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Principal Photography Begins On New Line Cinema’s Vacation Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

16 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“It’s a Long Way Down The Holiday Road!”

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s Vacation, starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure.

The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins »

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'Vacation' Begins Shooting in Georgia with Ed Helms

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The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema's Vacation, starring Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Christina Applegate (the Anchorman films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley's directorial debut.

Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the Thor films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty's irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the Horrible Bosses films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Hard Sell) and Steele Stebbins (A Haunted House 2), who play Rusty's sons, James and Kevin. »

- MovieWeb

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The ‘Vacation’ Reboot/ Sequel Has Started Shooting! Full Synopsis Here

19 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We reported yesterday that the role of Audrey Griswold was potentially heading into the hands of Leslie Mann (that still hasn’t been confirmed), and today we bring you the news that the remake/ sequel of the classic 1980s comedy Vacation, has started shooting.

Ed Helms leads the film’s cast as Rusty, who takes his wife and two children across country to visit the famous Walley World theme park. Christina Applegate plays his wife, with Charlie Day starring as Rusty’s pain-in-the-ass brother-in-law, while both Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelommreprise their roles as Clark and Ellen.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley direct.

Here’s the full press release, put out to the media today as shooting begins.

Burbank, Calif.–(Business Wire)–The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films »

- Paul Heath

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Filming Begins on 'Vacation' Reboot

21 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.

Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth (the “Thor” films) in the role of Stone Crandall, Rusty’s irritatingly successful brother-in-law; Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” films), who plays a river rafting guide; and Skyler Gisondo (“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Hard Sell”) and Steele Stebbins (“A Haunted House 2”), who play Rusty’s sons, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Bad Milo! heading to DVD in the UK in October

16 September 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following a successful showing at this year’s FrightFest (read our review here), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced that Bad Milo! will be released on DVD here in the UK on 20th October 2014.

Here’s the press release:

For over a century, Hollywood has been scaring audiences around the world with its terrifying monsters…but none as terrifyingly funny as Bad Milo!, available on DVD on 20th October from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ken Marino (We’re the Millers, Wanderlust) and Gillian Jacobs (TV’s “Community,” The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) star in this shockingly original horror comedy about a man named Duncan (Marino) who discovers he has an actual pint-sized demon living inside him. In order to keep it from popping out and murdering anyone who angers him – including his sweet but pressuring wife (Jacobs) – Duncan must learn to embrace his inner demon and control its killer appetite!

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Mark Walhberg Is Still Obsessed With Flash Gordon In First Image For Ted 2

15 September 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After his second directorial feature, A Million Ways To Die In The West, was met with disappointing reviews, Seth MacFarlane is poised to return to more financially sound pastures with his upcoming comedy sequel, Ted 2.

With Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman joining the cast, production is beginning to ramp up ahead of the film’s 2015 release date. That aforementioned duo will join Mark Walhberg for the R-rated romp, who recently took to Twitter to upload an image of his character (John Bennett) sitting atop a Flash Gordon-styled motorcycle.

Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScout pic.twitter.com/EjuKUxnIYh

Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014

Does this mean that Flash Gordon himself — aka Sam Jones — will have another cameo role for Ted 2? At this stage, we can only hope. Nevertheless, we understand that the sequel will pick up shortly after the events of the first film, »

- Michael Briers

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Mark Wahlberg Gets a Flashy New Ride in Photo from Set of 'Ted 2'

15 September 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon. Here's the photo Mark Wahlberg posted from the set of Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2 on Twitter: Ready to ride? »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Look: Mark Wahlberg on Ted 2 Set

14 September 2014 4:25 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Mark Wahlberg's Twitter account posted a photo of the actor on the set of the upcoming "Ted" sequel, showing him on a Flash Gordon motorcycle. Check it out below. The plot has yet to be revealed, but we know that in the new movie, John Bennet (Wahlberg) is separated from Lori (Mila Kunis) and finds a new love-interest (Amanda Seyfried). Wahlberg said that Ted won't like that John has a new woman in his life, but has bigger things to deal with. "Ted 2" is once again directed by Seth MacFarlane and co-stars Morgan Freeman. It's set to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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'Ted 2' Photo Reveals Mark Wahlberg's Flash Gordon Motorcycle!

12 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready for more love to be bestowed upon the 1980 Flash Gordon in Ted 2? Returning star Mark Wahlberg has tweeted the first image of himself on set, seated on a custom red Indian Scout motorcycle that has been adorned with the semi-iconic 80s Flash Gordon logo.

Take a look:

Ready to ride? Mark on the set of Ted 2 with a new #IndianScoutpic.twitter.com/EjuKUxnIYh

Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) September 10, 2014

The original Ted was rife with Flash Gordon jokes and references, with Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett being a huge fan of the seminal sci-fi flop. The running gag culminates with a cameo appearance from that film's leading man Sam J. Jones making a rare big screen appearance. The actor is currently not listed as part of the cast for Ted 2, but looking at John's new ride, a surprise return is certainly not out of the question. »

- MovieWeb

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New Ted 2 Image Promises More Flash Gordon

12 September 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While Seth MacFarlane’s second feature directorial effort, A Million Ways to Die in the West, was a bit of a bust at the box office, it’s likely that his third film will do just fine.  The Family Guy creator is currently in production on the comedy sequel Ted 2, and considering the R-rated first film made over $500 million at the worldwide box office, it’s safe to assume that interest is high for the follow-up.  We still don’t really know much about the pic other than the fact that Mila Kunis has a reduced role while Amanda Seyfried takes on leading lady duties, but a new Ted 2 image has arrived thanks to star Mark Wahlberg, who shared a sneak peek on his Twitter.  The image doesn’t show Ted himself, but fans of the heavy Flash Gordon references from the first film will be pleased to »

- Adam Chitwood

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First Look at ‘Ted 2′ Features More Flash Gordon

12 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A lot of things about Seth MacFarlane‘s 2012 film Ted could be considered a surprise. The fact it was such a huge hit for one. Ted grossed $218 million domestic against a budget of $50 million and became one of the top 10 highest grossing R rated comedies of all time. Personally though, the biggest […]

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- Germain Lussier

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New Ted 2 image with a hint of Flash Gordon

12 September 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Seth MacFarlane’s Ted was a box office success and the inevitable sequel was only a matter of time. Well that time is now as Ted 2 is in production and returning star Mark Wahlberg has a great new image to share with us. The first film made over $500 million at the worldwide box office, which is a huge feat as first feature film which had an R rating no less. If you enjoyed it Ted, then you’re likely looking forward to the sequel. Fans hoping to get more Flash Gordon »

- Graham McMorrow

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First trailer for Playing It Cool starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan

12 September 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for new romantic comedy Playing It Cool has arrived online, and you can view it below at your leisure.

A long-delayed film (it was filmed way back in 2012, and has had its name changed from A Many Splintered Thing), the film is directed by feature-debutant Justin Reardon and stars Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as a screenwriter who wants to write an action movie, but is being asked to write a rom-com instead. However, he doesn’t believe in love, and so struggles to find a story for it.

On paper, the film has a pretty impressive ensemble. Alongside Evans are his Winter Soldier co-star Anthony Mackie, as well Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), Aubrey Plaza (Life After Beth), Topher Grace (Interstellar), Luke Wilson (The Skeleton Twins), Philip Baker Hall (Magnolia), Giovanni Ribisi (Ted), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four) and Martin Starr (Adventureland).

It certainly isn’t anything original or different, »

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Morgan Freeman Is Playing a Civil Rights Lawyer in ‘Ted 2′

11 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In casting news that really makes you think about the significance of life on this big blue rock hurtling through space we call our world, Morgan Freeman has signed on for a “juicy role” in Seth MacFarlane‘s much-anticipated sequel to Ted, according to Variety. The aptly named Ted 2 will again be scripted and directed by MacFarlane, who will also return to voice the pesky little teddy bear with the loudest mouth. The details of the plot are scarce for the time being, but Freeman was apparently sought for his role — which makes sense, because if you’re going to attempt to go big you might as well go all the way to the top and fight for someone like Freeman. MacFarlane has been searching for high-profile celebrities to nail down supporting roles and cameos (still uncasted) to join the film and step out of their comfort zone for some gross-out humor and casual conversation with »

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Morgan Freeman Lands a Role in Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2

11 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Seth MacFarlane has cast Morgan Freeman in Universal PicturesTed 2. He will join Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried in the production. According to Variety, Freeman will play an iconic civil rights lawyer who is brought into the story when Ted needs to resolve some legal issue. Freeman is such an incredible actor, and it seems like he has a sense of humor so he should have fun with this. 

MacFarlane will be writing and directing and voicing the vulgar teddy bear. He was looking to get a high profile actor to join the project, and it looks like he found him. You can bet that there will also be a several cameos featuring pop culture icons and A-list actors. Knowing what MacFarlane has done in the past, these actors are sure to be taken out of their comfort zone.

The movie is currently shooting in Boston. »

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Morgan Freeman Boards 'Ted 2'

10 September 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Morgan Freeman has a very interesting body of work. He's narrated movies about penguins and Legos, co-starred with Batman and a dolphin, and next he'll star alongside a talking bear. The prestigious actor is set to join the cast of Ted 2, starring Mark Wahlberg

Plot details are unknown, but Variety reports that Freeman would play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.

Seth MacFarlane is again writing and directing the pic, and also voicing the brash teddy bear. Word was that MacFarlane was looking for a high-profile actor to join the cast and he found that in Freeman.

Ted 2 is currently filming in Boston. The majority of the original supporting cast will return, along with Amanda Seyfried and other pop stars and A-listers who are expected to make cameos.

Ted 2 opens in theaters June 26, 2015.

Source: Variety »

- Laura Frances

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Morgan Freeman signs on for Ted 2

10 September 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Ted 2 looks to have added a little gravitas to its ensemble, with the news that Morgan Freeman has agreed to join the comedy sequel. Freeman will apparently play a civil rights lawyer, who comes to Ted’s rescue when the foul-mouthed bear finds himself experiencing some legal difficulties. Not much else has been revealed about the plot as yet, although we do know that Mark Wahlberg will be returning as Ted’s human buddy, John Bennett. He’ll be joined by Amanda Seyfried, replacing Mila Kunis as the female lead, while Seth...

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Morgan Freeman Joins Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

10 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Morgan Freeman has reportedly joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s sequel to 2012’s Ted.

Morgan Freeman In 'Ted 2'

In Ted 2, Freeman will play a legendary civil rights lawyer who will step in to help Ted achieve justice through the legal system, according to Variety. Further plot details have yet to be revealed. MacFarlane, who was interested in having another high-profile actor join the cast, had reportedly long been hoping to get Freeman involved in the project.

MacFarlane will be back behind the camera for Ted 2, helming the picture from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. He'll also reprise the voice-acting role of the ascerbic Boston-accented stuffed animal Ted. Mark Wahlberg is also returning in the part of Ted's companion. Replacing Mila Kunis in the leading lady role is Amanda Seyfried.

The original Ted earned $218 million at the domestic box office and $549 million worldwide. »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ted Sequel

10 September 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After earning $550 million worldwide, "Ted" ended up being surprise hit, especially for an R-rated comedy about a teddy bear. A sequel was immediately announced and now comes word that Morgan Freeman has joined the film. Plot details are being kept a secret, but Variety is reporting that Freeman will play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. "Ted 2" is once again written and directed by Seth MacFarlane, who's also voicing the bear. The movie is already filming with Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried. It's expected that there will be lots of A-list cameos. "Ted 2" is set to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015. »

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Morgan Freeman Joins Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane in Ted 2

10 September 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

While A Million Ways to Die in the West has grossed only $85 million worldwide, director Seth MacFarlane found much greater success with Ted in 2012. The movie about Mark Wahlberg and his foul mouthed teddy bear earned an incredible $550 million in total, and a sequel was confirmed soon after.

Production on Ted 2 is already well under way in Boston, but a major casting addition has now been made to the highly anticipated sequel. Various sites are reporting that Morgan Freeman has joined the cast as an “iconic” civil rights lawyer who attempts to help Ted resolve some legal issues.

Freeman is an iconic actor, known for starring in everything from The Shawshank Redemption to Se7en, and far more recently, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s hit animated feature The Lego Movie.

Much of the original cast are back for the sequel, though Amanda Seyfried replaces Mila Kunis as the female lead. »

- Josh Wilding

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