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‘Joshy’ Trailer: Thomas Middleditch & Jenny Slate Get Weird In Sundance Comedy

27 June 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If there were an award for most independent film acting and directing talent to appear in the same trailer, it would likely go to “Joshy,” the 2016 Sundance comedy starring Thomas Middleditch and Jenny Slate.

Directed by Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth”), the film also stars indie directing darlings Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross Perry alongside Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Jake Johnson, Alison Brie, and Adam Pally. The movie made news in March when Lionsgate and Hulu teamed up on a theatrical and streaming rights acquisition deal. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

After his fiancée breaks off their engagement, a man takes a trip with friends on what should have been his bachelor party weekend, and his self-absorbed friends are so focused on their own issues that they fail to ask him how he’s doing.

Joshy” has a similar premise to a film Middleditch starred in in 2014, “Search Party, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Joshy’ Trailer Finds Thomas Middleditch Getting By With a Little Help from His Friends

27 June 2016 7:31 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After Silicon Valley had one of its best seasons yet, you may be looking for some more Thomas Middleditch this summer — and you are in luck. He leads Joshy, which finds him recovering after his fiancée (Alison Brie) commits suicide on his birthday. Four months later, he can’t get the deposit back on the house in Ojai, California he rented for his bachelor party, so he decides to make the best of it and invite his closest friends to spend a weekend together.

Featuring the stacked ensemble of Adam Pally, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Brett Gelman, Alex Ross Perry, Joe Swanberg, Aubrey Plaza, Alison BrieLauren Graham, and Jake Johnson, the first trailer has landed today. Coming from Jeff Baena, it does a strong job of selling the mix of comedy and drama.

I said in my review, “This story of thirty-somethings going through their own pre-midlife crises is a familiar one, »

- Jordan Raup

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Guess What Will Arnett Is Buying for Pregnant Megan Fox!

23 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Just a day after it was revealed Megan Fox was pregnant with her third child, she posted an epic Instagram confirming who wasn't the father. The pic was a collage that included pics of Will Arnett, Shia Labeouf and New Girl star Jake Johnson with the caption "#NotTheFather." "It was pretty humorous," Arnett told me yesterday while promoting his and Fox's new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Darkness. "I got asked about it about a million times and I had so many great answers that I'm not allowed to say." He whispered one Nsfw joke he wanted to so badly crack. "There's no way because it would instantly be retweeted a hundred million times," Arnett »

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New Girl: Series Creator Wants a "Great Series Finale"

11 May 2016 3:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48819" align="aligncenter" width="531"] New Girl TV show on Fox. Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, and Zooey Deschanel in the season five finale "Landing Gear." ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/Fox.[/caption]

Spoilers for New Girl's fifth season finale, "Landing Gear." The episode just aired on Fox last night. Creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future direction of the series and the eventual New Girl TV series finale.

Last night's "Landing Gear" features Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece's (Hannah Simone) wedding. While Jess (Zooey Deschanel) has been feeling those old feelings for Nick (Jake Johnson), he gets together with Reagan (Megan Fox).

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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She's Back! Megan Fox Returns for the New Girl Wedding In This Finale Sneak Peek

10 May 2016 1:43 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

She's baaack! Megan Fox returns as the loft's fifth roommate, Reagan, in tonight's season five finale of New Girl. The two-part episode, which airs at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fox, will see Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) Finally tie the knot. Like, for real! They're definitely gonna get married. That doesn't mean things won't go incredibly wrong before they do get hitched, but it's totally happening. And there's more than one love connection in the air—after Nick (Jake Johnson) invites Reagan to be his date to the wedding, she actually follows through. Naturally, the less-than-suave Nick has a little trouble playing it cool when she shows up for »

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Russell Crowe Confirms He Is Dr. Jekyll in Mummy Reboot

9 May 2016 1:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, we reported that Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe was in early talks to play a "Jekyll-like role in Universal Pictures' The Mummy reboot. No details were given for this character, but we know that the story is set in modern day, and it will be the first full adventure in the studio's massive monster reboot franchise, set to hit theaters on July 9, 2017. While doing press for his new movie The Nice Guys, Russell Crowe confirmed that he is actually playing Dr. Jekyll.

Production started last month on Universal Pictures' Mummy reboot, with Tom Cruise is reportedly playing a special forces soldier who teams with an archaeologist (Annabelle Wallis), although those character details have yet to be confirmed. Sofia Boutella, who had a breakthrough role in last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service, is playing the Mummy, marking the first time in franchise history that a female has played the title character. »

- MovieWeb

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Universal releases first synopsis for The Mummy remake

8 May 2016 2:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production on Universal’s remake of The Mummy in full swing, the studio has released the first synopsis for Monsters Universe-launching film:

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Star Trek Beyond”) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

See Also: Universal Monsters: The Next Big Cinematic Franchise?

The Mummy is set for release on June 9th 2017, with Alex Kurtzman directing a cast that includes Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle »

- Gary Collinson

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Crowe: "Mummy" Reboot Is "Seriously Scary"

7 May 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

This week came word that Russell Crowe is in talks to join the reboot of the currently shooting "The Mummy" franchise at Universal Pictures.

The Alex Kurtzman-directed film has been in production in the UK for a few weeks now with Tom Cruise in the lead role, and is the first in a proposed series of films sharing the same cinematic universe and featuring various classic monsters. Crowe is slated to play one such legendary monster - Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Speaking about the film whilst out promoting "The Nice Guys," Crowe says the new film is not the action-adventure style tone of the Brendan Fraser films, but rather a full on horror tale:

"This one is kind of more designed to seriously scare the s--- out of you. It's very interesting, what they're gonna do with that stuff. I've had a couple of chats about it with the director. »

- Garth Franklin

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Russell Crowe: ‘The Mummy’ Is ‘Designed to Seriously Scare the S— Out of You’

7 May 2016 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Unlike Brendan Fraser’s trilogy, Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot is better categorized as a horror pic than an action-adventure, according to Russell Crowe.

Crowe confirmed that he’s joined Tom Cruise in the upcoming remake.

“I’m gonna do it,” Crowe said about the film at a press junket at the Beverly Hilton promoting his action comedy “The Nice Guys,” according to Collider.

Crowe portrays Dr. Henry Jekyll, a Royal Society fellow, opposite Cruise, who plays a Navy Seal hunting terrorists. “New Girl” star Jake Johnson and “The People v. O.J. Simpson’sCourtney B. Vance also recently boarded the movie.

When asked how the remake differs from Fraser’s films, Crowe said, “This one is kind of more designed to seriously scare the s— out of you.”

The Aussie actor added that he’s already been bouncing off ideas for the film with director Alex Kurtzman (“there were »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Russell Crowe Confirmed For The Mummy, Promises Scary Tone

7 May 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this week, Russell Crowe was rumored for a role in Universal’s star-studded take on The Mummy, and during press rounds for The Nice Guys, the actor has confirmed that he is in fact involved, playing none other than Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Speaking with Collider, the actor cracked wise about collaborating with star Tom Cruise on the blockbuster venture, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman, all the while voicing his excitement for the project, which he says is “designed to seriously scare the shit out of you:”

Question: Are you officially doing The Mummy?

Crowe: Yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna play Dr. Henry Jekyll, Fellow of the Royal Society. It’s very interesting, what they’re gonna do with that stuff. I’ve had a couple of chats about it with the director (Alex Kurtzman). I’ve known Tom Cruise since 1992, or something like that. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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*Updated* Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in The Mummy

7 May 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated* Russell Crowe confirms earlier reports that he is going to play Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in The Mummy.

Earlier this week, news broke that Russell Crowe was in discussions to join The Mummy as the classic literary character with a dual personality. Shedding some light on the matter is Crowe himself, who confirmed his involvement while on the press rounds for his new film, The Nice Guys.

Speaking with Collider, Crowe had this to say when asked if he is “officially” on board The Mummy:

“Yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna play Dr. Henry Jekyll, Fellow of the Royal Society. It’s very interesting, what they’re gonna do with that stuff. I’ve had a couple of chats about it with the director (Alex Kurtzman).”

Previously: According to THR, Crowe is in “early talks” to appear as Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, »

- Derek Anderson

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'The Mummy' Reboot Official Synopsis is Released

6 May 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for its upcoming reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia BoutellaJake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance, and Russell CroweThe Mummy is planned as the first film in a series of interconnected monster films as Universal hopes to build a cinematic universe out of its vault of classic creature features. 

Read the synopsis:

"Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Universal Reveals the Official Synopsis for The Mummy

6 May 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the recent news that Russell Crowe is in early talks to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in The Mummy, Universal has now released the official synopsis for the Tom Cruise-starring film.

The synopsis for The Mummy confirms that Sofia Boutella plays the title character while also touching on the modern-day setting and key locations within the story. You can read the full synopsis below, courtesy of Collider:

“Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative »

- Derek Anderson

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Tom Cruise's The Mummy Gets an Official Synopsis

6 May 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Dracula Untold is the official first movie in Universal's Monsters Universe, The Mummy is fully opening up this world that will include a number of iconic crossovers with some of the studio's most infamous ghouls. The remake is set to hit theaters in 2017. It stars Tom Cruise in the lead role, with Sofia Boutella playing the title monster, the first time in series history that this mummified zombie has ever been played by a woman. Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis, which gives us an idea of what we can expect.

"Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the »

- MovieWeb

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Official Synopsis For The Mummy Reboot Teases An Ancient Threat

6 May 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Production continues today on the London set of Universal’s The Mummy, as the Tom Cruise-fronted reboot gears up to unleash a prophesy long foretold – the studio’s shared Monsters Universe.

Pegged to arrive in the summer of 2017, Alex Kurtzman’s long-gestating franchise overhaul will herald the beginning of a yearly cycle of creature features form the studio, with April 13, 2018 and February 15, 2019 currently occupied by untitled horror movies.

That leaves a hefty weight of expectation resting on the reanimated shoulders of Kurtzman’s reworked version of The Mummy; perhaps not on the level of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it is launching a interconnected universe nonetheless.

In a bid to stoke excitement ahead of release, Universal has today unveiled the film’s official synopsis, placing Sofia Boutella in the role of an “ancient queen” who is given a crude awakening.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, »

- Michael Briers

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Universal Drops A "Mummy" Reboot Synopsis

6 May 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has released the official synopsis for its upcoming reboot of "The Mummy" franchise which is currently in production in London. Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis led the cast for the project which is intended to be the first film in a new interconnected cinematic Monster Universe. The synopsis is:

"Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters."

The film also stars Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance, »

- Garth Franklin

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Russell Crowe may be joining ‘The Mummy’

4 May 2016 11:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Russell Crowe is said to be in early talks to join the in-production reboot of The Mummy over at Universal Pictures.

Deadline are reporting that the actor is reportedly looking at playing a Jekyll-like role in the film, one that is expected to be part of a much bigger picture in the planned ‘monsters’ universe. According to both Heat Vision and Variety, Universal also looked at Tom Hardy, Javier Bardem, Eddie Redmayne and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, before settling on Crowe for the part.

If Crowe signs on the dotted line, he will join Tom Cruise in the big-budget movie, which also stars Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance.

Filming has recently been taking place in Oxford, England under the direction of Alex Kurtzman.

Russell Crowe will next be seen in The Nice Guys, which hits U.K. cinemas on June 3rd after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, »

- Paul Heath

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Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy?

4 May 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, production got under way on Universal Pictures' Mummy Reboot, with Tom Cruise leading the cast. All we know about the story thus far is that it is set in modern day, and it will be the first full adventure in the studio's massive monster reboot franchise, set to hit theaters on July 9, 2017. Today we have word that another huge star is being eyed to join the cast, Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

Deadline brings word that the actor is in early talks to star in a "Jekyll-like role" opposite Tom Cruise, although no further details were given for this new character. Tom Cruise is reportedly playing a special forces soldier who teams with an archaeologist (Annabelle Wallis), although those character details have yet to be confirmed. Sofia Boutella, who had a breakthrough role in last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service, is playing the Mummy, marking the first time »

- MovieWeb

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Russell Crowe In Talks To Join "The Mummy"

4 May 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Russell Crowe is in early talks to join Universal Pictures' "The Mummy" reboot, the first film in a burgeoning cinematic universe featuring the studio's classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.

If a deal happens, Crowe would appear as the tormented Dr. Henry Jekyll who changes into a murderous madman named Mr. Hyde in "The Mummy" before potentially starring in his own film.

Crowe is not a lock for this screen incarnation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson character, in fact he's the third actor who has been in talks for the role with both Tom Hardy and Javier Bardem also in talks before those fell apart.

The Alex Kurtzman-directed film has already been shooting in London for weeks with Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson already onboard.

The storyline is set in the modern day with Cruise playing a special forces soldier, »

- Garth Franklin

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Russell Crowe in talks to join Tom Cruise in The Mummy as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

4 May 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal is hard at work on building a shared cinematic universe for its classic stable of monsters, having claimed a release date for a third, as yet untitled movie just yesterday. Now, word has hit that the first film in that new lineup, The Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise, may be getting some extra star power in the form of Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.

According to THR, Crowe is in talks to join the film as another classic Universal movie monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If Crowe lands the role, he’ll play the tormented doctor/madman with the possibility to get his own spinoff film.

The new report is quick to say that a deal has not yet been struck, and that Crowe could back out of talks at any time. In fact, Crowe is the third actor to have been approached for the part, the other »

- James Garcia

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