4 items from 2011
When you have a director going by the name ‘Bobcat’, you instantly get the sense that there’s something pretty excellent about the man, and undoubtedly the same can be said for his work.
Goldthwait’s last feature, World’s Greatest Dad, is one that I unfortunately missed when it came out a couple of years back, but I have heard great things of it, and great things of Robin Williams in the lead role. ‘Great things’ aren’t necessarily something you often hear of when there’s mention of Robin Williams in new roles these days, so Goldthwait has clearly been doing something right. He’s also recently directed about half of Demetri Martin’s TV series, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Exclusive: Fox is finalizing a deal for a presentation order to an animated comedy project from comedian Demetri Martin, Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. The pickup came shortly after the project, a family workplace comedy set in the California Redwoods, was pitched to the network. The former Daily Show correspondent will write and voice a lead character in the animated comedy, which he will executive produce with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope. Animation is not new territory for Martin, who among other things is an artist. His Comedy Central series Important Things With Demetri Martin regularly featured animated segments as well as him doing whimsical drawings on a flip chart. Martin, repped by CAA and attorney Nancy Rose, had a development deal at CBS last season. This marks the second animated presentation at Fox for Chernin Entertainment. Its first one, Jonah Hill's Allen Gregory, went to series and premieres Oct. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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Stalwart scene stealer Paul Rudd is back, and he's taking another shot at a lead role in 'Our Idiot Brother,' TV director Jesse Peretz's ('Important Things With Demetri Martin') indie comedy about a nice-guy farmer (Rudd) who gets arrested for selling marijuana to a uniformed police officer.
The actor hasn't always had the best of luck when asked to carry a flick. His last two tries, James L. Brooks' 'How Do You Know' with Reese Witherspoon and his team-up with Steve Carell, 'Dinner for Schmucks,' both failed to catch on with critics or moviegoers. With 'Idiot,' though, Rudd seems to have found a part that plays right to the low-key likability that's made him a favorite in smaller roles.
Down on his luck after getting out of the slammer, Ned »
- John Mitchell
Chicago – Reliving the 1980s is what Topher Grace, ironically known for “That ‘70s Show,” set out to do with the story line for his new film, “Take Me Home Tonight.” Comedian Demetri Martin has a supporting role in that film.
Grace developed the original story, about a post-collegiate guy named Matt working in a video store, trying to figure out the next stage of his life. When he encounters a high school crush named Tori (Teresa Palmer), he makes up a scenario where he works for the investment film Goldman Sachs. He then catches up to an actual Goldman Sachs employee, played by Demetri Martin, to back up his story. The rest of the movie is basically about Matt working through the deception.
HollywoodChicago.com caught up with these two co-stars, and talked about their new film and their rich and interesting careers so far.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
4 items from 2011