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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life chronicles the trials and triumphs of Rafe Khatchadorian, as he uses his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed Principal Dwight.
Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with »
- Michelle McCue
Fans of the bestselling Ya novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life have a reason to celebrate today! Author James Patterson's hit novel is coming to the big screen, and we have your first look courtesy of EW. They have debuted both the trailer and a very colorful poster, which bring Rafe Khatchadorian's cruel, hilarious and life-changing adventures to life.
The cast is headed-up by by a strong ensemble of comedy favorites. Griffin Gluck is introducing the iconic literary character of Rafe to the big screen, appearing alongside Lauren Graham, Adam Pally, Rob Riggle, Efren Ramirez and Andrew Daly.The film is directed by Steve Carr, best known for his family friendly hits Dr. Dolittle 2 and Daddy Day Care.
The filmmaker was ready to take a break from family films, but the stellar script for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life changed his mind. »
Word comes by way of Deadline, who report that Gluck has joined a cast that already boasts both James Franco and Trumbo star Bryan Cranston in key roles. In essence, the John Hamburg-directed film centers on the bitter rivalry that spawns between the two leads when, after travelling across country to visit his daughter at college, Cranston’s mild-mannered patriarch is left competing for his daughter’s attention with Franco’s obnoxious and brash billionaire.
So far, so perfect casting. Cranston may have spent five seasons as the apex predator of Albuquerque, but the Emmy award-winning actor has honed his talents portraying the underdog dad in Malcom in the Middle, and Why Him? looks set to »
- Michael Briers
Exclusive: Griffin Gluck will star opposite Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him, the Fox comedy from director and co-writer John Hamburg. Gluck will play Scotty Fleming, the son of Cranston’s character. In the film, a Midwestern dad (Cranston) travels with his family to visit his daughter at college during the holidays but soon finds himself in a battle for her affections with her brash tech-billionaire new boyfriend (Franco). Production begins next month in L.A… »
4 items from 2016
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