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It looks like Christina Hendricks is dealing with her departure from Sterling Cooper & Partners by hitting the road. According to multiple sources, the Mad Men actress has joined the main cast of Roadies, a music-centric comedy created, written and to be directed by Jerry Maguire helmer Cameron Crowe for premium cable network Showtime.
Roadies follows the day-to-day life of individuals involved in a massively successful rock tour, as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes – the crew members who make each show happen. Hendricks will take on the meaty role of Shelli, the band’s production manager, who is ““ingenious, tough, but privately emotional, married to her job… and scary-good at it.”
Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes are also on board the ensemble series in main roles, but Hendricks’ involvement just makes us more excited for what’s sure to be a »
- Isaac Feldberg
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks has found her next gig. The five-time Emmy nominee will star in Showtime's Roadies one-hour comedy pilot, which follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour. Hendricks will play the fictional band’s production manager. She's joining a strong cast on the pilot, including the previously announced Luke Wilson (Old School), Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), and Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider). Hendricks is best known for AMC's Mad Men, which will air its final episodes in the spring. She'll also be seen in the film Dark Places, »
- James Hibberd
In the one-hour comedy pilot, which follows the day-to-day workings of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the behind-the-scenes crew members, Hendricks will play Shelli, the band’s production manager — and thus work partner to Luke Wilson’s Bill. Shelli is described as “married to her job — and scary-good at it.”
Showtime has firmed up its Roadies cast. The one-hour comedy pilot following the behind-the-scenes action of a rock band's crew has officially announced Luke Wilson (Old School) and Imogen Poots (The Look of Love) as the show's stars. Both names leaked late last week, and now we can announce that they'll be joined by Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and actor Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles). Wilson will play a "road-weary, sleep-deprived tour manager," Poots is "a first-rate electrical tech with a great heart," Castle-Hughes "the band's outspoken and passionate sound mixer" and Cambor is "an offbeat American anglophile guitar tech. »
- James Hibberd
There used to be a time when a Vince Vaughn comedy opening would at least merit our attention. Now, it seems to have been reduced to groans generally reserved for Adam Sandler or Mike Myers movies. Once again, Vince Vaughn has taken a starring role in a film where he plays a man-child forced to grow up to not only save his life/career but also that of his friends. This time, though, it plays like a cross between Old School and Office Space. Unfinished Business comes from director Ken »
- Alex Maidy
Though previous reports pegged Shia Labeouf and Jesse Eisenberg as taking the two lead roles in Arms and the Dudes, a film being produced by director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School) and Bradley Cooper through their new production banner, it appears both actors have fallen away from the project. Eisenberg was already rumored to reprise his Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Suicide Squad (which just confirmed an impressive cast) and Labeouf never entered formal negotiations. But their replacements sounds pretty damn great with Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill signed on and popular young star Miles Teller entering talks to join in the fun. THR has the report on Hill locking down his role in the film about two stoners living in Miami Beach who become big-time arms dealers with a $300 million contract to supply weapons for its allies in Afghanistan. While »
- Ethan Anderton
Scot Armstrong, known for writing such modern day comedy classics as Semi-Pro, The Hangover Part II and Old School, makes his directorial debut with Search Party, which has finally released an international trailer. The film boasts an epic ensemble of comedic talent including T.J. Miller, Jason Mantzoukas, Krysten Ritter, Alison Brie, J.B. Smoove and Thomas Middleditch. Originally set to be released this past September, no domestic date has been rescheduled yet. But you can check out this first look footage while awaiting an official announcement!
A breakout presence on HBO's Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch takes the lead here, starring as Nardo, a man who is about to get married and live happily ever after. But instead of that happening, he awakens naked in the middle of the Mexican desert. Now its up to his best buddies (Adam Pally and T.J. Miller) to rescue him and bring him home. It's »
The first trailer for Scot Armstrong’s feature directorial debut just surfaced and even though it isn’t laugh-out-loud funny, I’m still holding out hope. Search Party stars Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch as Nardo, a guy who was just about to get married and live happily ever after, but instead winds up naked in the middle of the Mexican desert. Now it’s up to his buddies played by Tj Miller and Adam Pally to bring him home. Armstrong wrote Semi-Pro and co-wrote films like Old School and The Hangover Part II so he’s certainly had hits and misses over the years, but with talent like Middleditch, Miller, Pally, Krysten Ritter, Alison Brie and Jason Mantzoukas on the Search Party roster, it’s hard to imagine the film falling completely flat. Hopefully the official domestic trailer for the film will be a little more refined and include more winning jokes, »
- Perri Nemiroff
What happens when the key leads of HBO's "Silicon Valley" (Tj Miller and Thomas Middleditch) along with Adam Pally, Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, Shannon Woodward, Aziz Ansari, Jason Mantzoukas, and Delroy Lindo make a movie that no one seems to be aware of? Well, you get "Search Party," and coming from the guy who wrote "Road Trip," "Old School," and "The Hangover Part II," that alone should give you a good idea of what this is all about. Scot Armstrong moves from the writing desk to the director's chair for his first outing, which tells the story of a guy whose wedding gets ruined, who then winds up naked in the middle of Mexico, gets mixed up with drug dealers and has to get his friends to come and save him. Frankly, it sounds like all of Armstrong's previous movies squashed together and rolled into one, and perhaps there's a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Seduced by dreams of making it big, song-writer Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her singer boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) move to New York to pursue their passion for music. However, when Dave rejects her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, Gretta finds herself alone and far from home. Seeking comfort in the arms of dear friend Steve (James Corden), Gretta and Steve end up drinking spirits in his apartment before deciding to drunk-dial Dave. With Steve on keyboard and Gretta singing down the phone and playing guitar, her voicemail makes Dave realise that he made a huge mistake in letting her go.
To celebrate Begin Again being released on DVD and Blu-ray from 10th November, we’ve decided to explore other break-up revenge scenes found in movies.
Luke Wilson is reportedly close to inking a deal to play Roger Goodell in a movie about the NFL -- but can he really make the jump from "Old School" party boy to NFL Commish??? Make sure to check out the brand New episode of "TMZ Hollywood Sports" on Reelz -- every weekday at 8pm Et, 5pm Pt.Click here to find Reelz on your cable provider! Read more »
- TMZ Staff
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
With news that Vince Vaughn has been cast in True Detective season two, we're taking a look back at his early years as an actor. Vince kicked off his Hollywood career in the late '80s with small appearances on TV shows like 21 Jump Street and Doogie Howser, M.D., eventually hitting the big screen with a role in 1993's Rudy before breaking out in Swingers in 1996. Off screen, he made a series of handsome red carpet appearances in the late '90s, when he also briefly dated actress Joey Lauren Adams. By the early 2000s, he was everywhere thanks to Old School, Dodgeball, Anchorman, and Wedding Crashers. For a fun blast from the past, check out these pictures of a 20-something Vince Vaughn, both on screen and off. Source: Getty / SGranitz and Miramax »
When HBO confirmed this week that Vince Vaughn would be joining the cast of the second season of True Detective, the Internet's reaction was mixed, to say the least. Colin Farrell had already been confirmed as one of the detectives, and while Vaughn's name had been linked to the show already, some fans felt that the show wasn't the appropriate place for the king of Frat Pack comedy. However, you shouldn't discount Vaughn too quickly, as there are actually several reasons why he may be a perfect fit for the new season. Keep reading to see our breakdown of why Vince is a great pick. He's Not Playing Colin Farrell's Partner One of the biggest misconceptions about Vaughn's role in the new season is that he is playing one of the lead protagonists. Instead, Vaughn is playing Frank Semyon, a career criminal who is being described as "the central antagonist" on the show. »
The Vaughnaissance starts here! HBO has finally confirmed the news that everyone already knew - Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of True Detective. Expect to see a darker side to the big screen comedy star, who'll play a career criminal alongside Colin Farrell's compromised cop in Nic Pizzolatto's drama.
The duo aren't familiar faces on the small screen (Farrell's last recurring TV credit was Ballykissangel in the late '90s!), but here are 7 essential Vaughn and Farrell film to watch to get you ready for season two.
1. Swingers (1996)
Vince Vaughn burst onto the scene in the mid-'90s as Swingers' fast-talking cool cat Trent Walker. His character, a charismatic extrovert, stood in sharp contrast to Jon Favreau's more contemplative Mike. After Swingers put Vaughn on the map, he bagged roles in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and the Psycho remake - but »
The McConaissance was already in full swing when Matthew McConaughey agreed to star in the first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson. But HBO and show creator Nic Pizzolatto are gambling that the hard-boiled anthology can serve as a rejuvenation machine for other treading-water actors aching to break out of a rut. HBO officially confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in season 2—but not as partners, a la Rust and Marty. Farrell is a cop, but Vaughn will play a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is »
- Jeff Labrecque
Scans of TV Guide's Fall film preview edition over at Spoiler TV include a couple of new shots from NBC's upcoming "Constantine" series.
Legendary TV has acquired the screen rights and are planning to adapt John Scalzi's just released novel "Lock In" into a pilot for a potential series. The story revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes five million Americans to succumb to locked-in syndrome - they are paralyzed but fully aware.
A quarter of a century later, the immobile are able to borrow the bodies of 'integrators.' After one of the paralyzed is murdered, the story follows two FBI agents who are called in to investigate a case that spirals into something far larger. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
NBC is developing Problem Child as a single-camera sitcom. The comedy will be based on the original Problem Child released in 1990, starring John Ritter, Jack Warden, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Richards and Michael Oliver as the title character. Originally envisioned as an R rated romp, the final film was rated PG and took a more family friendly stance on the story of an adopted 7 year-old child, compared to Damien from The Omen, who can't keep himself out of trouble. The first film was a big hit, grossing $72 million on a $10 million budget.
NBC is looking for a problem child. The network has handed out a script commitment for a remake of 1990 feature film Problem Child, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From writer Scot Armstrong (The Hangover II, Old School), the half-hour single-camera comedy is based on the John Ritter pic of the same name and centers on every parent's worst nightmare: a problem child. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will executive produce alongside Armstrong via their Universal Television-based Tbd Productions. Photos Broadcast TV's New 2014-15 Shows The original movie starred Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple who adopt problem child Junior (played by Michael Oliver), a prankster who previously
- Lesley Goldberg
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Nudity on-screen is no new thing, obviously. Way back in 1934, Tarzan and His Mate engaged in a very lusty, full-on naked swim, which shocked Depression era audiences everywhere. But that’s the thing, nudity in movies is usually about sex. Not so when comedic actors do it. They use their un-yoga’d, un-tanned, non-waxed naked bodies as a tool for being funnier. Take Jason Segel in Finding Sarah Marshall. As his girlfriend dumped him, he stood a thousand percent nude — and limp – in his apartment (for what felt like hours), and we howled. When Frank the Tank (Will Ferrell) went streaking in Old School, his exposed full moon wasn’t about being hot, it was about being hilarious.
- Tia Williams
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