwreck has landed online, which sees Amy Shumer (Inside Amy Schumer) as a jaded singleton afraid of marriage and commitment fall into the bed of sports doctor Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins).

Check out the trailer and synopsis below:

Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo – enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment – but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. »

- Luke Owen

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‘Trainwreck’ trailer shows Amy Schumer fumbling through life with Bill Hader

11 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

John Cena and LeBron James are hilarious guys. Mark it down.

The first trailer for writer/director Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck dropped on Wednesday and showed that even some of the world’s biggest athletes can generate big laughs. Co-written and starring Amy Schumer, the film follows Amy, a magazine writer who has never found that actual relationships are something she wants. Not until she meets Aaron (Bill Hader), a sports doctor who she is interviewing for a piece.

Schumer certainly has the charisma to carry a lead role in a film (as if we needed any more proof), and it also looks like Apatow could be making his way back to his classic hits such as The 40-Year Old Virgin or Knocked Up after a few misfires commercially. The film also stars LeBron James as Aaron’s supportive pal (because why not), Vanessa Bayer as Amy’s friend, Brie Larson, »

- Zach Dennis

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Watch: Monogamy Isn't Realistic in First Trailer for Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck'

11 February 2015 10:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Directed by Judd Apatow, the new comedy "Trainwreck" will premiere at SXSW next month for a "work in progress" screening, eight years after he screened a work in progress version of "Knocked Up" at the same festival. The film was written by Amy Schumer, who also stars alongside Bill Hader. While plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, the film reportedly follows a woman with an aversion to monogamy trying to rebuild her messy life with a serious boyfriend, while simultaneously trying to balance her career and relationships with her father, sister and best friend. The film also stars Vanessa Bayer and Brie Larson, and features a huge ensemble, including Lebron James, Colin Quinn, Ezra Miller, John Cena, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Daniel Radcliffe, Marissa Tomei, Amar'e Stoudemire and more. Check out the trailer below:Here is the trailer for @TrainwreckMovie #Trainwreck We are very proud. I hope you like it. »

- Jena Keahon

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Amy Schumer Is A Trainwreck In Trailer For Judd Apatow’s New Comedy

11 February 2015 9:58 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since the release of mid-life crisis drama This Is 40, acclaimed director Judd Apatow has switched gears to focus on producing, dabbling in a variety of projects including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Begin Again, not to mention HBO’s award-winning series, Girls. Now, the filmmaker will step back behind the camera once more for his upcoming all-new comedy Trainwreck, which today revealed its first trailer.

Starring stand-up comedian Amy Schumer – who also helped with script duties – opposite Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Bill Hader, the film will orbit around Schumer’s protagonist as a woman who struggles to sustain a relationship with a significant other beyond the clichéd one night stand. But when she is given the opportunity to produce a feature piece on a sports doctor (Hader), she soon finds that her once-concrete attitude about men is beginning to chip away and that monogamy, despite what she has been told, »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Red Band Trailer For Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Starring Amy Schumer & Bill Hader

11 February 2015 9:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It has been three years since Judd Apatow's middle age dramedy "This Is 40," and he's mostly been busy since, working his producer muscles on "Girls," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," and "Begin Again." But he's back in feature length form with "Trainwreck," his big summer comedy, and the first trailer for the movie has arrived today. Amy Schumer (who also wrote the film) and Bill Hader lead the effort, about which plot details have mostly been kept under wraps, but will reportedly center on a woman trying to rebuild her life, with a boyfriend, parent and best friend all in the mix of characters she's dealing with. And the ensemble for this one is huge, with LeBron JamesBrie LarsonColin QuinnVanessa Bayer, Ezra MillerJohn CenaBarkhad AbdiMike BirbigliaJon Glaser, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa TomeiAmar'e Stoudemire, and more slated to make appearances. Too much of a. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Trailer Starring Amy Schumer

11 February 2015 8:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comedian Amy Schumer unveiled the first trailer for her upcoming comedy Trainwreck on her official Twitter page earlier today, giving fans a glimpse at the rising star's first starring role in a feature film. Amy Schumer also wrote the screenplay, loosely based on her own life experiences, following a woman named Amy (Amy Schumer) who will do anything to avoid commitment, until she falls for a doctor, played by Bill Hader.

Director Judd Apatow returns to the big screen for his first directorial effort since 2012's This Is 40 with Trainwreck. The trailer also features a number of amusing supporting roles, including NBA star LeBron James as a version of himself, who apparently is a huge fan of Downton Abbey, and WWE Superstar John Cena as a man who doesn't appreciate being compared to Mark Wahlberg. The cast is rounded out by Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, »

- MovieWeb

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2015 Sundance Diary: ‘Digging for Fire,’ ‘Entertainment’ & ‘Results’

2 February 2015 6:38 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Park City, Utah – There are still some films to be discussed in my Sundance coverage. Here’s write-ups of “Digging for Fire,” “Entertainment,” and “Results,” which featured the return of festival-approved directors, albeit heading in different directions.

At this year’s festival, two maestros of the ol’ mumblecore days stepped into the big-time spotlight with their new films that boasted their biggest casts and fanciest films yet. The first to show was Joe Swanberg, who has gone from super low-key directing to hosting a celebrity party this side of “This is the End” in “Digging For Fire.” The other is Andrew Bujalski, whose previous films were nerd alerts like “Mutual Appreciation” and most recently “Computer Chess.”

In a reverse course is Rick Alverson’s “Entertainment,” which doesn’t start modestly but attempt to reach a wide audience, but starts with a big promise to reach a very specific audience. An explanation on that below. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sundance: Joe Swanberg, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Jake Johnson on Digging for Fire

2 February 2015 2:33 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If you've heard of Digging for Fire, it's likely that you're aware that Chris Messina’s penis makes an appearance in the film, during a scene when the actor goes skinny-dipping. How did that magical moment happen? It’s all by the grace of director Joe Swanberg’s improvised movie-making style, wherein the performers worked to fill in the dialogue and action suggested by a ten-page outline written by Swanberg and New Girl’s Jake Johnson. (The latter starred in Swanberg’s 2013 Drinking Buddies.) This time around, Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play Tim and Lee, parents to a 3-year-old boy (played by Swanberg’s own son, Jude), who find a rusted gun and a bone in the hillside of a fancy L.A. place they’re housesitting. Soon they’re off on different adventures: Lee’s involves a chance encounter with Orlando Bloom, while Tim invites his buddies — Sam Rockwell, »

- Jada Yuan

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Sundance: Joe Swanberg’s ‘Digging for Fire’ Starring Jake Johnson Sells to The Orchard (Exclusive)

30 January 2015 11:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

[Exclusive Update 12:45 p.m.: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought international rights to “Digging for Fire,” which means the film will be distributed worldwide.]

Earlier Exclusive

The Orchard is acquiring North American rights to Joe Swanberg’s “Digging for Fire,” which Swanberg co-wrote with star Jake Johnson. The duo also produced the movie with Alicia Van Couvering.

An individual with knowledge of the negotiations told TheWrap that the deal is worth around $2 million.

The film, which made its world premiere earlier this week at Sundance, co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. The supporting cast includes Sam ElliottJudith Light, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey  Jenny Slate, Timothy Simons and Jane Adams.

Digging for Fire” follows the discovery »

- Jeff Sneider

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Digging For Fire finds buyers

30 January 2015 3:26 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired international rights and The Orchard has picked up North America on Joe Swanberg’s drama. In separate deals, Ten Thousand Saints and Fresh Dressed also sold.

Digging For Fire stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia

Swanberg co-wrote with Jake Johnson and produced with Alicia Van Couvering and Johnson.

The story follows a married couple who head off on separate adventures after they discover a bone and a gun.

Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights to Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s comedy-drama Ten Thousand Saints starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Julianne Nicholson, Emile Hirsch and Ethan HawkeScreen Media Films will release in late summer via day-and-date theatrical and VOD after brokering the deal with CAA.Samuel Goldwyn Films and StyleHaul have acquired North American rights to Sacha Jenkins’ documentary Fresh Dressed, about the evolution »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Review: Jake Johnson, Rosemary DeWitt charm and mature in 'Digging For Fire'

27 January 2015 11:02 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Joe Swanberg is 33. I don't know whether to be amazed by how high or low that number is.  On one hand, that's ridiculously young for a filmmaker who broke out back in 2006 and 2007 with "Lol" and "Hannah Takes The Stairs" and has been absurdly prolific since then. On the other hand, though, the filmmaker who made his name -- and, depending on your generosity, made a genre -- chronicling the dramatically limited foibles of recent college graduates has reached the "thirtysomething" phase of his career. The erratic and misdirected youths at the center of Swanberg's earlier films have become the pesky nubiles who show up to make Swanberg's new leads feel either old or optimistically mature. It's a transition that has been in the works for a little while. Last year's Swanberg Sundance entry "Happy Christmas" featured the director and Melanie Lynskey as a grown-up, responsible couple whose house nearly »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Digging for Fire’

27 January 2015 10:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joe Swanberg continues his march toward the mainstream even as he deepens his signature brand of hangout film in “Digging for Fire,” a lovely slice of everything and nothing centered on a housesitting couple who discover possible evidence of a murder. There are feints toward a bona fide mystery plot, but that genre element is just a pretext for a stealth marital drama. The film is held together through strong improv, tight editing (by Swanberg himself), moody cinematography and a synth score (from Dan Romer) that parties like it’s 1991. This is Swanberg’s starriest picture to date — even if some appearances, like Jenny Slate’s, amount to glorified walk-ons — making breakout success eminently possible.

Concerning the adventures of married parents Tim (co-screenwriter Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt), “Digging for Fire” opens with the two of them and their son, Jude (played by Swanberg’s toddler, Jude, the finest »

- Ben Kenigsberg

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Sundance 2015: 'Misery Loves Comedy' Fascinating & Full of Laughs

24 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Comedy is one of those magical things that can bring complete strangers together, all laughing as an instinctual response to a stand-up comedian, an online sketch, a motion picture, or a television series. And while we all know what we find funny, it's seemingly impossible to truly pinpoint just where the comedy comes from. These comedians, writers, actors, etc. all know how to make us laugh, but how do they know? Actor and first-time filmmaker Kevin Pollak sets out to answer the question of whether or not comedians have to be miserable in order to be funny, based on the frequency of talents with tragedy early in their lives. Misery Loves Comedy is a simple and straightforward comedy that lets the parade of incredible comedic talent take the spotlight. Stand-up comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Fallon and Mike Birbiglia, actors like Tom Hanks and Sam Rockwell, directors like Jason Reitman, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Grand Electric Revving Up With Jacob Jaffke

22 January 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Grand Electric, the 4-month-old co-venture between veteran producer Eric Newman and Studiocanal, is revving up development by hiring Jacob Jaffke to produce and develop feature films.

Jaffke has producing credits on Mike Birbiglia’s “Sleepwalk With Me” and Ti West’s “The Sacrament,” on which he collaborated with Newman.

His most recent film, “In a Valley of Violence,” marks his fourth collaboration with West and stars Ethan Hawke and John Travolta. The film, which is in post-production, was produced with Blumhouse and Universal Pictures.

Jaffke will produce and oversee all development and production of feature films for the company, including “Revenge,” written by John Hlavin, and “Life and Death in Eden,” written by Black List screenwriter Kristina Lauren Anderson.

“In the increasingly challenging world of film production, where both budgets and distribution opportunities are decreasing, Jacob’s taste, relationships and hands-on experience producing films at a variety of budgetary levels are invaluable, »

- Dave McNary

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Jake Johnson’s Smokin’ First Still For Swanberg’s ‘Digging For Fire’

22 January 2015 12:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ah, Mr Joe Swanberg, the never-stop-working crazy film man is back with another indie movie and another great little cast as his Digging For Fire is on the horizon.

We reported that it finished filming last year and this one stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. This one sounds like another fun outing as it centres around the discovery of a bone and a gun which, in turn, sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.

It was co-written by Swanberg and Johnson and will debut at the upcoming Sundance:

Source: TheWrap »

- Dan Bullock

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