9 items from 2017
11 July 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
There surely has to be a better retirement funding plan for aging actors than the likes of Erik Canuel’s Undercover Grandpa, an action-comedy that, like Bad Grandpa, gives grandparents a bad name. Starring James Caan — you might remember him from movies like The Godfather, Rollerball and Misery — and such estimable supporting players as Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., Paul Sorvino and Jessica Walter, the film is the sort of cinematic dreck that seems to think it deserves to be graded on a curve because it’s geared toward families.
Although the veteran Caan is top-billed, the film’s real star is Dylan Everett, »
- Frank Scheck
25 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dominated the 37th annual satirical awards show. The two films combined to "win" in every category except for worst supporting actress, which went to Kristen Wiig for her botoxed fashionista character in Zoolander No. 2.
Director Dinesh D'Souza's anti-Hillary Clinton film took home four Razzies, including worst picture, beating out Batman v Superman, Gods of Egypt, Bad Grandpa, Zoolander No. 2 and Independence Day: Resurgence. D'Souza also earned himself personal honors for worst director and worst actor - D'Souza played himself in the film. D'Souza was a good sport about his "win", »
- Kimberly Nordyke ,Patrick Shanley
Feels like a while since we’ve seen or heard from Johnny Knoxville. His last feature film was Bad Grandpa which came out in 2013. I personally thought the movie was hilarious. But it appears that Knoxville is going back to his MTV roots because stunts are sure to be abound in his latest project entitled “Action Park.” According to THR, the film “imagines what would happen if Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park.” Let’s also get something straight. For those of you that live in the Northeast and ever got a chance to experience
- Nat Berman
After teaming up for four Jackass movies together, including the most recent, 2013's Bad Grandpa, Paramount and Johnny Knoxville are back at it again. The actor has signed on to star in, produce and co-write the script for new comedy Action Park. The studio is already eyeing a March production start in South Africa, but no other cast members have been confirmed at this time.
The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news on this project, which Johnny Knoxville will produce alongside Billy Gerber and Derek Freda. Johnny Knoxville will also co-write the script with John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky, who are best known for co-creating the hit HBO series Silicon Valley with Mike Judge. Tim Kirkby is set to direct, having most recently directed the pilot episode of Amazon Studios' hit series Fleabag.
The story centers on what would happen if "Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park. »
Johnny Knoxville has come on board to star in and produce a theme park comedy for Paramount, tentatively titled “Action Park.”
The studio has set a March production start in South Africa. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, and Knoxville, in which Knoxville and his friends have designed and will operate a theme park.
Billy Gerber, Knoxville, and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Paramount-based Hello Junior production company.
“Action Park” will be the fifth feature film collaboration between Knoxville and Paramount. The most recent was 2013’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which was directed by Jeff Tremaine and starred Knoxville. “Bad Grandpa” grossed more than $150 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.
The first “Jackass” movie debuted in 2002, based on the MTV reality show highlighting dangerous stunts and pranks. The movie grossed $79 million worldwide on a $5 million budget.
“Jackass No. 2” grossed $84 million worldwide »
- Dave McNary
If you loved watching Johnny Knoxville get mauled by dogs and bulls on “Jackass” or freak people out in “Bad Grandpa,” you’re in luck. The studio behind those illustrious films, Dickhouse Productions, is collaborating with Paramount to produce a new Knoxville-centered flick called “Action Park,” according to multiple media reports. The premise is simple: Knoxville and his buddies create their own ramshackle theme park and invite unsuspecting members of the public to try it out. Pratfalls, reckless behavior and bewildered reactions from bystanders ensue. Along with starring in the film, Knoxville will write the script with John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Paramount has announced that it’s giving a whole (fake) theme park to perpetual pain magnet Johnny Knoxville. According to Deadline, the studio has green-lit Action Park, a movie that asks, “What if a full-on-Jackass-mode Johnny Knoxville had his very own amusement park?”
The film is being directed by Veep and Look Around You director Tim Kirkby, from a script by Knoxville and Silicon Valley’s John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. That’s a pretty top-loaded team for a movie that sounds like an excuse to film a hundred takes of dudes getting smacked in the nuts by a Tilt-a-Whirl, but Knoxville has earned a little leeway from Paramount; their last collaboration, 2013’s Bad Grandpa, managed to bring in $152 million on a $15 million budget.
- William Hughes
31 January 2017 2:12 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Johnny Knoxville is building himself an Action Park, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The actor is set to star in the comedy from Dickhouse Pictures and Paramount. Knoxville, Billy Gerber and Derek Freda are producing. Production is set begin in March in South Africa.
Action Park imagines what would happen if Knoxville and his cohorts irresponsibly designed and operated their own theme park. Tim Kirkby will direct from a script by Knoxville, John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky.
- Ashley Lee
Exclusive: Paramount Pictures has set a March production start in South Africa for Action Park, the working title of a comedy starring Johnny Knoxville. Tim Kirkby will direct the script by John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky and Knoxville. Billy Gerber, Knoxville and Derek Freda are producing. Knoxville is producing through his Hello Junior banner. The film is casting up and is very much in the spirit of Knoxville’s last Paramount comedy Bad Grandpa. The logline: Imagine… »
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