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Two days ago, a pitch went out to studios with Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis attached that would depict them as Presidential candidates timed to coincide with the 2012 elections. And now, the auction has ended: Deadline reports that Warner Bros. will back a Jay Roach-directed comedy that pits these two comedians against each other in the political arena. Ferrell buddies Chris Henchy ("Land of the Lost") and Shawn Harwell ("Eastbound And Down") are penning the screenplay, but no details have been shared. What was the pitch? All we know is that Ferrell and Galifianakis will be rival candidates. Is… »
28 September 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Season 2 premiere of "Eastbound & Down" posted big gains for HBO.
The Danny McBride comedy returned to 1.7 million viewers Sunday, 150% higher than its Season 1 premiere. It is great news for HBO, though not hugely surprising given the show's snowballing cult status among fans and clever relocation of the setting to Mexico.
"Eastbound" improved greatly on its lead-in "Bored to Death" (1.1 million), which was up 2% compared with last year.
The second week of "Boardwalk Empire" fell to 3.3 million viewers, down 31%.
If first repeats are included, "Boardwalk" had 4.4 million viewers, "Bored" had 1.5 million and "Eastbound" had 2 million. The first episode of "Boardwalk" surpassed 11 million viewers, with on-demand and DVR data still coming in.
Meanwhile, Syfy's "Sharktopus" gobbled 2.5 million viewers Saturday night. It marks the network's best showing by a Saturday creature feature in September. »
- By James Hibberd
Mandate Pictures is banking on the notion that HBO's East Bound and Down star Danny McBride will make a convincing bully. Mandate has made a deal for Bullies, a comedy based on an original idea by McBride about two brothers who finally get a comeuppance after bullying people their whole lives. Yes Man scribes Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul will write the script. McBride will produce with his Rough House Pictures partners David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. Mandate's Nathan Kahane will be executive producer. McBride most recently wrapped the Universal comedy Your Highness. »
- MIKE FLEMING
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