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Read More: Watch: Some New Featurettes From 'The World's End,' the New Comedy from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost "Man Up," the new romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, is about what can happen when someone mistakes you for their blind date - and you just go along with it. The film is directed by Ben Palmer, who made "The Inbetweeners Movie." American actress Bell (with an unusually convincing British accent) plays Nancy, a cynic who doesn't believe in dating or being "set up." But when Jack (Pegg) incorrectly identifies her as his blind date in Waterloo station, Nancy decides to pretend to be someone she isn't. Naturally, hilarity ensues. Jack thinks Nancy is a tri-athlete (she's definitely not), and as she stuffs her face with food, she gropes at straws to explain, "I just gotta regularly carb up." Nancy goes outside of her »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Following the brief teaser trailer released in December, and a set of videos introducing the main characters last month, the first full trailer for the upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go! has been released before the series debut this spring on ITV. When disaster strikes and there's no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe - and beyond - in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led »
The British actor, best known for his trilogy of films with co-star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End"), has appeared as a comic-strip character in "The Adventures of Tin Tin," one of the seven dwarves in "Snow White and the Huntsman," and as a strung-out doper in cult sci-fi comedy "Attack the Block." But, in "Unfinished Business," the new comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco, Frost plays a buttoned-up businessman who has a rather outrageous personal life.
This means that, for most of the movie, he's outfitted in a snug leather ensemble and, at one point... well, I'm not going to spoil it for you. But, like I said, even for fans of the comedian, this is a whole new side of Nick Frost. »
- Drew Taylor
Ah yes, it's time to delve into the cinephile mind of Edgar Wright. What films have influenced him as a filmmaker, which are his favorites? Edgar (follow him on twitter @edgarwright) recently stopped by the Criterion Collection offices in New York and raided their DVD closet, as all respectable filmmakers must do. In the video they released, he talks about 3 specific films that he pulls from the shelf. However, Criterion has also published his list of Top 10 films to compliment the DVD/Blu-ray selections. Do you think you know his favorites already? Find out and discover more films from Edgar's Criterion raid. Order your Criterion here. Here's the Edgar Wright video of his visit to the DVD library, direct from Criterion Collection's YouTube: From Criterion: Acclaimed English filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Shaun of the Dead) stopped by the Criterion Collection office »
- Alex Billington
Last month, a new photo debuted from ITV's upcoming animated series Thunderbirds Are Go!, which revealed the Tracey Brothers. Today, we have six character videos and yet another new photo which gives us our first look at the new female team member Kayo along with her team. We also have another image which gives us some background information on Kayo, a covert ops specialist and kung fu expert. In addition, we also have a teaser that showcases the world of Thunderbirds Are Go!
Fifty years after its television debut the iconic series is back in production featuring a talented cast led by Rosamund Pike (The World's End, Gone Girl) as Lady Penelope and David Graham (Thunderbirds 1965) reprising his role as chauffeur and International Rescue agent Parker. Debuting on ITV in 2015 this re-invention of Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved series will be produced using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets. »
Nick Frost ("Shaun Of The Dead"), Toby Jones ("Captain America: The First Avenger") and Eddie Marsan ("The World's End") will not reprise their Snow White & The Huntsman roles in Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's The Huntsman, according to Deadline. In fact, only two dwaves will be back for the follow-up. Who are they? Deadline doesn't know at this time. Well, you count out Bob Hoskins too. The actor passed away shortly after the film came out. That leaves Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone and Brian Gleeson as possibilities to return. Deadline did provide reasons as to why Frost, Jones and Marsan aren't coming back. Marsan was never a consideration. His schedule is too busy based on his role in the Showtime series, Ray Donovan. As for Frost and Jones, they couldn't agree on the terms Universal offered them. Boo! The sequel sends the Huntsman on a quest to find the magic »
Edgar Wright hasn't just been sitting around eating Cornettos since exiting Marvel's Ant-man. The World's End director is gearing up for the music-filled heist movie Baby Driver, is attached to direct an adaption of the Andrew Smith Ya novel "Grasshopper Jungle," and is working on a new project with Simon Pegg. But that's not all, folks. It's being reported that Edgar Wright recently submitted the screenplay for a steampunk Oliver »
- Jesse Giroux
After writer-director Roberto Orci backed away from directing Star Trek 3 last month, Paramount has decided to completely discard the script he co-wrote with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, although he is still on board as a producer. Last week, we reported that actor-writer Simon Pegg will not only return as Scotty in the sequel, but he will also co-write the screenplay with Doug Jung. While it isn't known when production may begin on the sequel, which was given a summer 2016 release date last month, MTV caught up with Chris Pine at Sundance, who revealed that he thinks Simon Pegg is the perfect choice to write the script.
"We're all really excited because I think what we enjoy about it is that we have a laugh and we want to make sure that that's still kind of embedded in there so to have Simon writing it is the perfect fit. »
Fifty Shades of Grey: A new photo from Fifty Shades of Grey finds Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a fully clothed yet intimate moment, while another peeks behind the scenes as the actors work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie steams into theaters on February 13. [Variety] Star Trek 3: Simon Pegg is cowriting a new draft of the screenplay for Star Trek 3. Pegg, who is already set to reprise his role as ship's engineer Scotty, has considerable experience as a writer, with credits including Shaun of the Dead and The World's End. His collaborator this time is Doug Jung, creator of TV series Dark Blue. The movie is heading to theaters on July 8, 2016, with Justin Lin on board to direct...
- Peter Martin
Fifty Shades of Grey: A new photo from Fifty Shades of Grey finds Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in a fully-clothed, yet intimate moment, while another peeks behind the scenes as the actors work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie steams into theaters on February 13. [Variety] Star Trek 3: Simon Pegg is co-writing a new draft of the screenplay for Star Trek 3. Pegg, who is already set to reprise his role as ship's engineer Scotty, has considerable experience as a writer, with credits including Shaun of the Dead and The World's End. His collaborator this time is Doug Jung, creator of TV series Dark Blue. The movie is heading to theaters on July 8, 2016, with Justin Lin on board to direct...
- Peter Martin
Pegg is no stranger to screenwriting, penning the scripts for Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy films "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," and "The World's End" with the director; he also wrote the script for 2007 comedy "Run Fatboy Run." He's played Scotty in J.J. Abrams's reboot of the "Star Trek" franchise since 2009, most recently reprising the character in 2013's "Star Trek Into Darkness." He'll once again play the character in the threequel.
Deadline reports that Pegg will co-write "Star Trek 3" along with Doug Jung, who created TNT series "Dark Blue" and wrote a movie called "Diamond" for "Trek" studio Paramount and production company Bad Robot. The duo has reportedly just begun the writing process, according to Deadline.
- Katie Roberts
It's a pretty foregone conclusion that the principal cast members of the rebooted Star Trek franchise would be coming along for Star Trek 3. That includes Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg. But one of the crew members of the U.S.S. Enterprise has a new job outside of the ship as well. Deadline reports Simon Pegg will also now be responsible for co-writing the new draft of the script with Doug Jung, the creator of the TNT police drama series "Dark Blue." Previously, Roberto Orci was going to have his hand in writing the script, but that was before he departed the film. Pegg (who will also be back as Scotty) has considerable writing experience with comedy and a variety of genres since he co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End with director Edgar Wright, all films with considerable action and comedy. »
- Ethan Anderton
It sounds like Paramount has completely thrown out former director Roberto Orci's Star Trek 3 script, which he wrote alongside J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Now Simon Pegg, who plays Enterprise engineer Scotty, will be penning the screenplay alongside Doug Jung, creator of the TNT series Dark Blue.
Justin Lin, who is credited with rejuvenating the Fast & Furious franchise, is confirmed to direct. This latest report also confirms that Simon Pegg will return as Scotty. Doug Jung previously wrote the film Diamond for Bad Robot and Paramount, which is how he landed the job. The writing duo are just getting underway. No details have been released yet, but it sounds like Roberto Orci's time travel plot has been discarded.
Pegg will team with Doug Jung, creator of TNT's "Dark Blue" and writer of the upcoming Bad Robot film "Diamond," to pen the script. They replace Roberto Orci, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay who penned the previous drafts - that incarnation looks to have been discarded in the wake of Orci's departure.
Pegg's writing credits include co-writing Edgar Wright's Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films - "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz" and "The World's End" - along with "Run, Fat Boy, Run". The announcement comes on top of Pegg's other gig on the film, reprising the role of Scotty, the engineering chief he played in the two previous J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek" films.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Pike's big break was the role of 'Bond' girl 'Miranda Frost' in "Die Another Day" (2002).
Pike recently voiced 'Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward' for the upcoming ITV series "Thunderbirds Are Go !"
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- Michael Stevens
Edgar Wright's next project as director, his first since The World's End (and, of course, his departure from Ant-Man), is set to be Baby Driver, which is being described as "the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film".
The plot of the film is said to follow a young getaway driver, one who uses the beat of his musical soundtrack to stay ahead of the pack. Yet he finds himself working for a crime boss, and in the midst of what looks like a doomed heist.
The financing for the film has now come together, with Working Title, TriStar and Mrc funding the movie. It will be distributed by Sony.
And the first big casting rumour for the movie has popped up too. Ansel Elgort, co-star »
Who are the stars of tomorrow in TV, film and theatre?
Digital Spy presents its predictions for 2015 - in no particular order, here are seven young actors, writers, comedians and musicians who look destined to make an impression on the world of entertainment this year.
1. Billy Howle
But the young actor first came to our attention last year with his powerful performance as the troubled James in sorely underrated countryside thriller Glue.
18 items from 2015
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