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Here’s the trailer for Cedar Rapids starring Ed Helms (The Hangover Part II), John C. Reilly (Terri), Sigourney Weaver (The Cold Light of Day, Ghostbusters III), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Rubicon, Detachment), Anne Heche (Hung, Rampart), Stephen Root (Red State), Kurtwood Smith (Neighbors from Hell), Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Mike O’Malley (Glee), Rob Corddry (Childrens’ Hospital, Butter) and Seth Morris (High Road).
Both Reilly and Helms have starred in some of the top comedy films in the past few years. Will this new Helms-Reilly combo be the knockout comedy of 2011?
About Cedar Rapids:
To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms), “naive” is a gross understatement. He’s never left his small hometown. He’s never stayed at a hotel. And he’s never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sent to represent »
#05. Detachment - Tony Kaye With Black Water Transit no longer tied up in a legal tussle, though we gladly take in a Tony Kaye double bill, if we had to choose, we'd go with Detachment - a film that could send buyers into one of those legendary Park City frenzies. Filmed over the summer, if ready in time, we could get a school drama from the Pov of the teachers and principles: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Blythe Danner and Tim Blake Nelson star. Written by Carl Lund, Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher, who roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. * Producers: Carl Lund and Paper Street Films' Bingo Gubelmann, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Austin Stark (Ioncinema.com Preview Page »
Filmmaker Talks Distrib Who Bailed On 'Leaves' & The Mad Genius Of Kaye's 'Detachment'
One of the best films of the year is Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass,” now available on DVD. You may not be familiar with the picture, however — yanked from the schedule plenty of times, it completed a small theatrical run in September, the kind of treatment given to disappointing low-fi indies or schlock genre fare. But “Leaves” is a different breed, an ambitious, comic drama about an uptight college professor and his rural pot-slinging brother who find their philosophies clash amidst family turmoil and… »
- Drive just got juicier with Mad Men fixture Christina Hendricks set to join Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaacs and Albert Brooks in the Nicolas Winding Refn film, which shifts into gear at the end of this month. Hendrick's role is unidentified, though The Playlist suggests, following a perusal of the "terrific, noirish script," that she must be the female associate of bank-robber-Mulligan's-boyfriend (presumably played by Isaacs). This would be a small role for Hendricks, and while she also has a supporting part in Life As We Know It with Katherine Heigl, Leonie (with Emily Mortimer, to be released sometime this year, based on the life of journalist Leonie Gilmour) and Detachment (with Adrien Brody, slated for 2011, a drama centered around »
And the cast for Director Nicholas Winding Refn’s (Bronson) upcoming film, Drive, keeps on getting better and better. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve reported that the director has lined up Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks to star in his latest film, in which Gosling is “a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver that gets in over his head.” Now, Variety reports that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) will join the cast, too.
There’s no word on what role Hendricks will play in the film, but you can next see the very talented and gorgeous actress in this October’s Life as We Know It; she’s also currently attached to star in Detachment. Drive, meanwhile, starts production this fall and will be released sometime next year. »
- Ramses Flores
Only one day removed from his third consecutive Emmy win, Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad) is now attached to star in the mystery thriller The Grief Tourist alongside Michael Cudlitz (TV’s Southland). Per the press release, the film revolves around Jim Tahana, a troubled man whose hobby is retracing the footsteps of the serial killers who fascinate him. In addition to The Grief Tourist, Cranston is also appearing in a slew of upcoming films including: Nicholas Winding Refn’s (Bronson) Drive, Tony Kaye’s (American History X) Detachment, and another starring role in the thriller Leave.
The Grief Tourist is directed by Suri Krishnamma (New Year’s Day) and was penned by veteran actor Frank John Hughes (who also wrote the above mentioned Leave). Hit the jump for the full press release.
Here’s the press release:
Los Angeles, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Vision Entertainment Group has partnered with Suzanne »
- Jason Barr
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Something is afoot in the land of the “Fantastic Four” reboot.
How else would you explain multiple casting rumors hitting the Web within days of one another? Production meetings must be being held behind the scenes at Fox, because as far as we know, the announced project doesn’t even have a director on hand to help with these casting decisions, let alone a firm schedule or tentative release date.
With that being said, who is reportedly in contention to join Marvel’s dysfunctionally fantastic family?
Well, Alice Eve for starters. Comic Book Movie says the gorgeous blonde – who was supposed to be up for Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” also at Fox – is being considered for Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman. She would replace Jessica Alba, who most recently played Sue in Tim Story’s two “Fantastic Four” flicks. Also rumored »
- Sean O'Connell
Adrien Body (Predators, The Pianist) has officially signed on to star in The Detachment.
Brody, who’s co-stars will include Christina Hendricks (Middle Men), Blythe Danner (The Last Kiss), James Caan (The Godfather) and Marcia Gay Harden (Whip It), will portray Henry Barthes, a high school teacher.
Synopsis: The Detachment will depict three weeks in the lives of high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of Henry Barthes (Brody).
The Detachment is currently filming on location in Long Island and Queens. Icm will handle the distribution rights for North America.
Variety reported this one. »
- Jamie Neish
Adrien Brody gets away from a deadly mutant being to a high school teacher in "Detachment". He plays substitute teacher Henry Barthes and his point of view on the faculty of the high school he's working at for a couple of weeks. He's part of a cast for the Tony Kaye film which includes Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Marcia Gay Harden and James Caan. Principal photography is already underway with no set release date for the Paper Street Films production. Whether or not you like him, Adrien Brody sure knows how to branch himself out in different roles throughout the years. Between his Oscar-winning role in "The Pianist", his travels in "The Darjeeling Limited" to his latest part in "Splice", he's not stopping anytime soon. Right now he's in the middle of filming his role in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris", out in theaters next year.Source: »
Tony Kaye has had a rough time of it in his film career to date. American History X apparently became an Edward Norton-fuelled nightmare in the editing suite; he had trouble finding a follow-up; he bounced back with little-seen abortion doc Lake of Fire and then his most recent movie, Black Water Transit, got stuck in financial limbo, and is still waiting for a proper release date. But now it looks like he’s properly back with high school drama Detachment, which has nabbed Adrien Brody, James Caan and Lucy Liu, among others, to star.Detachment will chronicle the happenings at a New York school, where substitute teacher Henry Barthes (Brody) finds a proper connection with his students, which is unusual for a man who tends to arrive, teach for a few days and then depart.This one has an ensemble you could rightly describe as sprawling, with Liu, »
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Tony Kaye has made one film to successfully reach audiences, 1998's American History X, and ever since then audiences and critics alike have anxiously awaited what he'd offer next. Unfortunately his documentary about the anti-abortion movement, Lake of Fire, saw only limited release, and his latest film Black Water Transit is caught in financing limbo that may keep it from ever being seen. Undaunted, though, Kaye is moving on with his next project, and a few weeks into filming has finally cast his leading man-- not a moment too soon, right? A press release today announced that Adrien Brody will be starring in Detachment, a drama about a New York City substitute teacher who spends three weeks traveling between several different high schools. Brody plays the teacher, and the impressive cast also includes Marcia Gay Harden, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, »
- Sasha Stone
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Adrien Brody has accepted the lead in Tony Kaye’s “Detachment,” Which chronicles three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher.
Brody isn’t the only Oscar winner in Kaye’s “class.” He’ll join Marcia Gay Harden in a faculty populated by Christina Hendricks, William Peterson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner and James Caan.
Brody will play Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.
Production began on July 25, in New York.
Paper Street Films producer Austin Stark adds, “Director Tony Kaye’s vision of the American public school system is poignant and unique, and we are thrilled to be working with such a talented cast in bringing »
- Sean O'Connell
Ok, this is me, planting an idea in your mind. I say: don't think about casting. What are you thinking about? Casting Tidbits? Right, but it's not your idea. The dreamer can always remember the genesis of the idea. True inspiration is impossible to fake. First, Variety reports Ethan Hawke (Daybreakers, Training Day) has signed on to star in A Late Quartet, which follows a musical group whose members have performed together for 25 years who must adjust to one of them retiring due to Parkinson's disease. Yaron Zilberman is directing from a script co-written with Seth Grossman. Don't count on any "world's smallest violin" jokes. Second, THR reports the voluptuous Christina Hendricks has joined the indie drama Detachment, the story of a normally detached substitute teacher (Adrien Brody) who becomes invested in the students and teachers at the troubled school where he works and grows close to a homeless teen »
- Ethan Anderton
Once upon a time, he was hawt. Wiliam L. Petersen made his film debut in Michael Mann's terrific Thief (1981), but it was his lead role as a cynical, corrupt cop in William Friedkin's sensational To Live and Die in L.A. that put him on the map. He was mesmerizing to watch: passionately, completely alive as a thrill-seeking Secret Service agent who, seemingly, lacked any kind of moral compass. It's a very physical role -- watch Petersen's body language, and you'll be convinced that he could never, ever sit still. Petersen followed that up with another terrific performance in Mann's Manhunter (later, and criminally, remade as Red Dragon). He played FBI Agent Will Graham, a man who identified a little too closely with serial killers.
Unfortunately, Petersen never matched those two roles on the big screen, leading to smaller, supporting parts and his eventual rise to television stardom on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. »
- Peter Martin
William Petersen has joined the cast of Tony Kaye's independent high school drama "Detachment."According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kaye ("American History X") is directing an ensemble cast that includes Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu.Carl Lund wrote the script that focuses on a detached substitute teacher (Brody) who becomes emotionally invested in the students and teachers at the troubled school where he works.Petersen will play a Vietnam veteran who teaches history. Shooting is underway in New York with Bingo Gubelmann, Austin Stark, Benji Kohn and Greg Shapiro producing. This is Petersen.s first screen role since departing CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." He played police investigator Gil Grissom on the show from 2000 »
- Adnan Tezer
William Petersen comes aboard DetachmentWilliam Petersen has joined the cast of the upcoming film Detachment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be the former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star's first post-tv gig with a new theatrical project.
Tony Kaye is directing the film from a script by Carl Lund. The story centers on a normally-detached substitute teacher (Brody) who starts to grow closer to his students and fellow teachers, as well as develop a relationship with a homeless teen prostitute.
Petersen will play a history teacher who gets into hot water when he shows a gay film in class, in an effort to promote tolerance. Hendricks will play a fellow teacher and potential love interest who tries to get Brody to start teaching full-time. »
The story follows an emotionally detached substitute teacher (Adrien Brody) who finds himself becoming invested in the students and teachers at the troubled school where he works. He also becomes close with a homeless teen working as a prostitute.
Petersen will play a Vietnam veteran turned history teacher who gets in trouble when he shows a gay film while teaching a class lesson about tolerance. The project marks Petersen's first screen role since departing "CSI" last year.
- Garth Franklin
A few leftovers from a big day of TV news, before you call it a night:
Broadway star and country crooner Laura Bell Bundy nabs a recurring role in the upcoming season of "How I Met Your Mother." She'll play Robin's new co-anchor on her morning news show, and yes, a possible love interest for Ted. [EW]
Cmt's a little bit country, and a little bit sitcom. The country music network reportedly picked up the pilot "Working Class" for a series order. It stars "Reba" alum Melissa Peterman as a single mom who moves her family to nicer part of town. [Variety]
William Petersen, who's been laying low since his "C.S.I." exit, just nabbed his first post-Gil Grissom role. He joins the ensemble indie drama "Detachment," with Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") and Lucy Liu. [Hr]
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