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Paul Feig will always, always, always have a special place in our heart for creating the immortal TV series Freaks & Geeks. Now, however, he's given Jason Statham his straight comedy debut in Spy, which arrives in cinemas this coming Friday.
Ahead of the film's release, he spared us some time for a chat. It didn't take long for Statham's name to crop up either...
I was watching Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do the other day, oddly enough. It's you in that, isn't it?
[Laughs] Yes! The DJ!
I finally watched the extended cut. Have you seen that version?
I've always liked the movie. And Tom Hanks, of course, directed the film, having come from an acting background like yourself. What kind of tips do you pick up from someone like him? »
The Criterion Collection has announced its new line-up for August, with some more classic films being added to the collection. On August 4th Jules Dassin’s Night and the City is released, followed on August 11th by Karel Reisz’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman starring Meryl Streep, and on August 18th Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill starring Michael Caine and François Truffaut’s Day for Night. Finally on August 25th the Dardenne Brothers superb Two Days, One Night starring Oscar Winner Marion Cotillard.
You can check out the full press release details below, as well as the artwork for each release.
Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, »
- Scott J. Davis
McDonald's just racked up a most unlikely defender: Oscar-nominated actor, writer, director and full-time provocateur James Franco. In a new op-ed for the Washington Post entitled "McDonald's was there for me when no one else was" (!), the "Interview" star waxes poetic about the beleaguered (if that's a word you can use to describe a multi-billion dollar corporation), allegedly union-busting fast-food chain, which employed him as an 18-year-old UCLA dropout for three months before he booked a national Pizza Hut commercial. "I was treated fairly well at McDonald’s. If anything, they cut me slack," he writes. "And, just like their food, the job was more available there than anywhere else. When I was hungry for work, they fed the need. I still love the simplicity of the McDonald’s hamburger and its salty fries. After reading 'Fast Food Nation,' it’s hard for me to trust the grade of the meat. »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Criterion Collection has announced its new release line-up for June with five new titles set for a Blu-ray release in June.
On July 7, it will release Robert Siodmak’s The Killers (1946) and Don Siegel’s The Killers (1964). On July 14, it will release Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima mon amour, Jan Troell’s Here’s Your Life, and Carroll Ballard’s The Black Stallion. And on July 21, it will release Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.
Ernest Hemingway’s simple but gripping short tale The Killers is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak, in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style and launch the acting careers of Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner; and Don Siegel, in a brutal 1964 version, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and John Cassavetes, that was intended for television but deemed too »
- Scott J. Davis
There isn’t any flashy action in director Rupert Goold’s big screen adaptation of Michael Finkel’s true encounter with accused murderer Christian Longo, but the dialogue-driven mystery certainly sparks enough unease to keep you on the edge of your seat. Jonah Hill leads True Story as former New York Times reporter Mike Finkel. After getting caught fabricating story details, he’s publicly disgraced and can’t land a new gig. However, when he comes to learn that an accused killer has stolen his identity, Finkel suspects Longo’s (James Franco) story could be the key to revitalizing his career. With True Story due for an April 17th limited release, I got the opportunity to sit down with Goold to run through his experience making the movie. He discussed making the move from theater to film, the challenges of working with such dark material, the alternate ending they shot »
- Perri Nemiroff
Selene and I had a baby. It was born during Sprang Break.???? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? @selenagomez A photo posted by James Franco (@jamesfrancotv) on Mar 30, 2015 at 9:50am Pdt Just child's play? James Franco and Selena Gomez are working on a very special new project together — a baby! Okay, not really. But the Interview actor, 36, did joke about having a kid with the Behaving Badly actress, 22, after photos emerged of Gomez on the set of their new movie, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel In Dubious [...] »
It’s no secret that people all around the world have crushes on James Franco, but one teen took her love for the actor to a whole new (and adorable) level – by asking the actor to prom!
The ambitious student, Bianca Figueroa, first uploaded her “promposal” to YouTube and then posted a snippet to her Instagram account writing, “My senior prom is April 18th. I am a huge @jamesfrancotv fan and it would be my dream and make my entire life if he were to go with me. So please share this and tag him a million times! Lol use the hashtag#FrancoPromposal”
In her creative video, she proves how much she adores the 36-year-old actor by referencing several of his famous roles – including Oz in The Wizard of Oz and Danny Desario in the television hit “Freaks and Geeks.”
"Will you be the Michael to my Bennett, the Oz to my Galinda, the Daniel »
Don’t roll up that red carpet just yet. Awards season still has one more ceremony to get through: The 2015 MTV Movie Awards hosted by Amy Schumer.
The network’s annual ceremony typically honors a mix of award-bait films and fan favorites of the past year. And this year is no different with Oscar winners, Birdman and Whiplash, nominated alongside Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fault in Our Stars. The latter two actually garnered seven nominations each. The two films tied with Neighbors for the most potential wins.
Other standouts include Gone Girl, which earned a lot of attention for Rosamund Pike’s turn as a scorned housewife Amy Elliott, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which is getting love for Jennifer Lawrence’s much loved musical moment.
Unlike the Golden Globes or the Oscars, fans get to decide who takes home the golden »
If Justin Bieber has his way, there will be one more roaster at Comedy Central’s #BieberRoast. The Canadian pop star took to Twitter on Monday to urge actor and comedian Seth Rogen to join the lineup of comedians set to roast him during the upcoming special. Read some of Bieber’s tweets below. Also Read: James Franco, Seth Rogen: Sony’s Interview-Less ‘Interview’ Premiere (Photos) @Sethrogen come on man. Check your voicemail. I took it like a man as u blasted a nervous kid fan of yours (me). Now I’m a man. Roast me! — Justin Bieber »
- Joe Otterson
James Franco is in early negotiations to star in the Fox comedy “Why Him?,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. John Hamburg is attached to direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller and Ian Helfer. Also Read: James Franco, Seth Rogen: Sony’s Interview-Less ‘Interview’ Premiere (Photos) The story follows a father who takes the family to Stanford to visit his daughter at Christmas and ends up in a competition against the daughter’s boyfriend, an internet billionaire. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour are producing. Also Read: ‘The Interview, »
- Linda Ge
James Franco is about to go streaming back into the past.
Franco, who also will serve as a producer on the nine-hour miniseries, will play the lead role of Epping in the time-travel Kennedy assassination thriller from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. and Warner Bros. TV.
In the story, Epping, a high-school English teacher, travels back in time to prevent President John F. Kennedy from being shot, but the mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, as Epping falls sway to the past, which resists change.
The project, which marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and Wbtv, is described as “part thriller, part love story.”
At the time of the series’ announcement, King commented, “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Berlinale’s greater emphasis on television this year should not be interpreted as the first step towards a German Mip, according to festival director Dieter Kosslick.
In an exclusive interview with ScreenDaily, Kosslick said: ¨We don’t want to make a Mip TV or Mipcom, that’s as sure as day follows night and anything more would overstretch us.¨
He pointed out that that the Berlinale had had successful screenings of quality TV in the past with such productions as Dominik Graf’s Im Namen des Verbrechens, Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz.
“We have now been working for the past two years on this programme which is composed of two parts: a series of discussions on new trends at the Efm and two days of drama series integrated into the festival programme and shown at Haus der Berliner [link=tt »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Leitch was on stage fronting a supergroup that included Mark McGrath, Dave Kushner, Jane%u2019s Addiction%u2019s Chris Chaney, and Matisyahu. If Ben Silverman was in the room, he was as quiet as his emails, even if a pocket of jacketed bros cheered the shout-out. »
- Mikey Glazer
While some Twitter users like the film, many more say it’s “horrible”
Netflix users said screw the reviews and streamed “The Interview” in large numbers this weekend. But judging by the reaction on Twitter, many people regretted the decision with more a few describing the film as “horrible.”
Also Read: ‘The Interview’ Becomes 2014’s Top-Selling Title on Google Play, YouTube
The comedy, which angered North Korea for its depiction of the country’s leader, »
- Anita Bennett
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
North Korea comedy’s cinematographer, Brandon Trost, talks the turbulent past weeks and terror threats
See photos: Sony Hack Attack Timeline: From First Cyberbreach and Leaks to ‘The Interview’ Release (Photos)
“We shot the movie a year before all this went down, »
- Matt Donnelly
Capital city of North Korea says comedy about killing Kim Jong-un not in line with purpose of Berlin Film Festival
North Korea said if “The Interview” is submitted to the Berlin International Film Festival it would be “instigating terror.”
North Korea’s capital city also warned the movie’s release in Berlin »
- Jordan Chariton
Prior to a professional acting career, Miller worked as a photographic model for Coca-Cola, Italian Vogue and appeared in the 2003 Pirelli Calendar.
Signing with Pepe Jeans London, Miller was featured in their March 2006 campaign and continues to design a fashion line for them today.
February 2009, Miller became the 'ambassador' for the fragrance Boss Orange women's perfume.
In 2004 Miller had a supporting role in the remake of "Alfie".
This was followed by the female lead in "Casanova".
In 2008 Miller she co-starred with »
- Michael Stevens
Leading digital news platform also partners with Indiegogo, Kia, Dell, Box and Pepsi’s Creators League
TheWrap is pleased to announce a series of multi-faceted sponsorship and marketing partnerships with national brands at Sundance 2015, including its first-ever live-streamed interview studio with leading talent at the festival.
The partnerships with Pepsi’s Creators League, Kia, Dell, Indiegogo, Screenvision, Epix and Box mark TheWrap’s first major foray into branded content initiatives at the festival.
The live-streamed interview space will be headquartered at the Indiegogo Lounge on Main Street in Park City, where the 10-day festival takes place. TheWrap’s reporters will »
- Wrap Staff
If the organizers of the Slamdance Film Festival wanted to capitalize on the current industry zeitgeist, they couldn’t have done much better than programming documentary “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” right alongside James Franco’s “Yosemite,” with the “Interview” actor appearing for a Q&A with Variety’s Scott Foundas. The ripped-from-the-headlines timing was purely coincidental, of course, and that’s precisely how the fest’s leaders like it. Fest runs Jan. 23-29.
Taking place once again at Park City’s Treasure Mountain Inn, Slamdance still entrusts its lineup selection to an ever widening corps of programmers — more than 100 participated this year, looking at more than 5,000 submitted films — drawn from filmmakers who’ve participated in the festival before. Providing what president and co-founder Peter Baxter calls the “organized chaos” of the festival, the diffuse array of programming voices is essential to the fest’s mission.
“We allow »
- Andrew Barker
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