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• Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) have signed on to star in Warcraft for Legendary Pictures, based on the bestselling video game World of Warcraft. Source Code and Moon helmer Duncan Jones is set to direct. Foster can be seen next with Mark Wahlberg in the Navy SEALs pic Lone Survivor (out Jan. 10, 2014) and Cooper’s next release finds him playing the bad guy to Aaron Paul’s street racer in Need for Speed (out March 14, 2014). [The Wrap]
- Lindsey Bahr
LeBron James’ feature film debut project is heating up again, as comedian Kevin Hart will join the NBA champion in Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s “Ballers,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. The diminutive Hart may appear small next to James but he’s a big star, with the hit comedy “Think Like a Man” under his belt and the upcoming “Ride Along” shaping up to be a potential franchise at Universal. “Ballers” will find Hart playing LeBron’s brother, who gets a chance to emerge from James’ towering shadow when he attends a fantasy basketball camp in Miami. »
- Jeff Sneider
Do not adjust your sets. This actually happened.
Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has already hosted the EMAs, appeared in the advertising campaign for the new Dodge Durango and released his fictional autobiography, and the movie still won't be out for another three weeks.
The latest installment in Anchorman 2: The Press Tour Continues saw Burgundy appear on a North Dakota news station at the weekend. Ferrell plays it remarkably straight, reading from the autocue (he reads those out exactly, don't you know) and keeping improvisation to a minimum. It's probably the most real-life representation of the character, especially with the comically mundane VTs to which they throw ('grow your hair' month, a new easy-luggage system and a rubbish truck that caught on fire).
Watch the rather surreal half hour below...
- Oliver Davis
Universal Pictures and Waze, one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation applications, announced today that Kevin Hart will be the very first celebrity voice featured in U.S. versions of the free navigation app.
The partnership is in lead up to the release of Universal’s Ride Along, the new comedy from the director and producer of Think Like a Man that stars Ice Cube and Hart. The film opens in theaters across the country on January 17, 2014.
This promotion marks the first time in America that Wazers have been able to download special audio directions recorded by a celebrity. To ride along with Kevin, they should simply update the Waze app on their mobile phone, then go to Settings > Sound and select “English - Ride Along” as their voice language. The next time they need to get to their destination, Kevin will serve as their trusted co-pilot. »
- Michelle McCue
The Best Man Holiday, the R-rated sequel to 1999’s The Best Man, opened to $30.6 million this weekend, surprising box-office watchers who had predicted the $17 million film wouldn’t generate half of its ultimate take home. Yet to director Malcolm D. Lee, who wrote and produced the film along with its predecessor, the only surprise is how Hollywood hasn’t evolved its thinking toward films featuring black actors.
- Nicole Sperling
It’s taken a while for J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman’s Almost Human to make it to air, thanks to Fox’s post-season baseball obligations, but as the pilot arrives with the confidence and competence of a fully-formed product, the sci-fi buddy cop series side-steps a lot of the obvious growing pains that plague high-concept shows like this on their way out of the starting gate.
Starring Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek) and Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man), as a cop and his android partner in 2048, the show’s shorthand synopsis sounds like an I, Robot clone – Urban’s Detective John Kennex is as robot-weary and haunted by his past as Will Smith’s Del Spooner ...
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- Jason Tabrys
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy has pretty much gone from a mild box office hit to a staple in pop culture, so it's no surprise that writer-director Adam McKay has said in an interview with Collider that he's going to have a G-rated Anchorman spin-off that follows Walter Burgundy, the son of Ron Burgundy, and the family dog Baxter.
"We wanted to do the adventures of his son, Walter Burgundy, and Baxter," says McKay. "And I actually pitched it to Adam Goodman at Paramount and he said, ‘That’s not a bad idea.’ So there’s a chance we might be doing a G-rated, PG, ‘Adventures of Walter and Baxter,’ which would be amazing.”
With this and the news of a spin-off from The Heat, one can only wonder how much of an affect the Jackass spin-off Bad Grandpa has had on the industry. Is this going to be a new trend for comedies? »
- Gary Collinson
Box office movies this weekend: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ worldwide; ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in Brazil; ‘The Best Man Holiday’ in the U.S. (photo: Taye Diggs in ‘The Best Man Holiday’) The big story at the global box office this weekend, November 15-17, 2013, is going to be once again Thor: The Dark World, which is expected to reach close to $450 million worldwide — more than two-thirds of that figure coming from outside North America. For comparison’s sake, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor 2011 ended its global run with $449.32 million according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. The weekend’s big international box office story is the debut of Francis Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Brazil, the week before it opens in North America and most other international markets. Why only Brazil? Friday was a national holiday ("Proclamation of the Republic") — in other words, that particular market »
- Zac Gille
Christmas is coming early for Universal’s “The Best Man Holiday.”
Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy sequel, made for only $17 million, should take in over $30 million at the box office this weekend, wildly exceeding expectations for the Universal film, which were originally pegged in the mid-to-high teens.
Some observers think “Best Man” could top $35 million by Sunday, putting the pic just behind Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” ($37 million) and making it the largest opening for an African-American film since last year’s “Think Like a Man” ($33 million).
Arriving 15 years after the original comedy, “Best Man Holiday” reunites Lee with all of the original cast members, including Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa.
The box office performance also sends a message to Hollywood: Make more black movies.
Despite Hollywood’s reluctance to produce African-American films (one reason is »
- Stuart Oldham
Due to some last-minute date changes, The Best Man Holiday is this weekend's only new nationwide release. At 2,024 locations, the comedy sequel should finish a strong second behind Thor: The Dark World, which will repeat in first place with around $35 million.The Best Man Holiday wasn't always the only movie scheduled for November 15th*as of the beginning of October, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Book Thief were also slated for nationwide release this weekend. Around that time, distributor 20th Century Fox decided that The Book Thief was better suited for a platform release beginning November 8th. Meanwhile, rumors began to circulate that director Martin Scorsese wouldn't have The Wolf of Wall Street finished in time for a mid-November release. Paramount waited until the end of October to officially push Wolf back to Christmas Day. At this point, a smaller November title (Oldboy, Homefront, Delivery Man, etc.) could »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
In the past, director Tim Story has been incredibly successful when working with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. His 2002 film with Ice Cube, Barbershop made $75 million, and last year's Think Like a Man with Kevin Hart made almost $100 million. That's particularly impressive when you consider that each film only cost $12 million. Now he's got both actors in the same movie with the action-comedy Ride Along. The film stars Hart as a fast-talking aspiring police officer who must team up with his girlfriend’s brother, a hot-tempered cop (Ice Cube), to prove that he’s worthy of being her husband. Click here to watch the trailer. During a visit to the set last December, a group of fellow reporters and I got a chance to sit down with Story and talk about the chemistry between his lead actors, trying to shoot around the Christmastime decorations around Atlanta, how the movie drew inspiration from Training Day, »
- Matt Goldberg
By now, I'm sure it's been well-documented that we here at S&A want to see more directors of African descent working with the sci-fi genre, so I'm always on the alert for films that meet that criteria... like this one, from Marcus Stokes, a short film titled The Signal, which stars Michael Ealy. In a world saved from a global energy crisis by a new form of wireless power, an ex-scientist turned fugitive must save the city from the fatal side effects of his own invention The film was executive produced by Ealy's Think Like A Man director Tim Story, and co-stars Grace Phipps of Vampire Diaries fame. Watch the 8-minute piece below: »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The New Yorker has posted an excerpt from Ron Burgundy's memoir. Much like Alan Partridge's recent book, the Anchorman protagonist has written his own fictional autobiography.
The following is an excerpt from Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings...
My father, Claude Burgundy, was a natural born News Anchor, as was his father and his father before him. Of course there was no television or radio station in Haggleworth, Iowa. Instead, every Friday night he would set up a desk in the Tight Manhole, an Irish bar where the mine workers drank and sang songs of misery. The oil company paid him to report on all the charitable and civic-minded projects they had in the works as well as hard-hitting news stories happening in Haggleworth. Because of his honest face and gifted speaking voice, men and women would come in from all the other »
- Oliver Davis
In theaters January 17, 2014. here’s the second (and really funny) trailer for Ride Along starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne.
When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother – a hot-tempered cop – to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated Apd detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela.
Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if »
- Michelle McCue
Over the past 10 years, Kevin Hart has gone from a New York staple in the comedy world, part of Colin Quinn’s infamous table at the Comedy Cellar, to become a household name around the globe. Now, in Ride Along, which releases nationwide January 14, 2014, Hart once again finds himself in the hands of Think Like a Man director Tim Story and producer Will Packer. This time, however, Hart’s enthusiastic energy has been partnered with one of the best straight man in the comedy world, Ice Cube.
Screen Rant traveled to Atlanta to visit the set of the buddy copy movie Ride Along, to not only see if lightening really can strike twice for Hart, Story and Pack (in two separate franchises, no less), but to see how Hollywood’s most underrated comedy producer, Ice Cube, handles the mile-a-minute comedy superstar whose profile ...
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- Anthony Ocasio
Stand-up comedy fans have been aware of Kevin Hart’s signature stage presence and self-deprecating humor for years now, but after landing supporting roles in several major comedies, including The Five-Year Engagement and Think Like a Man, moviegoers have begun to become acquainted with one of comedy’s brightest stars. And next year, they should plan on seeing even more of Hart, who is set to appear in Grudge Match, About Last Night, and is starring in the upcoming buddy cop flick, Ride Along.
In Ride Along, Hart plays a high school security guard named Ben who, in order to be granted permission to marry his love, Angela (Tika Sumpter), must first earn the respect of her disapproving older brother, James (Ice Cube), a seasoned Atlanta Police Department detective. However, even after Ben finally gets accepted to the academy, ...
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- Daniel Johnson
Universal has dropped a second trailer for the upcoming January comedy Ride Along starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart and with Tim Story (Think Like a Man) at the helm. Boiling Universal's epic plot synopsis down, the film centers on a fast-talking guy (Hart) who joins his girlfriend's brother (Cube) -- a hot-tempered cop -- to patrol the streets of Atlanta. Trouble and jokes ensue. The film co-stars John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen and Laurence Fishburne. Check out the trailer, poster and some new pictures below. »
- Brad Brevet
Kevin Hart's new action comedy film Ride Along won't actually be arriving in theaters until January, but Universal Pictures seems to really want to make sure that you're aware that it's coming. The first trailer for the movie dropped all the way back in July when it was paired with the theatrical release of fellow cop comedy The Heat, but now the studio has debuted a new preview for the movie that you can watch above, courtesy of Yahoo! Directed by Tim Story, who worked with Hart previously on Think Like A Man, Ride Along tells the story of an ordinary guy named Ben (Hart) who is dating the love of his life, Angela (Tika Sumpter), and wants to ask for her hand in marriage. Before he can propose, however, he first has to get the approval of James (Ice Cube), a no-nonsense cop working for the Atlanta Police »
Universal has released a new trailer and images for Tim Story's action-comedy, Ride Along. The film stars Kevin Hart as a fast-talking aspiring police officer who must team up with his girlfriend’s brother, a hot-tempered cop (Ice Cube), to prove that he’s worthy of being her husband. This new trailer is big on pushing the relationship between Hart and Ice Cube's characters, and there are some nice laughs in here. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click on the respective links for my visit to the set and interviews with Hart and Ice Cube. The film also stars John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Callen, and Laurence Fishburne. Ride Along opens January 17, 2014. Via Universal. Here’s the official synopsis for Ride Along: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the »
- Matt Goldberg
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother—a hot-tempered cop—to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life.
For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Hart) has been trying to show decorated Apd detective James (Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. »
- Kellvin Chavez
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