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We're big fans of Anna Kendrick here at the Playlist. But then, what kind of monster isn't a big fan of Anna Kendrick? She's smart, funny, honest, outspoken and enormously talented, and even the occasional "Rapture-Palooza" can't cause too much of a problem. The actress is wildly busy, with seven movies released, or due for release, this year, from serial killer dark comedy "The Voices" to this Christmas' mega-budget musical "Into The Woods," and will continue her path to world domination with next summer's sequel "Pitch Perfect." But first, she's got another musical, stage adaptation, "The Last Five Years," directed by Richard Lagravenese, and co-starring Broadway star Jeremy Jordan. The film, which deconstructs a love affair between an actress and a novelist, just premiered at Tiff, and we should have our review for you in the next day or two. But to tide you over, EW has the first clip from the movie, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Though this year’s breakout comedy hit Ride Along was almost entirely the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart show, Universal’s upcoming sequel, Ride Along 2, has been putting together a pretty terrific supporting cast over the past few weeks. First, we heard that 24: Live Another Day actor Benjamin Bratt had come aboard in an unspecified role. Next, Attack of the Show! host and geek goddess Olivia Munn joined the cast, taking on the role of a tough Miami homicide detective who becomes the object of Detective James Payton’s (Cube) affection. Now, we’ve learned that The Hangover and Community star Ken Jeong has hitched a ride on the comedy sequel.
Jeong will play “a cocky computer hacker who fancies himself a ladies man but is also important in solving the case that Cube and Hart are working on.” The part is described as similar to Joe Pesci »
- Isaac Feldberg
2 items from 2014
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