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Jim Gaffigan Posts Photo Of Wife 5 Months After Brain Surgery

  • ET Canada
Jeannie Gaffigan looks like a million bucks five months after undergoing major brain surgery! Comedian Jim Gaffigan shared a photo of his unbelievable wife on social media. “Almost five months after brain surgery,” Gaffigan captioned the picture of his sweetheart. “The incredible Jeannie Gaffigan.” Related: Jim Gaffigan Addresses Wife’s Brain Tumour The “Super Troopers” actor […]
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Chernin Entertainment Picks Up Comedy Pitch From Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Chernin Entertainment has picked up a comedy pitch for an untitled feature film (working title: Bring Your Kid to Work Day) from actor-writer Steve Lemme. The family comedy was bought pre-emptively from Lemme, a founding member of the Broken Lizard comedy group. Their 2002 feature Super Troopers was made for $3 million and took in $23.1M worldwide — its sequel arrives April 20 — while its Beerfest, another nothing-budgeted comedy, made $20.3M worldwide. Lemme…
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Blue Fox Entertainment acquires 'Big Bear'

Kidnapping comedy marks Blue Fox Entertainment’s first theatrical release.

Blue Fox Entertainment has announced it has acquired worldwide rights to the comedy Big Bear and will release in theatres and on VOD on September 22.

The title will be Blue Fox Entertainment’s first theatrical release and centres on a man dumped by his girlfriend who goes ahead with his bachelor party and discovers the man his fiancée ran off with has been kidnapped by his friends.

The film marks the directorial debut of actor Joey Kern, known for TNT’s Good Behavior and Super Troopers, who stars alongside Pablo Schreiber, Adam Brody, Tyler Labine, Zachary Knighton, and Toby Huss.

Big Bear was financed by Maybe This Year Productions (Mty), which also produced in association with Fortress Features.

Kern wrote the script and produced with Mty ProductionsBrandon Evans, Fortress FeaturesBrett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti, and Luke Edwards.

“We want to make a big splash with our
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Newswire: Hey Chicago, come hang out with Super Troopers’ Jay Chandrasekhar and his new book

  • The AV Club
Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar has been involved in some of the most beloved comedies of the last 15 years. Not just projects like the cult favorite Super Troopers, which is getting a crowdfunded sequel soon, but as director for shows ranging from Arrested Development and Happy Endings to Community and New Girl. Now, Chandrasekhar has written a book tracking his journey from the Chicago suburbs into the comedy world, and fans in said city will have a chance to talk to him about it next month.

Chandrasekhar is hosting a release party for his new book, Mustache Shenanigans, on March 28 at the Music Box Theater. Co-hosting duties will be handled by The A.V. Club’s own Alex McCown-Levy, talking with Chandrasekhar about the making of Super Troopers, the other Broken Lizard films, and everything else covered in the book. Tickets for the event cost $40 for singles ...
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“Grounded Yet Earnest, Awkward Yet Buoyant”: Editor Jacob Craycroft on Brigsby Bear

From Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion to Super Troopers, Jacob Craycroft has edited more than 40 features and shorts since 1997. In recent years he’s cut the young-Obama biopic Barry, a segment of the anthology film New York, I Love You and, at this year’s Sundance, Brigsby Bear. Craycroft spoke with Filmmaker ahead of the film’s premiere about the film’s tricky tone, working with the ever-busy cast and crew of SNL and the difficulty of editing a single project in both Avid and Final Cut Pro. Brigsby Bear screens five times during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Filmmaker: How and […]
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‘Wonder Woman’ Star Lynda Carter Inspired by Hillary Clinton for ‘Supergirl’ Presidential Role

‘Wonder Woman’ Star Lynda Carter Inspired by Hillary Clinton for ‘Supergirl’ Presidential Role
She may not have had a lasso of truth at her disposal, but Lynda Carter, television’s Wonder Woman, is impressed with how Hillary Clinton fended off Donald Trump at Monday’s presidential debate.

“I thought she was brilliant,” Carter told Variety. “To me, the choice is clear.”

Carter, who travels frequently as a performer, said that people in foreign countries are upset by the prospect of a Trump presidency. During the campaign, Trump has been critical of the Nato alliance. Carter praised Clinton for using the debate to reassure foreign leaders that the United States would honor its treaties and agreements.

“The first thing you hear when you travel is people asking you, ‘has America lost its mind?'” Carter said. “I understand that people want change, but change just for change sake isn’t a good thing. You don’t hire the snake oil salesman to run your company. You
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Super Troopers 2 Gains A Cultural Attache In Emmanuelle Chriqui

The Broken Lizard comedy group consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske and, when they released their film Super Troopers in 2001, it was met with something of a luke-warm critical reception. That film has continued to build an audience in the intervening years, however, to the extent that Super Troopers 2 was been successfully crowdfunded on Indigogo. The group are now deep into production on the follow-up, and have cast Emmanuelle Chriqui in a new role.

The original film centred on five Vermont State Troopers who spent most of their time playing elaborate pranks on the Canadian border, until real crime disrupted their fun. Their intense rivalry with the local police of Spurbury took on a new complexion when the troopers uncover corruption in that department. The end of the film finds the Troopers replacing the local police, and moving into a different level of crime-fighting.
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Super Troopers 2 recruits Rob Lowe and Emmanuelle Chriqui

With production officially underway in Boston on the crowdfunded sequel to 2001’s cult comedy Super Troopers, it seems as though the film’s full cast is finally starting to be revealed. According to Deadline (source links here and here), Rob Lowe, who is fresh off of his Comedy Central Roast, and Emmanuelle Chriqui, whose Hulu drama Shut Eye is only a few months away from release, have signed on to star in the upcoming feature film.

Reportedly, Lowe will be playing a character named Guy Le Franc, who the outlet describes as a “former hockey player and current mayor” of a Canadian town that borders the troopers’ town of Spurbury, Vermont.

On the other hand, Chriqui is set to play “Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attaché focused on relations with the U.S.” On the actress, director Jay Chandrasekhar said, “Emmanuelle and I met years ago and have been
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Super Troopers 2 Lands Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui

  • MovieWeb
Super Troopers 2 Lands Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui
With production back on track for the highly-anticipated comedy sequel Super Troopers 2, the cast keeps growing. Today we have word that Emmanuelle Chriqui has signed on to this long-awaited follow-up, playing Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attach&#233 who is trying to foster relations with the United States. This news comes just two days after we got our first look at Rob Lowe's Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player who serves as the mayor of a Canadian border town near Quebec.

Deadline has the news of Emmanuelle Chriqui's casting, but it isn't known how large or small her role is, or if she has any connection to Rob Lowe's Canadian character Guy Le Franc. The original Super Troopers was set in Spurbury, Vermont, a fictional town close to the U.S./Canada border, and it seems that at least part of this sequel is set in Canada.
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Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins ‘Super Troopers 2’

  • Deadline
Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins ‘Super Troopers 2’
Exclusive: Emmanuelle Chriqui is coming aboard Super Troopers 2, the sequel to the 2001 feature comedy Super Troopers. The film, which will be released by Fox Searchlight, is underway in Boston now. Chriqui (Entourage) will play Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attaché focused on relations with the U.S. “Emmanuelle and I met years ago and have been trying to work together ever since,” said ST2‘s writer/director Jay Chandrasekhar. “With Super Troopers 2, we…
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Super Troopers 2 First Look at Rob Lowe as the Mayor

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Super Troopers 2 First Look at Rob Lowe as the Mayor
Now that production is underway on Super Troopers 2, the cast for the long-awaited sequel is growing. The latest addition to the sequel for this cult comedy favorite comes in the form of Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe. According to the report, Lowe will be playing a French Canadian named Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Canadian border town near Quebec.

The news of Rob Lowe's addition to Super Troopers 2 comes courtesy of Deadline, which was also confirmed by the Broken Lizard Twitter account. The report was accompanied by a photo that not only showed Rob Lowe on the set near Boston, but it also showed all of the original Super Troopers cast in uniform, which really helps to make this feel real, as we have been waiting a very long time for this movie to finally get rolling. Here
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Rob Lowe to Star in ‘Super Troopers 2’

Rob Lowe to Star in ‘Super Troopers 2’
Rob Lowe is starring in “Super Troopers 2,” which has begun production.

Lowe will play Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Canadian town near Quebec.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last year that saw more than 50,000 contributors. Donation incentives on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000.

Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The quintet play goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks
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Rob Lowe Joins The Cast of ‘Super Troopers 2’

  • Indiewire
Rob Lowe Joins The Cast of ‘Super Troopers 2’
Hot off his Comedy Central roast and recently joining the cast of CBS’ “Code Black,” Rob Lowe has now signed on to star in “Super Troopers 2.” Per Deadline, the “Grinder” actor will portray Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.

“Whoop! Whoop! This movie is gonna be genius,” tweeted Lowe after the news was announced.

Read More: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Poster Revealed: Cult Hit Sequel Moves Forward

The sequel to the 2001 budding comedy, “Super Troopers,” was a result of a successful Indiegogo campaign created by Broken Lizard. With an initial goal of $2 million, the campaign raised more than $4.5 million for the film.

Super Troopers 2” is once again written by and stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske of Broken Lizard, with Chandrasekhar directing. Production for the movie began in Boston last week.

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Rob Lowe Joins Cast Of ‘Super Troopers 2’

  • Deadline
Rob Lowe Joins Cast Of ‘Super Troopers 2’
Exclusive: Rob Lowe has just joined the cast of Super Troopers 2, the sequel to 2001’s bumbling cop comedy Super Troopers. Production on the film began in Boston last week. Lowe, fresh from his Comedy Central roast, will play Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town. Broken Lizard, the comedy team behind the original film, raised more than $4.5 million to fund Super Troopers 2 during a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo…
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‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Filming with Broken Lizard Cast Back in Action

  • Indiewire
‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Filming with Broken Lizard Cast Back in Action
In 2001, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe wrote and starred in the comedy “Super Troopers” about five goofball Vermont state troopers who are forced to save their jobs by actually solving a crime instead of pulling pranks all day. The film was a moderate box office success and was a hit on home video, and in the past 15 years, it has become a cult classic. Now, the long-awaited sequel has started filming, confirmed by the Broken Lizard Facebook page with the cheeky comment: “Action, chickenf**kers: back on set and we just the first new scene of #SuperTroopers2.” Check out the photo below.

Read More: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Poster Revealed: Cult Hit Sequel Moves Forward

The sequel is the result of a widely successful crowdfunding campaign. On March 24th, 2015, Broken Lizard announced that they had studio permission, but were required to acquire production funding themselves. They launched an Indiegogo campaign with an initial goal of $2 million.
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Super Troopers 2 Begins Shooting with Entire Broken Lizard Team

  • MovieWeb
Super Troopers 2 Begins Shooting with Entire Broken Lizard Team
The wait for Super Troopers 2 isn't over, but it just got a lot shorter, because the movie is finally, officially filming outside of Boston. The road to production for the long-awaited comedy sequel has been long, confusing and difficult, but fans of the Broken Lizard comedy are finally getting the Super Troopers sequel they always wanted. Now, cameras are rolling and we will finally be seeing some footage in the near future, and more importantly, the movie at some point.

News broke courtesy of the Broken Lizard Facebook page today that filming had officially started on Super Troopers 2, which for some, may be a bit confusing. The movie raised money through crowdfunding last year in order to get made, and reports had surfaced previously that the gang had already been filming, but production had to be halted. It isn't clear what was filmed during that time, but in any case,
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What Is Happening with Super Troopers 2?

  • MovieWeb
What Is Happening with Super Troopers 2?
There are very few comedy sequels that actually manage to be as good as the original, and even fewer that manage to be better. Fans of Broken Lizard's 2002 cult comedy Super Troopers are hoping that the long-awaited sequel can be one of those few movies, and we are a little bit closer to finding out if that is going to be the case. The Broken Lizard gang recently announced that, after a break, the final days of filming on Super Troopers 2 have finally begun.

Thanks to a few updates from Broken Lizard's Twitter account, we know that the boys are heading to Boston to finally wrap up shooting the crowdfunded sequel. In a recent update to the Indiegogo page, Erik Stolhanske said that shooting is expected to commence in the first week of September, and that they were only a few weeks away from finally finishing the movie.
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Lynda Carter Officially Joins Supergirl and Goes From Wonder Woman to President

Lynda Carter Officially Joins Supergirl and Goes From Wonder Woman to President
Ready for some wonderful Supergirl casting news? Lynda Carter, TV's Wonder Woman, has signed on to play the president of the United States. Carter will make her first appearance in episode three of the show's second season and recur from then on. Carter spent three seasons on Wonder Woman as the title hero and her alias Diana Prince on ABC and CBS series. Since hanging up her Golden Lasso of Truth in 1979, Carter has appeared in numerous TV shows, such as Law & Order: Svu and Hawkeye, as well as films including Super Troopers and Sky High. She appeared in The WB/CW's Smallville in a one-episode guest role in 2007 and recently popped up as herself on Two and a Half Men. Carter, 64, also tours the country singing...
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