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Danny McBride Reveals How ‘Eastbound & Down’ Prepared Him for ‘Halloween’ — and What He Has in Mind for the Sequel

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Danny McBride Reveals How ‘Eastbound & Down’ Prepared Him for ‘Halloween’ — and What He Has in Mind for the Sequel
When it was first announced that David Gordon Green and Danny McBride would account for two-thirds of the main creative team behind the newest “Halloween,” surprise quickly gave way to curiosity. Neither of them had a background in horror, but the two had collaborated more than once and had strong track records both on their own and with each other. Those who gave them the benefit of the doubt had their trust rewarded, as “Halloween” has proven itself to be more than worthy of John Carpenter’s original.

As it turns out, Green and McBride’s extensive TV work together was a key part of their success.

“Weirdly, I think it was writing for television that prepped us to be able to do this,” McBride told Deadline in an interview published today. “Whether it’s writing on ‘Eastbound & Down’ or ‘Vice Principals,’ you come back for the new season for a show and thinking,
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Danny McBride On Inevitable ‘Halloween’ Sequel & Why Michael Myers Scared Up So Much Gross 40 Years Later

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Danny McBride On Inevitable ‘Halloween’ Sequel & Why Michael Myers Scared Up So Much Gross 40 Years Later
He burst on the scene as the hapless proprietor of a strip mall dojo in the low budget The Foot Fist Way, and Danny McBride just scored his biggest success as co-writer of the low budget sequel to the 40-year old John Carpenter film Halloween. Its $80 million opening gross, a record for October, likely will prevent him from being able to sneak up on people anymore. McBride has carved a career writing and starring in comedies that include the HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. He is writing and directing the next one, The Righteous Gemstones, an HBO series that will star John Goodman, Adam Devine and Edie Patterson. Here, McBride discusses how he and his cohorts got away with treading on Halloween‘s hallowed horror ground, figuring out ideas for the sequel, and how, if Jamie Lee Curtis hadn’t reprised Laurie Strode, it might have fallen
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Review: Halloween, Michael Myers Is Back For Laurie Strode In This High Profile Retcon

Forty years after that immortal Halloween night in 1978, the butcher of Haddonfield returns to finish the job he started in David Gordon Green's Halloween. The co-writer and director reunites the original stars of John Carpenter's iconic slasher cycle starter in bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as the dead-eyed psychopath, Michael Myers, otherwise known as The Shape. This semi-reboot of one of the '80s most successful horror franchises brings new blood into the mix in the form of the director as well as one of his co-writers, Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) and producer Jason Blum, who is behind some of the current decade's most successful mid-budget horror success stories like Get Out and the Paranormal Activity series. The...

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Podtalk: Ike Barinholtz, First Time Director for ‘The Oath’

Chicago – The life we have in these “interesting times” is rife with the peril of outside influences… which makes for difficult confrontations with both the known and the unknown. Comic actor Ike Barinholtz (“Blockers”) writes and directs his first film, “The Oath,” dealing with a family Thanksgiving within a Trump-like world.

The Oath” refers to a loyalty oath, in which a Trumpian president proposes that each American sign into over the internet. The administration promises no implications to those who do not sign it, but it becomes clear that special privileges will be applied to the signers. This begins to wear on Chris (Ike Barinholtz), a family man and ultra-progressive who preaches against the Oath. As each of his friends and family sign up, he begins to feel more distant from the America he knows. When Thanksgiving comes along, all these new points of view will be tested at a family dinner.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Arizona on DVD – Stars Danny McBride

Rlje Films (Nasdaq: Rlje) will release the action/comedy Arizona on DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on October 16, 2018. From Imperative Entertainment and the producers of “Eastbound & Down” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Arizona was the directorial debut of Jonathan Watson (“Vice Principals,” “Eastbound & Down”), from a script by Luke Del Tredici (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “30 Rock”). The film stars Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, “Vice Principals”), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel Getting Married), Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Elizabeth Gillies (“Dynasty,” “Victorious”), Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Finding Dory) and David Alan Grier (“In Living Color,” “The Carmichael Show”). Rlje Films will release Arizona on DVD for an Srp of $29.96, Blu-ray for an Srp of $29.97 and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo for an Srp of $35.97.

Now you can own Arizona on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All
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‘The Righteous Gemstones’ First Look: Danny McBride and John Goodman are Part of a Televangelist Family

‘The Righteous Gemstones’ First Look: Danny McBride and John Goodman are Part of a Televangelist Family
It didn’t take long after “Vice Principals,” but Danny McBride is heading back to HBO. And he’s brought some new family members with him.

HBO announced Tuesday that they have given a full series order to the half-hour comedy “The Righteous Gemstones,” starring McBride, John Goodman, Adam Devine, and Edi Patterson. The quartet will star as the Gemstones, a televangelist family that sounds about as scrupulous and disciplined as the Roys from “Succession.” In addition to creating the series, McBride will also be a writer and director on the show.

The show sees McBride reteam with longtime collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Hill directed McBride as co-creator of the series “Eastbound & Down” and most recently in “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.” Green, who worked on “Eastbound & Down” and has the upcoming installment of “Halloween,” also directed eight of the nine episodes of
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HBO Orders Comedy ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ To Series

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HBO Orders Comedy ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ To Series
HBO Has given a series order to half-hour comedy The Righteous Gemstones, the Danny McBride-created series about a world famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Goodman stars the patriarch Eli Gemstone, and the order comes as his other series, ABC’s Roseanne Barr-less The Conners, preps for its season premiere October 16. The plan is for to shoot Gemstones after production on Conners is complete.

McBride, also the writer, producer and director/executive producer with his Rough House Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. The trio were behind the McBride-starring comedy Eastbound & Down which aired on HBO from 2010-2013.

McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, Eli’s eldest son and heir to the throne who walks in his father’s shadow while simultaneously blazing his own path. He also fancies
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Danny McBride's Righteous Gemstones Ordered to Series at HBO

Danny McBride's Righteous Gemstones Ordered to Series at HBO
Sweet Jesus, Danny McBride is officially headed back to TV. HBO has handed a series order to The Righteous Gemstones, a religious-tinged, half-hour satire created by and starring the actor-writer-comedian. This marks McBride’s third series for the premium cabler, following Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals.

Gemstones centers on a “world famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,” per the series’ formal logline. McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne.” The cast also includes McBride’s Vice Principals
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Phil Lord, Chris Miller to Produce Comedy in Development at NBC (Exclusive)

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Phil Lord, Chris Miller to Produce Comedy in Development at NBC (Exclusive)
Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have just taken meta joke telling to a new level.

The celebrated writers, producers, and directors are set to executive produce a single-camera comedy project currently in the works at NBC, Variety has learned exclusively.

Hailing from writer and fellow executive producer Hayes Davenport, the project is titled “Business as Usual.” It is described as a comedy about everyday employees at a company in crisis, trying to keep their jobs and maintain their relationships as their workplace goes insane.

Lord and Miller will produce via their Lord Miller Productions banner, with the company’s Aubrey Lee overseeing the project. Twentieth Century Fox Television, where Lord Miller is under an overall deal, will produce. NBC has given the project a script commitment with a penalty attached. According to an individual with knowledge of the deal, the project generated significant interest, with multiple networks offering to
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‘Arizona’ Star Danny McBride on the Joys of Creating a Desert Bloodbath With Your Best Friends

‘Arizona’ Star Danny McBride on the Joys of Creating a Desert Bloodbath With Your Best Friends
“Arizona” is a pitch-black comedy that is the perfect antidote to late-summer box office slog: an unpredictable and nasty slice of life set in a nearly desolate Harding, Arizona, it concerns desperate people on the verge of losing their homes thanks to the housing bubble collapse of 2009. What starts as a quirky caper about Sonny (Danny McBride) trying to cover up an accidental murder soon descends into a bloody mess. Sonny quickly gets in too deep as he kidnaps Cassie (Rosemarie DeWitt), who witnesses the death, and tangles with host of other oddballs, played by comedy ringers such as Luke Wilson, David Alan Grier, and Kaitlin Olson. Despite a rising body count thanks to an unhinged Sonny, McBride was inspired to take on a challenging role, and achieved the perfect tone thanks to the help of some trusted collaborators.

Finding the humanity in a character like Sonny was a priority,
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‘Halloween’ Co-Writer Danny McBride Says He Doesn’t Want To “Ruin Too Many Childhoods” With New Sequel

With every revival, remake, or reboot of a major franchise, you can expect that there will be a selection of die-hard fans that will cry, “No, not [insert favorite franchise]! They can’t do that!” And then you’ll get the hyperbolic statements saying that so-and-so filmmaker has “ruined my childhood.” Or some such nonsense.

This fact is not lost on Danny McBride. The actor, best known for his roles in “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals,” “Pineapple Express,” and “This is the End,” is taking a role behind-the-scenes of the upcoming “Halloween” reboot/sequel.

Continue reading ‘Halloween’ Co-Writer Danny McBride Says He Doesn’t Want To “Ruin Too Many Childhoods” With New Sequel at The Playlist.
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‘The Wrong Mans’: Jillian Bell To Star In Showtime Comedy In Gender-Switching Casting

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‘The Wrong Mans’: Jillian Bell To Star In Showtime Comedy In Gender-Switching Casting
In a gender switch from the original British series, Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) is set as a lead opposite Ben Schwartz in The Wrong Mans, Showtime’s remake of the UK comedy that was created by and starred James Corden & Matthew Baynton. The U.S. version hails from The Late Late Show host Corden, Baynton, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios.

Written by Corden, Baynton and U.S. TV writer Ian Maxtone-Graham (The Simpsons) and directed by the original series’ director Jim Field Smith, The Wrongs Mans is an action-comedy about two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their
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Jillian Bell Nabs James Corden’s Old Role in Showtime’s Version of ‘The Wrong Mans’

Jillian Bell Nabs James Corden’s Old Role in Showtime’s Version of ‘The Wrong Mans’
22 Jump Street” standout Jillian Bell has been cast in the lead role on James Corden’s Showtime comedy pilot, “The Wrong Mans.” Starring opposite Ben Schwartz (who also produces the potential series) Bell will play the part of Anna, which is based on the role of Phil that Corden played in the original British version.

Corden penned the pilot and executive produces alongside Mathew Baynton, Ian Maxtone-Graham, J.J. Abrams, Angie Stephenson, and Ben Stephenson. Jim Field Smith executives produces and is directing the pilot, which is based on the BBC series created by Corden and Baynton.

Anna is a co-worker of Sam (Schwartz). She is a somewhat deluded fantasist who lives with her mother and has such an empty life that she leaps at the opportunity to join Sam in saving a kidnapped woman, per Showtime. Whereas Sam just wants to get on with his quite ordinary life, Anna
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Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride's Righteous New HBO Comedy Pilot

Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride's Righteous New HBO Comedy Pilot
Call it Devine intervention: Adam Devine (Workaholics, Modern Family) has joined the cast of’s HBO’s religiously-tinged comedy pilot Righteous Gemstones, which hails from Eastbound & Down/Vice Principals auteur Danny McBride.

In the potential series, McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne” of a world-famous televangelist family “with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Devine will play Kelvin Gemston, the younger brother of McBride’s Jesse and Edi Patterson’s Judy Gemstone.

As previously reported, Roseanne‘s John Goodman co-stars
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Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride’s HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

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Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride’s HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)
Adam Devine is about to get, well, divine.

The actor and comedian has signed on for a lead role in the recently-ordered HBO comedy pilot “The Righteous Gemstones.” He will star opposite previously announced cast members Danny McBride, John Goodman, and Edi Patterson. The series tells the story of a world famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Devine will play Kelvin Gemstone, the youngest son of Eli (Goodman) and Amy Leigh. Described as “the edgy one,” he’s caught in the middle of the giant personalities that are Jesse (McBride) and Judy Gemstone (Patterson) and has branded himself an outsider to the church, feeling his methods are too hardcore for mainstream religion. Kelvin doesn’t have bigger ambitions for the head seat at the table but focuses his efforts on the eradication of Satan
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Danny McBride’s 1999 Student Film ‘Eddie Noble and the Heroes’ Offers a Preview of His Comic Genius — Watch

Danny McBride’s 1999 Student Film ‘Eddie Noble and the Heroes’ Offers a Preview of His Comic Genius — Watch
Before he was starring in movies like “Pineapple Express,” creating the series “Eastbound & Down” and “Vince Principals,” or writing a “Halloween” sequel, Danny McBride was a mere film student at the North Carolina School of the Arts. As his thesis, the funny man wrote and directed a short film called “Eddie Noble and the Heroes” — a 20-minute preview of his talents that, thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can watch below.

Far from what you’d expect of McBride, the film is like a childhood fantasia that begins onstage as a crowd of kiddos watches a troupe of theatrical superheroes. 10 years later, we see the effect this performance has had: Eddie and his friends are now would-be vigilantes attempting to keep their neighborhood save from evildoers. Very ’90s in both form and content, it brings to mind films like “Small Soldiers” and even “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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‘The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter’: Jody Hill Drops His Nasty M.O. & Josh Brolin Shines [Review]

Over the course of two films and two successful HBO series, filmmaker Jody Hill has carved out a career as a provocateur centered on toxic narcissists, unchecked male ego and huge, mean-spirited jackasses. His work tends to draw admiration and ire in equal measure, as the lead characters of his stories are always aggressively unlikeable, pushing the boundary of just how much an audience can empathize with contemptible blowhards.

Continue reading ‘The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter’: Jody Hill Drops His Nasty M.O. & Josh Brolin Shines [Review] at The Playlist.
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The Netflix Original Movie The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter - One Minute Movie Review

The minds behind the popular HBO series Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals are behind the newest Netflix original film The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. Josh Brolin stars with Danny McBride and newcomer Jordan Montana.

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Jason Blum Has a Secret for Making Great Horror Films: Hire from TV

Jason Blum Has a Secret for Making Great Horror Films: Hire from TV
Jason Blum made his name in the movies, but he loves television. The Blumhouse founder loves television so much, he wishes he could be a showrunner.

“My wife is a writer, and I always say the one thing that I would aspire to more than anything else is the job of a showrunner,” Blum said in an interview with IndieWire. “The single most interesting job to me in Hollywood is a showrunner. The idea of creating a world, getting to see the world live and breath over multiple years — if you’re good at it — is fascinating.”

This admiration, in part, is why Blum respects television enough to know what separates it from film.

“It is different,” Blum said, ticking off divergent examples like TV’s “rhythm”, or how its time restrictions are really creative gifts in disguise (“parameters create better storytelling”), or even just the shooting style: “[TV] is shot
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Jody Hill on ‘Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’, Josh Brolin, and Looking Back on ‘Vice Principals’

It’s been almost a decade since filmmaker Jody Hill released a new film, but the guy has certainly been busy. After the success of 2009’s Observe & Report, Hill teamed up with Danny McBride to create the delightfully profane HBO comedy Eastbound & Down, and when that show ended in 2013, Hill and McBride teamed up to craft yet another HBO series in Vice Principals. But after shooting two seasons of Vice Principals back-to-back, Hill finally got behind the camera on a new feature film called The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, which is available …
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