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Comedy Central has picked up Why? With Hannibal Buress as a weekly, half-hour series with an eight-episode order. Executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (Da Ali G Show) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, the series will feature the comedian providing his perspective on each week's zeitgeist-driven topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and in-studio guests. To stay topical, each episode will be shot… »
Deadline is reporting that Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) has signed on to appear in the road trip comedy Dirty Grandpa, where she’ll join Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours) and Robert De Niro (Grudge Match).
The film is being directed by Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show) and sees Efron as an uptight twenty-something who is tricked into taking a road trip with his grandfather (De Niro), only to discover the old man is a foul-mouthed pervert looking to get laid at Spring Break. Plaza will play Lenore, “a savvy, beguiling party girl looking for fun on Spring Break.”
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Zac Efron and Robert De Niro are getting more company in their Lionsgate road trip pic Dirty Grandpa. Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza has signed onto the comedy about an uptight twenty-something (Efron) who embarks on a road trip before his wedding to bond with his recently widowed grandfather (De Niro) only to find that his grandpa is a foul-mouthed lunatic on a mission to get laid during Spring Break.
Plaza will play Lenore, a savvy, beguiling party girl looking for fun on Spring Break.
Dan Mazer (Da Ali G Show) is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips, while Bill Block, Jason Barrett, Barry Josephson and Michael Simkin are producing. Zoey Deutch joined the cast last month and Dermot Mulroney also stars. Lionsgate has already set an August 12, 2016 release for the Qed and Ninjas Running Wild comedy. Erik Feig and Jim Miller are overseeing for the studio. »
- Jen Yamato
3 items from 2015
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