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Mark Ruffalo Says Now You See Me 2 Begins Filming in November

12 September 2014 6:03 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It’s been well over a year since Now You See Me accumulated more than $350 million at the worldwide box office, but things are finally coming together for the sequel.  Lionsgate just gave Now You See Me 2 a June 10, 2016 release date, and while talking to Mark Ruffalo at the Toronto International Film Festival, he confirmed that "everyone's in." The original centered on Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco's The Four Horsemen, but considering how that film wrapped up, Ruffalo's role is bound to take an interesting turn in the sequel.  Hit the jump for more on Now You See Me 2. First off, who thought Now You See Me would turn out to be such a big hit?  Ruffalo certainly didn’t: “I had no idea.  Not to the level that it did.  I just didn’t have any idea.  When I was making it, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Neighbors Deleted Scene Spells Trouble for Zac Efron’s Original Frat House

10 September 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Universal Pictures has released the alternate opening scene of Neighbors online.  I loved director Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement) new film when I saw it in theaters, but couldn’t help but think there were a ton of party images in the trailer that were absent from the film.  Now I know which scene many of them came from, this deleted opening scene that introduces us to the frat members and the house they burned down (necessitating their move to a new neighborhood).  This is actually only the first half of the deleted scene (which I've seen via iTunes extras), so it doesn't get into the explosive stuff yet.  But it’s still hilarious.  I actually think the whole movie is pretty great except for a few moments in the third act when they try to include unnecessary characters in the action. Hit the jump to »

- Evan Dickson

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Paramount buys Chris Rock's Top Five

10 September 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five. The comedy – written, directed by and starring Rock – received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last Saturday.

The studio reportedly paid in the region of $12.5m for the film, the only available title at the festival to earn near unanimous acclaim and create buzz in what has been a low-key Toronto for acquisitions.

Review: Top Five

Top Five also stars Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J B Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che and Jay Pharoah.  

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush produced and Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s Iacf financed. Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and Kanye West are co-producers and Questlove is the executive music producer. UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the Iacf and the filmmakers.

Elsewhere, Saban Films acquired its third film since launching prior to Cannes. The distributor »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Par buys Chris Rock's Top Five

10 September 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five. The comedy – written, directed by and starring Rock – received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last Saturday.

The studio reportedly paid in the region of $12.5m for the film, the only available title at the festival to earn near unanimous acclaim and create buzz in what has been a low-key Toronto for acquisitions.

Review: Top Five

Top Five also stars Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J B Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che and Jay Pharoah.  

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush produced and Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s Iacf financed. Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and Kanye West are co-producers and Questlove is the executive music producer. UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the Iacf and the filmmakers.

Elsewhere, Saban Films acquired its third film since launching prior to Cannes. The distributor »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Paramount to distribute Chris Rock's Top Five

10 September 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Comedy written and directed by Chris Rock received its world premiere in Toronto at the weekend.

Paramount Pictures has secured worldwide distribution rights to Chris Rock’s Top Five. The comedy - written, directed by and starring Rock - received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last Saturday.

Review: Top Five

Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said: “Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades.

“This film showcases brilliantly how talented Chris is as a filmmaker and storyteller and we are thrilled to be partnering with him, [producer] Scott Rudin and my longtime friend, the legendary Barry Diller and Iacf for its worldwide launch.”

Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen (Rock), whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Lionsgate announces Now You See Me 2 release date, returning cast members

10 September 2014 8:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lionsgate has announced that the Now You See Me sequel is set for a June 10th, 2016 release. As well as a release date they announced that cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all be reprising their roles. John M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has also been confirmed as the director, replacing original director Louis Leterrier.

Now You See Me was released in the summer of 2013 and made over $350 million at the global box office. With a successful intake at the box office and a great cast there is no surprise that the film has earned a sequel. Now You See Me 2 has a lot of competition for the summer of 2016 though, as well as sharing a release date with Sony’s upcoming adaptation of the video game Uncharted.

Will you check out Now You See Me 2 when it is released? »

- Thomas Roach

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Now You See Me 2 given June 2016 release date by Lionsgate

10 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Now You See Me 2 will be released on June 10, 2016, Lionsgate Summit Entertainment has confirmed.

The sequel to the heist thriller will be directed by Jon M Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation), who replaces Louis Leterrier.

Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fisher will all return for the sequel, following the success of the first instalment.

Meanwhile, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will also reprise their roles.

Now You See Me earned more than $350 million (£217m) worldwide following its release in May 2013. It was made on a budget of $75m (£46m).

Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Bobby Cohen will produce the upcoming sequel. »

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Now You See Me 2, Dirty Grandpa Set For Release

10 September 2014 4:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lionsgate just added two high-profile projects to its upcoming schedule – magician caper sequel Now You See Me 2 and raunchy roadtrip comedy Dirty Grandpa.

The former has been set for June 10th, 2016. It’s a follow-up to last year’s surprise smash hit Now You See Me, which opened to an unexpectedly mighty $29.4 million domestic debut and went on to gross a stellar $351.7 million worldwide.

The sequel is expected to continue the story of The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco), skilled magicians who perform heists, now that the enigmatic Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) has inducted them into a secret society of magicians known as the Eye. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is sitting in the director’s chair, taking over from Louis Leterrier.

Now You See Me 2, as it’s currently known, is only currently facing down video game adaptation Uncharted on that date. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Now You See Me 2′ Set For 2016

10 September 2014 1:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve received confirmation from Lionsgate overnight that they have finally set a release date for the sequel to the massive hit movie Now You See Me. The film, which will see the return of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman, will hit Stateside cinemas on the 10th June, 2016. John M. Chu, who directed that awful Justin Bieber movie and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, will take over helming duties from Louis Letterier, who brought the first film to cinemas.

From the same press release, Lionsgate has also set a date for Dirty Grandpa, a new movie starring Zac Efron opposite Robert De Niro, for a release on December 25th of 2015. The film revolves around an uptight guy who is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break, just a few days before his wedding. Dan Mazer, »

- Paul Heath

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Now You See Me 2 confirmed for 2016 release

9 September 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jon M Chu is set to direct the sequel to Now You See Me, which will now be arriving in 2016.

It's running a little bit later than originally planned, but Lionsgate is pressing ahead with its plan for a sequel to surprise hit Now You See Me.

The 2013 release bagged itself over $350m at the worldwide box office off a relatively modest budget, and the sequel will reunite the team of four illusionists - played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher - for a new adventure. Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman are all expected back too.

Louis Letterier isn't returning to direct, with Jon M Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) instead taking over helming duties. And Lionsgate has now confirmed that Now You See Me 2 has a release date of June 10th 2016, which puts it head to head with »

- simonbrew

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Lionsgate Dates 'Dirty Grandpa' for 2015, 'Now You See Me 2' for 2016

9 September 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following news that Robert De Niro and Zac Efron would team on the comedy Dirty Grandpa, Lionsgate has just revealed that they'll release the comedy (which may end up being called Driving Dick Kelly) on December 25th, 2015 for some counter-programming alongside Mission: Impossible 5. The film directed by Dan Mazer (I Give It a Year) follows an uptight guy (Efron) who, right before his wedding, is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather (De Niro), a former Army general, to Florida for spring break. There's the potential for fun here, but De Niro's comedies are more miss than hit. And there's more! The studio also announced that they will release Now You See Me 2 in theaters on June 10th, 2016. It's not clear if the film will have a different title, but Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all return in the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Now You See Me 2 and Dirty Grandpa Get Release Dates as Lionsgate Firms up Slate

9 September 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lionsgate is putting some of their affairs in order when it comes to the next few years and have set two big release dates.  First, Now You See Me 2, the sequel to last year's surprise comedy hit (it did better than Hangover III and Pacific Rim - which it only cost a fraction of - in the states and pulled in some serious dough internationally) will come out on June 10th, 2016.  We've been tracking this one for a while, but hadn't seen any firm commitments (though director Jon M. Chu) has been rumored for some time.  Now we know that Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will all be returning and that Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli will be writing the script. While the synopsis for Now You See Me 2 is still under wraps, we know a little bit »

- Evan Dickson

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'Now You See Me 2' and 'Dirty Grandpa' Get Release Dates

9 September 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate has handed out new release dates for two upcoming projects, the sequel Now You See Me 2 (June 10, 2016) and the newly-announced comedy Dirty Grandpa (December 25, 2015).

Now You See Me 2 will go up against Sony's Uncharted on June 10, 2016. We reported in June that Jon M. Chu is the front runner to direct the sequel, since we revealed last August that Now You See Me filmmaker Louis Leterrier isn't coming back to direct. Jon M. Chu has now been confirmed to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the main Now You See Me cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo expected to return. The original Now You See Me earned $351 million worldwide from a $75 million budget.

Dirty Grandpa will go up against Joy, Mission: Impossible 5 and The Revenant on Christmas Day 2015, with the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII opening just one week earlier. »

- MovieWeb

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'Now You See Me 2' and 'Dirty Grandpa' get release dates

9 September 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Lionsgate has announced the release dates for the followup to “Now You See Me” and the tentatively titled “Dirty Grandpa” starring Zac Efron and Robert DeNiro.

Now You See Me 2,” which welcomes back Mark Ruffalo,Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave FrancoMorgan Freeman, and Michael Caine, will hit theaters on June 10, 2016. Jon M. Chu will helm as director, and Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen will produce.

Hitting theaters on Christmas day 2015 is “Dirty Grandpa,” which follows Efron’s “uptight” character on a trip to Florida for spring break with his foul-mouthed, former Army general grandfather (DeNiro). The »

- Emily Blake

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Lionsgate Books Dates For ‘Now You See Me 2′ & ‘Dirty Grandpa’

9 September 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Lionsgate has staked out a prime summer slot for the sequel to a surprise hit and slapped a new acquisition into the heart of next year’s awards season. The mini-major said today that Now You See Me 2, Summit’s follow-up to the pic that heisted $351.7 million worldwide last year, will open June 10, 2016. As of now, the Jon M. Chu-helmed sequel — which returns key cast members including Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco — is up only against Sony’s vidgame adaptation Uncharted that weekend. Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli wrote the screenplay.

Lionsgate today also set a Christmas Day 2015 release for Dirty Grandpa, the Robert De Niro-Zac Efron road-trip comedy it acquired Monday at Toronto. The film, which Universal picked up as a spec script in 2011 and later put into turnaround, follows a foul-mouthed former Army general who gets to know »

- The Deadline Team

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Liongate Announces Release Dates For Now You See Me 2 And Robert De Niro’s Dirty Grandpa

9 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lionsgate has released the dates for two of their upcoming films in 2015 and 2016.

Dirty Grandpa – presently the tentative title – will open in wide release on December 25, 2015, from Lionsgate.

Starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, the film’s synopsis reads:

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, a former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

The movie is directed by Dan Mazer (Borat) and written by John Phillips.

The sequel to director Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit Now You See Me, will be in theaters on June 10, 2016, from Summit Entertainment.

Titled Now You See Me 2, the film stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. In the original entertaining movie, four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Now You See Me 2′ Set for June 10, 2016

9 September 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has dated “Now You See Me 2″  for June 10, 2016 — the same weekend that the original caper comedy was released in 2013.

Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will reprise their roles.

Last year’s “Now You See Me” was a surprise success with over $350 million in worldwide box office. Jon M. Chu is directing the sequel from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Producers are Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen.

It’s the second title to land on June 10, 2016, joining Sony’s videogame adaptation “Uncharted.”

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- Dave McNary

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'Now You See Me 2,' 'Dirty Grandpa' Get Release Dates

9 September 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lionsgate announced release dates for two upcoming projects: sequel Now You See Me 2 and roadtrip comedy Dirty Grandpa. The sequel to the 2013 hit film about magicians who perform heists will hit theaters on June 10, 2016. Summit is releasing the film, which will see the return of Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Jon M. Chu is directing the film, which is produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Bobby Cohen. Now You See Me exceeded expectations when it opened in May 2013 to a $29.4 million domestic

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- Rebecca Ford

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DVD Review: 'Bad Neighbours'

8 September 2014 6:24 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Nicholas Stoller's 2014 Us comedy Bad Neighbours is a tired and contrived effort which once again posits Rogen as an adult fighting with his adolescent urges (a character trait which first emerged seven years back with Knocked Up) in a routine which is really beginning to grow stale. Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a reasonably balance young couple enjoying the early stages of parenthood. Their suburban bliss is shattered one day by the unexpected arrival of a rowdy hard-partying college fraternity next door. The house leaders, Teddy (Zac Efron, replete with severely ripped, cartoon-like torso) and Pete (Dave Franco) are a popular campus duo intent on turning every night into a drug-fuelled riot.

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- CineVue UK

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DVD Review – Bad Neighbours (2014)

8 September 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bad Neighbours, 2014.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller.

Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Lisa Kudrow.

Synopsis:

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Bad Neighbours is the latest film to star comedian Seth Rogen. Rogen tends to come out with two or three comedies a year, and for the most part the majority of them I have rather enjoyed. This time around he teams up with Zac Efron as they go head to head trying to one up each other throughout the film.

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play Mac and Kelly, a married couple with a new baby girl who have just moved into a great new house. Everything is fine until they have some unwelcome new neighbors move in next door. A college fraternity lead by Teddy (Zac Efron) sets up camp »

- Gary Collinson

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