13 items from 2014
London Indian Film Festival Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney said: "We are delighted to have Disney's Million Dollar Arm at the heart of the festival. The film has loads of energy with a huge feelgood factor.
Now in its fifth year, the London Indian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in Europe.
Million Dollar Arm will have its UK »
The London Indian Film Festival (Liff, July 10-17) and The Walt Disney Company are delighted to announce that Madhur Mittal, the star of Million Dollar Arm, will participate in an exclusive Q&A alongside producer Mark Ciardi at the film’s UK Premiere at Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue on July 14. Million Dollar Arm, which also stars Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton is the London Indian Film Festival’s Centrepiece Gala.
Now in its fifth year, the London Indian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in Europe. The festival opens with Sold, »
- Stacey Yount
Weisz and Toni Collette play vivacious best friends, inseparable since childhood, whose relationship is tested when one becomes pregnant and the other sick. [Source: Screen]
47 Meters Down
The story follows two sisters trapped in an undersea observation cage who must survive a dwindling oxygen supply and hungry great whites circling nearby. [Source: Deadline]
My Owners Wedding
The story follows two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog with the mutt »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Andy Fickman has been set by Millennium Films to direct My Owner’s Wedding, a romantic comedy about two eligible young women, the guy they both want, and his dog. The latter will go to any length to make sure his owner winds up with the right girl. Fickman is coming off Parental Guidance and helmed the hits Race To Witch Mountain and The Game Plan. He is also exec producer and is directing the Disney Channel’s series Liv And Maddie and is producing and directing the Off-Broadway production Heathers The Musical, based on the cult teen movie. Fickman is directing Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, with Kevin James reprising for Sony, and Fickman’s producing the self-explanatory Scouts Vs. Zombies for Paramount. My Owner’s Wedding was scripted by Robert Cary (Anything But Love) and Jonathan Tolins, whose Buyer And Cellar is playing off-Broadway. The film is produced by Cary, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Back in January, Sony Pictures announced that it's moving forward with a sequel to "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," which hit theaters four years ago and grossed $183 million worldwide on a budget of only $26 million. Kevin James is returning, and now comes word that Molly Shannon, David Henrie, Nicholas Turturro, Gary Valentine and David Henrie have joined the cast. Raini Rodriguez is also in negotiations to reprise her role as Maya, the daughter of Paul Blart. The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and Maya attend a security guard convention. After being constantly mocked by casino security, he helps them bring down a dangerous group of art thieves. Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) is directing. Shooting is expected to begin in April in Las Vegas. »
Well, this will make my littlest nephew bounce up and down. He was a happy little tyke when I took him to see Kevin James’ “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” five years ago, and he continues to watch it to this day. Seriously, the kid refuses to delete the movie off the DVR. And considering how well the film did when it opened in 2009 ($183 million worldwide on a $26 million budget), a lot of you liked it, too. Given how successful the film was, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for the sequel to get greenlit. I’m guessing most of that is star Kevin James not wanting to come back yet, because let’s face it, studios don’t like sitting on their laurels when they have a hit. The sequel is now officially moving forward, with “The Game Plan” director Andy Fickman reportedly in talks to helm the comedy, »
Kevin James' Paul Blart: Mall Cop was a pretty stupid movie, and I think it's ridiculous that it's getting a sequel. Why is it getting a sequel? Because the movie made a stupid amount of money at the box office. People actually watch this crap. Oh well, that's just how Hollywood works.
Andy Fickman (The Game Plan, She's The Man, Race to Witch Mountain) is currently in discussions to direct the film. The there's James, who will reprise his role as Blart, "the milquetoast security guard who will have to step up one for another adventure." The movie is scheduled to start shooting in April. »
- Joey Paur
Kevin James' "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" hit theaters almost exactly four years ago and went on to become a surprise hit by grossing $183 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of only $26 million. The comedy wasn't liked by critics, with a current RottenTomatoes rating sitting at 33%. But it's difficult to ignore the box office results, which is why Sony Pictures ha announced that it's moving forward with a sequel. James is set to return as Paul Blart. He will once again co-write the script with Nick Bakay. Steve Carr, who directed the original, will not return. The studio is now in talks with Andy Fickman (The Game Plan) to replace him. The plan is to begin shooting in April. »
The family friendly version of Die Hard that became a surprise box-office hit, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, could very well have a sequel on its way. Star Kevin James will return to the eponymous role and will once again co-write along with Nick Bakay. Andy Fickman, the man that brought us She’S The Man, The Game Plan, Race To Witch Mountain and Parental Guidance, is in negotiations to direct the upcoming sequel.
Paul Blart:mall Cop saw Kevin James’ hero go up against criminals that took over his mall. With a lot of slapstick humour, the film wasn’t that great, but it did bring home the dollars, raking in $183 million on a $26 million budget. Although he’s no Buster Keaton, James’ physical comedy must have entertained some people.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The post ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Is Coming appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Here’s some news that is bound to delight the five people out there who were clamoring for a sequel to the 2009 surprise hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop. A follow-up to the comedy that featured dozens of fat jokes, uncomfortable racial stereotypes and moments of Kevin James falling down is now set to begin production this April.
James will reprise his role as the bumbling, segway-riding security officer and will also co-write the script with Nick Bakay, the same writer/actor with whom James penned the original. James will also produce the sequel alongside Adam Sandler and Todd Garner.
Meanwhile, Paul Blart: Mall Cop director Steve Carr is not returning for the sequel, so the reins are being handed over to director Andy Fickman, who previously helmed several family comedies with a high quotient of slapstick, such as Parental Guidance, She’s the Man and The Game Plan.
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- Jordan Adler
Nearly five years after the 2009 surprise hit comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop debuted in theaters, star Kevin James has signed on to reprise his title role for the sequel Paul Blart 2, with Andy Fickman in talks to direct for Sony Pictures.
Kevin James is also co-writing the screenplay, alongside his Paul Blart: Mall Cop writing partner Nick Bakay. No story details were given for the follow-up. The original comedy followed a New Jersey father who takes his job as a suburban mall cop way too seriously. He must spring into action when a group of thieves take over his shopping center.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which was directed by Steve Carr, earned $183 million worldwide, from just a $26 million production budget. Andy Fickman most recently directed Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. »
Why would I ever think that the days of Paul Blart: Mall Cop were behind us? I never met anyone who openly admitted to enjoying the film but many, many people went to see it (not surprised). The numbers are there. It made $146 million domestically. So if you are a closeted Paul Blart fan then it might it excite you to know that a new director will be boarding the sequel. Yes, a sequel. Andy Fickman (She's The Man, The Game Plan, You Again) is in talks to direct the second installment which »
- Niki Stephens
A sequel to 2009's surprise box office hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop is moving forward today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Andy Fickman is in talks to direct with Kevin James set to reprise his title role. James will also co-write the script alongside Nick Bakay, as was the case with the original. Grossing more than $183 million worldwide on a $26 million budget, Paul Blart: Mall Cop also starred Jayma Mays, Keir O'Donnell, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight and Bobby Cannavale. It follows the adventures of a hapless security guard who is forced to defend his mall after it gets taken over by a group of criminals. Fickman is best known for directing comedies like She's the Man and The Game Plan . He also re-teamed with the latter film's star, Dwayne Johnson, for »
13 items from 2014
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