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The off-Broadway production will be directed by Terry Kinney.
The Money Shot will chronicle Graham as a former movie star trying desperately to secure a hit, Deadline reports.
Graham is best known for her work in Boogie Nights.
There will be lots of sci-fi at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.
“The Hangover” actress Sondra Currie will be on location to pitch a new sci-fi television series “Ganymede Pan” to fans and others attending the convention. Currie is best known as Alan’s mother in all three “Hangover” movies.
Currie spoke with in detail about the premise of the television and her plans for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con International.
Read the interview below.
Latino-Review: Tell me more about this show “Ganymede Pan.” I’ve seen the trailer. What is this science-fiction television show you’re trying to promote?
Sondra Currie: It’s a situation in which the universe is in grave danger. I play General Tai. She is the nemesis on the show. There’s a psychotropic substance or we call it a “trope. »
- Gig Patta
As Comic-Con 2014 kicks off in San Diego, Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) announces three new deals that will bolster Ucp’s genre library and are sure to generate excitement among both comic book and horror enthusiasts. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
Ucp has signed award-winning graphic novel writer Warren Ellis (New York Times best-seller Gun Machine and Iron Man: Extremis, the Marvel Comics graphic novel and basis for Iron Man 3) to develop Ellis’ first original TV series in collaboration with Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment (“The Walking Dead,” Terminator).
Additionally, Ucp and Idw Entertainment have optioned the horror comic book Night Mary with the intent to co-develop it as a live action TV series. Ucp has also optioned the Kickstarter-funded breakout hit Five Ghosts, written by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, from Black Mask Studios to develop it as an original TV series.
“We love genre at Ucp, »
- Debi Moore
Set against the world of organic farming, Helms plays a member of a dysfunctional family struggling to keep their farm from financial ruin, until a bizarre twist of fate changes their lives forever. Swank will play his wife, Harris his father.
Inarritu will direct. Studio Media Rights Capital will take the drama out to buyers for premium cable, basic cable and streaming in early August.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
In May, MTV picked up an as-yet untitled comedy pilot about a 22-year-old who finds an unlikely advice guru after accidentally rear-ending a celebrity’s car. Now the pilot has a star, and it’s ready to Chang—er, change—its name.
EW has confirmed that Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community) will star in said pilot, now known as Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. The script follows Andy, who catches his girlfriend cheating, accidentally damages Jeong’s fancy car, and then gets advice from the star on how to Chang change his life for the better. Jeong will play himself. »
- Jackson McHenry
In its second annual study of Lgbt representation in studio films, GLAAD found that major studios have continued to underrepresent and misrepresent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters. The advocacy organization found that, of the 102 releases from 7 major studios, only 17 included characters that identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual—adding that a majority of these characters were minor roles or cameos, and that many representations were “outright defamatory.”
GLAAD took seven major studios to task in its Studio Responsibility Index (Sri), giving both Paramount and Warner Brothers “failing” grades for including only minor and offensive portrayals of Lgbt people in their 2013 releases. »
- Jackson McHenry
Community's Ken Jeong is going on a ride with MTV. The Hangover star has landed a leading role in the youth-skewing cable network's coming-of-age comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the project now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It. The comedy entry revolves around 22-year-old Andy, who, after catching his girlfriend cheating, accidentally rear-ends Jeong's fancy car. Taking pity on Andy, Jeong takes it upon himself to teach him how to man up. Jeong will play himself, with the casting lifting the contingency on the pilot. The pilot will not prevent Jeong
- Lesley Goldberg
For the second successive year, Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes’ annual list of the highest paid actors, released today. What is even more impressive is that he is number one again despite only having had one film released in 2014 so far – his cameo in Jon Favreau’s hit indie comedy Chef.
It turns out that most (if not all) of Downey Jr.’s earnings this year have come from his back-end deals with Disney and Marvel for his work in last year’s highest grossing film Iron Man 3, which took a whopping $1.215 billion at the worldwide box office. In addition, he re-signed a contract with Disney for roles in next summer’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron (and its inevitable sequel), for which he is said to have had a hike in pay. In total, the actor earned $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014.
In second place was Dwayne Johnson »
- Scott Davis
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) -- a.k.a. Star-Lord -- and a group of misfits who call themselves the “Guardians of the Galaxy” set aside their criminal ways and squabbling in order to save the galaxy from an alien overlord named Ronan (The Hobbit’s Lee Pace). But before that even gets started, a Ronan-loyal hunter by the name of Korath (Blood Diamond’s Djimon Hounsou) captures Peter -- and to make things worse, he doesn’t know who “Star-Lord” is.
Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) as the assassin Gamora, Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) and Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious) as the bounty hunters Rocket and Groot, and WWE’s David Bautista as the superhuman Drax.
Check out the exclusive clip below, and make sure to catch Guardians of the Galaxy when it hits theatres everywhere on August 1, 2014. »
- Sasha James
Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.
The alcoholic in cinema is larger in life because it is a societal reflection of the demons and destruction that affect millions of people globally. Film allows for the liberty to use creative licenses to highlight the physical and psychological pain and false feelings of pleasure to convey the true face of alcoholism and its hold on fictional characterizations that are bound by the poisonous allure of the bottle. However heavy-handed or hearty it may seem in portraying the detached drinker or happy drunk one thing is for certain…the depth and dimensional range of the chronic cinema sipper has never disappointed in giving »
- Frank Ochieng
From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic-comedy genre: They Came Together, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is also currently available via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. This laugh-out-loud comedy features an all-star cast including Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Role Models), Amy Poehler (TV's Parks and Recreation, TV's Saturday Night Live), Cobie Smulders (TV's How I Met Your Mother, Marvel's The Avengers), Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wet Hot American Summer), Max Greenfield (TV's New Girl, Veronica Mars), Bill Hader (upcoming The Skeleton Twins, TV's Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (TV's The Office, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (TV's The League, Neighbors), Melanie Lynskey (TV's Two and a Half Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Ed Helms (TV's The Office, »
It was once mounted as a vehicle for Jim Carrey, but now the story of The Incredible Mr Limpet is headed for the big screen via Warner Bros, with The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis and writer/director Richard Linklater. Galifianakis is enough bang for anybody’s buck, but Linklater is upping his game with a smorgasbord-style wishlist of talent in support. Jon Hamm could be trying to prove there’s life after Don Draper in the role of the film’s villain, an… er… “unscrupulous businessman”. Meanwhile Sarah Silverman, who’s been adding to her CV of shock with Masters Of Sex, is lined up for an as yet unspecified part.
Based on the 1964 movie and the novel by Theodore Pratt, the production will be part live action, part animation. Sounding like a cross between Local Hero and Finding Nemo, the plot follows the title character, whose attempts to save »
- Steve Palace
Back in March we brought you news that the reboot to National Lampoon’s Vacation was moving forward to start shooting in the summer, but then news broke that the movie was put on hold. Well, now it seems that it’s back on again!
The reboot is planned to start shooting before the year is out. From what Moviehole are claiming, this is more of a belated sequel than a traditional reboot and will star Ed Helms (The Hangover) in the Chevy Chase role as Clark’s now-adult son Rusty and Christina Applegate (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) in the Beverly D’Angelo role as Rusty’s wife. The movie is written and directed by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.
Here’s what their sources say:
- Luke Owen
We've heard murmurs of Universal Pictures attempting to resurrect the old 1974 TV series The Six Million Dollar Man for sometime now. It looks as though the studio is ready to get serious about the project, and they want Mark Wahlberg to take on the role of Steve Austin in this new big screen franchise.
This latest news comes from Tracking Board, and should be considered a rumor until otherwise confirmed. Universal Pictures has no comment at this time.
The Six Million Dollar Man follows the story of astronaut Steve Austin, whose body gets rebuilt with new cybernetic technology after a nearly fatal aircraft accident. With super human powers and strength, he becomes a special agent for the government.
They can rebuild him. They have the technology. But will audiences even care? That’s the question that Universal is facing now, as The Tracking Board reports that the studio is trying yet again to assemble a reboot of the beloved 1974 series The Six Million Dollar Man.
A remake of The Six Million Dollar Man has been in the works for decades. First came a screenplay from Kevin Smith in the 1990s that he eventually adapted into a comic book titled The Bionic Man. Then came a comedic take starring Jim Carrey from The Hangover writer/director Todd Phillips, followed by an attempt in 2006 from Richard Anderson (who had a supporting role in the original series), which never materialized due to a fight between Miramax and Universal over the rights to the property. Universal then tried again in 2011, with Bryan Singer in the director’s chair and Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. »
- James Garcia
Over the years, there have been many attempts at turning the 1970s sci-fi TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man" into a film. At one point, Jim Carrey was attached to star in a comedic version for director Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Then in 2011, it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio will play the lead with Bryan Singer (X-Men) directing. Nothing worked out and the film never left the development phase. But now comes word that Universal Pictures is once again working on the project and has attached the "Lone Survivor" team of Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg. "The Six Million Dollar Man" revolves around an astronaut whose body is rebuilt with cybernetic technology after a traumatic injury from an aircraft crash. »
The low-budget cop comedy opened earlier this year to a surprise $153 million gross, prompting the quick green light of a sequel for an early 2016 release. Jeong joins fellow newcomers to the franchise Olivia Munn and Benjamin Bratt who recently joined the sequel. [Source: Deadline]
James Callis ("Battlestar Galactica") has joined the cast of Roberto Orci's El Rey drama series "Matador" which Robert Rodriguez is executive producing. Gabriel Luna stars as soccer star-turned-cia secret agent Tony 'Matador' Bravo.
Callis will recur as Lucien Sayer, the leader of a cabal of powerful executives and politicians. Bravo spends much of the season trying to discover Sayer's true motives for trying to amass as much influence as possible. [Source: Digital Spy]
- Garth Franklin
Following the recent addition of Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Snitch) to the cast of Ride Along 2, one more name has been added to the mix, and it's a recipe for one of the loudest films we might ever see. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are already returning in the Universal action comedy sequel with Tim Story back in the director's chair. And now Deadline reports they'll be joined by Ken Jeong, better known as Mr. Chow from The Hangover trilogy or Chang in the NBC series "Community" (which just recently avoided death again). However, at this time, with no plot details, there's no word on who Jeong will play. More below! So far all we know about the sequel is that it's supposed to take place in Miami. Sounds like the perfect place for Jeong to be crazy and loud, something he does exceedingly well, which also makes him only tolerable in small doses. »
- Ethan Anderton
Though this year’s breakout comedy hit Ride Along was almost entirely the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart show, Universal’s upcoming sequel, Ride Along 2, has been putting together a pretty terrific supporting cast over the past few weeks. First, we heard that 24: Live Another Day actor Benjamin Bratt had come aboard in an unspecified role. Next, Attack of the Show! host and geek goddess Olivia Munn joined the cast, taking on the role of a tough Miami homicide detective who becomes the object of Detective James Payton’s (Cube) affection. Now, we’ve learned that The Hangover and Community star Ken Jeong has hitched a ride on the comedy sequel.
Jeong will play “a cocky computer hacker who fancies himself a ladies man but is also important in solving the case that Cube and Hart are working on.” The part is described as similar to Joe Pesci »
- Isaac Feldberg
There has been a flurry of super-important, nostalgia-drenched movie anniversaries recently, including, but not limited to Tim Burton's "Batman" (25 years), "Gremlins" (30 years), "Ghostbusters" (30 years) and "The Karate Kid" (30 years). But one movie that seems to have been overlooked completely is "Weekend at Bernie's" (find out where to watch) which came out 25 years ago this week. The story of a couple of yuppies who try to pretend that their dead boss hasn't died at all, it was a surprise hit, pulling in double its production budget at the box office and spawning a goofy, guilty pleasure sequel. (It did get a Blu-ray release earlier this summer, so you can now watch all of the icky '80s tomfoolery in HD.)
Even though "Weekend at Bernie's" was far from a phenomenon (as evidenced by the deafening silence around its anniversary), you can bet one thing: it will be remade. Look no »
- Drew Taylor
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