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While Halloween may still be more than a week again, it looks like Megan Fox is already getting in to the spooky spirit! James Franco took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a shot with the 28-year-old stunner, in which she's sporting a long white dress which is covered in blood. Giving the camera a haunting stare, the Transformers star also wears a white boa around her neck and pouts her lips in the pic. Meanwhile, Franco is seated on the staircase beside his pal, wrapping his arm around the bloodied beauty while sporting a bald head and bushy mustache. "Megan Fox is the best!" the Pineapple Express star captioned the photo. No word yet why Fox is sporting the »
IFC Films is taking U.S. rights to Manglehorn, the Al Pacino starrer helmed by David Gordon Green that premiered last month in Venice and Toronto. Pacino stars along with Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, and Chris Messina in the drama about a reclusive small town locksmith (Pacino) torn between mourning the love of his life and moving on via a new cautious friendship with a local woman.
Manglehorn was one of the hot titles left unbought at the close of Tiff, where CAA was repping sales. The Worldview Entertainment and Dreambridge Films production is produced by Green, Lisa Muskat, and Derrick Tseng and executive produced by Melissa Coolidge, Brad Coolidge, Todd J. Labarowski, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.
Green, who’s known to veer between character-driven dramas (All The Real Girls, George Washington) and lower-brow comedies (Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter), most recently directed the indie dramedy Prince Avalanche »
- Jen Yamato
Seth Rogen is making a Comeback. The Pineapple Express actor has landed a guest-starring role on the HBO comedy, playing a fictionalized version of Valerie’s (Lisa Kudrow) former nemesis Paulie G (Lance Barber) on the new show within the show, Seeing Red. Buzzfeed first reported the news. In the original run, Paulie G was the showrunner of Room and Bored, the sitcom Valerie starred on in a bid to make a comeback in her career, which was all documented for a reality show that was ripe with tense moments between actress and showrunner. Now, Paulie G has created a »
- Natalie Abrams
Valerie Cherish’s biggest rival is making a Comeback, and Seth Rogen’s got something to do with it.
Rogen will appear in two episodes as himself, where — patience here, because this is a bit confusing — he will portray a fictional version of Valerie’s showbiz nemesis Paulie G. in a new HBO series written by Paulie G. himself (played by Lance Barber). Valerie will also star in the show-within-a-show, titled Seeing Red, playing an exaggerated version of herself named Mallory Church. »
Filming is underway in New Orleans on director David Gordon Green’s (“Pineapple Express,” “George Washington”) feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2005 documentary Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Oscar winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade”).
When a group of American consultants accept the challenge of getting an unpopular Bolivian president re-elected, they realize they need help. Tracking down retired maverick political consultant Jane Bodine (Bullock) to her cabin in the woods, they persuade her to lead the team—a decision they quickly come to regret, as “Calamity” Jane begins to live up to her nickname, unleashing her very own brand of chaos on the campaign.
Just as all seems lost, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), Jane’s worst enemy, arrives in town to work for the opposition. Suddenly things become personal and as the battle begins the consultants get to see Jane the legend in action. »
- Michelle McCue
Sean Durkin, the director of Elizabeth Olsen's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," is in negotiations with Sony Pictures to direct a big screen adaptation of the "Little House on the Prairie" TV series. The show, which aired on NBC from 1974 to 1983 and starred Michael Landon, focused on a pioneer family living in the 1880s in the American Midwest. It was known for is wholesome values and was loosely based on a series of children's books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, who based it on her childhood. The project was originally set up for David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), who ended up dropping out. Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) wrote the script. »
Loading View on Instagram James Franco and Seth Rogen's new endeavor doesn't have a big costume budget. The longtime pals and Pineapple Express costars posted several censored nude photos on Instagram, posing together as a part of their new mystery project. "See if me and seth can make it, Naked and Afraid!!!! Wtf?! You'll see," Franco, 36, captioned a photo with his friend, hiding naked under a blue tarp. The pair also posed in the wilderness with side messenger bags and a blurred sensor over their privates. Loading View on [...] »
In 2008, James Franco and Seth Rogen co-starred in Pineapple Express, one of the greatest movies ever made. In 2014, they continue to spite the world by not making a sequel to that modern classic, though their bromance did continue in last year's This Is the End. Instead, they tease us by hanging out together all the time, sometimes while outdoors and completely without clothes. The duo posted a number of Instagram photos together as they frolicked naked in the woods with multiple mentions of the phrase "Naked and Afraid" in the captions, strongly suggesting that the two will be appearing on »
- Joshua Rivera
On the set of The Interview, talking to James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg really isn’t much of an interview. It’s more like three really good friends joking around with journalists trying to direct the conversation. The trio are incredibly familiar with each other. They’ve worked together on Pineapple Express, This Is the End, […]
- Germain Lussier
You may need to read over our feature The Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects Of Director David Gordon Green to give you a reminder, but at one time the filmmaker was attached to direct "Goat," with Emile Hirsch linked to star (he would later work with the actor on "Prince Avalanche"). It didn't come to pass, but now James Franco (who Green worked with on "Pineapple Express" and "Your Highness") is picking up the baton. Franco will produce, and Andrew Neel ("King Kelly") will direct the adaptation of Brad Land's memoir about "a 19-year-old boy who enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of 'brotherhood,' tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways." The production will use Green's script as the foundation, with Neel and his "King Kelly" co-writer Mike Roberts giving it a pass. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Not to be forgotten in the wake of this week's big Netflix news, Amazon has announced its own series pickups today. The internet superstore has ordered full seasons of "Hand of God" and "Red Oaks." "Hand of God" is created by Ben Watkins ("Burn Notice") with Marc Forster ("World War Z") directing. The series features Ron Perlman in the lead as a man who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a quest for revenge. Perlman's character, Pernell Harris, believes he is getting messages from God, directing him. Dana Delany and Andre Royo are also featured in the cast. "Red Oaks" is directed by David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic"). It is a period story, taking place in 1985, and follows an assistant tennis pro (Craig Roberts) at a Jersey country club and the people who work and frequent it. The series also stars Richard Kind, »
- Josh Lasser
A dramatic psychological thriller set in a corrupt modern city and a sunny, coming-of-age comedy set in the 80s. Introducing the two new Amazon Original Series headed into production: Red Oaks, from producer Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), and Hand of God, written by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and directed by Marc Forster (World War Z).
Hand of God stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) as Judge Pernell Harris, a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side, who suffers a mental breakdown and goes on a vigilante quest to find the rapist who tore his family apart. With no real evidence to go on, Pernell begins to rely on “visions” and “messages” he believes are being sent by God through his ventilator-bound son.
What Hand of God viewers have been saying:
“From the opening credits to the final scene, I was completely hooked and entertained. »
After a massive fan effort, slinging one billion birds in game, to unlock content from the upcoming Angry Birds movie, Rovio, creators of the uber-popular mobile game, and Sony Pictures have unveiled the first image from the 3D animated movie (showing some major difference from the game. Mainly, they have arms and legs now), and a look at the voice cast, which is interesting to say the list. Leading the cast as Red is Horrible Bosses' Jason Sudiekis, with Josh Gad (last heard voicing Olaf in Frozen) as yellow bird Chuck, and Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express) as Bomb. The supporting cast includes Bill Hader (Superbad), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), and Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage providing his voice as the Great Eagle. That is a lot of fantastic comedy actors all in one place. I dismissed the Angry Birds movie when I first »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
James Franco’s list of personal and professional achievements continues to dazzle and/or perplex the public at large. Between his mission to adapt William Faulkner’s most unfilmable novels, impress the New York art scene with his canvases, and become an established author via his volumes of poetry and short stories, the man somehow fits in time to produce movies as well. On that note, today we’re hearing that his production company, Rabbit Bandini, will be producing a frat hazing flick titled Goat.
The movie will mark a reunion of sorts for Franco, who’ll once more be working with Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. However, the Pineapple director won’t be calling the shots this time – although he was originally slated to. His original line-up for the flick even had casting underway, with Emile Hirsch attached in the lead role. After Green opted out of directing, »
- Gem Seddon
I didn’t have to be asked twice if I wanted to visit the Vancouver set of Seth Rogen’s latest comedic endeavor, The Interview. Not only was he teaming up with James Franco again, it’s always a treat to watch the comedy genius in action especially behind the scenes.
Rogen co-directs The Interview with his childhood buddy, Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Pineapple Express), drawing from a script that the pair co-penned with former Daily Show executive producer, and South Park writer, Dan Sterling. The duo who refuse to be pigeon-holed are touching on a new genre: Dr. Strangelove-esque absurdist political satire.
- Tiffany Rose
It has been awhile since I’ve seen a good movie come rolling off the Judd Apatow and Friends assembly line. I’m not entirely sure if that is because I have not seen any of them in awhile (never bothered with This is 40) or if they have all just been rather awful (was not a fan of Funny People); I imagine it is likely a combination of the two. It’s definitely not my maturity level that is to blame; I can still watch Superbad, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Pineapple Express over and over and snort with laughter at crass jokes I have heard a million times before. But lately, any new films featuring Seth Rogen’s gravelly tones, billowing clouds of marijuana smoke and obvious Jewish jokes have just not been at the top of my to-watch list. However, Neighbors pleasantly surprised my low expectations, »
- Lee Jutton
Hope you like scares, because here comes a chilling fact: If "Gilmore Girls" began today, Lorelai Gilmore would've been born in 1982. Choke on that. Most of these streams are available beginning October 1. Check out our list of streaming musts from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle. Hulu "South Park" Did you know Hulu has exclusive rights to "South Park"? It does. And did you know that "The Book of Mormon," which I finally saw, plays like a long, mostly good episode of "South Park"? Except unlike "South Park," my mother loves it? And she's the kind of person who tried banning "Salute Your Shorts" in my house because they sometimes made jokes about jockstraps? It's all confusing, but let's just sit back and watch "South Park" again. Remember Scuzzlebutt, the creature who had Patrick Duffy for a leg? Yeah, that's 17 years old. Fun newsflash: You'll be dead soon. "Scandal" Olivia »
- Louis Virtel
• Twilight: Eclipse star Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in a new contemporary version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. Danny Huston (Magic City) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Vegas) will star as modern-day Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, a husband and wife team of eccentric scientists living in Los Angeles who create the creature. Bernard Rose (Candyman) has adapted Shelley’s work for the picture he is directing. [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
"He's peanut butter and jealous!" Following last weekend's debut of the much better red band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's comedy The Interview, a more tame green band trailer for appropriate audiences has arrived. It's mostly the same trailer, but cuts out the extended profane bits. However, there is some solid new footage of James Franco showing his dimwitted side as talk show personality Dave Skylark as his producer (Rogen) just wants to do real news instead of celebrity gossip bullshit. Blink and you'll miss Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing with some puppies on the faux show "Skylark Tonight." Watch! Here's the new green band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's The Interview from Sony: If you missed the raunchy red band trailer for The Interview, you can watch it right here. The Interview is written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (of This is the End previously, »
- Ethan Anderton
Matching the right actor with the perfect project is a tricky (but tested) formula for box office success.
Take “The Interview.” The upcoming story of two newsmen tapped to assassinate a ruthless military dictator didn’t really move the needle with moviegoers until they found out that the film starred James Franco and Seth Rogen, a comic duo who previously headlined “Pineapple Express” and “This Is The End.”
That’s the takeaway from Piedmont Media Research, after the consumer testing firm polled 1,500 people about “The Interview” and other upcoming fall releases in order to gauge how an actor’s presence in a particular film impacts audiences’ enthusiasm. The people surveyed were selected to be demographically representative of the movie-going public in terms of age, gender, ticket-buying behavior and ethnicity. The results indicate that while star power may not shine as brightly as it did in Hollywood’s golden age, the »
- Brent Lang
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