Ellen Page is to make her directorial debut with Miss Stevens, starring Anna Faris as a teacher chaperoning a mob of high school students to a state drama competition. Page, 25, cut her acting teeth on Hard Candy and Juno before co-starring in Inception in 2010.
Meanwhile, Melissa McCarthy, who enjoyed a breakout role on Bridesmaids and cameos in next week's This is 40, is in negotiations to direct Tammy, a raunchy comedy in which she's also star, alongside husband Ben Falcone.
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Ellen Page is to direct her first movie.
The Inception actress will take the director's chair for the first time on Miss Stevens, reports Deadline.
It’s been a busy last couple of weeks for veteran multicamera director Pam Fryman. She just closed a deal to direct the ABC comedy pilot Divorce: A Love Story. Fryman already is working on what is considered the hottest multi-camera comedy pilot this season, Chuck Lorre’s Mom starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney at CBS. Additionally, she made a deal for the ninth and final season of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, on which she has served as director/executive producer since the pilot. Based on an Israeli format from Reshet, Divorce revolves around a recently divorced couple. Mike Sikowitz and Daniel Lappin wrote the script; Sony TV is producing. Fryman is with ICM Partners. Larry Charles, director/executive producer of another long-running comedy series, Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO, has signed on to direct ABC’s high-concept single-camera comedy Mixology, from writers Jon Lucas »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Juno and Inception star Ellen Page is steppping behind the camera for her next project. Variety reports that Page will direct Miss Stevens with Anna Faris in the lead. Julia Hart provided the screenplay for the project, which follows a high school teacher (Faris) on a cross-country trip to drama competition. Page recently starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love and can soon be seen in Zal Batmanglij's sophmore feature, The East . Next up, she'll be reprising her X-Men: The Last Stand role of Kitty Pryde in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past . Faris, meanwhile, just starred in the ensemble sketch comedy feature Movie 43 and, last summer, appeared oppposite Sacha Baron Cohen in Paramount Pictures' The Dictator . Miss Stevens will be produced by »
Wreck-It Ralph, 2012.
Directed by Rich Moore.
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
When the trailer was released for Wreck-It Ralph, I immediately knew I was going to love it. As someone who grew up going down to the local bowling alley to play the arcades rather than tackle the pins, this was a movie that was right up my street as an homage to all the things I love about video games. But with a lot of personal hype, could Wreck-It Ralph live up to its expectations?
First off, it should be noted that the trailer for the movie caught a »
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Skyfall has won the top prize at this year's London Evening Standard British Film Awards.
The Daniel Craig James Bond movie, which became the highest-grossing film ever at the UK box office following its release in October, was named 'Film of the Year'.
Ben Wheatley's Sightseers collected the 'Peter Sellers Award for Comedy', Malcolm Campbell was awarded 'Best Screenplay' for What Richard Did and My Brother the Devil writer-director Sally El Hosaini was recognised as the 'Most Promising Newcomer'.
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[Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough attend the awards]
'I Give It A Year' is the new comedy from Working Title Films and the writer of 'Borat', serving itself up as the antidote to rom-coms we've come to know, like but been able to predict the outcome thereof from the opening credits.
HuffPostUK is pleased to host this world exclusive featurette, going behind the scenes of Dan Mazer's comedy, which he has described as his subversion of the rom-com genre. So, is romance dead, or do we just need to adjust our expectations?
Watch the stars in action above.
Starting where other romantic comedies finish, 'I Give It A Year' lifts the veil on the realities of the first year of marriage and stars Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Rafe Spall ('One Day'), Anna Faris ('The Dictator') Simon Baker »
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Nothing like an exciting award show to work up an appetite, and after the last gold guy has been handed out at this year’s Oscar ceremony, the stars will feast at the annual Governor’s Ball – one of the hottest post-Oscar parties in town. Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 85th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball include Academy Award® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants.
We caught up with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck as we sampled some of this year’s fare being offered. “This year we want the guests to be free to move around with small plates, rather than be tied to a table with a big meal,” said Puck. »
- Michelle McCue
Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 85th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball include Academy Award® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants. As the chair of the Governors Ball, Kurland will oversee the décor, menu and entertainment planning, as well as design the attire to be worn by the evening’s staff. Kurland is an acclaimed costume designer whose feature credits include “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Radio Days,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Collateral,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Inception,” “The Dictator” and the upcoming “Beautiful Creatures.” He received an Oscar nomination for Costume Design for “Bullets over Broadway.” This will be Jeffrey Kurland’s fourth year serving »
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The 2012 RopeofSilicon Movie Awards 2012 was a curious year for movies. To look at a year in movies at a glance we often turn straight to blockbusters and in the case of 2012 it may seem as if it really wasn't that great a year. Then you begin to drill down deeper and even films that divided the audience created large amounts of discussions, and beyond blockbusters there were plenty of middle ground to small-budget indie features that were quite powerful. As far as discussion pieces go, here on RopeofSilicon a lot of time was dedicated to divisive films as The Grey, Prometheus and Looper. A conversation involving the ending of The Grey was quite popular, I posed theories on Looper's theme more than once, the Zero Dark Thirty torture controversy was annoying, but necessary and the movie that probably generated the most conversation was Prometheus, of which I wrote a massive six-page exploratory article. »
- Brad Brevet
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have announced the winners of their awards and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" took the top prize! But my favorite categories are the catty ones, such as the Sequel or Remake That Shouldn.t Have Been Made Award or Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent.
Take a look at the full list of winners below; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
*** "Zero Dark Thirty"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
*** Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, »
Life is imitating art for Anna Faris - the actress gave birth to her first child in August and now, she's set to play a mom on the small screen.
The 36-year-old funny gal, best known for her roles in "The Dictator," "The House Bunny," "Just Friends" and the "Scary Movie" franchise, has nabbed the starring role in Chuck Lorre's upcoming CBS comedy pilot, "Mom," according to TV Line.
The multi-camera sitcom will center around Faris as a "newly sober single mom" who (perhaps not-so-wisely) chooses California's wine shrine Napa Valley as her home, the website reported.
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The actor says he didn't have time to shoot a scene as he was busy editing and releasing "The Dictator" and filming "Les Miserables". He admits it was a tough decision to have to let the Tarantino film go.
"I was editing 'The Dictator' and we were very close to release and Paramount wouldn't push the date, and then I knew I'd have to jump straight from there into 'Les Miserables'," deadline.com quoted Cohen as saying.
"It basically became a choice of either pulling. »
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The release of Django Unchained in UK cinemas is drawing closer, and as such, many of those attached to the film have been chatting about it. In addition to that, we've some comments by someone who had to leave the project - none other than Sacha Baron Cohen. Here's what he had to say about dropping out of the film:
“I was editing The Dictator, and we were very close to the release and Paramount wouldn’t push the date and then I knew I had to jump straight from there into Les Mis and it basically became a choice of pulling out of Les Mis or pulling out of Django.” He continued: “I'm sure Django is an incredible movie, but it was essentially one scene. »
The House Bunny may headline her own primetime sitcom next fall.
Anna Faris has been cast in Mom, a multi-camera comedy in development for CBS that’s from uber-producer Chuck Lorre. She will play a sober single mom who attempts to turn her life around in, all places, the Napa Valley.
- Lynette Rice
Faris, known mostly for her comedy film roles in the "Scary Movie" franchise, "The House Bunny" and "The Dictator," will play a newly sober single mother in "Mom" (as first reported by TVLine). The series will follow Faris' character as she tries to pull her life together while working in the wine-soaked Napa Valley.
The script for "Mom," comes from Lorre, who co-wrote it with "Two and a Half Men" producers Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker. Assuming that this newest comedy gets picked up to series for the fall of 2013, Lorre will presumably have four sitcoms airing on CBS at the same time. "The Big Bang Theory" has always been renewed for the upcoming season, »
Anna Faris is headed for the small screen.
The comedic actress has landed the lead in Chuck Lorre's next project, a sitcom titled Mom that will focus on a just-sober single mother and her attempt to live on the straight and narrow in Napa.
Faris (The Dictator, The House Bunny and the Scary Movie franchise) has been a sought after actress in the television world for some time now. She's married, of course, to Chris Pratt, who cracks viewers up each week on Parks and Recreation.
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Anna Faris has been tapped as the lead in Mom, CBS‘ comedy pilot from Chuck Lorre, the man behind the network’s comedy series Two And A Half Men, The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly. Mom, which Lorre co-wrote on spec with two members of his Two And A Half Men team — executive producer Eddie Gorodetsky and story editor Gemma Baker — centers on a newly sober single mom (Faris) who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. The project, produced by Warner Bros TV and studio-based Chuck Lorre Prods, was taken to CBS last month, landing a pilot order. This marks a rare foray into TV for feature actress Faris, The House Bunny star who has been on the wish list of comedy pilot casting directors for several years. Her only previous series credits include a high-profile guest arc on the final season of NBC’s Friends »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
One of pilot season’s hottest properties is officially off the market.
Photos | Pilot Season Preview: The 36 Most Wanted Actors and Actresses
If Mom gets a green light (and »
- Michael Ausiello
Sacha Baron Cohen has explained his Django Unchained exit. The actor was forced to choose between Quentin Tarantino's latest film and Tom Hooper's Les Misérables. "I was editing The Dictator and we were very close to release and Paramount wouldn't push the date," he told Deadline. "And then I knew I'd have to jump straight from there into Les Mis and it basically became a choice of either pulling (more) »
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