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New Line Cinema has pushed up the release of their comedy Vacation from November 13, 2015 to October 9, 2015. The reboot will now go up against Disney's The Jungle Book and Relativity Media's Kidnap. The release date shift leaves Paramount's Friday the 13th as the only movie currently slated for release on November 13, 2015.
Vacation stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) on a cross-country road trim to America's greatest amusement park, Walley World.
Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Elizabeth Gillies, Keegan Michael Key and Regina Hall round out the cast, along with original Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are making their directorial debuts, working from their own screenplay, with David Dobkin, Chris Bender and Jeff Kleeman producing. Production started last month in Atlanta. »
Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the now-adult son of Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo), who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and their sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) on a road trip vacation to Walley World, America's greatest amusement park.
Leslie Mann has joined the cast of New Line's upcoming “Vacation” film, which stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Victorious’ Star Elizabeth Gillies Joins New Line's ‘Vacation’ Reboot (Exclusive) John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are writing and directing the reboot of the classic 1983 comedy. They've previously written “Horrible Bosses” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” together, but it's the team's feature directorial debut. Helms stars in the film as Rusty Griswold, the grown up son of Clark and Ellen Griswold, played by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in the original. »
- Travis Reilly
With production starting in the next week, the cast for the National Lampoon's Vacation reboot appears to be in place...
Well, it looks like this one's definitely happening now. After a slight delay, work is now pressing ahead on the remake/reboot/whatever of National Lampoon's Vacation, which will see Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprising their roles of Clark and Ellen Griswold in cameos.
However, this is a passing the torch movie, and as such, the focus will be on their son, Rusty Griswold, played by Ed Helms. He decides to take his own family on a road trip, no doubt with hilarious consequences.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the writers behind Horrible Bosses, are penning the script and directing this one. And the cast is now going to feature Elizabeth Gillies (of Victorious fame), as well as Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day and Christina Applegate.
Shooting is expected »
Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Blake Jenner ("Glee") and Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street") have reportedly been offered the leading roles in "Boyhood" director Richard Linklater's baseball-themed next film "That’s What I’m Talking About".
Set in 1980, the story follows a college freshman who moves into the baseball house at his college and experiences a fraternity like lifestyle with his hard partying teammates. Each of the trio has an offer to play one of the lead baseball players in the film which is said to have the same tone as Linklater's classic "Dazed and Confused". [Source: Deadline]
Andron - The Black Labyrinth
Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover have joined the cast of Francesco Cinquemani's sci-fi/action film "Andron - The Black Labyrinth" for Ambi Pictures. Michelle Ryan, Jon Kortajarena, Gale Harold and Leo Howard also star. Filming begins this month in Malta.
The story follows a »
- Garth Franklin
Elizabeth Gillies, who plays Jade West on the hit Nickelodeon series Victorious, has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot. The actress is said to have booked a small role, although no character details were given.
Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the son of Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo) from the original Vacation, who takes his family on their first ever road trip vacation to WallyWorld. Christina Applegate also stars as Rusty's wife, with Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins playing their sons. We reported last month that Chris Hemsworth is playing the boyfriend of Rusty's sister Audrey, with Charlie Day portrying a river rafting tour guide. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles in cameo appearances.
Aside from her role on Victorious, »
“Victorious” star Elizabeth Gillies has joined the cast of New Line's “Vacation,” which stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, TheWrap has learned. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the reboot of the classic '80s comedy and the “Horrible Bosses” scribes also wrote the script. Also read: Victoria Justice Lands Lead Role on MTV's ‘Eye Candy’ Pilot Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the adult son of Clark and Ellen Griswold, who takes his own family on a road trip. Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will reprise their roles in cameos, while Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins will play Rusty's two sparring sons. »
- Jeff Sneider
Denis Leary’s upcoming comedy show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, has been ordered to series by FX, with 10 episodes now in the pipeline. Written by Leary and directed by Michael Blieden (Children’s Hospital), the show follows Johnny Rock (Leary) – an aging rocker, desperately chasing one last shot at fame and fortune.
The show sets up his character as someone who, back in the early 1990s, led a band called The Heathens to the height of the New York rock scene. He was headed for greatness, along with best friend and lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett), until he precipitated their downfall with his predilection for drugs, alcohol and the wives of his friends. We learn that the band released one record and broke up on the same day. Two decades later, Johnny has reunion on his mind.
- Sarah Myles
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (don't blame us, that's how it's written) is a new Denis Leary sitcom coming to FX in 2015...
With Louie, Archer, Wilfred and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia on its books, FX has some of the best modern TV comedy around. Hoping to join that list of quality comedy is a new Denis Leary vehicle with an Ian Dury-inspired title: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
Three years after his previous FX project - firefighter comedy drama Rescue Me - ended on the channel, Leary is returning to FX with his new creation, which tells the story of a middle-aged recovering alcoholic and drug addict rock star attempting to reunite his band twenty-five years after they put out their one and only album.
FX has ordered ten half-hour episodes of... (please don't make us type that out again) the show, which is due to arrive in the Us in 2015. John Corbett, »
FX has ordered a music comedy from Denis Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 premiere.
Here are the details:
Reunited And It Feels So Good
FX Orders 10 Episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Created by and Starring Denis Leary
Series Will Premiere in 2015
Los Angeles, June 26, 2014 - FX is officially back in business with Denis Leary, placing a 10-episode order for the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, it was announced today »
This one is quite a different effort from the surprisingly dramatic Rescue Me, but looks as though it is going to mix a lot of elements. Leary is likely just the guy who can deliver an aging, washed out musician who barely had a career in the first place, and is now trying to make something happen for himself. That’s especially true if this is angling for a comedy that can also deliver some weightier moments, which looks to be the case.
Catch all the info below, and let me know what you think. Will you be tuning in?
Reunited And It Feels So Good
Leary, Jim Serpico »
- Marc Eastman
Denis Leary is back in the FX business. The network has ordered to series a new comedy from the Rescue Me co-creator/star, titled Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Leary created and also stars in this new series, which revolves around middle-aged rocker Johnny Rock, whose dash with stardom was cut short due to his alcohol and drug abuse, as well as the fact that he slept with his best friend/lead guitarist’s wife. His band, The Heathens, only managed to put out one very well-received album before breaking up, and now 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. FX has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy, set to debut sometime in 2015. In addition to Leary, the cast also includes John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and Bobby Kelly. Check out the first images after the jump, along with the full press release. Here’s the full press release: Los Angeles, »
- Adam Chitwood
“It’s great to be back in business with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and we’re thrilled to start on a new project that is both unique and hilarious,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Johnny Rock is the role that Denis Leary was born to play.”
“I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and the fine executive talent over at FX,” said Leary. “They have a great platform for comedy, an award-winning marketing team and an amazing new Nespresso machine in the conference room. The Gran Maestria C520 Platinum? »
- Laura Prudom
The ampersand-heavy title is follows a middle-aged rocker (Leary, of course) trying to reunite his early ’90s band after falling into years of drugs and debauchery. The cast also includes John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and Bobby Kelly.
The show marks Leary’s FX reunion after co-creating and starring in Rescue Me, which ran for seven seasons on the network. “I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and »
- James Hibberd
More than two years after Rescue Me ended its run on FX, star Denis Leary is returning to the cable network. FX has picked up comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll -- created by and starring Leary -- to series, the cable network announced Monday. Photos Summer TV Preview Starring Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly, Sdrr centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n' roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0-for-2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 1990s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to
- Lesley Goldberg
FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll." The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015. Nearly everybody involved wanted to have comments in the official press release. "I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and the fine executive talent over at FX," blurbs Leary. "They have a great platform for comedy, an award-winning marketing team and an amazing new Nespresso machine in the conference room. The Gran Maestria C520 Platinum? Get this: it heats the cup! Also, doing this show with FX will allow me to live one of my last show-business dreams: Emmy-winner Peter Tolan will be playing my gay stepdad. I know what you're thinking - isn't Peter just a few years older than Denis? »
- Daniel Fienberg
Denis Leary is officially back in business with FX. The former “Rescue Me” star's new comedy, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” has received a 10-episode order from the cable network. Also read: Denis Leary's FX Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot Casts Robert Kelly, Elizabeth Gillies The series, which was created by Leary, will star the actor-comedian as Johnny Rock, a middle-aged would-be rock star whose path to stardom as the frontman for The Heathens was blocked by substance abuse and a penchant for sleeping with his bandmates’ women. Now, at 50, he's trying to get the band back together and take another crack at a music career. »
- Tim Kenneally
FX is confident it can make lightning strike twice with Denis Leary.
The cabler has placed a 10-episode order for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a half-hour comedy series starring the Rescue Me vet as an aging rock star hungry for fame and fortune.
Here’s the show’s (lengthy) premise: “Johnny Rock (Leary) is a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he’s 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early 90′s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. »
As far as creature features go, Animal is about as generically crafted as they come, but that might be serviceable enough for some of you (no judgement!). A group of hikers venture into a heavily wooded area and get caught stumbling around after sundown, some type of murderous creature pursues on foot, and a playful excursion turns into a fight for survival. People die, blood is spilled, and a monster roams free – but Chiller’s animalistic horror movie doesn’t do a darn thing to differentiate itself. Instead of finding myself cringing in fear at the very sight of these monsters, my first thought was “Oh look, they copied the Feast monsters!” I’ll admit, Animal is quick and relatively painless, but with a presence so duplicative, is all the running, screaming, and dying actually worthwhile?
While soaking in nature’s beauty during a nostalgic trip, five friends end up »
- Matt Donato
A week from tomorrow, on June 17th, Brett Simmons' Animal will be unleashed in select theaters and on VOD. In anticipation of this release, we have an exclusive clip to share which finds its cast cowering in terror from, well, whatever the hell that thing is on the poster. The film stars Keke Palmer, Amaury Nolasco, Parker Young, Joey Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye and Jeremy Sumpter and the synopsis goes like this: When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, blood thirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As the body count rises, the group must put their differences aside and fight for survival.
The post Exclusive: Check Out An Exclusive Clip from Animal! Director Talks Creature Feature… appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
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