Contrary to the previous trailer which focuses on introducing Jeremy Piven's character Don Ready, this new one highlights on how Ready psyches up his sales team to turn a failing auto dealership's Fourth of July sale into major profitable event. The restricted promo video also gives out more on the dinner table scene where Ready tells his ragtag crew what they should prepare for the next day.
"The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" is directed by Neal Brennan. "Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven stars with the supporting cast that include Kathryn Hahn, Ving Rhames,
Jeremy Piven, the Ari Gold of HBO television series "Entourage", stars as Don Ready, a salesman, lover and song stylist. When an ailing local car dealership is on the brink of bankruptcy, they call on this used-car liquidator to turn their Fourth of July sale into a major profitable event. Bringing his ragtag crew along, Ready comes to sell, drink and go to strip clubs. But, little that he knows, he is about to fall in love and find his soul.
"The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" was
To facilitate its move, Warners will delay releasing fantasy sequel "Final Destination: Death Trip 3D" until Aug. 28. "Death Trip" had been set to unspool on Aug. 14; "Traveler's" was an unslotted 2010 title.
Starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, "Traveler's" is a romantic drama based on a best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Its screenplay was written by Bruce Joel Rubin ("Stuart Little 2"), with Robert Schwentke ("Tattoo") directing.
Also set to unspool wide on Aug. 14 are Sony's sci-fi thriller "District 9," Summit's youth comedy "Band Slam" and Paramount Vantage's adult laugher "The Goods: The Don Ready Story."
Most of the majors' summer release slates have been locked down for some time, but industryites have anticipated some late-breaking jockeying over one or more August slots. The industry marks its boxoffice summer from the first
The 2009 Paramount films with available production stills include “Hotel For Dogs,” “Defiance,” “The Uninvited,” “I Love You, Man,” “Monsters vs. Aliens,” “The Soloist,” “The Goods: The Don Ready Story,” “Star Trek,” “Imagine That,” and “Dance Flick”.
“Hotel For Dogs”
Release date: January 16th, 2009
Cast: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Kyla Pratt with Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle
Directed by: Thor Freudenthal
Written by: Jeff Lowell and Bob Schooley & Mark McCorkle
Synopsis:”Hotel for Dogs” stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in a smart, funny comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When their new guardians forbid 16-year-old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use
Hahn had been on the radar of Fox's head of casting Marcia Shulman since her days at Yale School of Drama, when the actress was a standout at the school's annual showcase for agents and TV executives.
Hahn landed a co-starring role on NBC's "Crossing Jordan" shortly after graduating. For six seasons, she played Lily Lebowski on the crime drama, drawing the attention of Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly, who ran NBC Entertainment for half of the "Jordan" run.
Hahn's deal with Fox marks a rare talent pact as the broadcast networks have been scaling back in the past few years.
"In a time when there is less money for such deals, we're taking really specific shots, and Hahn was one that both Kevin and I wanted to pursue," Shulman said.
While Fox brass is open to
After his first studio and network test, Ben Koldyke has landed the central role in "Boldly Going Nowhere," which also has tapped "Arrested Development" alum Tony Hale.
The high-concept comedy, from the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" trio of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, is about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain (Koldyke).
Hale, repped by Icm and Framework, will play the ship's robot, who thinks he's superior to the human race. He next appears in the features "The Informant," "The Goods: The Don Ready Story" and "The Dream of the Romans."
Koldyke's casting stems from a chance meeting two years ago at the Rose Cafe in Venice, Calif., where "Philadelphia" creator-star McElhenney regularly had breakfast.
That day, instead of the check, McElhenney was given an anonymous note -- "Hey,
- The good news is they ain't shutting down, The bads news is... There is a changing of the guard in the Indiewood landscape. Studio's Indie divisions are being either shut down or morphed, and a combo of hiring and firing is now the mainstay. We don't need to list those that have bit the dust since the start of the year, but this week I was perplexed by an unexpected move from an indie-label that had a great year in 2007, at least in terms of critical acclaim. While they aren't throwing in the towel (as wildly speculated), Paramount VantageParamount Vantage
The pair is in final negotiations to star in the Todd Phillips bachelor-party comedy, about three friends who lose the groom at their Vegas fandango two days before the wedding. The third lead role has yet to be cast.
The project, a spec which Warners acquired from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore last fall, is moving forward quickly, with cast and crew now entering preproduction.
Legendary Pictures will finance and co-produce the comedy. Phillips will direct and produce under his Green Hat Films banner; Dan Goldberg will produce and Scott Budnick will exec produce.
The project marks Helms' first lead feature role to date. The "Daily Show" and "Office" veteran has roles in the upcoming Eddie Murphy comedy "Meet Dave" and Neal Brennan's "The Goods: The Don Ready Story."
Cooper next stars in Christian Alvart's "Case 39" for Paramount and Warners' Jennifer Aniston-toplined romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You."
Phillips, who last directed "School for Scoundrels" for Dimension, plans on shooting the supernatural comedy "Man-Witch" after he wraps "Hangover."
Goods marks the third major feature project for the Crossing Jordan alumna in the past six months, after her roles in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road for DreamWorks and Adam McKay's Step Brothers for Columbia, which is produced by Judd Apatow.
Goods, the first comedy under Paramount Vantage's deal with Will Ferrell and McKay's Gary Sanchez Prods., centers on Don Ready (Jeremy Piven), a used-car liquidator hired to save a struggling dealership during a Fourth of July weekend sale. Hahn will play the only woman on his team of mercenary car salesmen. Filming on the movie is scheduled to begin in December in Los Angeles.
Hahn, who played Lily Lebowski on Jordan for six years, is repped by Gersh and attorney James Adams.