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Leslie Mann in Talks for Vacation Sequel as Audrey Griswold

7 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Leslie Mann (This is 40) is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming "Vacation" sequel, which already has Ed Helms (The Hangover) and Christina Applegate (Anchorman) on board, and has Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses) negotiating for roles. In the new movie, Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) who takes his family on a road trip similar to the one he, his parents and his sister took when he was young. Mann will play the sister, Audrey Griswold. She's married to Hemsworth's character, who is an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall. »

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Leslie Mann Will Probably Play This Original Vacation Character In The Reboot

19 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A funny cast doesn't guarantee a funny movie, but it sure does help. In that respect, the reboot/remake of the classic 1980s comedy Vacation is headed in the right direction, as Leslie Mann is reportedly in talks to join previously cast Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. If all goes well, the This is 40 star would play Audrey Griswold. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are also said to be in negotiations to board the series. New Line's plans for the new Vacation film put the comedy somewhere between sequel and reboot, as the story will center on Rusty Griswold, son to Clark and Ellen, who's grown now and looking to take his own kids on a road trip, much in the way his own father took him, his sister and their mother on a road trip when he was younger. With Ed Helms on board to play Rusty, we »

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Leslie Mann to Play Audrey Griswold in New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

20 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After New Line's reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation gained a superhero in Chris Hemsworth and a cameo appearance by Charlie Day (reteaming with his Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, directing this time), the supporting cast continue to fill out. THR reports Leslie Mann (This is 40, The Other Woman) is now in talks to play Audrey Griswold, brother of Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who is all grown up and taking his own family on the kind of road trip that his parents (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) took the family on when they were just kids. More below! Audrey was played by Dana Barron in the original 1983 film, but was played by a different actress in every sequel that followed (it became a running gag in the films). As we learned previously, Hemsworth would be playing an anchorman named Stone Crandall who is married to Audrey. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Albert Brooks Huddles Up for Will Smith's Football Concussion Drama

10 September 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The developing, currently untitled football concussion drama starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin is slowly rounding up a cast as the film from producer Ridley Scott and Parkland director and writer Peter Landesman taking dual roles again. The film is based on the GQ article "Game Brain" from October of 2009, and will follow Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), the forensic neuropathologist who single-handedly made the first discovery of Cte (or chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in a professional football player and made the affliction known to the public. And now Deadline reports Albert Brooks has joined the cast. More below! Brooks, who has recently starred in Drive and This is 40, will play Cyril Wecht, the chief forensic pathologist who mentors Smith's character and encourages him to press his discovery of Cte. In addition, Shadow and Act reports Gugu Mbatha-Raw, fresh off strong review in the Tiff selected film Beyond the Lights, has »

- Ethan Anderton

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Albert Brooks Joins Will Smith in NFL Concussion Drama

9 September 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Albert Brooks is in talks to star alongside Will Smith and Alec Baldwin in Sony's Untitled Football Project, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw just closing a deal to join the cast as well.

The project is based on the GQ article Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas, which follows Dr. Bennett Omalu as he became the first doctor to find chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte) in an NFL player, and brought his discovery to the public's attention.

The project is said to be in the same vein of whistleblower dramas such as The Insider, examining the long-term effects of suffering several concussions throughout a playing career, along with the corporate, cultural and political interest that help fuel the popular sport. No details were given for Albert Brooks and Gugu Mbatha-Raw's characters.

Peter Landesman is directing from his own adapted screenplay, with Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, Michael Schaefer and Larry Shuman set to produce. »

- MovieWeb

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Tiff Review: Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver & Amanda Seyfried

6 September 2014 9:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's too bad Judd Apatow has already taken the title "This Is 40" because that's the perfect description of Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young." The writer/director has previously explored midlife crisis, malaise and discontent in efforts like "Margot At The Wedding" and "Greenberg," but his latest revisits and expands on those themes in what may be his most accessible film since "The Squid And The Whale." But that wider appeal doesn't diminish the bite or insight of "While We're Young," a deliciously entertaining, funny and honest look at getting old, being young and the intersection of the two at crucial life junctures. If being in your 20s is about the possibilities that lie ahead, then your 40s is defined by taking stock of your accomplishments thus far, and for Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts), it feels as if they missed their moment. The former is a »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Lonely Island Movie: Andy Samberg, Judd Apatow Teaming Up For Feature Film

8 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Lonely Island – the satirical comedy and music group featuring Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – currently has a movie in development with Judd Apatow onboard as a producer.

The Lonely Island Movie

Universal Pictures is developing The Lonely Island’s feature after acquiring a pitch from the group. Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone will star and produce the comedy along with Apatow (Knocked Up, Bridemaids, This Is 40).

The Lonely Island achieved fame during Samberg’s stint on Saturday Night Live, which ran from 2005 to 2011. Schaffer and Taccone were writers on the NBC comic sketch show. Among their best known music videos were for “D--k in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat,” “Jizz in My Pants,” “Like a Boss” and “Lazy Sunday.”

The Lonely Island has also released three albums – Incredibad (2009), Turtleneck & Chain (2011) and The Wack Album (2013). For The Wack Album, The Lonely Island was able to assemble an impressive roster of artists, »

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Megan Fox Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Tmnt' Star

8 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Transformers" (2007) launched Megan Fox to international stardom -- and into every man's dreams.

This summer, the actress re-teams with Michael Bay -- following their reconciliation -- for another film adaptation of a classic cartoon, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Since breaking out, Fox has been seen in "Jennifer's Body" and "This Is 40," gotten married to her longtime boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, and popped out a couple kids. Now, she's back in action as April O'Neil and looking better than ever.

From her (not so) unusual fear to her connection to Eminem, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Megan Fox.

1. Megan Fox was born May 16, 1986 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Gloria Cisson and Franklin Thomas Fox.

2. After her parents divorced when she was young, Fox was raised by her mother and stepfather in St. Petersburg, Florida.

3. Fox attended Catholic school and, as part of an agreement with her mother, »

- Jonny Black

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Megan Fox says she would have done anything to be in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

5 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of us burped during this interview. I'm not pointing any fingers but it wasn't me. Before sitting down to talk to her about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," I had interviewed Megan Fox two other times, and under very different circumstances. The first time was at Toronto, where we spoke about the film "Jennifer's Body," and it was a zoo. It was one of the weirdest press days I've ever done. There was something in the air, some crazy energy, and by the time I got into the room, everyone was on edge, and it was really hard to get anything out of anyone. The second time was on the set of "This Is 40," and we just sat in a room off to the side of everything else and chatted for a half-hour. That conversation left me with a very different impression of Fox, and I felt like she »

- Drew McWeeny

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Megan Fox: I Don't Feel Ashamed of My Skin-Baring Past

1 August 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Megan Fox's role as April O'Neil in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" marks a definite shift in her career trajectory -- it's her first major role where she doesn't bare her midriff. After her work as Mikaela in the first two "Transformers" films, Michael Bay fans got to know her impressive physique pretty well. And with roles in "Jennifer's Body," "Jonah Hex" and "This Is 40" also cashing in on her sex appeal, many started to suspect April might get a risque makeover once Megan was attached the to film.Well, we've seen it and, thankfully, that's not the case. While the character does get a modern update (who in their right mind would wear a yellow jump suit these days?) it's the most covered up Megan's ever been, allowing the audience to focus on her character ... and not her cleavage."I don't mind doing that stuff, I think that's »

- tooFab Staff

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Paul Rudd On ‘Ant-Man’ And Edgar Wright’s Departure

31 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Marvel’s upcoming Ant-man is an incredibly anticipated adaptation, that seems to have been subject to more negative publicity than the studio is used to these days. After the highly controversial exit of Edgar Wright earlier this year, the film struggled to find a new director that would be willing to step aboard another man’s passion project.

Luckily, after scouring the comedy talent pool, Marvel Studios hired Peyton Reed (The Break Up, New Girl) to take over the reigns and bring their pint-sized hero to the big screen. With the film gaining a new director in Peyton Reed, a script tweaking from Adam McKay (Anchorman) and a Middle Earth warrior in the form of Evangeline Lilly, things looked set for next months shoot. However, more bad news arrived recently, when it was revealed that Patrick Wilson had also abandoned ship due to a ‘scheduling conflict’.

Despite these (major) setbacks however, »

- Ben Read

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Love According to 21st Century Movies

27 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” so says Ewan McGregor in Baz Luhrmann’s classic romantic tragedy, Moulin Rouge!

It’s a thought that has persisted in cinema for well over a century. Love is what motivates characters; it’s a dream they want to realize, a reality they have to face, the content of their musings in their nightly diary entries.

Decades of cinema have seen the nature of other genres completely overturned. More and more, horrors are gearing towards high-concept supernatural thrillers over human killers; comedies are willing to get raunchier, with a whole lot more swearing; action movies are only too eager to show off brutal set-pieces; and comic book movies and sci-fi films have the effects capable of making the unreal real.

But romance? How much has that changed? And how much do we really want it to? »

- Kenji Lloyd

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What Comicbook Superheroes Could Learn From ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

24 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Why do simian superheroes seem more empathetic than the normal comicbook kind?

Let me backtrack a few paces before answering this.

All of us have heard the admonition in years past from our English teachers: “Write about what you know and who you know” — and have chosen to ignore it. Yet this precept has been paying off for filmmakers like Jonah Hill, Judd Apatow and their friends. Films like “22 Jump Street,” “This Is the End” and “This Is 40” all seem to have been written about themselves and their buds, seemingly for their own personal enjoyment.

“22 Jump Street,” like the others, is doing well overseas, which makes you wonder how Chinese or Russian teenagers decode jokes about gay shrinks and weirded-out fratboys.

Woody Allen, too, is making movies about people he knows, but I don’t particularly like his new circle of friends — witness the rich and snooty characters in “Magic in the Moonlight, »

- Peter Bart

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Maude Apatow to guest star on 'Girls'

23 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Maude Apatow is the latest to join the already-extensive list of guest stars—including Orange Is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne and Community’s Gillian Jacobs—set for season four of HBO’s Girls, the network confirmed to EW.

Apatow’s father, Judd Apatow, is an executive producer on the show and has collaborated multiple times with the Girls creator and star Lena Dunham. Apatow, 15, has made a name for herself by starring in some of her dad’s films including 2012′s This is 40 and acquiring a large Twitter following—her tweets even earned her a spot on »

- Ariana Bacle

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Girls Scoop: Judd Apatow's Daughter Guest-Starring in Season 4

23 July 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Maude Apatow is about to make her small-screen debut on HBO.

Related TVLine’s Performer of the Week: Girls‘ Zosia Mamet

The daughter of Girls executive producer Judd Apatow was spotted goofing around with star Lena Dunham on the show’s New York set last week, and now TVLine has confirmed she’ll be playing a character named Cleo, who could potentially appear in several episodes.

Apatow joins fellow Season 4 guests Zachary Quinto, Gillian JacobsJason Ritter and Natasha Lyonne. Previous credits include roles in her father’s big-screen comedies like This is 40 and Knocked Up.

HBO would only »

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Kriste Lewis, 40-Year-Old Mom, Makes New Orleans Saintsations Dance Team: Photos

17 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

This is 40! Kriste Lewis, a 40-year-old mother to two, proved she just gets better with age, making the New Orleans Saints' Saintsations Dance Team for the first time this summer.  Lewis, who works as a dance fitness instructor, auditioned for the NFL cheerleaders alongside talented women 10 and 20 years her junior. "There were a lot of young, beautiful girls," she told Good Morning America. She is now of just two women in their forties on NFL dance squads.  "I could not believe it!" she told the [...] »

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Trailer: Unbroken

13 July 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, with the Coens on writing duty.

Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (O’Connell) and his fellow airmen—Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)—having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks.

Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed »

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Trailer Hits For Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

10 July 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Never give up. No matter what.” – Louie Zamperini

From director and Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, watch the first trailer for her upcoming film Unbroken. From this beautifully cut preview, the movie has all the makings of an Oscar champion – expect to see great things for Unbroken at next year’s Academy Awards.

Jolie directs and produces the epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 

Sadly, Zamperini passed away on July 2 at age 97.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

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- Michelle McCue

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Trailer Hits for Angelina Jolie's Upcoming Epic Drama 'Unbroken'

10 July 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures has released the new trailer for director Angelina Jolie's Unbroken.

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Daniel Radcliffe Spotted On The Set Of Judd Apatow's Trainwreck

1 July 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After the modest performances of This is 40 ($67.5 million) and Funny People ($51.8 million), director Judd Apatow might need a little magic to reclaim the box-office dominance of Knocked Up ($148 million) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin ($109.4M). Which might explain why he.s leaning on the world.s most powerful wizard for his next comedy, the Amy Schumer-led Trainwreck. The Internet caught fire today with bizarre pictures of Harry Potter sensation Daniel Radcliffe smoking and walking around New York City with a pack of dogs. Has Daniel Radcliffe fallen on hard times after the Harry Potter franchise wrapped? Is he killing time between performances on Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan by walking packs of posh Upper East Side pooches? Neither, as it seems. As the day progressed, Daniel Radcliffe was linked to a possible cameo in Judd Apatow.s comedy Trainwreck, built around the brilliantly funny Amy Schumer. Twitter user »

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