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Production Begins On Tag Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner

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Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner began production on the film, Tag, as friends pursuing a lifelong game of tag. Production is currently shooting in Atlanta for the new comedy Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema.

The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the
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Warner Bros. Pictures’ Next Godzilla Film And Tag Movie Begin Production

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

The film, which began principal photography on June 19, is being directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus”), and stars Oscar nominees Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films), and Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), both reprising their “Godzilla” roles; Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Manchester by the Sea”); Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (“Get Out”); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s “Silicon Valley”); Charles Dance (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Straight Outta Compton”); Aisha Hinds (“Star Trek Into Darkness”); and Golden Globe nominee Zhang Ziyi (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Dougherty directs from a script he wrote with Zach Shields. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Brian Rogers and Thomas Tull, with Barry H. Waldman, Zach Shields, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers and Alexandra Mendes co-producing for Legendary.

Behind the scenes, Dougherty’s creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher, whose past credits include “War Dogs” and “Godzilla,” for which he handled additional photography; production designer Scott Chambliss (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”); editor Roger Barton (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the “Transformers” films); costume designer Louise Migenbach (the “X-Men” and “Hangover” films); and Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron (“Godzilla,” “Ghost in the Shell,” and part of the Oscar-winning team behind “Life of Pi ”).

Filming is taking place mainly in Atlanta, Georgia. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, the film is currently scheduled for release in March 2019, and will be distributed in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd.

Meanwhile, Tag! You’re It!

Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy “Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central’s “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. The film’s starring ensemble cast is led by Ed Helms (The “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (TV’s “New Girl”), and Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), with Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker, “The Town”).

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing.

The film also stars Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Rashida Jones (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me”) and Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”).

Tomsic directs from a screenplay written by Mark Steilen (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) and Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”), based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It.” The film is produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen and Sean Robins, with Hans Ritter serving as executive producer. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Larry Blanford, editor Josh Crockett, production designer David Sandefur, and costume designer Denise Wingate.

Tag” is set for a June 29, 2018, release.

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I Cannot Sit By And Watch an Overboard Remake Get Made

I tried to stay silent yesterday when I read about an Overboard reboot but I cannot stand by and watch this happen. It’s like every shred of my youth is getting ripped out of me with these remakes. First Dirty Dancing with Abigal Breslin on network TV and now Overboard with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez? Who the hell is Eugenio Derbez? And every single time I see Anna Faris I think of three things: Her Cameron Diaz based character in Lost in Translation, all of the Scary movies, and her in the movie Waiting. That’s it. That’s all. Picturing

I Cannot Sit By And Watch an Overboard Remake Get Made
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Steve's Favorite Rock/Pop/Folk/R&B/Electronic Albums of 2016

This is where I'm supposed to summarize the past year, find some overaching theme or thread running through my choices, spot trends, or something along those lines. Instead it's just another mea culpa for my continuing and accelerating estrangement from mainstream pop music. Don't mind me, I'm just a grumpy old fart. But these twenty new albums made me less grumpy.

1. Diiv: Is the Is Are (Captured Tracks)

I enjoyed their first album, and far from a sophomore slump, their second is even better. Sure, I'm heavily predisposed to love bands that conjure a moody '80s vibe with thrumming bass, chiming guitar jangle, and submerged vocals, but this is greater than the sum of those parts, simultaneously updating the sound while tapping into a new level of melodicism for this band.

2. David Bowie: Black Star (Sony)

I wrote about this at length. What can I add now that
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Review: Deadpool

He wears a mask, but he’s not Batman. He wears a red suit, but he’s not Spider-Man. He has regenerative powers, but he’s not Wolverine. He is Deadpool. You know that guy that we’ve all encountered at some point in our lives, the guy that says whatever he wants, is charming yet a jerk at the same time, can make the entire room laugh without so much as a hint of effort—that’s Deadpool.

The comic book world knows Deadpool best as “the Merc with a Mouth.” Actor Ryan Reynolds has been lobbying for a standalone Deadpool movie for some time, but it wasn’t until the Internet caught glimpse of some leaked test footage that the clamor began. First-time director Tim Miller helms Deadpool and impressively crafts a film that is a mix of near perfect comic self-awareness, gruesome violence, and vulgarity that matches
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Movie Review: Deadpool

The New Year is just now starting to feel for real. Folks are remembering to write 2016 on the check they sign and, who knows, maybe even starting to pay attention to the upcoming election season. Well, maybe. But before we get too serious about life let us savor some silliness. Deadpool is a film about a seriously messed up dude named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). He was a soldier. Then he was a mercenary. Eventually he becomes the superhero called Deadpool – beloved by geekdom the world over. This film is his origin story.

Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for Zombieland (2009), so they know the funny. It is based on the popular comic character work created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicleza. Tim Miller makes his feature film directorial debut here.

A story about a superhero that not only hates other superheroes but is also
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Interview: David Koechner Talks Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Krampus & Reflects on Anchorman

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David Koechner has been a longtime favorite of mine—from his work on various television series like Saturday Night Live, The Office, American Dad, Reno 911!, The Goldbergs, and Another Period, to his roles in great films like Snakes on a Plane, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Waiting…, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and of course my personal favorite, Anchorman—I have always appreciated Koechner’s offbeat approach to comedy and his ability to connect with audiences in hilarious, but often understated, ways throughout the years.

Koechner co-stars in the upcoming zombie-infused comedy, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, as the wonderfully weird Scout Leader Rogers, who gets attacked by the undead (that’s no spoiler either, as the actor in his zombified state has been featured prominently in the marketing campaign thus far), and we continue to see him pop up throughout the story as it unfolds.

At the recent press day,
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Watch: Zac Efron Drops the Beat in 'We Are Your Friends' Trailer

I don't usually wake up in the morning and listen to electronic music, that's more something my roommate likes to do, but it's also not every day a new trailer drops for We Are Your Friends, a romantic drama based in the Los Angeles electronic music scene. In other words, I allowed myself to do so for this occasion, and this occasion only. We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron as Cole, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes though when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Wes Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love,
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After Years of Waiting, ‘Deadpool’ Is Now Filming

After Years of Waiting, ‘Deadpool’ Is Now Filming
Mark it on your calendar, Deadpool fans. March 19, 2015 is the day we saw the first images from the set of a Deadpool movie. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin both tweeted out images of their set chairs with a makeshift, paint-splattered logo marking the start of production. It’s been a long road for the […]

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Waiting screenwriter tapped to pen Will Ferrell & Jack Black comedy Tag

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A couple of years ago Mark Steilen (The Settlement) was attached to write the script for a New Line comedy project called Tag based on the Wall Street Journal article "It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being 'It'", but now Variety has learned that Waiting scribe and director Rob McKittrick has been hired compose the screenplay. Both Will Ferrell and recent Grammy winner Jack Black are still planning on starring in Tag, and Todd Garner is producing the...
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Jack Black And Will Ferrell Comedy Tag Took A Huge Step Forward

Jack Black And Will Ferrell Comedy Tag Took A Huge Step Forward
For as much as Jack Black and Will Ferrell have been seen in some of the same movies, they've never really shared anything other than a short moment in any of their films. Well that all looked like it was about to change in 2013 when Tag Brothers was first announced over at New Line. Two years later, it looks like the stars are finally aligning for the two comedy titans to face off with two other adversaries in the still active project, as a scribe has been hired! So who's ready for a game of Tag at the film's writer's desk? None other than Waiting's Rob McKittrick! Variety broke the news that the man who started his career ripping on the service industry has turned his focus on this comedy concept that sprang forth from a Wall Street Journal article. The piece detailed a group ...
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Jack Black-Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Tag’ Hires Writer

New Line has hired Rob McKittrick to write its comedy project “Tag,” which has Jack Black and Will Ferrell attached to star, Variety has learned exclusively.

Todd Garner and his Broken Road banner are attached to produce. In 2013, New Line won a bidding war for the movie rights to a Wall Street Journal article titled “Tag Brothers” centering on 10 classmates from a Spokane, Wash., prep school who, now in their 40s, play an elaborate game of tag for one month every year.

Black and Ferrell have been part of “Tag” since it was set up. Mark Steilen was attached two years ago to write the script.

McKittrick originally broke in Hollywood with his film “Waiting,” which he directed from his own script, and has worked on several other New Line projects including “Work Wife” with Joe Swanberg attached to direct, “Mancrush” and “Catfight.”

He’s repped by Paradigm, Dmg Entertainment and attorney Jeff Frankel.
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Directors: Joe Swanberg Finds A 'Work Wife,' Ava DuVernay Is 'For Justice' And More

Joe Swanberg is continuing his ascension from making movies with friends, to making movies with celebrities, and now making movies with a major studio. The filmmaker has signed up to helm "Work Wife" for New Line. Rob McKittrick (“Waiting…”) wrote the latest draft of the script that "follows a pair of thirty-something lawyers who attempt to find out if they really can date a co-worker." No word yet on when it will shoot. [The Wrap] Lee Toland Krieger is another movie maker shifting gears. He's done drama ("The Vicious Kind"), romantic comedy ("Celeste And Jesse Forever"), romantic fantasy (the forthcoming "Age Of Adaline"), and now he's going into action-thriller mode with "Vanish Man." It will follow "a man who helps people escape their troubled lives by staging elaborate deaths and creating new identities. He finds himself enlisted by the FBI to track down the one client that was not supposed to disappear.
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Review: The Voices

Once upon a time, Ryan Reynolds was one of the most sought after leading men in film. A former People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” and the star of one of the funniest comedies ever made (I’m looking at you, Waiting) Ryan Reynolds has unfortunately spent the last five years acting in box office bombs and selecting some ill-advised roles. Ryan Reynolds is a very, very handsome man and it seems as though audiences have gotten so fixated on his appearance, that they’ve forgotten that he’s a talented actor. Well, The Voices is going to indefinitely change the way audiences view Reynolds. Critics and cinephiles all declared 2014 the year of the “McConaissance” in relation to the brilliance coming out of Matthew McConaughey, and 2015 is starting to look like the year of Reynolds.

Director Marjane Satrapi’s latest adventure, The Voices, is one of the most peculiar serial killer films of recent memory.
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Best of Late Night TV: Whoopi Goldberg's Lip Flip and Emma Stone's Random Colin Firth Feud (Video)

Didn't stay up to watch Wednesday's late night talk shows? Moviefone's got you covered. Here's some of what you might have missed:

Jimmy Fallon busted out his funny-yet-creepy Lip Flip routine again with "Tonight Show" guest and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" star Whoopi Goldberg, where the pair swapped mouths and interviewed each other posing as the other (including some hilarious attempts at various accents for both parties). The clip culminated in a rendition of the Aretha Franklin and George Michael duet "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," complete with a semi-horrifying split screen shot of the two digitally altered comedians.

"Frozen" star Josh Gad also stopped by "The Tonight Show" to promote his new movie, the Zach Braff-directed "Wish I Was Here," but the animated Disney hit dominated the conversation. Gad told Fallon that his 3-year-old daughter doesn't care about his character, talking snowman Olaf, but thinks he
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Anna Faris Returns to CAA (Exclusive)

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Anna Faris Returns to CAA (Exclusive)
Anna Faris has returned to CAA after leaving the agency two years ago to follow her longtime agent to Wme, TheWrap has learned. Faris currently stars alongside Allison Janney on CBS’ hit comedy “Mom,” which is heading into its second season. Also read: Zooey Deschanel, Anna Faris, Mindy Kaling and Taylor Schilling – Secrets of the Comedy Ingenues The actress first rose to fame in the early 2000s as the star of the Wayans brothers’ “Scary Movie” franchise. Faris went on to build a steady resume of comedies with lead roles in films like “Waiting…,” “Just Friends” and “The House Bunny,
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Find Out Which States Have the Best Tippers and Which States Are Coming Up Short (What the Hell, Nevada and New Jersey?!)

Find Out Which States Have the Best Tippers and Which States Are Coming Up Short (What the Hell, Nevada and New Jersey?!)
We hope you're either tipping the people who wait on you well or you don't plan on returning to whatever restaurant where you left less than 10 percent. Because they will undoubtedly remember you and most likely do something weird to your food. And as the great cinematic classic Waiting (starring Ryan Reynolds) taught us, you don't mess with people who handle your food. Where is all this tipping beef coming from? Well, the payment service Square has provided the site Quartz with data from across the United States that shows which states are tipping their food-service folks well, and which ones are seriously lacking. The map, which you can study over at Quartz, pulled data from tens of millions of...
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Kaitlin Doubleday Joins Fox Drama Pilot ‘Empire’; Regina Hall In FX’s ‘Married’

Fox’s Empire has rounded out its cast with the signing of Kaitlin Doubleday (Catch Me If You Can) as a series regular. The hip-hop industry drama pilot from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer centers on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Doubleday will play Rhonda, the wife of Lucious’ oldest son Andre (Trai Byers), a sexy, manipulative woman who shares Andre’s Ivy League background and intends to help him scrap his way to the head of Empire. Doubleday, repped by Paradigm and Mpg Management, appeared in features Home Of Phobia and Waiting and ABC’s Cavemen. Related: 2014 Fox Pilots Regina Hall is set as a recurring in Andrew Gurland’s new FX series Married, which will debut this summer. Created, directed and executive produced by Gurland, Married stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina Bowman,
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'Star Trek'-inspired 'Redshirts' setting course for FX

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'Star Trek'-inspired 'Redshirts' setting course for FX
(Cbr) FX will expand its lineup with an adaptation of "Redshirts", the comedic sci-fi novel by author John Scalzi. The book, which tackles tropes from the original Star Trek series, follows the adventures of "Intrepid" ensign Andrew Dahl, who quickly realizes he and his ilk are basically cannon fodder. The novel gets meta from there, as Dahl and company discover they’re actually characters on a TV show. The novel won a Hugo Award in 2013. Deadline reports the series will be produced by Jon Shestack ("Waiting…", "Disturbing Behavior"), Ken Kwapis ("The Office", "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Alexandra Beattie ("Outsourced")....
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Justin Long Poised for Return to Television in an NBC Comedy

Taking good care of Finn while mama is away, Justin Long walked Amanda Seyfried's dog in New York City on Tuesday (October 15).

The "Waiting..." star sported a slightly creepy mustache, Tulane baseball cap, Funny or Die sweatshirt, and track pants as he strolled with the popular pooch.

Ready to return to the small screen, the 35-year-old actor may soon appear in a new NBC comedy, co-written by his brother Christian, according to Deadline.

In "The Younger Man," an optimistic guy in his early 30s is happily married to an older woman while raising their teenage son to the chagrin of his judgmental mother.
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