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The cast of Judd Apatow's next comedy Trainwreck was already sounding good with comedian Amy Schumer (who also wrote the project and is helping develop) in the lead, with Bill Hader and Brie Larson in supporting roles. Now the rest of the cast has filled out splendidly with some more great comedians, a surprising couple of dramatic actors and a wrestler. The story was previously described as being about a complete basket case (Schumer) trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent in tow. Recent reports say the plot is under wraps, so we don't know what to believe, but how about the new cast? First of all, Variety, The Wrap and THR all have different updates for the film, so let's start with the comedian additions. Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me), Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live"), Jon Glaser ("Parks & Recreation") and Colin Quinn ("Girls »
- Ethan Anderton
U acquired the script from Schumer, who is also helping develop the project. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
- Justin Kroll
Diy distribution platform Vhx made a big move at SXSW this week when it opened its digital doors to the public, allowing any content creator to sell direct to fans at low cost. The start-up founded in 2011 by Jamie Wilkinson and Casey Pugh had been in private beta for two years building a library of over 300 select titles from indie filmmakers and film companies including Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me, and Oscar nominated docu The Act of Killing. Unlike video distribution storefronts like Vimeo, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes, Vhx offers technology that allows makers to sell content direct to fans via high quality streaming or DRM-free download at price points of their choosing, on their own websites. That means flinging the gates wide open to any and all content. “The goal is to close the gap between interest and availability,” Vhx co-founder Wilkinson told me in Austin. »
- JEN YAMATO
As promised, the first trailer for Ti West’s latest movie has dropped and we have it for you to watch right now.
Courtesy of Magnet Releasing, The Sacrament will have a limited theatrical release on June 6th, but it will be available first on digital services and VOD on May 1st. A Blu-ray and DVD release will follow, but a date has not yet been mentioned.
“From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House Of The Devil) and master of horror Eli Roth (The Last Exorcism, Hostel, Cabin Fever), The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, »
- Jonathan James
After all the positive buzz that followed festival screenings of The Sacrament, including from our own Todd Gilchrist, the latest film from Ti West will be released in May. The first red band trailer is due out tomorrow, but we have a brand new poster for you to check out in the meantime. Courtesy of Magnet Releasing, The Sacrament will have a limited theatrical release on June 6th, but it will be available first on digital services and VOD on May 1st. A Blu-ray and DVD release will follow, but a date has not yet been mentioned.
“From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House Of The Devil) and master of horror Eli Roth (The Last Exorcism, Hostel, Cabin Fever), The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United »
- Jonathan James
Universal Pictures has set a July 24, 2015 release date for the new comedy Trainwreck, which stars Amy Schumer and is directed by Judd Apatow. As of now, the movie doesn't have any direct competition, although it is sandwiched between two potential blockbusters, Warner Bros.' Batman Vs. Superman (July 17) and Marvel's Ant-Man (July 31).
We first reported on the project back in November, when Judd Apatow signed on to direct from Amy Schumer's own screenplay, which he helped develop. This project will mark the first time the filmmaker has directed a project he has not written. The story centers on a woman (Amy Schumer) trying to put her life back together. No other cast members have been attached, although our report from November indicates that casting is under way in New York City, with the director seeking actors to play the lead's boyfriend, her best friend and one of her co-workers. »
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