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A few summers ago, Now You See Me was released, destined to be swallowed up by the big blockbusters surrounding it. Yet, the magician action adventure film defied expectations, bringing in over $350 million worldwide. So, as Hollywood tends to do, a sequel was quickly put into development with the returning cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco, with Lizzy Caplan filling for her Bachelorette co-star Isla Fisher.
We now have the first trailer for Now You See Me 2, this time directed by Jon M. Chu, taking over for Louis Leterrier, who was busy with The Brothers Grimsby. The story finds the gang going up against a technology prodigy played by Daniel Radcliffe. If you liked the first one, we imagine you’ll be pleased by this first teaser, which can be seen below.
The Four Horsemen [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating »
- Leonard Pearce
Kirsten Dunst has been something of a shape-shifter in Hollywood in the past few years, appearing in fewer projects, but far more ambitious ones, from her turn as the profoundly depressed Justine in Melancholia to ensemble roles in divisive indies Bachelorette and On the Road, and now as Peggy, a frustrated small-town hairdresser with a secret, in the second season of the critically acclaimed Fargo. While she seems a far cry from Spiderman's Mary Jane, it's only because she's grown far more selective with the years. Vulture spoke to Dunst over the phone about getting the part on Fargo, Peggy Blomquist's current state of mind, and why films like Interview With a Vampire are an endangered species in Hollywood.How soon did you wrap shooting for Fargo? Was it a pretty quick turnover?We wrapped in May, but still it's the fastest turnaround of anything I've ever done. With »
- Lucas Kavner
See Also: Read our ★ ★ ★ ★ review of Pitch Perfect 2
Variety reports that Banks will reprise her role at the helm of the Universal franchise after previous entry Pitch Perfect 2 scored $285m at the worldwide box office, doubling the previous film’s total.
Banks is also set to helm a reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise for Sony, which is currently in production.
Pitch Perfect 3 is set for wide release on August 4th 2017.
- Tom Beasley
Last week I went and saw the horror film Goodnight Mommy, and as my brain was crying and the audience was epically disturbed, I realized that this was possibly the last release I would see under the Radius-twc banner. Earlier this year Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the co-founders of the independent distributor, left the company in order to start a new one with Drafthouse (which we’re all jazzed about). Ever since then, the lights seem to be off at Radius with no signs of turning back on. So now, we take a look at just how successful they were in their all too brief but memorable run, which saw them giving great releases to challenging films like Only God Forgives, It Follows, Snowpiercer and Blue Ruin. It’s time to looks at the career batting line for their domestic theatrical releases.
The thing is, with most independent distributors, »
- Dylan Griffin
Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem. Because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.
Fresh, funny, and full of witty insights about modern love, Sleeping with Other People is a hilariously heartfelt film that the type of romantic comedy that reminds us why we love the genre so much in the first place. Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas co-star. Sleeping with Other People is directed by Leslye Headland, who made her directorial debut with the comedy Bachelorette starring Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan. She also »
It was a packed house at the Arclight Hollywood Cinerama dome this past Saturday night for a screening of the indie romantic-comedy “Sleeping with Other People.” Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie added to star power to the event, participating in a Q&A along with writer/director Leslye Headland, whose sharp, quick-wit saw her nimbly keeping pace with the actors. Read More: Review: Refreshingly Funny & Romantic 'Sleeping With Other People' Starring Alison Brie & Jason Sudeikis During the discussion, Headland revealed the influences on the film's two main characters played by Sudeikis and Brie, as well as the real-life origins of the “bottle scene” therein. She also explained the evolution of Adam Scott’s creepy character and touched upon the insecurities she felt after the release of her first film “Bachelorette," admitting that the “disgusting female characters” she writes come from a very real place. Meanwhile, Brie and Sudeikis offered some. »
- Ken Guidry
Chicago – Leslye Headland is facing the new era head on, by putting a post modern Harry-met-Sally spin on her new film, “Sleeping with Other People.” Her question is how do people connect in the new age of hook-ups and online options? Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie portray the couple trying to answer that question.
Leslye Headland came out of Connecticut, and graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2002. She worked for four years as an assistant for producer Harvey Weinstein, and first gained notice as a playwright. One of her plays, “Bachelorette” (2012) became her first writing and directing effort in film. She adapted the screenplay for the remake of “About Last Night” in 2014, and premiered “Sleeping with Other People” at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Photo credit: IFC Films
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
“Sleeping With Other People,” which first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January, may well be the smartest, bawdiest, hard-r-rated rom-com to come along since “Bridesmaids.” The second directorial effort by Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) skews as closely as one can to classic romantic comedy tropes in a post-“They Came Together” world while demonstrating that witty dialogue, realistic characters and situations, and spot-on performances can make any seemingly played-out genre come back to life. Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) first meet as Columbia undergrads and, over the course of an evening, wind up losing their virginities to each other. »
- Alonso Duralde
Toronto gets its yearly spotlight as the festival debuts the bulk of the films that will crowd theaters this fall and into awards season, though theatrical releases of titles that premiered either there or other festivals continue to roll out this weekend. Sundance's Sleeping With Other People is potentially a big draw beginning Friday. Starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie, the dark romantic comedy was written and directed by Bachelorette filmmaker Leslye Headland and… »
Director Leslye Headland became a hard-edged indie queen in 2012 thanks to the VOD smash “Bachelorette,” a bawdy comedy about four female friends behaving badly. Now she’s back on Friday with an equally raunchy take on the romantic comedy, “Sleeping With Other People,” starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as sex addicts attempting a platonic friendship despite an obvious chemistry between them. TheWrap caught up with Headland to talk about her track record (“Bachelorette” broke records as an experimental day-and-date release in theaters and VOD), the perks of having a male lead, and all the changes at her former employer, »
- Matt Donnelly
I mean, you seem like the kind of guy who looked at books on vaginas and kind of figured out how everything worked pretty early on, so I'm sure you didn't have to worry."
For most folks, telling someone that they appear to know their way around the female anatomy would fall somewhere between flirting and highly questionable flattery. For writer-director Leslye Headland, this is small talk, casual conversation, easy-breezy coffee-klatch chit-chat. If anything, the woman behind the deconstructed romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People is more than comfortable waxing »
This is a reprint of our review from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The last time writer and director Leslye Headland premiered a film at Sundance, it was 2012’s “Bachelorette,” a raunchy twist on the “girls just wanna have fun” subgenre of comedy, and one that might have arrived just a touch too soon after the box office juggernaut that was “Bridesmaids” (in a strange twist, Paul Feig’s feel-good comedy hit was nominated for two Oscars the morning after “Bachelorette” premiered at the festival). Headland adapted that feature from her own dark comedic play of the same name, and the results were decidedly mixed. A pitch black comedy with a winning cast of stars who were all saddled with despicable characters that repulsed each other (and their audience) at every possible turn. Fortunately, Headland doesn’t seem compelled to return to that kind of material, as the filmmaker has now »
- Kate Erbland
Other People’s Mousetraps: Headland Heads to Romcom
One of the most acerbically hilarious new voices in the American indie world is writer/director Leslye Headland, whose dark hearted 2012 directorial debut Bachelorette was a jagged counterpoint to the unoffending female comedy fantasies, something like Bridesmaids but more uneasily wicked. After writing 2014’s remake of About Last Night, she’s back with her sophomore effort, Sleeping with Other People, a romcom that borrows a bit heavily from When Harry Met Sally.
At times funny and sincere in its depiction of modern heterosexual romantic entanglements, Headland’s latest also becomes a bit too self-aware of its own conventions, and instead of reinventing them, sadly becomes a willing victim to its own fantastic monstrousness. Described playfully by the director as a ‘love grenade’ at the film’s premiere, Headland may very well launch bombs at formulaic interpretations of love, sex, and the whole damn thing, »
- Nicholas Bell
Lizzy Caplan showed up at the Tastemaker screening of Sleeping With Other People in Los Angeles, Calif., Monday night in a classy black frock. Lizzy Caplan’s Premiere Look Caplan, who co-hosted the premiere with her Bachelorette costar Kirsten Dunst, looked glam in a black Proenza Schouler Resort 2016 number that featured an abstract tropical print. […]
- Chelsea Regan
French beachfront festival unveils full line-up.Scroll down for full line-up
The 41st edition of the beachfront festival, taking place in the northern French resort of Deauville, announced the new prize at its line-up press conference on Monday (Aug 24).
Opening and closing films
A new red band trailer for the upcoming sex comedy Sleeping With Other People has arrived online, which you can view in the player below!
The comedy, written and directed by Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, stars Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Alison Brie (Get Hard), Adam Scott (The Overnight), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) and Amanda Peet (The Way, Way Back).
Years after impulsively losing their virginity to each other in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet at a support group in New York (“What’s a nice girl like you doing at a sex addicts meeting?”). A spark resurfaces, but they’ve walked this road before. Abject failures in romance who lead lives of serial infidelity and self-sabotage, they agree to a platonic friendship to mutually support their recovery—and what’s more supportive than teaching your friend proper self-stimulation? »
- Scott J. Davis
Around these parts we.re always up for a good raunchy comedy, and upcoming Sleeping with Other People promises just that. Seriously, after watching this new red band trailer, this is in the running to be the filthiest movie of the year. Check it out for yourself, but maybe take an extra few seconds to make sure your kids aren.t anywhere within earshot or you.re going to have some uncomfortable questions to answer later. Written and directed by Leslye Headland, who wrote the play Bachelorette, as well as the 2012 film adaptation, Sleeping with Other People debuted and the Sundance Film Festival back in January and is finally getting a proper release; hence the smutty new trailer from Yahoo. The story revolves around Lainey (Allison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis). They.re old acquaintances, old flames in some capacity.as we learn, Lainey lost her virginity to Jake some »
Brie plays a serial cheater, while Sudeikis is a womanizer in the romantic comedy. The characters first have a fling in college, then rekindle their relationship when they run into each other more than a decade later at a 12-step program for sex addicts.
“The guy I lost my virginity to was at my sex addicts meeting,” Brie admits to a friend.
The duo don’t actually have sex in the new Nsfw trailer, which does include them taking Molly and going to a children’s birthday party, discussing favorite sexual positions and Sudeikis using a plastic bottle to demonstrate how to help a woman achieve orgasm.
- Dave McNary
Read More: How I Shot That: Ben Kutchins on Filming 'Sleeping with Other People' The done-to-death story about a will-they-won't-they platonic relationship is getting a naughty facelift in Leslye Headland's "Sleeping With Other People," which drew critical acclaim at its Sundance premiere earlier this year. Writer-director Headland first showed her feisty comic spirit in her 2012 debut "Bachelorette," and it looks like she's kicking things up a notch with September's raunchy comedy starring Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis. The pair star as Lainey and Jake, two sex addicts who lost their virginity to one another in college and meet cute at a sex addict support group gathering years later. In order to support their recovery, the two enter into a platonic relationship and go about their lives sleeping with other people. Any fan of the genre can tell you what happens next, though Headland's voice should make the typical blossoming love feel fresh. »
- Zack Sharf
The old adage is that sex complicates friendship, but that's probably doubly true when the pals in question are bonafide sex addicts. The rom-com genre gets a naughty twist with the upcoming "Sleeping With Other People," and a new red band trailer has arrived that's just Nsfw-enough that you might want to close the office door. Read More: Sundance Review: Refreshingly Funny & Romantic 'Sleeping With Other People' Starring Alison Brie And Jason Sudeikis Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie lead the latest from Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”) that follows a couple of former sexual partners who reconnect at a meeting for sex addicts. Their friendship reignites, but becomes a bit more complex once they realize there are some real emotions brewing beyond a genital attraction. Here's the official synopsis: Years after impulsively losing their virginity to each other in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet at a support group in New York. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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