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Jeff Goldbum Says His 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Character A Cross Between Sigmund Freud & Jack Benny

12 December 2012 8:02 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We really don’t get to see enough of Jeff Goldblum any more. The actor’s last three big-screen appearances were in small roles, in “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” “Morning Glory” and “The Switch,” and that’s just not enough to help sate our Goldblum cravings. That’s why we’re looking forward as much as we are to seeing Goldblum let loose in Wes Anderson’s next movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He’ll line up alongside regular Anderson collaborators Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson, as well as some Anderson newbs in Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Saorise Ronan. Well Goldblum has been talking to The Huffington Post about his current and upcoming work, and that interview has shed some light on the role he’s set to take in the film. Here’s what he had to say: "This Wes Anderson world I'm »

- Joe Cunningham

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New Clip from So Undercover with Miley Cyrus & Jeremy Piven – Kissing Booth

5 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Due out in the UK this Friday, So Undercover stars the ever-popular Miley Cyrus in the lead, continuing to diversify her credits here with an action-comedy co-starring the brilliant Jeremy Piven (Entourage).

We saw the first trailer for the film back in October, followed a few weeks ago by the first TV spot, and now Warner Bros. have released a new clip, with its release very much on the horizon.

“When the FBI hires her to go undercover at a college sorority, Molly Morris (Miley Cyrus) must transform herself from a tough, streetwise private investigator to a refined, sophisticated university girl to help protect the daughter of a one-time Mobster. With several suspects on her list, Molly unexpectedly discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be, including herself.”

Starring alongside Cyrus and Piven is a promising cast, headed up by Autumn Reeser (The O.C.), Joshua Bowman (Revenge), Alexis Knapp »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First TV Spot for So Undercover with Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven & Joshua Bowman

23 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having recently guest-starred twice on the ever-popular Two and a Half Men, Miley Cyrus will soon be returning to our screens – this time, on the big screen – taking the lead in So Undercover.

Due out in just a few weeks’ time, we saw the first trailer and posters for the film last month, and now Warner Bros. have released the first TV spot ahead of its release here in the UK.

“When the FBI hires her to go undercover at a college sorority, Molly Morris (Miley Cyrus) must transform herself from a tough, streetwise private investigator to a refined, sophisticated university girl to help protect the daughter of a one-time Mobster. With several suspects on her list, Molly unexpectedly discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be, including herself.”

The ever-brilliant Jeremy Piven (Entourage) stars as Cyrus’ contact at the FBI, with a promising supporting cast headed up »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Casting Couch: Isla Fisher to Get Stoned in ‘The Switch,’ Next ‘Spider-Man’ Looks for Its Harry Osborn, and More

15 November 2012 3:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What is Casting Couch? Today it’s a casting column that’s relying on the dreaded “short list” for content. You can’t really say that The Switch is a Jackie Brown prequel. Its story doesn’t really connect with the goings-on of Jackie Brown in any way, and Quentin Tarantino isn’t involved or anything. But it is an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel that features many of the same characters Jackie Brown did. Case in point: Variety reports that fiery redhead Isla Fisher is in negotiations to play Melanie, the same stoner surfer girl that Bridget Fonda played in Tarantino’s film. The Switch also features Mos Def and John Hawkes in the roles Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro originally played, and Jennifer Aniston as a kidnapped housewife. Fisher’s character is said to be the manipulator of the story, and isn’t that always the case with these pretty girls? Despite »

- Nathan Adams

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Bachelorette Star Isla Fisher Eyes Jackie Brown Prequel Switch

15 November 2012 11:35 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Bachelorette star Isla Fisher is now negotiating for a role in the directorial debut for Dan Schechter, Switch (or the ‘untitled adaptation’), based on the 1978 novel ‘The Switch’ by Elmore Leonard.

Switch (or the ‘untitled adaptation’) is reportedly the upcoming prequel to  Jackie Brown set fifteen years before the events in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film . John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) as younger versions of Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson’s characters Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, who also appear in Leonard’s novel ‘Rum Punch.’

The film has already attached Jennifer Aniston as a kidnap victim and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell as a witness to said kidnapping.

Fisher would play the loyalty-free, manipulative Melanie, younger Bridget Fonda character in Jackie Brown.

Unfortunately, Dennis Quaid has exited the project due to scheduling conflicts with his CBS series ‘Vegas.’

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- Nick Martin

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Isla Fisher Making 'The Switch' To 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

15 November 2012 7:20 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let’s straighten some things out. Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film “Jackie Brown” -- which starred Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson -- was based on Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel “Rum Punch.” Now first time filmmaker Dan Schechter is mounting an adaptation of Leonard’s 1978 novel “The Switch,” which follows younger versions of the characters portrayed by De Niro and Jackson, who will now be portrayed by in their youth by John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). Got it? Good. Isla Fisher is the latest actor in talks to join what will essentially be a prequel to Tarantino’s film. The untitled movie will follow Ordell and Louis (Hawkes and Bey) as they kidnap a corrupt Detroit real estate developer’s wife (to be played by Jennifer Aniston). Their plan is complicated when the husband refuses to pay a ransom for the safe return of his wife. Fisher would play Melanie, »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Isla Fisher in talks for 'Jackie Brown' prequel 'The Switch'

15 November 2012 1:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Isla Fisher has entered into talks for Dan Schechter's upcoming film. Jennifer Aniston and John Hawkes have already been cast in the writer-director's untitled adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, reports Variety. Quentin Tarantino's 1997 movie Jackie Brown was based on the novel's loose sequel, Rum Punch. Hawkes and Yasiin Bey will play younger versions of Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie, who were portrayed by Robert De Niro and Samuel L Jackson in the previous adaptation. The pair are hired (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Isla Fisher in talks for Dan Schechter's The Switch

14 November 2012 8:41 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Isla Fisher in talks to join John Hawkes and Jennifer Aniston in The Switch adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime drama directed by Dan Schechter. Variety reports that this is a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown where Hawkes and Yaslin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def?) play younger versions of the original's Louis Gara (Robert De Niro) and Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). The Switch takes place fifteen years prior to the events in Jackie Brown and tells of Ordell and Louis as they band together to kidnap Aniston's Mickey Dawson character, wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate lawyer. After the lawyer refuses to dish out the ransom money, the duo are forced to reconceive their plan and the angry housewife sets out to get her revenge by using the ex-cons. If a deal works out, Fisher would play Melanie, played in Jackie Brown by Jane Fonda - a character who, »

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Isla Fisher in talks for Dan Schechter's The Switch

14 November 2012 8:41 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Isla Fisher in talks to join John Hawkes and Jennifer Aniston in The Switch adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime drama directed by Dan Schechter. Variety reports that this is a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown where Hawkes and Yaslin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def?) play younger versions of the original's Louis Gara (Robert De Niro) and Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). The Switch takes place fifteen years prior to the events in Jackie Brown and tells of Ordell and Louis as they band together to kidnap Aniston's Mickey Dawson character, wife of a corrupt Detroit real estate lawyer. After the lawyer refuses to dish out the ransom money, the duo are forced to reconceive their plan and the angry housewife sets out to get her revenge by using the ex-cons. If a deal works out, Fisher would play Melanie, played in Jackie Brown by Jane Fonda - a character who, »

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Casting Net: Tom Hardy plugging into 'Splinter Cell.' Plus: Benicio del Toro, Alexander Skarsgard, Evan Rachel Wood

14 November 2012 6:29 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Tom Hardy has logged on to a big screen adaptation of the long-running videogame franchise Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. He’d play Sam Fisher, the stealthy, deadly spy at the heart of the six Splinter Cell titles. Game publisher Ubisoft is heading up the effort, and has tapped Eric Warren Singer (The International) to pen the script; no director has yet been attached. [Deadline]

• Benicio del Toro is finishing talks to play drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost. The fact-based film follows a surfer who falls for a Columbia girl whose uncle just happens to be the most notorious cocaine trafficker of the 1980s. »

- Adam B. Vary

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Isla Fisher Joins Jackie Brown Prequel Switch

14 November 2012 5:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Isla Fisher is in negotiations to star in the Jackie Brown prequel Switch. If a deal is finalized, she will portray Melanie, a role originally played by Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown.

The story is set 15 years before the events in Jackie Brown, with Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) teaming up to kidnap the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a Detroit real estate developer. Their plan goes awry when the husband refuses to pay up, forcing the duo to rethink their options.

Modern Family's Ty Burrell also stars as a witness to the kidnapping. We reported in February that Dennis Quaid was in talks to play the husband, although he was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his CBS series Vegas.

Daniel Schechter is directing from his own screenplay, adapted from Elmore Leonard's 1978 novel The Switch. No production schedule was released.

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- MovieWeb

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‘Identity Thief’ starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy – trailer review

4 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Identity Thief

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Starring: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau

Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: February 8, 2013

Trailer Score: 1/10

Thoughts by Tsr: Horrible. There’s not a single joke or moment in this trailer that lands for me. While I wouldn’t say this is disappointing necessarily, I was hoping for some semblance of quality considering the talent involved. I love Jason Bateman, and last time he was directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) ended up being one of my favorite comedies of 2011. “Arrested Development” has me on his side for the long haul, but after The Change-Up and this I’m starting to grow impatient. Melissa McCarthy on the other hand is someone I’ve liked before, though I’ve grown tired of her shtick. I found her Oscar nomination preposterous (I preferred virtually everyone else in the cast of Bridesmaids, particularly Rose Byrne), but that’s fine. »

- Shane T. Nier

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hit and Run (2012)

30 October 2012 3:51 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 8, 2013

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Action movie Hit and Run is the second writer/director film by Dax Shepard after 2010′s Brother’s Justice, but this time the Parenthood star added acting to his duties.

Shepard stars as Yul Perrkins, or Charles Bronson as he’s known in the Witness Protection Program. In his previous life, Charles was a getaway driver, and he uses those skills to help get his girlfriend (Kristen Bell, Big Miracle) to Los Angeles for the job opportunity of a lifetime. However, their road trip gets complicated when they’re chased by an inept federal agent (Tom Arnold, Restitution) and Charlie’s ex-friend (Bradley Cooper, Limitless), a vengeance-crazed criminal who Charles helped put in jail.

Beau Bridges (The Descendants), Joy Bryant (Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins), David Koechner (Paul) and Jason Bateman (The Switch) also star in the comedy/romance film. »

- Sam

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First Trailer & Posters for So Undercover with Miley Cyrus & Jeremy Piven

16 October 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Miley Cyrus returns to the big screen this December in So Undercover, an action-comedy that might not stretch the boundaries of creativity with its plot, but should play well amongst college/teen (and pre-teen) audiences.

With its release now on the horizon here in the UK, Warner Bros. have released the first trailer, and we’ve had the UK posters sent over to go nicely with it.

Miley Cyrus stars as Molly, a private investigator who chose to leave high school to work with her father (Mike O’Malley), a former police officer. Together their days are filled with busting cheating spouses and taking down petty thieves. However, her life unexpectedly changes when she is approached by an FBI agent (Jeremy Piven) to go undercover in the one place they’re unable to infiltrate — and a world she knows nothing about… A university sorority.

During a major makeover, Molly physically transforms herself from the tough, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Q&A: 'Babymakers' Star Olivia Munn on Simulating Humping and Screaming Ladies

31 July 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Olivia Munn is having a moment.

The G4 and "Daily Show" alum recently shattered Channing Tatum's heart in "Magic Mike" (not to mention providing at least two reasons men would want to see a male stripper movie) and is winning over critics with her dramatic turn in Aaron Sorkin's much ballyhooed HBO series "The Newsroom."

And don't miss her in "The Babymakers," a new comedy directed by Broken Lizard vet Jay Chandrasekhar about a dude (Paul Schneider) who, due to a wacky set of circumstances, plots to rob a sperm bank with his buddies (including Bl heavyweight Kevin Heffernan), unbeknownst to his baby-fevered wife (Munn).

We dialed up the Maxim Hot 100 mainstay for the 411 on "Makers" and more.

"Babymakers" isn't technically a Broken Lizard movie, but their handprints are all over it. Are you a fan of their previous work?

Oh, yeah. I mean, my little brother and I bonded over "Super Troopers. »

- Kevin Polowy

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The Gotham Group Signs First-Look Deal With ABC Studios

27 July 2012 2:53 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Management/production company the Gotham Group has signed a two year first-look producing deal with ABC Studios for both drama and comedy projects. In addition to talent, The Gotham Group, founded by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein in 1993, represents a lot of authors and content, including libraries and publishing houses. As part of the deal with ABC Studios, the studio is already in negotiations on two of Gotham’s literary properties, I Hate Other People’s Kids by Adrianne Frost and The Intern Files by Jamie Fedorko, both to be developed as half-hours. This marks Gotham Group’s first primetime first-look deal. Its TV producing credits include the 2007 CBS animated comedy Creature Comforts. On the feature side, where Gotham has a first-look deal at Sony Pictures Animation, the company is in production on the Idris Elba starrer No Good Deed for Screen Gems and prepping the Dan Schechter-directed The Switch with »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Chris Columbus Plays Ball, Michael Rapaport Goes Noir & Brad Peyton Shakes The Earth For New Directing Gigs

7 June 2012 8:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No stranger to film adaptations, John Grisham is set to get another check in the mail courtesy of Chris Columbus, who has officially signed on to write and direct the adaptation of the author's “Calico Joe.” The novel, released earlier this year, revolves around the world of baseball and involves a nearly fatal pitch thrown in August 24, 1973 and its implications 30 years later on both the batter, “Calico Joe” Caste, and the pitcher, Warren Tracey. Hopefully this film can match the quality of the last year’s baseball movie, “Moneyball.” [Variety]

Character actor and “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” helmer Michael Rapaport is set to direct his first fictional feature, an adaptation of the Jason Starr novel “Tough Luck.” The noir thriller is set in Brooklyn and follows a nice kid who, after getting in trouble with a bookie, decides to join his friend on a “can’t-lose caper. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Brad Peyton to direct San Andreas 3D for New Line

5 June 2012 7:36 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Warner Bros. recently rewarded Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton for the solid success of his 3D family adventure by hiring him to direct its sequel, Journey 3. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed another high-profile directing gig when Peyton signed on to helm San Andreas 3D, reportedly budgeted over $100 million and promising state-of-the-art 3D effects. Screenwriter Jeremy Passmore co-wrote the script with Andre Fabrizio. Veteran writer Allan Loeb, responsible for recent comedies Just Go With It, The Dilemma and The Switch, joined the project to polish the original draft. »

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Brad Peyton to direct San Andreas 3D for New Line

5 June 2012 7:36 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Warner Bros. recently rewarded Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton for the solid success of his 3D family adventure by hiring him to direct its sequel, Journey 3. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed another high-profile directing gig when Peyton signed on to helm San Andreas 3D, reportedly budgeted over $100 million and promising state-of-the-art 3D effects. Screenwriter Jeremy Passmore co-wrote the script with Andre Fabrizio. Veteran writer Allan Loeb, responsible for recent comedies Just Go With It, The Dilemma and The Switch, joined the project to polish the original draft. »

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Blu-ray Release: High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank

18 May 2012 1:10 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 7, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $20.00 each

Studio: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

High Fidelity

Two of our favorite John Cusack (2012) movies are High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank, and we’re thrilled to finally have them on high-definition Blu-ray.

2000′s High Fidelity and 1997′s Grosse Pointe Blank and both smart, fast-talking and very funny films.

Based on the book by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity tells the story of Rob (Cusack) a record store owner and compulsive list maker who’s having relationship issues. After his girlfriend (Iben Hjejle) leaves him for their older and very strange neighbor (Tim Robbins, Bull Durham), Rob recounts his top five breakups, visiting his exes (including Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Rebound) to find out where he went wrong.

Jack Black (Gulliver’s Travels) and Todd Louiso (The Switch) are great as Cusack’s record store sidekicks in the film, which was directed by Stephen Frears (Tamara Drewe »

- Sam

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