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I continue to feel that Ed Helms is better than the material he’s been offered in recent years. He’s certainly better than The Hangover franchise, and more interesting than his Office character. Maybe he will finally get some material worthy of him as he joins Joe Carnahan’s upcoming film Stretch, alongside Patrick Wilson.
Ed Helms has signed on to Stretch following the delay of Warner Brothers reboot of Vacation. The film follows a chauffeur (Patrick Wilson) deeply in debt who wind up driving around a mysterious billionaire. Things go bad, though, and the chauffeur apparently gets involved in some of the billionaire’s nefarious doings. Helms, rather against type, will play the billionaire.
Nothing has yet been revealed of what genre this film can expected to fall into. Carnahan’s directing credits include the more comedic action films Smokin’ Ace and The A-Team, but Stretch is being produced by Jason Blum, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The casting process for Joe Carnahan's upcoming action comedy Stretch has mostly been about fun reunions between the director and former stars, including The A-Team's Patrick Wilson and Smokin' Aces' Chris Pine. But the newest addition to the production is not only a Carnahan first-timer, but also set to play one of the film's two biggest roles. Ed Helms, who was just seen wrapping up the end of the Hangover trilogy last month and returning as real estate agent James Carri in the fourth season of Arrested Development, has signed on to Stretch, which has been confirmed to be Carnahan's next film. The story centers on a unlucky limo driver - played by Wilson - who tries to work off a major debt by chauffeuring a mysterious billionaire around town. Things wind up going horribly wrong, however, and the two men end up going through a night of hell. »
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The Evans family return for a second season of Starz’ Magic City with a new cast that includes singer turned actor Shalim Ortiz and veteran Latino actor Esai Morales. Watch a clip from the series premiering June 14th.
The period drama centering on the Miami mobsters of the late 1950s stars Jeffrey Dean, Olga Kurylenko, and Danny Huston. Esai Morales joins the cast as Carlos El Tiburon” Ruiz, a Cuban exile while Shalim, son of Spanish television personality Charytin, plays a Cuban sugar heir, Antonio Rivas, who falls for Mercedes (Dominik Garcia-Lorido). Also joining the second season of Magic City is Yul Vasquez (American Gangster, The A-Team) as Mercedes father.
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Set in Miami Beach 1959, Magic City, provides the sultry backdrop for the riveting tale of the city’s emergence as an international destination for celebrities, politicians
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Summit Entertainment has released a brand new poster for James Wan‘s horror flick The Conjuring. In the movie, Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, The A-Team, The Ledge, Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (Safe House, Joshua, Up in the Air) star as a ghost-hunting couple who are called in to investigate a house. The family that lives there, headed by Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston (Office Space) report increasingly violent and terrifying supernatural activity. Mackenzie Foy, Joey King, John Brotherton, and Hayley McFarland round out the cast. In case you haven’t already watched it, check out The Conjuring trailer. The movie will be released to theaters on July 19th, 2013. »
- Allan Ford
Warning: Spoilers about "Star Trek Into Darkness" lie ahead.
Looks like the phasers were set to stun after all: despite the added benefit of 3-D surcharges, "Star Trek Into Darkness" opened with $84 million over its first four days of release, just $9 million more than its 2009 predecessor managed in just three days. (Over three days, "Star Trek Into Darkness" made $5 million less than "Star Trek.") That's a far cry from the $100 million opening Paramount had targeted for "Into Darkness" following its $13.5 million opening day on Thursday. While it's doubtful there are too many tears being shed on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise -- "Star Trek Into Darkness" added $80 million overseas, already putting it on track to top the $127 million "Star Trek" earned internationally in 2009 -- the "Into Darkness" opening was a domestic disappointment. Why did J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated film trip out of the starting gate? Ahead, »
- The Huffington Post
So the new trailer is up for Europa Report, starring District 9's Sharlto Copley and, despite all the additions of critic praise pasted everywhere on the video, it looks well, bloody awful. I always take it as a bad sign when a film has to over-use those. I like Sharlto, he truly is a great guy and I've known him since back when I lived in South Africa, and I wish him well, but I believe it's time to get that American accent down for good my friend. It's everywhere at the moment, and if I can pick that up from the mere short time in the trailer, then I can only imagine what it must be like in the entire duration of the film, as it was in The A-Team. Europa Report from director Sebastián Cordero opens via Magnet Releasing on June 27th on iTunes and VOD, and »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
The "Office" alum and longtime "Boston Legal" star returns to the spotlight on the Peacock network and this time, instead of upholding the law (albeit via blackmail, bribery and the like), he's breaking it. In NBC's upcoming series "The Blacklist," Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, the most wanted man in the world.
Check out Spader and his devilish ways below in NBC's new four-minute trailer for "The Blacklist", as well as two new preview clips, and scroll down for more previews and official descriptions of the new series on NBC's 2013-2014 schedule: the “Ironside" remake starring Blair Underwood, the new Mike O'Malley comedy "Welcome To The Family," Sean Hayes' return to sitcoms with "Sean Saves The World," and, of course, the highly-anticipated "Michael J. Fox Show."
"The Blacklist," Mondays at 10 p.m. Et
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, »
- Jaimie Etkin
Chicago – When you’re in as much of a ratings struggle as NBC, it makes sense to shake things up and that’s exactly what they’re doing in the Fall with a new show or an old show in a new time every single night of the week. “Chicago Fire,” “Revolution,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Parenthood” are moving. “Community” is being held until a midseason, 13-episode run. No decision yet made on “Celebrity Apprentice” or “Hannibal,” which isn’t that surprising as they are mid-season shows anyway although it shouldn’t give fans of either program confidence as NBC announced a midseason schedule as well and they’re not on it. Anything could still happen with either program however and they could be held as replacements for shows that fail. That may be the best shot for “Hannibal” fans now. The best new show on the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass' (The Bourne Supremacy, Green Zone) adaptation of Richard Phillips' A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips, which tells the true story of the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the Us-flagged Mv Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Adapted for the screen by Billy Ray (State of Play, The Hunger Games), Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) in the lead role, with a supporting cast that includes Catherine Keener (Capote, A Late Quartet), Max Martini (The Unit, Pacific Rim), Yul Vazquez (American Gangster, The A-Team) and Chris Mulkey (Cloverfield, Boardwalk Empire). Check out the first trailer here...
Captain Phillips is due for release on October 11th. »
- Flickering Myth
NBC added one comedy and two more dramas to its 2013-14 roster, all from Sony Pictures TV.
Drama “Blacklist” has major heat. It centers on a white-collar criminal who turns himself in and offers to give up others. “Night Shift” is a medical drama set in a San Antonio hospital.
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Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, »
- Cynthia Littleton
It's certainly the year for sci-fi what with 'Pacific Rim', 'Oblivion', 'Star Trek into Darkness' and more on the agenda. The La Times have revealed the newest still from Neill Blomkamp's ('District 9') latest venture into science fiction. Matt Damon ('Contagion') features on the latest image from 'Elysium' the highly anticipated feature from the acclaimed South African director. And we have to assume the other bearded fellow in the image alongside Damon is the excellent Sharlto Copley ('Europa Report', 'The A-Team'). Jodie Foster ('Silence of the Lambs), William Fichtner ('Drive Angry'), Michael Shanks ('Saving Hope'), Alice Braga ('I Am Legend'), Diego Luna, Talisa Soto and Carly Pope also star in the project. Check the new still below. »
While it will wind up being a four year wait between “District 9” and “Elysium” when the latter picture drops this summer, Neill Blomkamp has not wasted much time prepping for his next film, the sci-fi comedy “Chappie.” While the recent news of South African rap duo Die Antwoord being cast as the leads in the film was certainly a surprise, this particular piece of news should come as no shock to anyone. Sharlto Copley is officially on board for the film, firmly establishing himself as Blomkamp’s go-to guy. No details about who Copley will be playing as the entire project has been kept under wraps at this point, but he teased the news himself in a recent Facebook post. Other than a co-starring role in Joe Carnahan’s “The A-Team” remake back in 2010, we haven’t really seen much of Sharlto Copley outside of Blomkamp’s films. Luckily, »
- Ken Guidry
Visionary director Neill Blomkamp will re-team with South African acting muse Sharlto Copley for a third time on what the filmmaker recently called “a science-fiction comedy” in an “unusual setting.” That is as much as we know on the plot of the mystery project titled Chappie.
Copley, who also formed part of The A-team and will next been seen as the villain of both futuristic epic Elysium (released in the Us 9th August and the UK 20th September) and Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake (released 11th October), made his feature film debut as the lead Wikus Van De Merwe in Blomkamp’s Oscar-nominated District 9. He’s also onboard another science-fiction thriller, Europa Report, in which plays an Astronaut exploring Jupiter’s fourth moon, who along with his team, runs into trouble.
More as we get it.
- Craig Hunter
Annie: Jamie Foxx may play a “variation” on Daddy Warbucks in the upcoming musical adaptation Annie. Young Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) is already set to play the titlular role of a little orphan girl for producers Will Smith and Jay-z. If the negotiations are successful, Foxx would be singing on-screen for the first time since 2006’s Dreamgirls. [The Hollywood Reporter] Sugar Bandits: Filmmaker Joe Carnahan, who scored a one-two action punch with The A-Team and The Grey a couple of years ago but has since seen other potential projects such as Daredevil fall through, is now in talks to direct Sugar Bandits, based on a novel by Chuck Hogan (The Town, adapted into Ben Affleck’s movie). The story revolves...
- Peter Martin
Sounds like director Joe Carnahan is going back to basics in his next movie. The man who gave us “Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane”, “Narc” and “Smokin’ Aces” before doing a detour into big-budget actioners like “The A-Team” will be heading to the Boston-set actioner “Sugar Bandits”. The film will be based on the 2010 book “Devils in Exile” by Chuck Hogan (who co-wrote “The Strain” with Guillermo del Toro and wrote “The Town”, the book that Ben Affleck crime flick’s of the same name was based on). The book and movie will follow an Iraqi War vet named Neal Maven, “who is facing dead-end jobs and small futures in Boston. When he and some other soldiers team up in a scheme to rip off local drug dealers, destroying the product and grabbing their money.” So, Robin Hood … in the hood? Hogan, who has quite a lot going on these days, »
The Grey director Joe Carnahan is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of Chuck Hogan's book Devils in Exile. The film will be called Sugar Bandits, and the author of the book also adapted the screenplay.
The story follows "an Iraq war vet named Neal Maven who is facing dead-end jobs and small futures in Boston. When he and some other soldiers team up in a scheme to rip off local drug dealers for profit, he soon finds his life in jeopardy. Doesn't help that he ends up sleeping with his employer's girlfriend, either."
This seems like a good project for Carnahan, who's also directed film like Smokin' Aces and The A-Team. His directing style should be a good fit for the adaptation. Hogan also wrote The Town, which Ben Affleck directed, as well as co-authored The Strain with Guillermo del Toro.
Here's a description of the »
- Joey Paur
The Daredevil movie rights have sensationally reverted back to Marvel/Disney from 20th Century Fox. This has actually been on the cards for a while and it seemed that when Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team) failed with his last-ditch attempt at a reboot last year, the writing was on the wall. This means that Matt Murdock/Daredevil [...]
Read Daredevil movie rights revert back to Marvel/Disney on Filmonic. »
- Andrew Flynn
by Eddie Wright
According to Newsarama, during an "Iron Man 3" press junket, Marvel Studios president of production, Kevin Feige confirmed that the cinematic rights to "Daredevil" have reverted back to Marvel. Newsarama says, "We directly asked Feige if the reports were accurate, to which he replied in the affirmative."
Previously, Fox had the rights to Daredevil and produced the 2003 lackluster film "Daredevil" starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. According to an August 2012 report, Fox had until October 10, 2012 to get a new film into production or the rights would revert back to Marvel. Fox rushed a new Daredevil film into development, first working with director by David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "30 Days of Night") until that fell through and Fox moved to Joe Carnahan ("The Grey," "The A-Team"). Carnahan's film also didn't make the cut and the film did not get the greenlight. Carnahan then released a killer sizzle »
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