Melissa McCarthy, the gal who stole our hearts in "Bridesmaids," and Ryan Lee, the memorable child actor from "Super 8," are joining the cast of the new untitled comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Melissa McCarthy interview for "Bridesmaids"
Ryan Lee and the "Super 8" cast interview
I love that both actors are getting lots of attention after their wonderful performances in their respective wonderful films.
But here's the interesting part, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, remember their husband and wife characters from Apatow's "Knocked Up?" Well, they are reprising their roles for this super-mysterious but intriguing Universal comedy.
But wait, there's more! Megan Fox, remember her? She will join the cast, as well as Albert Brooks.
Apparently, Lee will star as McCarthy's son. He attends the same school that Rudd and Mann's children go to.
Previously, the film was known as "This is Forty." Was that a reference to age? Maybe?
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As we told you back in March of 2010, reports were swirling that "Space Invaders," an early 80s relic, is coming to theaters near you.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the top arcade game of all time by Guinness World Records is indeed heading to the big screen, with help from "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. He's teaming up with Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker to see this project into fruition.
Both are now looking for a writer to come up with a story. Hmmmm, there are no characters nor mythology surrounding "Space Invaders" so this could be a tough one. I guess they could go on the "Tron" route and create new mythos within the "Space Invaders" world. Each of those laser death firing aliens could be characters right?
Incidentally, di Bonaventura is also mining other 80s icons such as the video game (yes, another video game!) "Asteroids" and a remake of 1989's "Pet Sematary."
Which provoked me to say, "Dear Mr. di Bonaventura, can you please be more original? Please?"
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After directing Bradley Cooper in the blockbuster "Limitless," Neil Burger is reportedly in final talks to direct the adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Burger will also write the script of the action-adventure flick for Columbia Pictures.
Previously, "The Fighter's" David O. Russell was attached to direct but he abruptly exited the project citing creative differences. Apparently, the director wrote a 200-page draft with new characters that have never even appeared in the video game.
Creative differences indeed!
But a quick note to Burger: after directing this surefire blockbuster video game adaptation, can you please return to the indie world where you once showcased movies like the gripping "The Illusionist?" Please?
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"Horrible Bosses" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis Get?
My review of "Horrible Bosses" starring Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman with Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrel, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx.
I was horribly surprised by the movie! Find out why below.
Here's more info on "Horrible Bosses" from Yahoo:
For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting
Release Genres: Comedy
Release Date: July 8th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material.
Distributors: New Line Cinema Production Co.: Rat Entertainment Studios: New Line Cinema
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA Produced in: United States
Cast & Crew
Jennifer Aniston -- Dr. Julia Harris
Jason Bateman -- Nick Hendricks
Charlie Day -- Dale Arbus
Jason Sudeikis -- Kurt Buckman
Colin Farrell -- Bobby Pellitt
Jamie Foxx -- M. Jones
Kevin Spacey -- Dave Harken
Donald Sutherland -- Jack Pellitt
Directed By: Seth Gordon
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Paramount has confirmed that it has crossed the magical $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for the year. And the studio has been the first to cross the $1 billion mark for five years in a row! According to Deadline, from January 3rd to July 4th, the studio's overall domestic box-office total is $1.024 billion. This year, the studio received help from their films such as "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Super 8," "Thor," "Rango," and "Kung Fu Panda 2."
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