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Based on Matthew Berry’s book of the same name, the series will follow a hard-working man who lands his ultimate dream job, hosting a fantasy football show. However, he’s forced to juggle his newfound stardom with office politics.
Connolly will also serve as exec producer, along with Berry, Tim McAuliffe (“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” “Satisfaction”) and Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien of 3 Arts. McAuliffe will pen the pilot.
Connolly is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Pj Shapiro.
Fox has also greenlit a single-cam comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox TV and “Psych” creator Steve Franks who will serve as exec producer and writer. “Detour,” inspired by Weezer’s lead singer Rivers Cuomo, centers on a rock star who unexpectedly decides to quit his band »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Matthew Berry’s fantasy has come to life, and now its coming to Fox.
The multicamera hybrid comedy comes from writer Tim McAuliffe, who will also executive produce with Connolly. Other executive producers include Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien from 3 Arts, as well as fantasy football personality Berry, who the show is based on.
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Based on Berry’s best-selling book of the same title, “Fantasy Life” follows a »
- Tony Maglio
The multi-cam hybrid (think How I Met Your Mother) — based on Matthew Berry’s book of the same name — revolves around a hard-working guy who lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show. He’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be.
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Fox is moving forward with its fantasy football comedy — and adding a half-hour inspired by the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The network on Thursday handed out pilot orders to Fantasy Life, the adaption of Espn analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name, with Entourage's Kevin Connolly attached to star, and Detour, the Cuomo comedy from Psych's Steve Franks. Fantasy Life, which landed at Fox in September with a sizable put-pilot commitment with a significant penalty attached, centers on a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream
- Lesley Goldberg
We saw the first trailer back in December [watch it here], and now thanks to Empire we’ve got some new stills from the upcoming Entourage movie, which you can see right here…
Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle. Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan; Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh; Debi Mazar as Vince’s publicist, Shauna; Rex Lee as Lloyd; Constance Zimmer as Dana Gordon; and Nora Dunn as Dr. Marcus. Emily Ratajkowski appears as herself. »
- Gary Collinson
A familiar face could create quite a mess for the Devious Maids in Season 3.
Brianna Brown — whose character, Taylor Stappord, hasn’t been seen since she moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband in Season 2 — will return to the Lifetime drama as a series regular in its upcoming third season, our sister site Deadline reports.
Any guesses why the Stappords, or at least Taylor, will be back in Beverly Hills? Hit the comments with your thoughts and theories.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have release details for the Lovecraftian love story Spring and the wilderness-based horror movie Backcountry, as well as acquisition details on the Kevin Durand-starring Dark Was the Night.
The latest film from the directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Spring stars Lou Taylor Pucci (2013’s Evil Dead) and Nadia Hilker (The Other Wife) and will be released by Drafthouse Films in theaters and on VOD beginning March 20th:
Press Release – “Drafthouse Films is immensely proud to present Spring, the stunning new genre-defying supernatural love story from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), in U.S. theaters and on VOD March 20th!
Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, »
- Derek Anderson
Monster films seem to be having a nice little comeback. We seem to be venturing away from the “Grindhouse” homage films, the torture porn films and the other tropes the genre got stuck in. A film that is on my radar is Dark Was The Night, which was adapted from a screenplay that was on The Blacklist a few years back. We just got word that we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see this flick starring Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Lukas Haas (Lady in White, Inception, Brick). Read below for the official word. We’ve also included a trailer that was posted last year for the film.
From the Press Release
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brand, has acquired the North American distribution rights for Caliber Media’s Dark Was The Night, directed by Jack Heller (Enter Nowhere), after the film’s premiere at »
- Andy Triefenbach
Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there's one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes.
"I learned to board when I first came here for the festival," he said, strapping his boots into the bindings. "And I've been back every year for the past 10 years."
The actor-producer came to the festival to support his latest non-Entourage project, a documentary called The Lonely Whale. He's meeting with potential investors and announced plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign next month to finance the film, which follows a solitary whale off the coast of California who has been singing for years without a response.
"We're looking to get as many friends around Lonely Whale so we can try to understand the spirit of what he's trying to communicate," Grenier said, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
The Entourage movie seems to have been in the pipeline longer than Bishop at the end of Aliens, but it’s finally hoved into view, switched on Hollywood’s transmitter and piloted in a dropship’s worth of supermodels, partying and consequence-free balcony golf. None of those things feature in this new still from the film, but what it does have is a typically immaculate Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) about to fill another swear jar as he tries to ignore that pristine bong below his nose. If this is something you might be interested in, click on the image below for a closer look. Promising all the celeb cameos and, according to director creator Doug Ellin, “filled with as many good-looking people as [possible]”, Entourage picks up with Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) trying his hand at directing a take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde. But will »
GoDaddy has done a lot of growing up since it first advertised in the Super Bowl in 2005. Now, a stunt it pulled Tuesday suggests the company is reverting back to its infancy.
GoDaddy seems to have put one over on an easily-duped populace, telling consumers it has decided to pull a Super Bowl ad it has been touting for weeks because of complaints it has received about the way it portrays a puppy at the center of the effort. But it feels like this was something the company had planned all along.
The ruckus started after GoDaddy gave a sneak preview of the ad to NBC’s “Today” program The spot, crafted by Barton F. Graf 9000, shows a clever pup being bounced out of a pick-up truck, then finding its way home over many miles of terrain, only to discover he is being sold because the web-hosting firm helped its »
- Brian Steinberg
Ferrara will play an attorney on the show.
He joins Omari Hardwick, who plays a nightclub owner living a double life as a drug kingpin.
Ferrara is repped by Wme and Leverage Entertainment.
- Justin Kroll
Thirty-two years after they first graced movie screens as Clark and Ellen Griswold, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are reuniting for a new ABC sitcom. Even though they will also appear in the upcoming reboot/sequel to National Lampoon's Vacation starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, the two actors will play different roles on the ABC sitcom Chev & Bev this Fall. The sitcom will be the first for D'Angelo since her recurring role on HBO's Entourage. Chevy Chase is best known in »
- Alex Maidy
As Park City shimmers with star sightings, one director arrives at a film-fest party with a +23.
Director Eli Roth rolled into Sundance Film Festival hotspot Tao with about +23 (we lost count), while real “Entourage” guy Adrian Grenier talked about a sequel to the film while staying true to his “Aquaman” roots and promoting his “Lonely Whale” documentary project.
Also read: Sundance Party Report in Pictures: The Snowy Scene in Park City (Updating Photos)
Here is what is happening outside the screenings and behind the ropes in Park City, Utah.
- Mikey Glazer
Actor tells Larry King he’s seen the rough cut: “The risks are larger and the reward is even greater”
Grenier spoke to Larry King about the film, due for release June 5, in an interview filmed for the Feb. 9 episode of “Larry King Now.” The actor made the appearance to promote documentary “52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale in the World,” for which he served as producer.
- Matt Donnelly
The Blob remake, which was at one time set to be directed by Rob Zombie, has once again crawled out of the earth's soil and is moving forward with director Simon West. He is best known for Con Air and The Expendables 2, and has Wild Card starring Jason Statham opening later this month.
Goldcrest Films will produce this update of the 1958 horror classic, with shooting set to begin this summer. Korea's Taewon Entertainment and A-List Corporation will co-finance alongside Goldcrest, with Richard Saperstein and Brian Witten producing.
The original The Blob debuted in 1958 and followed a young Steve McQueen as he battled a gelatinous alien creature that crashes in the middle of a small down, eating people as it moves along, growing in size. A sequel, Beware! the Blob, was released in 1972, directed by iconic Dallas star Larry Hagman. It was then remade and released in 1988 with Entourage star Kevin Dillon. »
One year after its temporary demise, pilot season continues to be alive and well at Fox, as the network ordered pilots for several of its highest profile scripts, including "Frankenstein" and the Americanized "Luther." The announcements came a little over one week after Fox ordered "Minority Report" report to pilot and days after Fox execs told reporters that "Shameless" and "Entourage" veteran Mark Mylod will direct that pilot. Fox's Tuesday (January 20) pilot orders were for the comedy "48 Hours 'Til Monday," plus dramas "Frankenstein," "Rosewood" and "Luther." The "Luther" pilot order is cast contingent, which means that it won't go to pilot until Fox can find somebody capable of being the American Idris Elba, presumably somebody other than Idris Elba with an American accent, though Idris Elba is attached to the "Luther" pilot as an executive producer along with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner. Also serving as »
- Daniel Fienberg
Kid Cudi has wrapped filming on his latest acting project Vincent-n-Roxxy.
Just wrapped a movie w this special one :) pic.twitter.com/NsMqmrliW1
— Scott Mescudi (@KidCudi) January 17, 2015
"Just wrapped a movie [with] this special one :)," Cudi wrote, alongside a photo of the rapper and Kravitz.
Vincent-n-Roxxy stars Kravitz and Hirsch as the titled lovers who escape from their town and go on the run, before realising that trouble is following them.
Watch a trailer for Need for Speed below: »
Tom Hardy, who is a brilliant actor but sounds unintelligible, was forced this week to drop out of the superhero franchise in the making Suicide Squad. Tom Hardy was to be the lead Rick Flag, alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevigne and Jared Leto, in a supervillain mash-up movie. But Hardy’s latest project, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The Revenant, is running behind schedule, forcing the actor to pull out and leave the super villainy to someone else.
The Wrap is now reporting that Suicide Squad’s director David Ayer’s first choice to replace Hardy is Jake Gyllenhaal, who has never appeared in a superhero movie and previously worked with Ayer on the cop drama End of Watch. The Wrap points out that Gyllenhaal is currently at work on Southpaw for Antoine Fuqua, a boxing movie that required him to get absolutely jacked.
Ruben Östlund, director »
- Brian Welk
Entourage The Movie
The stars of "Entourage" popped up on the red carpet on the Golden Globes on Sunday ahead of the crowds to film some last-minute footage for the upcoming movie version of the HBO series. Said movie opens June 5th in cinemas.
The scene in question is said to be a "special ending" for the film according to Jeremy Piven. The actor along with Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jerry Ferrara all reportedly participated in the filming. [Source: Variety]
Untitled Lowrider Project
Yvette Monreal ("Matador") has signed on for the female lead in the untitled Lowrider project at Universal Pictures alongside Demian Bichir, Theo Rossi and Gabriel Chavarria. The story is set in the East Los Angeles world of lowrider cars and street tagging
Chavarria plays a teen caught between his traditional father (Bichir) and his estranged, criminal brother Ghost (Rossi), both of whom are competing in the annual lowrider "Supershow. »
- Garth Franklin
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