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Berenice Bejo Joins Indian Star Dhanush in Ken Scott’s ‘Journey’ (Exclusive)

Berenice Bejo Joins Indian Star Dhanush in Ken Scott’s ‘Journey’ (Exclusive)
Berenice Bejo, the Oscar-nominated actress of “The Artist,” is set to star in “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir,” an adventure-fantasy film directed by “Starbuck” helmer Ken Scott. TF1 Studio is selling the film.

One of the most ambitious English-language titles on the slate of the recently rebranded TF1 Studios, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” will also topline Indian star Dhanush, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Laurent Lafitte, and Abel Jafri.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” was initially set to be directed by “Persepolis” helmer Marjane Satrapi. Scott came on board a few months ago to rework the script and direct the movie, which is scheduled to begin shooting in May in Mumbai, Paris, Brussels, and Rome.

The pic is based on Romain Puértolas’ bestselling debut novel, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe,” which came out in 2014 and has been translated into 35 languages.
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Omar Sy Comic-Drama ‘Two Is a Family’ Joined by Snd

Following its French hit “The Family Belier,” Snd, the commercial arm of French network M6, is reteaming with Vendome Production and Mars Films for “Two Is a Family,” a dramedy starring Omar Sy and Clemence Poesy.

Set to start shooting at the end of the month, “Two Is a Family” will be directed by Hugo Gelin, who made his debut with “Comme des freres” in 2012 and penned the script for the popular comedy “La cage doree.”

“Two Is a Family” also stars the Canadian actor Antoine Bertrand (“Starbuck”).

Sy will play Samuel, a man whose carefree life on the French Riviera is turned upside down when a former fling suddenly reappears and introduces him to his baby girl before taking off. After tracking down his ex in vain all over London, Samuel eventually settles in the city, finds a job as stuntman in a TV show and proves to be a loving yet unconventional dad.
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Locarno Film Review: ‘My Internship in Canada’

In Canada, the power to declare war lies squarely in the hands of the Cabinet. In “My Internship in Canada,” that responsibility falls to a single Member of Parliament who, owing to a deadlock between both sides, has the deciding vote but no clue as to handle the situation. It’s an amusing premise for what should have been a razor-sharp political satire, a la Armando Iannucci’s “In the Loop,” although the protagonist here, a dopey MP from backwoods Prescott-Makadewa-Rapides-aux Outardes, couldn’t be farther out of the loop. Passing up the opportunity to make a sharp international commentary, director Philippe Falardeau (“Congorama,” “Monsieur Lazhar”) plays the dilemma for folksy, feel-good laughs, severely minimizing this Canuck comedy’s export potential.

“This film is based on events that have not yet happened,” the opening titles impishly disclaim. For those living south of the border in the over-militarized United States, there
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‘Unfinished Business’ VOD Review

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden | Written by Steve Conrad | Directed by Ken Scott

Daniel Trunkman (Vaughn), a hard-working but disillusioned salesman, decides to set up on his own and take on the big man – or more specifically his cut-throat former boss Chuck (Miller). Accompanied by two unlikely associates; Timothy McWinters (Wilkinson) and Mike Pancake (Franco), he travels to Europe to close the most important deal of his life. But what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Ken Scott, director of Starbuck and its Us remake Delivery Man, seems to have cornered the market in broad comedies with emotional heart. Delivery Man could have been just another gross out comedy about
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Unfinished Business review

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91 minutes has rarely felt as long. Here's our review of Vince Vaughn's latest, Unfinished Business...

Every now and then, an actor that usually makes good choices will pick a less-than-brilliant movie role that, nevertheless, pays handsomely. Unfinished Business seems to be what happens when you get a whole ensemble cast of players who seemingly have no possible incentive to be here other than the money.

It's no surprise to see Vince Vaughn, but we haven't the foggiest as to what Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, James Marsden and Nick Frost are doing here, if they're not in it for the salary. This mirthless, mercenary comedy is beneath all of them, even Vaughn, although this seems to be the kind of vehicle to which he hitches his wagon all too often these days.

In essence, it's 20th Century Fox's kit-bashed answer to The Hangover and Horrible Bosses, following three
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Unfinished Business movie review: business trip-up

Apparently made by snickering 12-year-olds who like naked boobies and have heard rumors about the phenomenon known as “the business trip.” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): the trailer was embarrassing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Unfinished Business is the kind of movie in which a mentally retarded character — whose impairment is offered as a constant source of “hilarity” — is required to recite a line of dialogue such as “The penis touched my face” in a way that, this pathetic excuse for entertainment hopes, will make you laugh. Because the penis did indeed touch his face, and you are, it is presumed, consumed with “American prudishness,” hence you will snicker, just like, in another scene, the retarded character snickers when he sees naked boobies. In a fit of something that the movie deems clever, the naked-boobies scene directly addresses the matter
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'Unfinished Business': Film Review

'Unfinished Business': Film Review
In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman’s Swingers (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic (The Break-Up) to bromantic (Old School), pretty good (Wedding Crashers) to very bad (Fred Claus) to frankly unnecessary (Delivery Man). His new film, Unfinished Business, falls into that last sub-category — perhaps not coincidentally, as it, too, has been directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man was Scott’s remake of his own homegrown Quebecois hit, Starbuck). A guys-gone-

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Watch: Nsfw Red-Band Clip For ‘Unfinished Business’ Highlights Vince Vaughn And His Imperceptible Penis & More

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A dirty secret around The Playlist parts: we love Vince Vaughn. Or rather, a few of us really like Vince Vaughn when he is in R-Rated comedies like “Wedding Crashers” or…. well, maybe mostly “Wedding Crashers.” The last few years have been more than unkind to almost all of his comedy choices and the comedy projects that he and his team develop, from "Fred Claus," "Four Christmases," "Couples Retreat," The Dilemma," "The Watch" to more recent fare like “Delivery Man.” In short, Vaughn hasn’t starred in a worthwhile comedy since “The Break-Up” in 2006 which itself is still uneven (but much more grown-up than you’d expect). And so he’s got another comedy in the works, “Unfinished Business,” which once again taps Ken Scott, the French Canadian director of “Delivery Man” (which is a remake of Scott’s own “Starbuck” -- Hollywood came knocking and he answered). The movie
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Final Red Band Trailer for Vince Vaughn's 'Unfinished Business'

If the first red band trailer or raunchy version of the Super Bowl spot didn't convince you to see the new comedy Unfinished Business next month, 20th Century Fox is making one last attempt to get you on board. The final red band trailer has just arrived for the film starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, and it brings some more raunchiness to the table. While I don't think this looks flat out terrible, it doesn't seem to offer up anything we haven't see before comedically with the exception of Franco's character being on the autism spectrum (though I don't buy his performance yet). Watch below! Here's the final red band trailer for Ken Scott's Unfinished Business from Fox: You can still watch the first trailers for Unfinished Business right here. Unfinished Business is directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man, Starbuck) and written by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,
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This New Unfinished Business Red Band Trailer is Nsfw Like a Boss

We complain about the concept of the teaser for a trailer, but when you’re a wildly R-rated comedy like Unfinished Business, you have to depend on the idea. Consider the deal: Fox wants to sell this movie to everybody watching the Super Bowl, but the most appealing bits are too racy for network television. So, they air an intriguing enough PG-rated spot cut perfectly to Lonely Island’s “Like a Boss” (seen here) that tells us to go to IGN for the Red Band version. Technically, that’s not the same thing as an ad dropping on a Tuesday to alert us of a full trailer arriving on Thursday, but it’s still basically an ad for an ad, albeit an effective one. I hadn’t paid any attention to this movie before yesterday. It’s by Ken Scott, the director of Delivery Man (and the movie it remade, Starbuck
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‘Monsieur Lazhar’s’’ Philippe Falardeau, Films Distribution Re-team for ‘My Internship in Canada’

‘Monsieur Lazhar’s’’ Philippe Falardeau, Films Distribution Re-team for ‘My Internship in Canada’
Madrid – Philippe Falardeau, whose Oscar-nominated “Monsieur Lazhar” proved a U.S. sleeper and sold worldwide, is re-teaming with “Lazhar’s” sales agent, Paris-based Films Distribution, for his new film, “My Internship in Canada” (“Guibord s’en va-t-en Guerre”).

Billed as a laugh-out-loud political satire, and produced by “Lazhar’s” Luc Dery and Kim McCraw for Canada’s Micro_scope, “Internship” is the third Falardeau film which Films Distribution is handling after 2008’s “It’s Not Me I Swear” and 2011’s “Monsieur Lazhar.”

The comedy tells the story of Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard, “Starbuck,” “Mommy”), an independent member of parliament in Northern Quebec whom, in an unusual twist of fate, finds himself holding the decisive vote in a national debate that will decide if Canada will go to war in the Middle-East or not.

Guibord has no staff but accepted Souverain, a Haitian student in political science, as his new intern.
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First Trailers For Unfinished Business

First Trailers For Unfinished Business
Vince Vaughn’s last collaboration with writer/director Ken Scott, a remake of his Canadian comedy Starbuck into Delivery Man, didn’t exactly set the world alight. So he’ll be hoping for better things with this new team-up, Unfinished Business, which has just put out its first trailer in Nsfw red band format (below) and a less naughty green band variant (at the bottom of the page).Vaughn plays Dan, who was unceremoniously sacked by his boss, played by Sienna Miller. Cut to a year later and he’s started his own small business. Now, on the verge of sealing a crucial deal, Dan is travelling to Europe with his two employees, played by Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, to make the final presentation.Yet when he arrives, he discovers that Miller is also moving in on the deal, and has already been sweet-talking the clients, including James Marsden and Nick Frost.
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First Unfinished Business Red-Band Trailer: Vince Vaughn Starts a Business with Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson

  • Collider.com
The first Unfinished Business red-band trailer has been released for director Ken Scott’s (Starbuck) upcoming comedy, previously titled Business Trip. The film stars Vince Vaughn as a man who starts his own small business after being fired, only to find himself up against his old boss (Sienna Miller) during a business trip to Europe. The movie actually looks really funny, which is a tad ironic considering Scott most recently directed Vaughn in the very unfunny Delivery Man. There look to be some fantastic supporting turns from Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson as Vaughn’s new partners, and Nick Frost is a very welcome face amongst the cast as well. Additionally, this is certainly one of the most Nsfw red-band trailers I’ve seen in a while. Check out the first Unfinished Business red-band trailer, green-band trailer, and first poster after the jump. The film also stars James Marsden and opens on March 6, 2015. Via Yahoo!
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The Grand Seduction Review

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Only ten years have passed since Canadian comedy Seducing Doctor Lewis was released, and yet now comes a remake in the form of Don McKellar’s The Grand Seduction. It’s not the first time that a screenplay by Ken Scott has been recomposed for a more luminous cast, having been the man behind Starbuck – and then its Vince Vaughn reimagining, Delivery Man. Sadly, this is also not the first time that such an endeavour has seemed somewhat superfluous.

Set in the intimate harbour of Tickle cove, we shine a light over a washed up society, struggling to make ends meet as the residents all collect their welfare cheques, with so few job opportunities available to them. However when a new factory is proposed to the locals, they realise that for it to become a reality, they need to have a doctor – and so when Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) arrives for a month,
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UK Trailer and Quad Poster for The Grand Seduction with Brendan Gleeson & Taylor Kitsch

  • HeyUGuys
Returning behind the camera for the first time in almost a decade, Don McKellar took The Grand Seduction to Tiff last year, where it was received with warm reviews.

Led by Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, the comedy will be released in the UK and Ireland at the tail-end of the summer, and eOne has now launched the trailer for our shores, along with the UK quad poster.

Brendan Gleeson is Murray, a once proud fisherman who now, along with his former colleagues in the harbour of Tickle Head are out of work and forced to live off welfare. Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan – a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and Tickle Head could be just the right place. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify,
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‘Delivery Man’ Review

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Andrzej Blumenfeld, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan, Dave Patten, Adam Chanler-Berat, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Amos VanderPoel, Matthew Daddario | Written and Directed by Ken Scott

Delivery Man has Vince Vaughn starring as David Wozniak, an incompetent meat delivery guy who has serious money problems, can’t seem to do anything right and has just got his girlfriend pregnant. To top all that, he comes home one day to find a lawyer waiting for him and is presented with the news that he has fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made 20 years earlier. 142 of these children all want to know who their biological father is and have began a lawsuit to find out. David then embarks on a journey to decide whether he should reveal his identity, and to learn a little about himself as a father as well.

Delivery Man is a film which
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Ken Scott on Delivery Man

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To celebrate the arrival of Delivery Man, HeyUGuys caught up with writer-director Ken Scott, who conceived this comedic tale about fatherhood – to give you a heads up on what you can expect from the bundle of joy that will soon be yours to take home…

Why a career in filmmaking? Was there that one inspirational moment?

The earliest memory I have is of watching Star Wars and being blown away by the story – just the scope of the film. I loved the whole experience, and it was in that moment that I fell in love with film. But I would say the first moment was when I was in my mid-teens, and I actually started to consider working in the industry.

You’ve spoken of the impression Star Wars made, but was this the source of your interest in storytelling or does it lie outside of film?

In Québec where
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Delivery Man DVD Review

Director: Ken Scott

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders

Running Time: 102 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: Bloopers, Deleted Scene: You’re Under Arrest

I can usually give or take Vince Vaughn, he has the ability to be a fantastic actor, see Swingers, then again he can be really disappointing. Unfortunately he is the latter in this new comedy from Ken Scott.

Delivery Man is based on a French-Canadian comedy from 2011 named Starbuck and Vaughn plays meat delivery driver David Wozniak. He is forever down on his luck and up to his eyeballs in debt when he finds out that he is the father of 533 children through a series of sperm donations he had made twenty years prior. When he finds out that 142 of them want to meet him, he brings in his rubbish laywer friend, played by Chris Pratt, to help keep his anonymity. Of course curiosity gets the better of
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Cannes: France’s Quad Films, Canada’s Caramel Team Up for ‘Volcano’ Remake (Exclusive)

Cannes: France’s Quad Films, Canada’s Caramel Team Up for ‘Volcano’ Remake (Exclusive)
In a cross-pond comedy pact, France’s Quad Films (“The Intouchables”) and Canada’s Caramel (“Starbuck”) are teaming to produce an English-language remake of Dany Boon-starrer “The Volcano” (Eyjafjallajokull).

Michael Dowse, who last directed “The F Word” with Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Driver, is on board to pen and direct the remake.

At $27 million, the big-budget comedy “The Volcano” cast Boon (“Welcome to the Sticks”) and Valerie Bonneton as a long-divorced couple who embark on the same flight to attend their daughter’s wedding in Greece. When the plane is grounded because of the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the pair is forced to embark on a long trip across Europe to make it to the wedding on time.

Project will mark Quad’s first English-language film. The shingle, topped by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun, are best known for producing two of France’s recent
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Cannes Check 2014: Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'

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Cannes Check 2014: Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'
Welcome back to Cannes Check, In Contention's annual preview of the films in Competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 14. Taking on different selections every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Jane Campion's jury. Next up, from the youngest director in the lineup: Xavier Dolan's "Mommy." The director: Xavier Dolan (Canadian, 25 years old). "At last" isn't the typical response when a 25-year-old director makes it into the Cannes Competition, but a number of people -- not least Dolan himself -- would say that it's about time. Since winning top honors at Directors' Fortnight, aged just 20, with his semi-autobiographical debut feature "I Killed My Mother," the precocious Québécois child actor turned filmmaker has been on the fast track to the auteur A-list. "Mommy" is his fifth feature, and his fourth to
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