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Justin Theroux to Guest Star on Emma Stone, Jonah Hill Netflix Series ‘Maniac’

22 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Justin Theroux has been cast in a guest starring role in Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s upcoming Netflix series “Maniac,” Variety has confirmed.

Details on the nature of Theroux’s character are unknown, but the series is a dark comedy based on a Norwegian series. It follows a man who lives a fantasy life in his dreams, but in reality, is locked up at an institution. Both Hill and Stone will play patients in the institution.

Theroux most recently starred in the HBO series “The Leftovers,” which ended its run on the premium cable network after three seasons in June. He has also appeared in the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Parks and Recreation.” On the film side, he has appeared in films such as “American Psycho,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” and “The Girl on the Train.” Theroux has also found success as a screenwriter, having worked on the scripts for “Tropic Thunder,” “Iron Man 2 »

- Joe Otterson

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‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There’s a case to be made that Tom Cruise is a compelling screen presence when he looks desperate. Much evidence for this claim was gathered in his millennial run – 1999’s “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Magnolia,” 2001’s “Vanilla Sky” – in which varyingly forceful writer-directors did their level best to chip away at their star’s glib toothpaste-salesman confidence and expose the very human doubts and frailties behind it. After those box-office failures, Cruise retreated to the surety of known properties and franchises; though we got glimpses of other Cruises – notably the Comic Cruise of “Tropic Thunder” – this was his fall-back position up until the disastrous “The Mummy.” It’s possible that audiences had grown tired of watching a performer playing it so consistently safe: as Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson had twigged, it’s always more revealing watching a control freak losing control.

American Made” isn’t a major breakthrough, »

- Mike McCahill

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Meyerowitz Stories Trailer Unites Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman

16 August 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"And the Oscar goes to, Adam Sandler!" Are those words you ever thought you would hear in your lifetime? As crazy as it may sound, we can't absolutely rule it out. The Meyerowitz Stories earned the actor a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes and there has been considerable buzz ever since. Now Netflix has released the first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and it actually seems like this buzz may have been warranted. Plus, we get to see Ben Stiller punch Adam Sandler in the face.

Netflix stepped in and scooped up The Meyerowitz Stories after it premiered, which has been standard practice for them on the festival circuit these days. Not to mention that they have a contract with Adam Sandler that has him produce original movies for them, but those are the usual Happy Madison offerings that most people probably wouldn't watch unless they were free on Netflix. »

- MovieWeb

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Jay Baruchel interview: Chapterhouse Comics, Goon 2, Statham

11 July 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Duncan Bowles Jul 17, 2017

Jay Baruchel chats to us about comics, X-Men movies, Goon 2 and Jason Statham...

Jay Baruchel is a very happy man indeed. Over the last decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to interview a lot of people for Den of Geek, but Mr Baruchel might just be the most enthusiastic one to date – almost every sentence ended with the kind of joyous laugh that would come from having, quite possibly, the best job ever, twice. Known to most as an actor with a gift for the comedic, having starred in the likes of Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up, Goon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Art Of The Steal (to name a few personal favourites) as well as voicing accidental hero Hiccup in the fantastic How To Train Your Dragon movies, it was about his recent involvement with Canadian comic book publisher, Chapterhouse, that we had a chat with him about. »

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Ben Stiller and Ex-Wife Christine Taylor Share a Fiery Onscreen Reunion in Dodgeball Charity Video

14 June 2017 4:41 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are reuniting onscreen for the first time since their surprise split earlier this year.

The friendly exes, who announced their breakup in May after 17 years of marriage, aren’t letting the separation get in the way of a good cause. Stiller and Taylor reignited some of their fiery dialogue from 2004’s Dodgeball: An Underdog Story for a new charity reunion video sponsored by Omaze.

The short video sees Stiller back in character as megalomaniac gym manager White Goodman, while Taylor reprises her role as Kate Veatch, a lawyer who is constantly fighting off Goodman’s unwanted advances. »

- Mike Miller

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The Cannonball Run relaunch finds its director and writers

14 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is revving its engines on The Cannonball Run, with the studio is talks with director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence) and screenwriters Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum).

Described as a “relaunch” of the series rather than a remake, the new film is being produced by Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) and will once again focus on the legendary illegal cross-country race. Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen was previously attached to write and direct the film, but has left for unspecified reasons.

The first Cannonball Run movie was released in 1981, and was followed by sequels in 1984 and 1989. The original film featured an all-star cast which included the likes of Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Chain, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. »

- Amie Cranswick

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’Cannonball Run’ Reboot: Warner Bros. Taps ‘Dodgeball’ Director for New Take on Hal Needham Films

13 June 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warner Bros. is gearing up for a “Cannonball Run” reboot, with “Dodgeball” director Rawson Thurber and “Reno 911” creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant in talks to direct and write, reports Deadline.

Read More: ‘Baywatch’ Review: The Rock and Zac Efron Deliver A Splashy Summer Hit Full of Dick Jokes

The project will relaunch the franchise begun by Hal Needham’s “The Cannonball Run” in 1981, a slapdash comedy starred Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and many other stars of the time. The Fox release was universally panned by critics, but was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year. Warner Bros. followed that up in 1984 with “Cannonball Run II,” and Orion released a third film, “Speed Zone,” in 1989. The franchise centers around a cross-country car race, inspired by a real race that took place throughout the 1970’s.

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- Jude Dry

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‘Cannonball Run’ Remake Lands ‘Dodgeball’ Director and Two Promising Writers

13 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A remake of the 1981 action comedy Cannonball Run has been in the works for years. The last update we heard on the project had Get Hard director and Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen writing and directing. But it appears that deal never came to fruition, as a new director and pair of writers have […]

The post ‘Cannonball Run’ Remake Lands ‘Dodgeball’ Director and Two Promising Writers appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Ben Stiller and Benicio del Toro announce TV prison drama

5 June 2017 12:04 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jun 5, 2017

Showtime is pressing ahead with Escape At Dannemora, a prison break drama directed by Ben Stiller, starring Benicio del Toro...

Here's an exciting one: Ben Stiller, cinematic icon and director of Zoolander, The Cable Guy, Tropic Thunder and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, has announced a TV team-up with Benicio del Toro.

Stiller will direct and del Toro will star in Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series from Showtime, about a real-life New York prison break from 2015. Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano are among the supporting cast.

Collider shares this spiel from the official press release...

"Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married woman who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both convicts, inducing her to assist them with their escape. »

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Paul Dano joins Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' limited series

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Production on Showtime title will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, an eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and new cast member Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

Arquette will play »

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Ben Stiller’s 'Escape At Dannemora' ordered at Showtime

2 June 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Paul Dano joins cast. Production will begin later this year at the actual locations in upstate New York.

Showtime has given a production order to Ben Stiller’s Escape At Dannemora, a new eight-hour limited series starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano

The limited series is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in summer 2015 that sparked a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. 

Stiller will serve as executive producer and direct all eight episodes. Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin will write and also serve as executive producers alongside Stiller, Bryan Zuriff, Michael De Luca via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Red Hour Productions.

Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison who masterminds the escape.  

Arquette will play »

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Why Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Struggled Before Their Surprise Split

31 May 2017 8:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor‘s conflicting priorities contributed to their shocking split.

While Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, have collaborated over the years, the actor’s hectic work schedule put a strain on the relationship.

“It gets hard — he has a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom,” a source tells People in this week’s issue.

Stiller and Taylor, who costarred in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development and Zoolander 2, are parents to daughter Ella, 15, and son Quinlin, 11.

“They are a very loving family,” adds the source, who »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

26 May 2017 3:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are splitting after 17 years of marriage.

The pair released a joint statement to People on Friday.

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time,” Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, said.

The actors wed in May of 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii, with Stiller popping the question to Taylor while in rehearsals for Meet the Parents »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

26 May 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are separating after 17 years of marriage. The couple released a joint statement to Et on Friday, saying, "With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate." It goes on: "Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time." Related25 Celebrity Couples Who Have Already Broken Up This Year Ben and Christine met while filming the pilot for a never-aired TV series Heat Vision and Jack, and the couple tied the knot in May 2000. They've starred in five films together, including Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. They share two children together: daughter Ella, born in 2002, and son Quinlin, who they welcomed in 2005. »

- Brittney Stephens

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Exclusive: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

26 May 2017 3:08 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After 17 years of marriage, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are calling it quits.

The pair exclusively announced their split in a joint statement to Et on Friday.

Related: Ben Stiller Bonds With Adorable Son Quinlin at New York Knicks Game

"With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate," Stiller and Taylor said. "Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time."

The couple, who met while filming a never-broadcast TV pilot called Heat Vision and Jack, tied the knot in May 2000 at an oceanfront ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. "When I met her, I pretty much thought, 'That's the person,'" Stiller told Et in a 2007 interview. "It was like, 'Wow, this is a great person. I love her »

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Are Comedies In Peril On The Big Screen & Headed To Streaming? Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler & ‘Meyerowitz’ Cast Sound Off – Cannes

22 May 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In 2008, seven comedy releases ultimately crossed the $100 million threshold. Ben Stiller had one of those titles that he starred in and directed, Tropic Thunder ($110.5 million), and Adam Sandler had two in the summer comedy You Don’t Mess With The Zohan ($100M) and the family comedy Bedtime Stories ($110M). Last year, only three comedies crossed the century mark at the domestic B.O. — Ghostbusters, Central Intelligence and Bad Moms — with 2015 faring no better with… »

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As 'Guardians 2' Repeats at #1 'King Arthur' & 'Snatched' Will Duel Over Mother's Day Weekend

11 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The 2017 summer movie season kicked off last weekend with the strong opening for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which enters its sophomore session this weekend and will once again find itself atop the box office as the week's new wide releases*King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched*aren't looking to offer much competition. Question is, with the Guardians sequel outperforming the opening weekend of the original by more than 55% (the best opening performance for a first sequel among all Marvel Cinematic Universe films), will the second weekend for the galactic superheroes also outperform the norm? In our showdown featuring Marvel First Sequels you can see the average second weekend drop for the four other films on the list is 57.4%, an average that would have Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 delivering over $62 million this weekend. The best hold among those comparisons belonged to Captain America: Winter »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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The 25 greatest movies about making movies

3 May 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison May 19, 2017

From the currently playing Their Finest to the likes of Bowfinger and Boogie Nights, we salute the movies about making movies...

If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch.

Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, may be the greatest film about »

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Justin Theroux Says He's 'Not in Competition' With Wife Jennifer Aniston When It Comes to Success

26 April 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Justin Theroux has no problem taking his work home to wife Jennifer Aniston.

In the May issue of Esquire magazine, the 45-year-old actor-writer opens up about having a career in the same industry as Aniston, and how that affects their marriage. "She's successful for a reason. We're not in competition." he insists. "If I was competing for the same job as her, I might be less forgiving."

Exclusive: Justin Theroux Dishes on the Benefits of His Secret Wedding to Jennifer Aniston

In fact, Theroux -- whose screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 -- says his wife and friends inspire his writing. "I have very funny friends and a very funny wife," he brags. "I bounce ideas off of them. If I get a deep belly laugh, I know I've hit something."

As for the fame that comes with being married to a former Friends star, Theroux has an interesting outlook. "A friend »

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Justin Theroux Says Wife Jennifer Aniston Is ‘Successful for a Reason’ — and Hints of a Work Collaboration

26 April 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jennifer Aniston is well-known for displaying her comedic talents on TV shows like Friends and in a slew of funny movies, and husband Justin Theroux says he uses her skills to his advantage in his own work — even as he admits he’s glad he’s not competing against her for laughs.

“She’s successful for a reason … we’re not in competition,” the 45-year-old actor and screenwriter said in an interview with Esquire. “If I was competing for the same job as her, I might be less forgiving.”

The Leftovers star also revealed that Aniston, whom he wed in »

- Stephanie Petit

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