The Four Horsemen are returning, but it seems they’ll have some company this time around.
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• Ariana Grande, Katie Homes, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Matthew Morrison (Glee), John Leguizamo (Chef), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), Taran Killam (12 Years a Slave), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and Chazz Palminteri (Rizzoli & Isles) have signed on to voice The Weinstein Company’s Underdogs, EW has confirmed. The film, from Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella, is being re-voiced in English by TWC with a script that has been reworked for domestic audiences. The story follows football player Jake (Morrison) and his love interest, Laura (Grande). With Laura’s support, Jake beats the town bully, Ace (Hoult), in a foosball game. Later, Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns to the wreck havoc on the village and kidnap Laura. When Jake’s foosball table comes to life, he and the players set out to save the town and Laura. Underdogs will be released in 2D and 3D on April 10, 2015.
• Lizzy Caplan is in talks for the female lead in Now You See Me 2. From director Jon M. Chu, the magic-themed sequel will see the return of its original stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mark Ruffalo. Daniel Radcliffe is a new addition to the cast. Caplan’s role is unknown at this time. Ed Solomon returned to pen the script with Pete Chiarelli. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Bobby Cohen are producing. Lionsgate/Summit will release the film on June 10, 2016. [The Wrap]
• Alexi Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, and Nick Thune have singed on for indie thriller Urge, which stars Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene. Film producer Aaron Kaufman (Chef) will direct, making his directorial debut. Urge follows a group of friends who discover a new drug on an island during a destination weekend—the drug takes away the ability to control ones urges. Skipp Williamson and Mark Neveldine are producing through their Blackmrkt Incorporated banner. Tim Smith, Alastair Burlingham, Lee Vandermolen, Yoram Barzilai, Frank Martinez, Anthony Gudas, Clay Pecorin, Russell Geyser, Gerald Fruchtman, and Peter Fruchtman are executive producing. Urge begins production in New York in October. [THR]
• Odeya Rush (The Giver) is joining action-thriller Hunter’s Prayer. Jonathan Mostow is at the helm of the U.S.-U.K. co-production, formerly known as For The Dogs. Based on the Kevin Wignall novel, the film follows Ella (Rush), a young girl who pairs with the hit man hired to kill her family in order to find out who’s behind it all. Sam Worthington will play the contracted killer, Lucas. Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato, and Michael Ferris are adapting the novel for the screen. Navid McIlhargey and Anthony Rhulen are producing for Film Engine, Chris Milburn for Midsummer Films, John and Michael Schwartz and Worthington for Full Clip. Paul Rock, Jimmy Costas, and Leyden are also producing. Filming begins next month in the UK. [Deadline]
• Jack Davenport and Kelli Garner have signed on for Americana. The film, a Hollywood noir being made by the film group Flies Collective, stars David Call with Frank Mosley and Peter Coyote. Zachary Shedd is writing and directing. The story follows alcoholic film editor (Call) as he pieces together his movie star sister’s (Garner) murder. Davenport will play Calib, the producer behind the actress’ last film. Matthew Petock and Daniel Patrick Carbone are producing. Filming begins later this month in San Francisco. [THR]
• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will play Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s love interest in Sony’s untitled Christmas Eve-set comedy. Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie will star as three childhood friends who reunite in New York City for their annual night-before-Christmas bash. Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play Rogen’s wife in the film from writer/director Jonathan Levine, who previously worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on the cancer comedy 50/50. [THR]
• Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Stanley Tucci are all in talks for the sex abuse scandal film Spotlight. Ruffalo and McAdams would play reporters for The Boston Globe who launch a yearlong investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophile priests in Massachusetts. Tom McCarthy (Win Win) is directing from a script by Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate). [THR]
• Matthew Rhys will cook off against Bradley Cooper in the untitled culinary film from director John Wells (August: Osage County). The Americans star is set to play rival chef Reece to Cooper’s Adam Jones, an American cooking in Paris looking to make a comeback after his bad behavior and diva attitude destroy his career. The Steven Knight (Locke)-scripted film was originally titled Chef, but The Weinstein Company will be renaming the flick after the release of Jon Favreau’s own Chef movie. In addition to Cooper, the all-star cast already includes Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, and Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan.[Deadline]
• Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) is set to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the boxing drama Southpaw. Written by Sons of Anarchy‘s Kurt Sutter and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), the film follows a welterweight champ struggling to balance his personal life with his professional success. Harris, who will soon reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny in the next Bond film, will play a social worker trying to help Gyllenhaal’s character and daughter. [Deadline]
• Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt will worship rock star Meryl Streep in the music drama Ricki and the Flash. Currently starring on Broadway as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, Platt will play Daniel, a bartender obsessed with Streep’s title character. Kevin Kline and Rick Springsteen will also star in the project directed by Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) from Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno). [Deadline]
• Kerry Bishé has joined the indie drama The Ticket. The Halt and Catch Fire actress will play the co-worker and mistress to Dan Stevens’ (Downton Abbey) character, a blind man who regains his sight only to be emotionally blinded by the superficial world. Malin Akerman and Oliver Platt will also star in the film by Israeli writer/director Ido Fluk, which starts filming this month in New York. [Variety]
• Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan is in talks to star in The Interview alongside Seth Rogen and James Franco, which Rogen is co-writing and directing with Evan Goldberg. The comedy is about a talk show host and his producer who gets tied up in an assassination plot. Caplan worked with Franco and Rogen briefly on Freaks and Geeks. She played Sara, the disco-loving girlfriend of Jason Segel’s Nick. [Variety]
Opening opposite The Hobbit tomorrow pretty much dooms Save the Date to be a period at the end of the tiny footnote at the bottom of this weekend’s box-office story. But the movie, which premiered at Sundance and stars Alison Brie and Lizzy Caplan as sisters — one blissfully engaged to be married, the other making every effort to avoid the institution — is a refreshingly complex look at modern movie romance. Brie’s responsible older sis is aggressively planning her wedding to Martin Starr’s bearded drummer, while Caplan’s Sarah is having second thoughts about moving in with the band’s lead singer, played by 500 Days of Summer‘s Geoffrey Arend. (Watch an exclusive clip from the film after the jump, as Sarah meets her “rebound” guy, played by Mark Webber.)
Caplan, who’s earned a loyal, if cult-y, following after memorable performances in Mean Girls and Party Down, as well as her recent turn as a coked-up bridesmaid in Bachelorette, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what she loved about her character, and when we can expect that Party Down movie.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When I saw Save the Date at Sundance earlier this year, it made me think of Reality Bites and Before Sunrise. Were there similar films in the back of your mind as you read this script?
LIZZY CAPLAN: If we’re anything like Reality Bites to anybody, then I’m a fan of that because that movie definitely was one that I was raised on. I was really excited to read a script that reminded me of that type of movie — like Singles, too — because they’re not really making so many of these kind of quiet, character-driven, relationship dramas. I miss seeing movies like that. READ FULL STORY
Nov. 8 and Dec. 14. Save the dates.
That’s when this charming Sundance “modern love story” opens on-demand and in theaters, respectively. It features some of your favorite quirky on-screen sidekicks — Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, and Geoffrey Arend — stepping up and playing the lead roles. Caplan and Brie are sisters dating two best friends from a semi-successful rock band. Brie’s more responsible sister is eager to tie the knot with the more ambivalent Starr (Knocked Up). Caplan’s bookstore clerk isn’t sure what she wants, but it isn’t marriage.
Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY
The burgeoning world of on-demand/digital releases for feature films hit a big milestone this week. The dark romantic comedy Bachelorette – about three best friends (Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Lizzy Caplan) on an epic pre-wedding bender — hit No. 1 on the iTunes Movies chart. It’s the first time a film has hit that benchmark before its theatrical release. Bachelorette, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, opens in select theaters on Sept. 7.
The accomplishment is especially sweet for the film’s distributor, RADiUS, which was created by The Weinstein Company earlier this year specifically to release films in non-traditional formats. Bachelorette was the company’s first acquisition.
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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] [Crickets] Anyway, 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 (Hellboy, Sons 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
Want to see some of your sentimental favorites get really, totally, completely NSFW dirty?
The trailer for Bachelorette, which is obviously going to remind everyone about that other R-rated gal pal wedding film, is a movie about a debauchery-filled bachelorette party that features Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and even Bridesmaids alum Rebel Wilson reciting their filthiest lines and partaking in some seriously questionable behavior.
Judging by the trailer, it’ll be a Hangover-esque romp where most of the action takes place on one ill-fated night. The film generated some buzz at Sundance earlier this year and was produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Bridesmaids fans, get ready: Bachelorette will clearly also have a very memorable airplane scene (Janis Ian would be intrigued!)
Check out the NSFW trailer below: READ FULL STORY
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