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Jay Roach Attached to Direct Action Comedy Adaptation 'Mad Dogs'

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

After messing with politics both dramatically and comedically with Game Change and The Campaign respectively, director Jay Roach is looking to switch things up by venturing into action comedy. THR has word that the director of the Austin Powers trilogy is attached to direct Mad Dogs, an adaptation of the book of the same name by James Grady. The book, which is being used as a jumping off point for the big screen story described as The Hangover meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Wes Jones, who wrote the 2010 Black Listed script College Republicans, will write the script, and this one sounds like a lot of fun. The story will follow three dysfunctional guys working low-level jobs in U.S. Intelligence who have been deemed crazy and sent to a government mental hospital for spies. Convinced someone wants them dead, they hatch an escape plan. It’s obvious they »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jay Roach Rounds Up Mad Dogs

29 January 2015 12:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

In recent years, Meet The Parents director Jay Roach has turned his attention more towards political subjects as with HBO TV movies Recount and Game Change and the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign. While his latest film, Trumbo is a lot more serious, he’s looking to get back into funnier territory with Mad Dogs.Wes Jones is attached to use Six Days Of The Condor author James Grady’s eponymous book as the launching pad for a conspiracy-tinged script about three dysfunctional people working low-level jobs in Us intelligence. When their bosses become convince that they’re crazy, the trio is packed off to a government psychiatric hospital for espionage types, where they soon begin to fear that the higher-ups want them dead. Clearly they know too much and have to plot an escape plan, but they also need to figure out exactly what it is that »

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Jay Roach to Direct ‘Mad Dogs’ for Warner Bros.

29 January 2015 11:48 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jay Roach (“Recount”) will direct action-comedy “Mad Dogs” for Warner Bros. with “The Lego Movie” producer Dan Lin on board.

Wes Jones is adapting the script, based on the novel from “Six Days of the Condor” author James Grady.

Mad Dogs,” published in 2006, centers on five deranged CIA killers who are forced to break out of an asylum after someone murders their psychiatrist and frames them for the deed.

Warner execs Jesse Ehrman and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing the project.

Roach’s credits include “The Campaign,” “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” “Meet the Parents” and “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston as scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Jones is repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion. Roach is repped by Wme, Mosaic and Behr & Abramson.

News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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- Dave McNary

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25 surprising side businesses from Hollywood stars

15 January 2015 8:54 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?

What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.

Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.

Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…

1. Kevin CostnerOcean Therapy Solutions

Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »

- simonbrew

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