Sometimes, playing the humans in a world full of crime-fighting turtles is pretty cool. At least, that’s the impression Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Will Arnett and Megan Fox gave when they stopped by EW‘s Comic-Con video hangout. Chatting with Darren Franich, they discussed the sometimes-forgotten fifth turtle, Venus, and the real-life actors who played the Turtles during filming. Fox also dropped a line about April’s yellow jumpsuit, which didn’t make the film and perhaps is part of the “girl power” that she said largely hit the cutting room floor.
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Megan Fox has long claimed to be a self-described “nerd” but has unexpectedly upped the ante when it comes to her fan-girl obsession with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“I was really in love with them,” confesses Fox, who stars as reporter April O’Neil in the live-action reboot of the ‘80s cartoon which hits theaters August 8. “I have an older sister that’s 12 years older than me, so part of it initially was because I wanted to be like my big sister. But, it’s a really cool project for me because it was a huge part of my childhood, and it’s always been.” READ FULL STORY
Looks like you’ll have a little longer to work on your Raphael costume. Paramount Pictures has pushed the release date of the Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot (where they’re all aliens) to June 6, 2014, EW has confirmed. The movie was originally scheduled for release on May 16, 2014.
It’s been a controversial road for Bay’s reboot, with many fans remaining worried about his changes from the original show. The project also made headlines after Megan Fox was cast in the role of April O’Neil. Some PopWatchers believed that Anna Kendrick would be better for the role, but sadly we were not consulted.
The movie now comes out just one week before the cautiously-anticipated Jurassic Park 4.
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• It’s a Transformers reunion: Megan Fox is joining Michael Bay‘s TMNT reboot. Bay, who is producing the movie, announced the news on his blog with the simple, one-sentence post, “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” EW has confirmed that Fox will play April O’Neil, the Turtles’ human friend, and that the movie is set to start shooting this spring. Fox has spoken publicly about her on-set friction with Bay – she once said the blockbuster mastermind is “like Hitler on his sets” – but now, lucky for Michelangelo and co. (or not so lucky, depending on whom you ask), it looks like Fox and Bay have patched things up. [Michaelbay.com]
• Adam Sandler is switching up his schedule. His comic Western Ridiculous 6 will be delayed as a result of Sandler signing on to star in an untitled romantic comedy about a blended family. Drew Barrymore is being considered for the female lead. The film is being developed at Warner Bros., and will now also be produced by Sandler’s company, Happy Madison. [Variety, Deadline]
Did we get your attention with Megan Fox and NSFW in the headline? Good. Now here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the set of Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy This Is 40, which hits theaters Dec. 21, highlighting the assets — comedic and, um, otherwise — that Fox brings to her supporting role as Desi, a highly sexualized clerk in a clothing boutique.
As you might imagine given the rest of the Apatovian oeuvre, the movie — a semi-sequel to Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, chronicling one emotionally tumultuous week in the lives of married-with-kids couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) — has a healthy heaping of raunchy humor, so… well, if you were planning to watch this video with, say, your grandma, you might want to pump the brakes.
Check out the full video below: READ FULL STORY
'The Dictator' Super Bowl spot: Or, when everyone at your party does their Sacha Baron Cohen impression
You had better be incredibly invested in the outcome of the rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots (or that Madonna and LMFAO halftime show) come Sunday, because at this point you’ve probably seen most of the pre-released Super Bowl commercials. Of course, if you’re just as interested in seeing Eli Manning face off against Tom Brady as you are watching Matthew Broderick face his Ferris Bueller past, you should probably steer clear of Sacha Baron Cohen’s General Aladeen.
In a Super Bowl-themed ad for The Dictator, Cohen’s Aladeen informs that not only has he purchased NBC (maybe he’ll do something about Whitney?), but he knows “the final score.” Thankfully the dictator spares us the news of who emerged victorious and instead shows previously seen trailer footage — including Megan Fox’s appearance and his own unsportsmanlike conduct during a track meet — from the upcoming comedy. Watch: READ FULL STORY
In the early 2000s, Sacha Baron Cohen created three characters for his essential comedy series, Da Ali G Show: a wannabe gangster named Ali G, an accidentally inappropriate Kazakh named Borat, and a magnificently gay Austrian named Brüno. All three of them became quote mines for a generation of inappro-comedy fans. And they all got to star in their own film, which ranged from horrible (Ali G Indahouse) to masterful (Borat) to not-as-good-as-Borat (Brüno.)
Lately, Cohen has been gilding his resume with memorable parts in auteurist films (Hugo, next year’s Django Unchained), but he’s also been preparing to unleash a new gleefully offensive character on the world’s population: A totalitarian despot apparently based on Saddam Hussein. Check out the trailer for The Dictator — the first film in recorded history to feature both Ben Kingsley and Megan Fox — below: READ FULL STORY
EW has confirmed that Megan Fox will appear in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy The Dictator, currently in production. According to an industry source, the actress will pop up in a cameo role in the film set for release May 12, 2012. Fox will next be seen in Friends with Kids opposite Jon Hamm and This is Forty, written and directed by Judd Apatow.
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