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'Borat' Director Larry Charles Takes on 'The Man Who Sued God'

29 May 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It was revealed today that Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator, TV's Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will write a reimagined version of the cult Australian hit The Man Who Sued God for New Films International (Nfi) with an eye toward directing.

Nfi founder and President Nesim Hason and Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Sony's upcoming The Equalizer with Denzel Washington) are producing the new project with Sixth Sense Productions principals Richard Harding and Sam Feuer (The First Grader).

Charles' take on The Man Who Sued God is expected to veer from the original premise, which involves a former lawyer who had found happiness with a simpler life and career - until a natural disaster strikes and he is denied insurance money because it was 'an act of God'. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and the church under the guise of God, defending himself. »

- MovieWeb

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Larry Charles to Write, May Direct, 'The Man Who Sued God' Comedy

29 May 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Since he's no longer at the helm of A Walk in the Woods, director Larry Charles (Borat, The Dictator) is on the hunt for a new project, and it seems he's found one. Deadline has word that New Films International has hired Charles, who was also behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld," to write The Man Who Sued God, based on a 2001 Australian cult favorite of the same name. Charles also has expressed interest in directing the film where he'll put his own spin on the story about an ex-lawyer who files a claim against God himself after his insurance company dismisses the destruction of his boat as an “act of God.” Read on! Here's the trailer for the original Australian comedy from 2001: As you can see, Billy Connolly starred in the original film, and it opened at #1 at the box office down under. There was already a Bollywood remake, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Larry Charles to Write and Possibly Direct The Man Who Sued God Remake

29 May 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While the period of time between original films and their eventual remakes is getting shorter and shorter, some projects just call out to certain filmmakers.  As such, Larry Charles has been set to pen the New Films International remake of The Man Who Sued God.  The original 2001 Australian film from director Mark Joffe starred Billy Connolly as a lawyer-turned-fisherman whose only possession - his boat - is destroyed by lightning.  When the insurance company turns down his claim citing the uncovered "acts of God", he decides not to take on the deep-pocketed insurance men, but rather God himself.  Charles will write the script with an eye to direct.  Hit the jump for more,  including the trailer for the original film. Deadline reports that Charles will write the remake of The Man Who Sued God with a possibility of directing.  He's said to be putting his own spin on the story in his reimagining. »

- Dave Trumbore

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A Brief History of Celebrities Being Attacked on the Red Carpet (Video)

29 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Brad Pitt, you're not alone.

Plenty of A-list celebs have been attacked in very public places, mostly on the red carpet, on stage, or, you know, on the way to court.

Here, we offer a brief history -- going back about 10 years -- of some of the most notable attacks on Hollywood's biggest names.

Brad Pitt Is Attacked at the 'Maleficent' Premiere (2014)

Last night (May 28, 2014), Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian journalist who has made a "career" out of humiliating celebrities on the red carpet, broke through a barrier and allegedly attacked Pitt before being hauled away by police. But don't worry. From what we can tell, Pitt's beautiful face came away unscathed.

The madness of Sediuk can be traced back to the 2012 premiere of "Men in Black 3," where he tried to kiss star Will Smith on the red carpet. Smith was not having it, and slapped Sediuk. The next year, »

- Tim Hayne

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Jason Mantzoukas and More Are Also 'Sleeping with Other People'

15 May 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Hopefully you've had some sort of experience with the comedic force that is Jason Mantzoukas. He's not a household name, but he's been seen in the likes of The Dictator, Baby Mama and has a small role in Neighbors, not to mention roles in shows like "The League" and "Englightened." He'll been seen this summer in the stellar parody They Came Together (don't let the unflattering trailer steer you away), and now he's just booked a supporting role in the new comedy Sleeping with Other People, starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie and Adam Scott. But Mantzoukas isn't the only new cast member entering the mix. A press release from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has revealed that Amanda Peet (The Way Way Back, Saving Silverman) and Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) are in the film too. The press release says the three new cast members and previously announced names are all headlining the film, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Peter Pan movie flies into production

24 April 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Principal photography will begin April 28 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action Peter Pan feature from director Joe Wright.  Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the film follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland.  There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. The film stars Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar® nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”)is now also on-board and rounds out the cast as Mary. Wright is directing the as-yet-untitled Peter Pan adventure from a screenplay by Jason FuchsGreg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter are producing, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Production Set To Begin on Joe Wright’s Live-Action Peter Pan Film

24 April 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography will begin April 28 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ live-action Peter Pan feature from director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the film follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

Amanda Seyfried (“Les Misérables”) rounds out the cast as Mary, alongside Jack Charles (“Mystery Road”) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; Taejoo Na (“The Kick”) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (“Son of God, »

- Michelle McCue

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Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, and More Join Joe Wright’s Pan Starring Hugh Jackman; Production Begins April 28th

24 April 2014 1:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Filming on Joe Wright's Peter Pan prequel, Pan, begins in a few days, and now the production has rounded out the cast.  The film "tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds great adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan."  New additions to the film include Amanda Seyfried as Mary; Jack Charles (Mystery Road) as The Chief/Tiger Lily's father; Taejoo Na (The Kick) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (Ender's Game) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (In the Name of the Children) as Nibs; and newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling. These actors will join the already announced cast members—Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) as Hook; Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo »

- Matt Goldberg

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Mark Strong Heads To Grimsby

24 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Mark Strong has played both heroes and villains and we know he can be funny when it counts. For his next trick, he’s going to have to put up with a rowdy Sacha Baron Cohen, joining the cast of Grimsby.With a script from Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, the new comedy finds a top-notch British secret agent (Strong) forced to go on the lam with his long-lost, loud-mouthed brother (Cohen), a football hooligan who hails from… well, you can work that out from the title. Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier will be bringing his action background to the film, which will be more along the lines of The Dictator than Cohen’s ambush-style comedy of Borat and Bruno.Sony is backing this one, working alongside Nira Park and Big Talk productions, but there’s no word on an exact start date yet. Strong, who was »

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Cast of Joe Wright's Peter Pan Film Fills Out as Production Begins

24 April 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. announced the start of production on Joe Wright's Pan, a film said to be an origin story and darker take on J.M. Barrie's beloved character Peter Pan, and with it comes a list of the entire cast. Previous announced cast members include Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hook; Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter. The casting of Mara as Tiger Lilly gained a certain amount of scrutiny, but it would appear the rest of Wright's cast has been filled in with a rather eclectic group of actors, including Australian Aboriginal actor Jack Charles (pictured) playing Tiger Lily's father known as The Chief. Other members include Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables) as Mary; Taejoo Na (The Kick) as Kwahu; Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall »

- Brad Brevet

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The big blockbusters of summer 2015

28 March 2014 4:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42

Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup

Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.

But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.

We kick off at the start of April (although note that March has Kenneth Branagh’s live action Cinderella movie, »

- sarahd

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FX Orders Billy Crystal Comedy Pilot 'The Comedians' to Series

19 March 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Billy Crystal is coming back to the small screen, and not just via his upcoming HBO special. Crystal's new comedy pilot, "The Comedians," has received a series order from FX, according to Deadline. The premise finds Crystal's veteran comic character teaming up with Josh Gad's young up-and-comer for a sketch show. The pilot was written and directed by Larry Charles ("The Dictator," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), who also serves as the show's executive producer along with Crystal, Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") and Ben Wexler ("Community"). Based off the Swedish series "Ulveson and Herngren," "The Comedians" is a half-hour, single camera comedy that will certainly bring in an older demographic than FX usually attracts with shows like "Archer" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Crystal guest starred on Lisa Kudrow's Showtime show, "Web Therapy" last year. He appeared with the "Friends" star in "Analyze This" and "Analyze That »

- Ben Travers

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FX Orders Billy Crystal Comedy Pilot 'The Comedians' to Series

19 March 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Billy Crystal is coming back to the small screen, and not just via his upcoming HBO special. Crystal's new comedy pilot, "The Comedians," has received a series order from FX, according to Deadline. The premise finds Crystal's veteran comic character teaming up with Josh Gad's young up-and-comer for a sketch show. The pilot was written and directed by Larry Charles ("The Dictator," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), who also serves as the show's executive producer along with Crystal, Matt Nix ("Burn Notice") and Ben Wexler ("Community"). Based off the Swedish series "Ulveson and Herngren," "The Comedians" is a half-hour, single camera comedy that will certainly bring in an older demographic than FX usually attracts with shows like "Archer" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Crystal guest starred on Lisa Kudrow's Showtime show, "Web Therapy" last year. He appeared with the "Friends" star in "Analyze This" and "Analyze That »

- Ben Travers

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When Tony Benn met Ali G - a rare, honest politician holding his own

14 March 2014 4:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Before Borat, Bruno and The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen was Ali G.

A shard of light in Channel 4's otherwise forgettable 11 'O Clock Show (who's heard of that "Ricky Gervais" character since?), Cohen's comic creation would simply lampoon the great and good.

Often, Cohen's victim's appeared to bend over backward in a bid to show some non-existent "yoof" credentials.

Honesty being his defining virtue, Tony Benn, who died this morning at the age of 88, refused to play that game - a rare man pushing back against the ridiculous views being spouted opposite him.

"You're not living in the real world, my friend," Benn spluttered indignantly.

"You're living in a world where just everybody is just so bloody greedy that there's no hope of building a better society, and that's why we're in a mess."

While David Cameron desperately tries to show his laddy football credentials by telling non-Jewish football »

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Adeel Akhtar Is Smee in Joe Wright's 'Peter Pan' Adaptation

13 March 2014 6:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after Rooney Mara entered negotiations to play Tiger Lily in Pan, Adeel Akhtar has joined the cast as Smee.

The project puts a new spin on author J.M. Barrie's beloved Peter Pan, with young Peter being whisked away to Neverland for the first time, leading the locals in a rebellion against the nefarious pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Garrett Hedlund stars as Captain Hook, who starts out as an ally to young Peter Pan, before turning to his nefarious ways. Smee, who was portrayed by Bob Hoskins in Steven Spielberg's 1991 adaptation Hook, is the right-hand man to Hook. The producers still have not cast Peter Pan at this time.

Our report from yesterday revealed that director Joe Wright is setting up a multi-cultural cast, in an effort to challenge the audience's pre-conceived notions of these classic characters. Jason Fuchs wrote the script, with Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter producing. »

- MovieWeb

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HBO Pacts with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Seinfeld’ Alum Alec Berg

7 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has inked a two-year overall deal with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld” vet Alec Berg.

The writer-director at present is working as an exec producer and showrunner on HBO’s Mike Judge comedy “Silicon Valley.” The new deal calls for Berg to develop new projects for the pay cabler and supervise other prospects. “Silicon Valley” is set to bow April 6.

Berg spent four seasons on HBO’s Larry David laffer “Curb,” and before that he worked with David on NBC’s “Seinfeld.” In the feature realm he wrote and produced the 2012 Sacha Baron Cohen vehicle “The Dictator,” and he wrote the 2004 comedy “Eurotrip.”

Berg is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman of Hansen Jacobson.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Lawrence Sher Directing O' Lucky Day

6 March 2014 12:50 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Back in October we brought you the news that Peter Dinklage had signed up for a Bad Santa-like "R-rated leprechaun comedy". At the time the Paramount project was untitled and didn't have a director in place, but both those issues have now been rectified. The film is called O' Lucky Day, and the director will be Lawrence Sher.Sher is following Wally Pfister's recent form, seizing the director's chair following a successful career as a cinematographer. In particular, he's known for his association with Todd Phillips, acting as Dp on all three Hangover films and Due Date. He also shot Garden State, The ChumscrubberDan In Real Life, Paul and The Dictator. But it's not all indies and comedies: he recently contributed some additional photography to Godzilla. The only plot synopsis available for O' Lucky Day so far is that it involves Dinklage trying to pass himself off as a real leprechaun. »

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2014 Governors Ball Preview For 86th Academy Awards

20 February 2014 7:20 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Members of the press were given a yummy first-hand look at the food and décor of this year’s Governors Ball, which will immediately follow the 86th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 2, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood Highland Center.

Thursday morning’s preview was a deluge of all the senses and proved why the Governors Ball is Hollywood’s most glamorous post-Oscar party in town.

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Nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, John Legend, will perform for the Ball’s 1,500 invited guests of Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants.

Everyone will feast on signature favorites such as smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, and mini American Wagyu burgers with aged Cheddar and remoulade, incorporating local produce and sustainable seafood.

Now that’s a party!

Modern presentations such as crispy lobster shrimp dumplings with five spice and bites »

- Michelle McCue

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Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby gets a 2015 release date

14 February 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sacha Baron Cohen's (Borat, The Dictator) football hooligan / spy comedy Grimsby has been handed a Summer 2015 release.

Directed by Louis Letterier (The Incredible Hulk, Now You See Me), the film focuses on a British black ops spy who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (played by Cohen).

Cohen penned the script alongside his regular collaborator Peter Baynham, with Phil Johnston (Cedar Rapids, Wreck-It Ralph) partnering up with the two. Grimsby will open a week after another comedy, Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, on July 31st 2015.

Why not head on over to our newly-launched Flickering Myth Forum to discuss this story, or anything else that takes your fancy »

- Gary Collinson

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Sacha Baron Cohen to follow up Dictator success with Paramount deal

14 February 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Inspired by the Hollywood studio's controversial The Wolf of Wall Street, the British shock comedian signs two-movie deal

Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury film

Sacha Baron Cohen has renewed his first-look deal with Paramount Pictures after apparently finding himself inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio's cocaine-snorting antics in the controversial Oscar-tipped Martin Scorsese black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street.

The actor and comedian's production company, Four By Two Films, has announced a three-year, two-movie deal with the Hollywood film studio. Paramount also financed Scorsese's controversial tale of 1980s and 90s excess amongst the ersatz stockbrokers of discredited Long Island firm Stratton Oakmont, and the Borat star later said he was delighted to be part of the same team.

"Any studio that puts out a movie where Leonardo DiCaprio snorts cocaine from a hooker's anus is a place I'm happy to call home," he said, in comments translated from the original French. »

- Ben Child

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