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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is on the move. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's comedy is moving from NBC to Netflix before it even premieres. The streaming giant has handed out a second season order in addition to the 13-episode first season debuting in March 2015. The comedy stars The Office and Bridesmaids veteran Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, a member of a cult who escapes and decides to start her new life in New York City. "The very construct of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt—its offbeat premise, hilarious and rich characters and serialized storytelling—make it a perfect Netflix comedy series," Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix, said in a statement. "Tina and »
Do not be shocked if St. Vincent seems familiar; a grumpy old man who can barely take care of himself forced to tend to the needs of a child is a concept well many have drawn from. By taking a proven premise first time director Theodore Melfi is clearing hoping his first time is not also his last time.
Bad Santa, the original Bad News Bears, and even The Mighty Ducks have used this idea with staggering success. Typically the key to making it work is getting right cantankerous man to play the part. Walter Mattau, Billy Bob Thorton, and now Bill Murray can be added to the list of people that have taken this familiar role and made it uniquely their own.
Murray plays Vincent, »
- Dan Clark
With the exception of a series of home video releases, we've never seen Disney's famous fairy Tinker Bell get her own movie, since she's always been relegated to appearing with Peter Pan. However, now the blonde pixie will star in her own film at 20th Century Fox. However, it won't be the kind of film you would expect since Deadline reports Tammy and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will play the title fairy, and Night at the Museum franchise director Shawn Levy will be at the helm. The project is currently untitled, but it's based on a fresh approach to the iconic character which was fleshed out with the help of McCarthy herself. There aren't any details on what this new take will entail, but it sounds promising with Nicholas Stoller, writer of The Muppets and The Five-Year Engagement, in charge of the script. Levy and McCarthy will produce by way »
- Ethan Anderton
Melissa McCarthy is the female version of Kevin Hart: either you love her or you really, really f*cking hate her. Aside from a break-out supporting role in Bridesmaids, McCarthy has managed to essentially play the same role over and over again in movies like The Heat and Tammy. After a while, the schtick gets old and then you enter the Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey realm of safe, family films. On that note, McCarthy has teamed with Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy to develop a »
- Alex Maidy
Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell. Deadline reports Fox has bought the rights to make the untitled Tinkerbell project, which will have Melissa McCarthy in the starring role as the iconic and feisty fairy. The comedy will be penned by Nicholas Stoller, the scribe behind such raunchy laffers as Get Him To The Greek and Sex Tape, as well as a co-writer on The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Night at the Museum trilogy helmer Shawn Levy is on board to direct. McCarthy and Levy will both pull double-duty as producers on the project. You might suspect that like most other incarnations of Tinkerbell tales, McCarthy's version will be animated. Well, that's »
Fox has acquired an untitled comedy-adventure film focusing on Tinker Bell, the fairy sidekick of Peter Pan, and have cast Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Tammy) in the role. Shawn Levy, who directed by Night at the Museum films and Real Steel, is on board to helm the project.
Deadline describes the film as a “fresh take” on the iconic character, which was originally pitched by Levy himself and will be fleshed out by McCarthy. Sex Tape, The Muppets, and Get Him To The Greek scribe Nicholas Stoller is on board to write the script.
Levy, who’s latest movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters next month, has yet to pick his next project, but has a few options at his disposal. He was recently attached to a modern retelling of the Arabian Nights story 40 Thieves for Fox, and Warner Brothers’ Minecraft adaptation. Deadline »
- James Garcia
Bloody-Disgusting got their hands on a copy of the Ghostbusters 3 script written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg back in 2009. This version of the script will never be made into a movie, so I wouldn’t worry about any spoilers. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has taken the reigns and is set to direct and co-write a Ghostbusters reboot that will feature a female cast of Ghostbusters.
The script definitely sounds like it would have made for an interesting movie. The site did a breakdown of the story and they reveal all the details you need to know about what this film would have been. I’ve included a rundown of the film below with a few excepts from the report.
There are some aspects that I like about this, and other things that I don’t. One thing is for sure is that it doesn’t capture the spirit of the original film. »
- Joey Paur
In 2008, Sony hired Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, writers from NBC's The Office, to pen a script for Ghostbusters 3. In 2013, Dan Aykroyd praised the script for its humor and it appeared Sony was close to giving it the greenlight even without Bill Murray's participation. But in the beginning of 2014, Harold Ramis suddenly passed away and Sony became concerned about having a third film with only two of the original Ghostbusters. They decided to go in a completely different direction by hiring Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") to direct a female led Ghostbusters reboot. Even though Ghostbusters 3 will never happen we can now see what might have been. A second draft of Stupnitsky and Eisenberg's Ghostbusters 3 script, written in 2009, has leaked and Bloody-Disgusting has written a detailed review of it. Keep in mind, when it was written the screenwriters included Bill Murray's character 'Peter Venkman,' not knowing »
The big-screen update of Charles Schulz’s famed Peanuts comic strip characters has been touted by Fox as the first time the iconic gang had been on a big screen in CGI and 3D. It’s a daunting task and an ambitious effort from Ice Age studio Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox Animation, and it counts aficionado Paul Feig among its producers — the Bridesmaids helmer’s cred goes a long way, and he calls Peanuts his Star Wars growing up. But the first full trailer that dropped today does beg the question: Will fans miss the squiggly pencil days when the shiny and crystal-clear CG pic hits theaters on November 6, 2015?
- Patrick Hipes
It’s not opening in theatres for another 12 months, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revel in the beauty of the wonderful Peanuts teaser trailer that has just been released. As the first theatrical Peanuts movie in 35 years, this glorious return to the world of Charlie Brown and Snoopy is sure to stir all kinds of feelings in those that recall the TV specials, while creating a whole generation of new fans.
Created by Charles M Schulz, Peanuts was originally a syndicated comic strip which ran from 1950 until 2000, when Schulz had prepared to retire due to ill health, but sadly passed away. At the height of its popularity – though, thanks to continued re-prints, it has never really waned – the strip was printed in more than 2,600 newspapers with a collective readership of 355 million.
The story centred around Charlie Brown – a nervous boy, lacking in self-confidence, and having little experience of anything. »
- Sarah Myles
Way back in March we got to see the first teaser trailer for Peanuts (or rather Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie as it’s called here in the UK), the upcoming CG-animated feature from director Steve Martino (Ice Age: Continental Drift, Horton Hears a Who!) and producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat), and now thanks to USA Today we’ve got seven new promotional images for the film, which you can see right here…
Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie is set to hit cinemas on October 16th 2015 in the UK and November 6th 2015 in the States.
The post New images from Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Melissa McCarthy stepped out looking happy and a touch slimmer on Sunday, wearing yet another stylish red-carpet getup.
Donning a multi-colored jacket, tennis shoes and a matching black top and pants, the 44-year-old Mike & Molly star was noticeably thinner as she walked the red carpet of the P.S. Arts Express Yourself event in Santa Monica, Calif. alongside her husband Ben Falcone.
Photos: Most Shocking Celebrity Weight-Loss Transformations
It's being reported that McCarthy has lost an estimated 45-50 pounds.
The actress opened up to Rolling Stone magazine this summer about how she views dieting. "I could eat healthier, I could drink less," she admitted. "I should be learning another language and working out more, but I'm just always saying, 'Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.'"
That being said, the Bridesmaids star did admit to Redbook magazine in their July 2014 issue that she »
Looks like David O. Russell just can’t stop bringing his Silver Linings Playbook troupe back together. After one reunion with American Hustle, the director has been looking to recruit Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper to appear alongside potential leading lady Jennifer Lawrence for his latest film, Joy.Lawrence is still not 100% confirmed for the film, though she’s certainly interested in re-teaming with the man who helped her to one Oscar and another nomination, the latter via American Hustle. If she does sign on, she’ll play Joy Mangano, a single mother of three who becomes one of America’s most famous entrepreneurs when she invents the Miracle Mop. Mangano went on to create several other products for her company before turning it over to the Home Shopping Network in a deal that made her a multi-millionaire.De Niro confirmed during a recent event that he’s down to play Mangano’s father, »
If the first images and trailer didn’t gain your trust, we have few new shots from the upcoming adaptation of the classic comic strip Peanuts to hopefully put some fears to rest. While a lot of people were understandably worried when they heard that their beloved Peanuts was heading to the big screen, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), a producer on the project, told us "Snoopy will not be rapping, no one will be twerking”, and that pretty much did it for me. The movie »
- Graham McMorrow
Does Robert De Niro feel indebted to David O. Russell? His Best Supporting Actor nomination for 2012’s "Silver Linings Playbook" came 20 years after his last flirtation with the Academy, a Best Actor nod for 1991’s "Cape Fear." Many suspected that De Niro was done giving the all that earned him statues for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II." Movies like "Little Fockers," "New Year's Eve" and "Righteous Kill" paid the bills — why chase awards fodder? And then "Silver Linings Playbook" came along, throwing the pessimistic theory out the window. De Niro kept a good thing going, reuniting with Russell for a bit part in "American Hustle," making him part of the director’s regular roster. From the sound of it, the working relationship isn’t slowing down: From De Niro’s mouth, he will costar in the director’s next project. Previously reported to be in talks for a role, »
- Matt Patches
When Peanuts arrives in theaters on November 6, 2015, don't expect a "modern spin on a classic." Aside from its 3-D, computer generated trappings, the film will very much be a classic Peanuts story. Producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and the rest of the crew responsible for the film want assure audiences that they're going for something much more timeless with this film than other modern reboots we've seen in recent years.
In a talk with USA Today, all of the folks behind Peanuts say that this will be a movie that very much celebrates the same themes as the original specials and comic strips which have worked their way into our pop culture for so long. Director Steve Martino thinks there's always been a potent message of optimism in Charlie Brown's adventures, and that's something he wants to bring to a cinematic landscape where snark and cynicism are ruling the roost. "I »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
20th Century Fox and Blue Sky have released new images from the animated adaptation of Charles Schulz' classic comic strip Peanuts. The movie is a little under a year away, and producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks and Geeks) tells USA Today that if the film had a title closer to other Peanuts adaptations, he would probably call it "Don't Give Up, Charlie Brown!". According to USA Today, "The story follows the little round-headed boy with the indomitable optimism on a quest to get something he's sure he needs, even though he discovers he's pretty Ok just as he is." I assume he needs a trustworthy football holder. Hit the jump to see the new Peanuts movie images and to learn more about the film. Peanuts opens November 6, 2015. A cast has yet to be announced, but it's suspected that the adult characters will be voiced by Muffled Trombone. If you »
- Matt Goldberg
Rome – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date.
“Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father,” De Niro said, asked about previously reported talks.
He was speaking at a Rome press conference for the European launch of HBO docu “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.”
The docu screened as part of the Rome Film Festival’s year-round events, followed by an on-stage conversation with De Niro about his father.
While there are conflicting reports on whether a deal has been fully closed for Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano, the Long Island single mom whose invention of a mop with easy-to-grip handles made her a star entrepreneur, De Niro »
- Nick Vivarelli
The film feature popular songs from the past six decades. This will be the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
With a story by George Lucas, Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer Mars Attacks!) and executive produced by Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (Elf), Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King) and Rydstrom.
Strange Magic will be voiced by Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC »
- Laura Frances
Robert De Niro is looking to reunite with director David O’Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence on new film Joy. The threesome, who all linked up for the 2012 Oscar-winner Silver Lining Playbook, will potentially start work on the project iin February. De Niro is in final talks.
The film revolves around Lawrence’s character Joy, a single mother who, beginning with the Miracle Mop in 1990, became world famous selling her inventions on the Home Shopping Network. De Niro would play her father in the film.
Joy will be the third movie that Lawrence and De Niro have teamed with O’Russell on, following ‘Silber Linings’ and last year’s American Hustle.
Lawrence will next be seen in the third film in the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which releases next week (read our review here).
- Paul Heath
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