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Nick Frost on how 'Cuban Fury' melds 'Strictly Ballroom' with 'The Bourne Identity' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Nick Frost had a deep, dark secret: He liked to dance. Or he wanted to like to dance. One night, after a few drinks, he pecked out a movie idea in an email to his longtime producer, Nira Park, then went to bed. She called him the next morning to say how much she liked his idea about a shy, average-looking guy who resurrects his childhood passion for salsa dancing in order to woo his beautiful new boss (Rashida Jones) away from her doucheboat boyfriend (Chris O’Dowd).

“I think I’d always been a massive fan of Strictly Ballroom,” says Frost, whose idea became Cuban Fury, in theaters April 11. “That was definitely my touchstone for this film, in terms of the comedy has to be funny and the drama has to be touching, yet the dancing has to be smoking hot and real. And I wanted to do [all the dancing], so that was pretty important too.”

As the saying goes, be careful what you ask for. Frost, best known as Simon Pegg’s burly sidekick in movies like Shawn of the Dead and The World’s End, put himself through a torturous training process to become a suave lord of the dance. Tears may have been shed. Toes and egos were certainly crushed. But for Frost, it was all worth it. “I kind of really worked freaking hard on this and it was my idea, so to see it come out kind of exactly how we wanted is a real treat,” he says.

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'Cuban Fury' trailer: Chris O'Dowd and Nick Frost have a dance battle over Rashida Jones -- VIDEO

Guys will go to great lengths to get Rashida Jones’ attention. In the new trailer for Cuban Fury, a former professional dancer Bruce (Nick Frost) and his co-worker Drew (Chris O’Dowd) are smitten by their new boss Julia, played by the always-lovely Jones. To win her over, Bruce decides to learn salsa dancing and get back into the swing of dancing — but so does Drew, resulting in a comedic battle of affections involving lots of hip movement. Lots. Check out the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Sundance 2014: Brendan Gleeson gets holy with Chris O'Dowd in 'Calvary' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Writer/director John Michael McDonagh is re-teaming with Brendan Gleeson, his lead actor in the 2011 film The Guard, for the Sundance premiere Calvary. This time Gleeson, who played an unorthodox cop in McDonagh’s last movie, is putting on the priest’s clerical collar for the dark comedy about the complicated life of a country priest.

Gleeson’s priest receives a death threat from the first scene of the movie, and while there is humor running through the piece, the emotional assault wore on the veteran actor through the 29-day shoot. “I found it very difficult emotionally,” he said. “This has been a very intense shoot — a short, intense shoot. It’s been remorseless, absorbing all that contempt and hate and poison.”

Check out a bit of Gleeson’s work below. The following scene is between the local priest Brendan Gleeson and the town’s butcher, played by Chris O’Dowd. In it, Gleeson’s priest goes into the butcher shop to confront O’Dowd’s local butcher about sharing his wife with another man.

The film debuts Sunday, Jan. 19, in the Premiere section of the festival.
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'Frankie Go Boom': How Charlie Hunnam got Ron Perlman to play a transsexual computer hacker -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

On May 14, the comedy Frankie Go Boom starring Chris O’Dowd and Charlie Hunnam hits Blu-ray and DVD. O’Dowd plays aspiring filmmaker and recovering addict Bruce, who uploads an embarrassing amateur porno of his brother Frank (Hunnam) to the Internet that he really shouldn’t have. The brothers enlist the help of Bruce’s transsexual computer-hacker buddy, played by Hunnam’s Sons of Anarchy costar Ron Perlman. Below, watch an exclusive clip from the extras in which O’Dowd, Hunnam, and Perlman discuss the inspired casting.

“I kinda wanna try my hand at everything before they close the lid on me,” Perlman says in the bonus feature. He though the script was too funny, and the cast too great, to pass on the role. Hunnam says he sent Perlman the script and told the filmmakers he’d call him to make sure he read it: “I thought maybe he’d call me back and say, ‘Are you out of your mind?’ But he called me back the next day and said, ‘I’m in.'”

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‘Boom’ goes the Irishman: Chris O’Dowd exorcises his inner ‘douche’ through new film

Casting Net: Michael Fassbender for 'Macbeth'; Plus, Jamie Foxx in talks for 'Annie', more

• Michael Fassbender (Shame) is attached to play the title role in a film update of Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy about a scheming nobleman intent on ruling Scotland. The play has been adapted for the big screen a number of times, including Orson Welles’ 1948 version in which he also played the character of Macbeth, and Roman Polanski’s 1971 version which starred Jon Finch. Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders) will direct the Fassbender update which will reportedly use the original language. The part of Lady Macbeth has not been cast yet. [Screen Daily]

• Jamie Foxx is in talks to star in Will Gluck’s (Easy A) film update of Annie, alongside Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis. The Django Unchained star would play Benjamin Stacks, an update on the Daddy Warbucks character, famously played by Albert Finney in the 1982 John Huston film. Foxx is no stranger to musicals, having appeared in both Dreamgirls and Ray. Will Smith and Jay-Z are producing the film, which is aiming for a 2014 release. [THR]

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Casting Net: Chris O'Dowd in talks for 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys'; Plus Gary Oldman joins Tom Hardy pic 'Child 44', more

• Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) is in early talks to join The Weinstein Company’s St. Vincent De Van Nuys. The charming Irish actor would join the already incredible cast of Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy to play a Catholic priest. Ted Melfi’s 2011 Black List script follows a 12-year-old kid who befriends his elderly next door neighbor (Bill Murray), a war veteran who spends his days drinking and gambling. Sometimes with prostitutes. The film is expected to start shooting in July. It will be Melfi’s directorial debut. O’Dowd’s latest film, The Sapphires, is currently showing in limited release, before a wider expansion next week. [Deadline]

The Dark Knight Rises co-stars Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy will share the screen again, a under  different set of circumstances. Oldman has signed on to join Daniel Espinosa’s 1950’s Soviet-era thriller Child 44. He’ll play the head of police, naturally. Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star. [THR]

Funny or Die buddies (NSFW) Dave Franco (Warm Bodies) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass 2) are set to join the cast of Townies, alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne. The Nicholas Stoller-directed (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) comedy will explore what happens when a fraternity president (Efron) decides to make a family man’s (Rogen) life miserable. [Deadline]

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'Bridesmaids' actor Chris O'Dowd busts a move on new 'Sapphires' poster -- EXCLUSIVE

Kristen Wiig got her roadside groove on for Chris O’Dowd in Bridesmaids, but now it’s O’Dowd’s turn to show off his moves. Evidence is below, in the EW exclusive poster for his Aussie, ’60s-set film The Sapphires. READ FULL STORY

'Boom' goes the Irishman: Chris O'Dowd exorcises his inner 'douche' through new film, talks 'Girls' season 2

Chris O’Dowd, whom fans came to know as the good-hearted galoot in Bridesmaids, has had a busy year indeed. Between memorable roles in Friends With Kids and Girls, the Irishman has been prepping for a newly picked-up HBO pilot created by Christopher Guest and just last month recently married British TV presenter Dawn Porter.

If you believe the preternaturally wry O’Dowd, Porter is likely grateful that he changed things up to play a less redeemable character in his latest film 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom (available OnDemand today). “I’ve been playing so many nice guys that I was about to boil over inside,” he says drily. Frankie is named after the younger brother (Charlie Hunnam) that O’Dowd ‘s recovering addict Bruce bullies. “I definitely wanted to channel the more douche side of myself, as I think we all should sometimes,” says O’Dowd. “It manifests itself in your own life, so I have to [occasionally] let the air vent open a little bit to become a good person again.” READ FULL STORY

'3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom' trailer: Charlie Hunnam, meet Ron Perlman in drag

It’s hard nowadays to make a man dressed like a woman play as a successful sight gag — it’s more like a sight drag, am I right? [Pause] [CricketsAnyway, the new trailer for the oddly titled indie comedy 3, 2, 1.. Frankie Go Boom manages to pull off some potent comedy from the sheer sight of Ron Perlman (HellboySons of Anarchy) gussied up as a newly female ex-con.

But Perlman’s not the star of the film. He’s the former cellmate of Bruce (Bridesmaid‘s Chris O’Dowd), a drug addict who used to film himself terrorizing his younger brother Frank (Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam) when they were kids. Now they’re both adults, and Bruce has gotten sober, but it appears life hasn’t otherwise changed all that much for poor Frank. Check out the trailer below, featuring Lizzy Caplan, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Chris Noth, and a vomiting pig:  READ FULL STORY

'Bridesmaids' traffic cop Chris O'Dowd talks about being a heartthrob (kind of)

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Kristen Wiig’s insanely funny-lady flick Bridesmaids opened Friday to rave reviews, scored an impressive $24.4 million box office, and introduced droves of women to a new kind of leading man. Admittedly, the lure of a Jon Hamm sex scene may have been what brought me to the theater, but Chris O’Dowd’s adorably honest traffic cop is really what made me swoon. I spoke with the Irish-brogued actor to discuss his newfound American appeal, his “hilarious” costar, and of course, his accent. Note: This interview contains some pretty unsavory language, including some Irish words that I can’t even find on UrbanDictionary. (“Fromicking,” anyone? Anyone?)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, how was your weekend? The big opening weekend?
CHRIS O’DOWD: What fun! What fromicking we had at the box office! It was wonderful. Yeah, I was just really delighted for everybody. I went to see it in Hollywood on Saturday night. Got my head low, it was really fun. People were really enjoying it and hittin’ the right moments and ohhing and ahhing and laughing and crying and everything that you would want and more. READ FULL STORY

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