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He said: “Neighbors 2 is going great! Right now we’re calling it Sorority Rising until the studio tells us not to. I think that’s a good… whatever you call the thing that goes after the colon and that’s what it’s about.”
- Tom Beasley
Bad Neighbours 2 – or Neighbors 2, as it’s called outside of the UK – has added another newcomer to its cast, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that comedian Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, Parks and Recreation) has signed on to appear in the comedy sequel.
The film will reunite director Nicholas Soller with returning cast members Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz and Liz Cackowski, while other new additions include Chloe Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, Kiersey Clemons and Beanie Feldstein.
Bad Neighbours 2 is set for release on May 13th 2016.
- Gary Collinson
The cast of Nicholas Stoller’s comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising continues to grow today, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that both Clara Mamet and rapper Nora Lum have boarded the film.
Incidentally, the former is best known for her recurring role on ABC’s sitcom The Neighbors, while Nora Lum – commonly referred to by her rapper pseudonym, Awkwafina – is primed to make her feature film debt with Sorority Rising. Universal’s starry follow-up has been drafting in new cast members left, right and center in recent weeks, with the addition of Chloë Grace Moretz followed in quick succession by Selena Gomez. Each actress will reportedly star as eccentric members of rivalling sororities, which will no doubt throw up all kinds of trouble for Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s returning characters.
Universal will be looking at the bigger picture, though. After raking a box office haul to the tune of $269 million last year, »
- Michael Briers
Alchemy has found all the right ingredients in James Franco‘s latest big-screen effort, acquiring the North American rights to “Zeroville” in Toronto. Directed and starring the multitasking Franco, the film is an adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel about a young man obsessed with cinema who climbs the ranks of 1970s Hollywood. The film stars Franco pal Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jacki Weaver, Joey King and James’ brother Dave Franco. Also Read: 10 Toronto Breakouts: From 'Len and Company' Star Jack Kilmer to 'Hardcore' Director Ilya Naishuller “Erickson’s novel is a hysterical trip into Hollywood history, »
- Matt Donnelly
The film, based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Steve Erickson, stars Franco, Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Craig Robinson, Joey King, Dave Franco and Danny McBride. Filming began last October in Los Angeles.
Franco directs from a screenplay by Paul Felten and Ian Olds. The story centers on a young man obsessed with cinema who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 and climbs the ranks of Hollywood’s ’70s movie elite while finding true love to be a dangerous romance.
- Dave McNary
In a preemptive swoop, the distributor has picked up James Franco’s dramedy about a young man obsessed with cinema who rises through the ranks in 1970s Hollywood.
Alchemy plans to release the film, currently in post-production, in 2016.
Vice-president of acquisitions Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Patriot CEO Mendelsohn. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
While we’re still waiting for the big deals to pop, there are some small ones trickling in. Alchemy acquired North American distribution rights to Zeroville, the film James Franco wrote, directed, and stars in with Megan Fox, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jacki Weaver, Joey King and Dave Franco. James Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing via their Rabbit Bandini Productions banner, along with Caroline Aragon and Michael Mendelsohn. Pic will release next… »
“I love that the movie is a romantic comedy but it has a lot of depth to it and a lot of darker moments,” Brie said. “You see the characters alone a lot. Leslye was able to shift seamlessly from a dramatic tone to a comedic tone, even in the same scene.”
The movie follows Brie and Jason Sudeikis‘ characters, serial cheaters who can’t hold down a relationship, who meet 12 years after a one-night stand. Despite a mutual attraction, the two vow to remain just friends and help each other with their monogamy issues.
Brie said “Sleeping with Other People” felt like a more modern romantic comedy.
“I think it has a lot to do with the very candid dialogue,” Brie said. »
- Jacob Bryant
We're still reveling in excitement over the news that Dave Franco and Alison Brie are engaged… and, as expected, the Sleeping With Other People actress is, too! Brie joined co-star Jason Sudeikis on Good Morning America Tuesday to chat about their upcoming film (hitting theaters Sept. 11), which centers on two New Yorkers who lost their virginity to each other in college. They reconnect 12 years later after running into one another at a 12-step program for love and sex addicts, but are determined to keep their relationship platonic. But before they get to chatting about the film, of course host Lara Spencer couldn't help but ask about the exciting engagement news. "Congratulations! I »
Today’s news arrives barely a month after we learned Chloë Grace Moretz boarded the comedy sequel, as it begins to assemble a starry cast ahead of its debut in the summer of next year. Nicholas Stoller is once again in the director’s chair for Neighbors 2, working from a script produced by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Seth Rogen (who also stars in the film) and Evan Goldberg.
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The Wrap posits that Gomez has joined the ensemble as a direct rival to Moretz’s character, who upends the newfound peace between Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen’s married couple, and their rowdy neighbor Teddy (Zac Efron). Beyond that, there’s scant plot »
- Michael Briers
While most comedy sequels never live up to the original, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising may finally be the exception to the rule. It's sticking pretty close to the formula that made the original 2014 comedy Neighbors such a hit, while also bringing a finely tuned twist. Not to mention some heavy artillery in the form of new cast members. First, the very popular Chloe Moretz was added as the leader of a sorority who moves in next-door to a married couple played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Now, Chloe Moretz's sorority sister has been revealed, and it's Selena Gomez!
Yes, the former Disney princess turned Spring Breaker is going to be throwing one massive hissy fit on the lawn of her sorority house, and E! was on the scene as shooting got under way. They even shared a photo of Selena Gomez as production continued through the night on the Atlanta set. »
There's been no official announcement but she's been spotted on set in a party scene, so there's a fair chance she's one of the titular sorority.
The plot is being kept under wraps, but Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Dave Franco are all back reprising the roles from the first film, while Chloë Grace Moretz has been cast as the head of the sorority.
The original - known as just Neighbors in the Us - grossed $269 million and told the story of a couple battling to deal with the fraternity that moves in next door.
Net year, »
Selena Gomez has joined the cast of Universal and Good Universe’s collegiate comedy “Neighbors 2,” which sees Chloe Grace Moretz joining Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, TheWrap has learned. 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. Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz and Carla Gallo are also returning, while new cast members include Kiersey Clemons and Beanie Feldstein. Gomez is expected to play a rival to Moretz, who’s the leader of a sorority that runs up against Rogen and Byrne’s family. »
- Jeff Sneider
Having previously been a Spring Breaker, Selena Gomez has now progressed to sorority girl, joining the cast of Bad Neighbors 2 to cause more trouble for Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne.The new film, currently subtitled Sorority Rising, reunites Rogen and Byrne as Mac and Kelly Radner, who in the first movie had to deal with the loud, obnoxious frat brotherhood (led by Zac Efron’s Teddy) that moved in next door.A prank war quickly escalated, though there was something of an understanding between Mac and the finally graduated Teddy by the end. And he’ll come in useful when an even worse crowd, led by Chloë Moretz, takes over the house next door in the sequel. Gomez reportedly plays a pretender to Moretz's throne. Catfight!Original director Nicholas Stoller is back for this one, and he’s also a writer this time alongside Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Andrew Jay Cohen »
With Neighbors, Zac Efron was given the opportunity to grow beyond his Disney Channel image and take part in something a lot more adult. Now new reports have confirmed that Neighbors 2 will offer a similar opportunity to Selena Gomez, who has signed on for a part in the Nicholas Stoller-directed sequel. Variety has the scoop on this casting story, noting that the actress has been spotted on the set of the comedy - which is currently in production. No official details have been revealed about her role in the movie, though she was spotted wearing sorority girl-esque clothing. While this is just speculation, it wouldn't be hard to believe that she is playing a part somewhat similar to the one played by Dave Franco in the first Neighbors - which is to say that she will be second-in-command at the sorority house behind Chloe Moretz's character. Fans »
We. Can't. Wait. Selena Gomez started shooting scenes for the highly-anticipated sequel of "Neighbors," "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday. Gomez looked pretty in pink as she appeared on set in a skin-tight strapless bandage dress with her shoulder-length tresses styled straight. Judging from the photos, we're guessing the 23-year-old pop star is playing the head of another Greek organization on campus -- and it appears she's surrounded by pledges. But don't worry, Seth Rogen assured us that Zac Efron will most definitely be reprising his ab-tastic role as Teddy Sanders in the sequel. "Me and Zac will both have our shirts off," he told toofab while promoting Hilarity for Charity back in April. Rose Bryne and Dave Franco are both returning as well and Chloe Grace Moretz will join Gomez as a fellow sorority girl. Selena also appeared in a Snapchat from the set, where she »
- tooFab Staff
To salute the release of American Ultra, we hunt down the subtle ways to spot an undercover agent on the big screen...
American Ultra - out in UK cinemas tomorrow - sees Jesse Eisenberg play a strung-out, stoner slacker, who as it happens is also a deep cover agent trained to be a lethal killing machine by the Us government. And when he’s marked for extermination, he stops getting high, and starts kicking ass and taking names.
From character pieces about the nature of identity to ludicrous third act reveals, the idea of someone going deep undercover has been a go-to trope in films for a very long time. But what if you are worried that someone around you could secretly be a deep cover agent? If so, here are some tips from the movies to spot if someone isn’t quite on the level.
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We aren’t the only ones sending tons of YAYwaves to the newly-engaged couple Dave Franco and Alison Brie today. Dave’s older brother James Franco too has issued his ’gram-based congrats to the adorable pair, equipped with ring and heart emojis and a wittle bit of baby talk because whether he’s 30 or not, Dave will always be James’s ’lil bro. »
Talk about some brotherly love! Just hours after E! News exclusively confirmed that Dave Franco had popped the very important question to girlfriend Alison Brie, the actor's brother is sending his best wishes to the couple. "Congrats Davy and Allison!!!" James Franco wrote on Instagram Tuesday morning. "Engaged!!! I Wuuuuuv You ❤." As for the misspelling of his future sister-in-law's first name, we'll just take it as an innocent autocorrect mistake. That or maybe he is just so freaking excited. On Monday evening, Brie was spotted wearing a stunning engagement ring at a screening of her new romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People (in theatres Sept. 11). »
Dave Franco recently got engaged to Alison Brie, which is a really great excuse to remind everyone how sexy he is. The younger Franco brother has had a slow, steady introduction to the business, with bit parts in movies like Superbad and TV shows like Greek. Soon enough, he was a regular on ABC's reincarnation of Scrubs, then aced supporting roles in 21 Jump Street, Warm Bodies, Now You See Me, and Neighbors. Let's all take a minute to appreciate Dave Franco, in all his Gif-worthy glory. »
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