13 items from 2014
With Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld (3 Days To Kill) filling the lead roles, Term Life sees a thief who plans and sells heists, take his estranged daughter on the run when a job goes awry. Finding themselves hunted by corrupt cops, mob bosses and contract killers, he takes a shot at redemption by initiating a life insurance policy, guaranteeing a legacy for his daughter when the inevitable happens. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t kick in for 21 days.
Terrence Howard will play Sheriff Braydon – a small-town law enforcer who crosses paths with the fugitives as they pass through his jurisdiction. The cast also features Bill Paxton (2 Guns) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), in addition to the film seeing »
- Sarah Myles
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known as the comedic duo behind Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" sketch comedy show, have a couple things going on outside their television show such as a project they're developing with Judd Apatow at Universal and cameo roles in FX's upcoming "Fargo", but now they're traveling down a path I'd prefer they'd run from. The Wrap reports the duo are working with New Line Cinema to once again tackle the Police Academy franchise with Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) penning the screenplay. The key here, however, is Key and Peele aren't, at least not currently, set to star in the film. Their only attachment as of now is as producers, which seems to suggest New Line is merely hoping to trade off the duo's name recognition and little else. Well, I guess they'd probably throw a few story ideas out there, but when it comes »
- Brad Brevet
The last time we checked in on the progress of a new Police Academy film, it was 2012, with The Break-Up’s Jeremy Garelick hired to take a new crack at the script. Since then, director Scott Zabielski has come and gone and New Line now believes that comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the men best suited to help guide the recruits back to our screens.In 2010, New Line and franchise producer Paul Maslansky announced that the new movie would take the reboot route, retaining the concept of a group of raw cop recruits who must help save their city but without the original cast, which included veteran Steve Guttenberg. "It's going to be very worthwhile to the people who remember it and to those who saw it on TV," Maslansky told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. "It's going to be a new class. We hope to discover »
New Line Cinema has been threatening a Police Academy reboot for years, but only now does it look like all of their efforts may be going towards a good idea. Why? Because The Wrap is reporting that the studio is talking with Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele about the possibility of producing the new movie. With Tosh.0 director Scott Zabielski no longer attached to the project, apparently New Line wanted to infuse the project with some new blood, which is what led to the Key and Peele negotiations. Right now the comedy duo is only in talks to produce the project, though there is a possibility that they could end up starring in the movie as well. It all depends on the quality of the script, which is currently being written by Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up). For those of you who aren't familiar with Key and Peele, the comedy »
New Line has been attempting to reboot the “Police Academy” franchise in recent years. ”Tosh.O’s” Scott Zabielski was attached to direct at one point, and Jeremy Garelick (“The Break-Up”) has written the most recent script.
The duo is repped by UTA and Principato-Young.
News was first reported by The Tracking Board.
- Dave McNary
Peyton Reed's 2006 classic subverts the love-conquers-all formula of traditional rom-com to arrive at the more satisfying conclusion that nothing beats falling out of love with a loser
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Everyone has their cinematic foibles. Mine is anything with Jennifer Aniston in it. I'll stop short of paying to see the likes of We're the Millers in an actual cinema, but when an Aniston film makes its way to ITV3, as most mediocre American rom-coms invariably do, I will put on my tracksuit bottoms and a gormless expression, and hit the sofa for two uninterrupted hours of very mild amusement.
I wasn't expecting much from The Break-Up. Hollywood by numbers, perhaps. Some high jinks, some light sexism, the odd homophobic joke. A happy reunion that requires amnesia on the part of a couple who hours earlier were hiring strippers and bringing home dates just to offend one another. »
- Rosie Swash
Since making his acting debut at age 12 on Little House on the Prairie, Jason Bateman has been primarily known as a TV star. He followed that show with main roles on Silver Spoons, Valerie (aka Valerie's Family and The Hogan Family) and a number of less successful series before resurrecting his career with Arrested Development. But he's tried a few times to make the leap to the big screen. In the 1980s it was with the disappointing sequel Teen Wolf Too. In the 1990s there was the mediocre football comedy Necessary Roughness. And in the 2000s, he went for supporting roles in stuff as varied as Starsky & Hutch, Hancock, The Break-Up, The Kingdom and Juno. Now, with the new comedy Bad Words, Bateman is on track to finally become a true leading man at the...
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The original Swingers, if you don’t include those crooners from back in the day, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn will soon be on screen together again for Term Life. Having already started production, Favreau is joining the party a little late, which makes sense as he has The Jungle Book to prep for Disney as well as his own directorial project, Chef, to promote.
Vaughn stars as a heist planner who sells his ideas to the highest bidder. As you can imagine, one of his well planend heists goes wrong and he becomes the target of the buyer. Vaughn takes his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) on the run, but must survive the next 21 days so his life insurance can take effect.
Favreau and Vaughn starred together in Swingers, Made, Four Christmases, The Break-up and Couples Retreat. The latter being directed by Peter Billingsley who is best known as the child star of A Christmas Story. »
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Long before there was the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy pairing or the Jon Favreau/Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man collaborations, there was the Swingers-born Favreau/Vaughn team-up, which has continued on and off through the more recent likes of The Break-Up and Couples Retreat. They’re back working together again, with Favreau taking a role in Vaughn’s new comic book-spawned thriller Term Life.Yes, despite being busy pimping his new directorial effort Chef and developing several projects including a live-action/CG Jungle Book for Disney, Favreau has accepted an unspecified part in the film, which kicked off filming at the start of the month.Term Life’s plot follows Nick Barrow (Vaughn), who plans heists and comes up with tricks for career criminals. Unfortunately for him, he’s managed to annoy just about everyone, especially when one of the most recent crimes he helped plan goes bad. »
Nearing its premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, director Andy Landen's romantic comedy-drama "Sequoia" releases its first official trailer. The film, set to premiere at the festival on March 9, stars Aly Michalka (CW's "Hellcats," "Easy A"), Dustin Milligan ("Beverly Hills 90210") and Joey Lauren Adams ("Chasing Amy," "Dazed and Confused," "Big Daddy," and "The Break-Up"). "Sequioa" follows the troubled journey of a terminally ill young woman who plans to end her trek to California's Sequoia National Forest with her own suicide. What she doesn't plan for, however, is the intervention of her dysfunctional family and the unexpected romance that blossoms with the shy musician who takes her to her destination, which may possibly renew her appreciation for life. The trailer presents the film as both sweet and morbid, with Michalka's character running away from her life with a complete stranger (Milligan) who accompanies her along the way to the forest as her family frantically. »
- Ziyad Saadi
One of our favorite "Friends," Jennifer Aniston, turns 45-years-old today!The actress' career has spanned more than 20 years, though of course everyone knows her best as coffee girl turned fashion buyer Rachel Green on "Friends."The blonde beauty has starred in numerous films since her sitcom left the air in 2004, including "The Break-Up," "Marley Me" and a pretty raunchy turn in "Horrible Bosses." She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on NBC's "30 Rock" in 2008. After a very public split with Brad Pitt in 2005, the gorgeous star has found love again with fiance Justin Theroux. The couple met on the set of "Wanderlust" in 2012 and got engaged last year.While Jennifer and Justin haven't revealed a wedding date or their future plans, Aniston says she's in a great place."I feel most beautiful when I'm just at home with [him] in the morning. Or "any time of day with him, »
- tooFab Staff
Imagine "I Love You, Man" with a mercenary twist, maybe, and you've got "The Wedding Ringer."
The comedy, which is scheduled for release on January 16, 2015, will star Kevin Hart as a guy who sells his services as a best man for awkward grooms-to-be. His latest client is a fella played by Josh Gad, of "Frozen" fame, who goes one step beyond by finding no less than nine fake groomsmen. (Seriously, who has nine groomsmen and a best man? Cut that out.)
Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender, the guys behind the 2006 comedy "The Break-Up" with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, wrote "The Wedding Ringer." This will be Garelick's feature-length directorial debut.
Hart is bringing in the mega-bucks lately, what with the record-breaking success of "Ride Along," his immensely popular stand-up performances, and roles in movies like "Think Like a Man" and its upcoming sequel "Think Like a Man Too," which will hit theaters in June. »
- Jenni Miller
Every once in a while, an actor will come on the scene with impact, impressing everyone with a powerhouse debut performance. But sometimes a great freshmen performance fails to lead to a good follow up, and the person who made the impressive debut starts to fade from the scene. It’s always sad when such potential is unmet. Here are 10 actors who started with a bang but faded with a whimper.
Heather Donahue (The Blair Witch Project-1999) She came on the scene in a big way, starring in the low-budget hit film that became such a sensation and started the ‘hand-held-camera’ style of film making (Used in Paranormal Activity, Cloverfield and others). She seemed poised to be the new Jamie Lee Curtis, the horror film “it girl”. She got a lot of offers to do other horror films but turned them down, in order to prevent type casting. Since then, »
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13 items from 2014
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