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Though former-"SNL" star and Oscar-nominated "Bridesmaids" writer Kristen Wiig is known more for her comedic chops, her recent turn to indies ("Girl Most Likely," "The Skeleton Twins") shows there may be a more serious side to the lovable comedienne. Here's the trailer for her first bona fide dramatic film "Hateship Loveship," directed Liza Johnson and adapted by screenwriter Mark Poirier from the elegant short story out of celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro's 2001 collection "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage." IFC will release the film in select theaters on April 11. The film centers on shy Johanna (Wiig), a housekeeper hired to care for an ailing man (Nick Nolte) and his granddaughter Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld), who harbors wounds from her mother's death and resents her drug addict father (Guy Pearce). Sabitha fosters a bond between Johanna and her father through a series of forged correspondences, unaware of the consequences that will bring to light. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Following her hugely successful comedy "Bridesmaids," Kristen Wiig has steered clear of broad comedy for the most part (save for the "Anchorman" sequel and some TV appearances), favoring quirky indie dramedies ("Girl Most Likely," "Friends With Kids" and the recent Sundance smash "The Skeleton Twins") over a big payday. Her latest in that line, "Hateship Loveship" which premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, opens on VOD and in limited release on April 11. IFC Films has just released the trailer. For more indie film trailers check out Indiewire's trailer page, sponsored by Sony Pictures Classics. In the romantic drama, based on the short story by Alice Munro, Wiig plays a woman who signs on to work for a man (Nick Nolte) to help him care for his grandaughter (Hailee Steinfield). Guy Pearce plays the kid's wayward father. Watch the trailer below: ) »
- Nigel M Smith
It centres around an awkward housekeeper (Wiig) who becomes the victim of a practical joke by a callous teenager (Steinfeld).
However, the joke may have the unexpected effect of finally helping the woman out of her shell.
Hateship Loveship will be released on April 11 in the Us. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
At this past Sundance Film Festival, "Saturday Night Live" veteran Kristen Wiig got plenty of praise for a fantastic performance alongside late night sketch cohort Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. While we're awaiting a release date for that indie, it looks like we'll see another surprising low key performances from the Bridesmaids star in Hateship Loveship. This looks like an odd drama, with Wiig as a housekeeper deceived into forming an unlikely friendship with a family outcast (Guy Pearce), still blamed for the death of his wife and mother of his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) by his father-in-law (Nick Nolte). Watch now! Here's the first trailer for Liza Johnson's Hateship Loveship from Yahoo: Hateship Loveship is directed by Liza Jonson (Return) and written by Mark Poire (Goats). Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) is a profoundly shy, unadorned woman who is hired by Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte) as a housekeeper and »
- Ethan Anderton
The auditioning bout is finally over and Paramount Pictures have selected their leading man for 'Terminator: Genesis'. The sci-fi actioner has signed up Jai Courtney -below ('A Good Day to Die Hard') to star as Kyle Reese, formerly portrayed by Michael Biehn and Anton Yelchin in former installments in the franchise. Of course the 27 year old Australian actor has scored more than just a fantastic and iconic part but also screen time with hottie Emilia Clarke ('Game of Thrones') who is already on board to play Sarah Connor. Courtney beat off Boyd Holbrook ('The Skeleton Twins'), Thomas Cocquerel, Wilson Bethel ('Hart of Dixie') and Sam Reid ('Serena') to land the role. »
The cast of Judd Apatow's new comedy Trainwreck is already rather promising with comedian Amy Schumer leading the film set for release on July 24th, 2015. Joining her is "Saturday Night Live" veteran and The Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader. Now we have another great cast member joining in the fun as Variety reports Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has landed some sort of role in the developing project. Larson is certainly on the rise after her much praised performance in last year's indie darling Short Term 12, one of the films on our list of The 19 Best Movies That You Didn't See in 2013. For some reason, the more recent casting updates are saying the plot is being kept under wraps, but when news of the film first surfaced, the story was described as following a complete basket case (Schumer) trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, »
- Ethan Anderton
Olivia Wilde has been cast in psychological thriller Meadowland.
Wilde will star as a mother who has lost her son. She begins on the path to acceptance when she turns her attention to a neglected young boy.
Meadowland will begin shooting in New York in July. »
• Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies) is set to star in and produce the psychological thriller Meadowland. Reed Morano, the cinematographer on Kill Your Darlings and The Skeleton Twins, will make her directorial debut on the film about a woman who developed a relationship with a neglected boy after her own son disappears. Production will begin this summer, after Wilde gives birth. [Deadline]
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen will re-team with their 50/50 director Jonathan Levine for an untitled Christmas comedy about a trio of childhood friends who get together every Christmas Eve for a night out in New York City. The third lead has yet to be cast. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Exclusive: Olivia Wilde will star in and produce Meadowland, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi. Wilde is producing with Matt Tauber and Jennifer Levine will be executive producer. Wilde plays a mom whose son disappears, a jolt that puts her on an unexpected and dangerous path toward acceptance as she seeks out a relationship with a neglected boy and watches it take an unexpected turn. Filming starts in July in New York. Wilde is coming off the Oscar-nominated Spike Jonze-directed Her, and the Ron Howard-directed Rush. She also starred in Drinking Buddies. Morano makes her directorial debut after serving as cinematographer on the indies Frozen River, Kill Your Darlings and Sundance premieres The Skeleton Twins and War Story, as well as the HBO series Looking. Wilde is repped by Wme and Untitled, Morano by Gersh, Rossi by Apa and Untitled, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Director: Shira Piven
Writer: Eliot Laurence
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
The reasons for penciling in Shira Piven’s sophomore feature definitely have nothing to do with her supporting acting talent and direct relationship to Adam McKay and has more to do with the combo of a promising premise and the screen crush we have on an actress (Kristen Wiig) who continually takes on atypical/challenging roles as most recently seen in The Skeleton Twins.
Gist: A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Release Date: Filming began »
- Eric Lavallee
Plot details of the film are being kept closely under wraps.
Hader voiced the lead character in last year's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Trainwreck is scheduled for release on July 24, 2015. »
Earlier this month, Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader showed off some suprising dramatic chops in Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins (check out Dominic Mill’s four-star review here), and it looks like the actor is shaping up to have a truly terrific year. Hader has just entered negotiations to take on a lead role in Knocked Up director Judd Apatow’s next big-screen comedy vehicle, the Amy Schumer-starring Trainwreck.
Though the film’s script, which was penned by Schumer, is being kept tightly under wraps, at least for now, we do know that it will center around a basket case (Schumer) who attempts to get her life back on track, dragging her boyfriend, best friend and parents along for the ride. Though Hader’s role has not been specified as of yet, we’re betting he’ll play the boyfriend.
Trainwreck is intended to serve as a starring vehicle for the comedienne. »
- Isaac Feldberg
• Shia Labeouf is not retiring, it seems. The Nymphomaniac star, thrust into the spotlight recently by an ever-escalating plagiarism controversy, has signed on to Barry Levinson’s Rock the Kasbah alongside a host of high-profile names including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, and Kate Hudson. The film follows a past-his-prime rock manager who takes his sole client on a Uso tour in Afghanistan. While in Kabul, the manager discovers a young talent and enters her into the Afghan Star contest — Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
Bill Hader, fresh off his starring turn in the Sundance pic The Skeleton Twins, is in negotiations to join the cast of Universal's Trainwreck, the latest feature from Judd Apatow, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The comedy is a starring vehicle for Amy Schumer, a stand-up comedienne, who also wrote the script. The plot is being kept under wraps. Photos: From Live TV to the Big Screen: 12 'SNL'-Based Movies Apatow is directing and producing the project, which is set for release on July 24, 2015. Hader recently left Saturday Night Live after being a key player on
- Borys Kit
Now that he's not tied to the hellish schedule of Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader has a lot more freedom to start taking on parts on new and interesting projects. He's been mixing it up on the big screen recently thanks to his voice performances in the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs movies, and even just earned rave reviews for his more serious turn in the Sundance drama The Skeleton Twins (which has been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions), but for his first big post-SNL film it looks like Hader will be starring alongside comedienne Amy Schumer in the new comedy Trainwreck. Judd Apatow is directing the film based on a screenplay that Schumer wrote herself, but unfortunately Variety's casting story doesn't mention what role Hader might be playing in the story. Previous reports have said that the movie was searching for actors to fill boyfriend, »
We first reported on this comedy back in November, when Judd Apatow signed on to direct from Amy Schumer's screenplay. While no details were given regarding Bill Hader's role, it's possible he could be playing the boyfriend of Amy Schumer's character. Our November report revealed that the boyfriend character was one of three roles the filmmakers were casting, along with the lead's best friend/co-worker and one of her parents. While specific plot details are being kept under wraps, the story follows a downtrodden young woman (Amy Schumer) who attempts to put her life back together.
Bill Hader most recently »
Bill Hader had a slow-burning film career even before he left his regular gig at Saturday Night Live. But since finishing the show, he’s been appearing in more and bigger roles. According to Variety, he’s looking to pick up what could potentially be the biggest yet, entering talks to co-star with Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck.Though most of the details are being held behind closed doors, the original announcement about the film – which will make a departure for Apatow in that he didn’t write it – mentioned that Schumer’s script focuses on her character, a woman trying to rebuild her ruined life.No information has emerged on what Hader might be playing in the film if he makes a deal, though Apatow and Schumer were apparently looking for someone to play her boyfriend and best friend/co-worker, so he may be one of those two roles. »
Apatow is directing and producing through his eponymous banner. U acquired the script from Schumer, who is also helping develop the project.
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The pic will bow July 24, 2015. Senior VP of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio.
Hader is coming off great reviews for his dramatic turn in Sundance pic “The Skeleton Twins,” and can also be seen later this year in the Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy pic “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”
- Justin Kroll
Bill Hader is in talks to join Amy Schumer in Universal’ “Trainwreck" which Judd Apatow is helming and producing, reports Variety. There are no details on the plot at this time, and the film hits theaters on July 24th, 2015. The "Saturday Night Live" actor was seen in Sundance Film Festival player "The Skeleton Twins" drama from director Craig Johnson, also with Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Luke Wilson and Boyd Holbrook. He's in production on "The Good Dinosaur" alongside Judy Greer, Neil Patrick Harris and Frances McDormand. That film's an animated comedy from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. »
You know him as Stefon on SNL and Officer Slater from Superbad, but a dramatic actor? Don’t worry, Bill Hader got great reviews out of Sundance for his warm, hilarious, and often touching performance in The Skeleton Twins. He plays Milo, a gay unemployed actor who reconnects with his estranged twin sister (Kristen Wiig) after a suicide attempt. Director Craig Johnson and Johnson’s writing partner Mark Heyman won the fest’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and the film sold to Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, and Sony Pictures for a reported $3.5 million — the biggest deal of the festival. Jada Yuan spoke to Hader about shaking off SNL, lip-synching with Kristen Wiig, and bonding on the airplane with John Lithgow. Hader: Hello. Hello!Oh, no, sorry. I was talking to my daughter. She’s cute. She’s walking around going, “Hello. Hello.” She’s 1. It’s a madhouse here; everyone is losing it. »
- Jada Yuan
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