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Several key release date announcements and changes have taken place recently, starting with Matthew McConaughey's "Gold" entering the awards race with a December 25th limited opening. Then there's the fifth "Shrek" film which Dreamworks Animation has set for a 2019 release.
Meanwhile Daniela Amavia's drama "A Beautiful Now" starring Abigail Spencer has been picked up by Monterey Media with plans for a September /October release. Kino Lorber has secured U.S. distribution rights for Simon Stone's Australian drama "The Daughter" with plans for an end of year release.
"The Dark Knight Rises" and "Dirt" actor Josh Stewart has joined the cast of "Insidious: Chapter 4" in a yet to be announced role. Adam Robitel will direct from a script by co-creator Leigh Whannell. Lin Shaye returns as parapsychologist Elise Rainier in the project which is targeting an October 20th 2017 release. [Source: More Details]
The Mirror Thief »
- Garth Franklin
Nick Harley Jul 22, 2016
Coming from a script by Lauryn Kahn (I’m In Love With the DJ), the project is said to revolve around two co-ed FBI agents forced to go undercover as a married couple to infiltrate the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and reveal a sweat shop conspiracy. Sounds like Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Zoolander.
Behind the camera will be Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates director Jake Szymanski. Szymanski got his start creating Funny or Die material for Ferrell and McKay, while Kahn started as McKay’s assistant. Gary Sanchez Productions seems to be keeping it in the family.
Kahn has kept busy, after writing I’m »
The studio bought the pitch from Lauryn Kahn for a story about two FBI agents who go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives. “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” director Jake Szymanski is attached to helm.
Kahn and Szymanski will share story credit. Both are former employees at Gary Sanchez and its Funny or Die web site.
Szymanski made his directorial debut on Zac Efron comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” which has grossed $35 million in less than two weeks. Gary Sanchez has set up Kahn’s comedy projects “He’s Fuckin Perfect” at Fox 2000 and “I’m in Love” with the DJ to Sony.
Paramount and Gary Sanchez have teamed »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Paramount Pictures just picked up an untitled action comedy pitch from Lauryn Kahn with Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates director Jake Szymanski attached to helm and Gary Sanchez's Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick on to produce. The story is about two FBI agents who go deep undercover as a married couple on a reality show about rich Los Angeles housewives. Kahn and Szymanski will share story credit on the pitch. Interestingly, the two met as new hires… »
4 items from 2016
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