19 items from 2014
Efron will portray an uptight groom who, just before his wedding, is tricked into driving his vulgar former Army general to Florida for spring break.
“Dirty Grandpa” will open against Fox-DreamWorks’ “King Fu Panda 3,” Fox’s drama “Joy” and Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible 5.”
- Dave McNary
Robert De Niro is in talks with Universal Pictures to star in the studio's upcoming "Dirty Grandpa" comedy, which also has Zac Efron in talks to co-star. Story follows an uptight guy (Efron) who right before his wedding is tricked into driving his vulgar former Army general (De Niro) to Florida for spring break. Dan Mazer ("Da Ali G Show") will write and direct the film. »
Variety reports that Efron is being lined up to play a young man tricked into driving his grandfather (De Niro), a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.
This will be the second time the pair have collaborated after 2011's ensemble movie New Year's Eve. This is also the second comedy movie Efron has starred in for Universal after this year's smash hit, Bad Neighbours.
A release date for the project is yet to be announced.
Watch the trailer for Bad Neighbours below: »
Story follows an uptight guy (Efron) who right before his wedding is tricked into driving his vulgar former Army general to Florida for spring break.
Barry Josephson will produce.
“Dirty Grandpa” marks the first Universal-Zac Efron comedy since their box office smash, “Neighbor.” The R-rated comedy, co-starring Seth Rogen, was one of the breakout hits of 2014, earning a stunning $268 million worldwide.
Both actors are repped by CAA.
- Justin Kroll
Local media reports indicate that natives of Grimsby, England have been horrified by the way the town is being set up for the film. Though shooting is taking place in a small town just outside of London, not in Grimbsy itself, locals who have caught wind of the production say that producers are aiming to make it looks like the northern England port town -- but with run-down, offensive results.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that residents have seen the Grimsby stand-in filled with "gardens covered in rubbish, graffiti scrawled on walls, cars on bricks and boarded up shops. Pictures that have emerged from the shoot show characters urinating out of windows, drunks passed out on benches »
- Katie Roberts
It’s been a dozen years now since 2002, but thanks to VH1′s I Love the 2000s, we can be reminded of what a great year it actually was. Serena Williams was the No. 1 tennis player in the world, Jennifer Lopez’s latest breakup was in the headlines, and zombies were the latest craze at the movies.
Clearly, much has changed in the world since then.
Of course, in all seriousness, VH1 also spotlighted plenty of other nostalgia-worthy phenomena hyper-specific to 2002 and 2003—like the return of the movie musical, Nelly’s evergreen musical reason to take your clothes off, and »
- Jake Perlman
You can’t help but feel that not only are these cockney, Nick Love infused gangster flicks a thing of the past, but so is the opportunity to ridicule them. We’ve thankfully moved beyond the films that were genuinely of this ilk, and now the chance to parody them feels contrived and unnecessary, in a Britain that has since moved on significantly, and a whole culture that’s almost a product of a bygone era. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped Nick Nevern taking it upon himself to create such a film, teaming up with writer Michael Lindley to present The Hooligan Factory.
Nevern also takes on one of the lead roles, playing Dex – a former football hooligan who is released from prison, only to join forces with his old gang and pick up where they left off. On his first day of freedom he bumps into the opportunist Danny »
- Stefan Pape
Seth Rogen has had his fingerprints all over comedy ever since emerging on the scene as a teenager.
Taken under Judd Apatow's wing early in his career following "Freaks and Geeks," Rogen has had memorable supporting turns in "Undeclared" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" -- in addition to success as a writer -- before breaking out in 2007's smash hit "Knocked Up." Since then, the only way you could've missed him is if you've been living under a rock.
1. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982 to Sandy Belogus, a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who works for non-profit organizations.
2. His parents met in Israel, and he has described them as "radical Jewish socialists" at least "in American terms."
3. It's not surprising, then, »
- Jonny Black
Us media law firm SmithDehn Llp is to open an office in Derry, Northern Ireland, where it will look to expand its involvement in film and TV.
The Us company, which has clients include Twentieth Century Fox, HBO, Channel 4 and ITV has partnered with production outfit Social Construct Films to form Social Construct Media, with the ambition to branch into TV development, financing, production and sales.
At a Derry launch event this week, the company unveiled plans for a film project which it described as a “positive, uplifting, scripted drama about Northern Ireland”.
SmithDehn partner and Social Construct Media chief executive Russell Smith said: “This is a natural progression for our law firm, as we’ve developed both expertise and extensive contacts in the business, from Los Angeles »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Even if you take away his two Muppet movies, writer/director James Bobin is a guy you want to talk to. He helped shape Sacha Baron Cohen’s legendary Da Ali G Show and the HBO show Flight of the Conchords, and is helming the next Disney Alice in Wonderland film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. He also […]
- Germain Lussier
Given the deserved critical acclaim of The Muppets preceding endeavour, it was something of a concern to see lead star and co-writer Jason Segel opt out of the opportunity to get involved in their latest project Muppets Most Wanted. However who better to pass on screenwriting duties to, than the director himself James Bobin – as the man who co-wrote the likes of Flight of the Conchords and Da Ali G Show teams up with the returning Nicholas Stoller, to make a triumphant return into the eccentric, surreal world of Jim Henson’s most renowned creation.
Picking up moments where the last feature left off, Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire) is approached by a seemingly shrewd businessman named Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais), who hopes to tempt The Muppets into a world tour. However it soon transpires that he is in fact the sidekick to notorious villain – and Kermit doppelgänger – Constantine (Matt Vogel »
- Stefan Pape
Disney just unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "Muppets" sequel, which is called "Muppets: Most Wanted" and stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Christoph Waltz, Ray Liotta, Tom Hiddleston, Ty Burrell, Frank Langella, Danny Trejo, Ross Lynch, Debbie Ryan, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Salma Hayek. Check it out below. Plot: While on a grand world tour, the Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit lookalike and his dastardly sidekick (Gervais). The new movie is directed by James Bobin ("Da Ali G Show") and is set to hit theaters on March 21st. Trailer: »
If you were a fan of "Da Ali G Show," you should be more than happy to have it back on the air. "Ali G: Rezurection" has premiered on Fxx, taking the episodes of the original series, including those that never aired in the U.S., and putting them out there for a new audience to consume. Sacha Baron Cohen, who created and stars as Ali G, even recorded some new material for the show.
Considering "Da Ali G Show" ended in 2004, the timing on "Rezurection" is perfect. College-aged kids weren't even teenagers by the time it was over. Now they're a perfect target for Cohen's brand of humor.
What did you think of "Ali G: Rezurection"? Is Ali just as much fun as you remember? If this was your first exposure, do you plan on tuning in again? Sound off in the comments below.
"Ali G: Rezurection" airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p. »
Channel 4's licenses are to expire on both streaming services, according to VODzilla. They will be removed from Netflix on Saturday (February 15), followed a few days later on LoveFilm.
The Inbetweeners, Shameless and Green Wing are said to also be among the longlist of shows to be removed from the services.
The move follows Channel 4's recent removal of content from YouTube, leaving the only option to watch shows on 4oD.
Channel 4 recently said to Wired about the YouTube removals: "As a not-for-profit broadcaster funded by advertising, we put our money back into the programmes themselves. To make the best of this investment, we've decided to focus on bringing online viewers of our full-length shows to our own 4oD apps - such as those on iOS, »
The first Alice movie was a hit at box offices around the world, grossing a total of $1.02 billion in 2010.
Through the Looking Glass will be released on May 27, 2016.
Cohen, who last appeared in Les Miserables, will feature in new clips as Ali G next month on Fxx in the Us.
The series will also include The Best of Ali G.
"He is an amazing talent, and we look forward to him developing new series for Fxp. We're also excited to introduce Da Ali G Show and Sacha's characters to a new audience on Fxx. And we can't wait to see how he will incorporate new, original content in the episodes."
Ali G »
Fxx has given premiere dates to the second season of “Legit,” as well as the new series “Ali G: Rezurection.” Both will premiree Feb. 26, with “Legit” airing at 10 p.m. and “Ali G” airing at 10:30. Also read: ‘Simpsons’ Coming to Fxx in Biggest Off-Network Deal Ever The second season of “Legit” will find series star Jim Jefferies grappling with a number of personal questions, as well as dealing with and extended visit from his parents and his roommates’ dad, Walter (played by “Cheers” alum John Ratzenberger). “Ali G: Rezurection” will represent (and re-present) all episodes of “Da Ali G Show, »
- Tim Kenneally
Fxx has set a February 26 premiere date for original comedy series Legit and Ali G: Rezurection. Season 2 of Legit will bow at 10 Pm followed by Ali G: Rezurection at 10:30 Pm. Legit picks up with comedian Jim Jefferies pondering why he’s never had a relationship longer than six months, whether he’s a sex addict and how to deal with an extended visit from his parents and his roommates’ dad, Walter (John Ratzenberger). Ali G: Rezurection includes every episode of Da Ali G Show with new, original introductions starring Sacha Baron Cohen, along with the BAFTA Award-winning English episodes of Da Ali G Show that never aired on American television and The Best of Ali G. Da Ali G Show debuted on Channel 4 in the UK and aired on HBO in the U.S. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Fxx has set the premiere date of February 26th for the second season of its original comedy series Legit and Ali G: Rezurection. Legit will air at 10 Pm Et/Pt, followed by Ali G: Rezurection at 10:30 Pm Et/Pt.
Season 2 of Legit goes a bit deeper with comedian Jim Jeffries pondering why he's never had a relationship longer than six months; whether he's a sex addict; and how to deal with an extended visit from his parents and his roommates' dad, Walter (John Ratzenberger). With responsibility also falling on Jim's shoulders to cover for his roommate Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) - who has descended into alcoholism after losing his daughter to his ex-wife - Jim juggles his unnatural inclination to be a good guy with an overwhelming desire to take his career to the next level and rekindle a romance with his high school sweetheart. Meanwhile, Jim's other roommate, »
19 items from 2014
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