• It’s a Frat Pack reunion: Vince Vaughn is set to join Old School co-star Will Ferrell in the Paramount comedy Daddy’s Home. Ferrell is expected to star in the movie, which he’s producing with frequent collaborator Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys). Etan Cohen (yes, Etan, not Oscar-winning dark comedy filmmaker Ethan Cohen) will make his feature directorial debut with the project. Cohen’s screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. Ferrell will play a mild-mannered radio exec whose life gets turned upside down when his wife’s freeloading ex-husband (Vaughn) re-enters the picture and he must vie for his step-children’s affections. [Variety] READ FULL STORY »
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Casting Net: Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg pic rounds out cast; Plus, Will Ferrell and Jack Black, more
• For some directors, the more absurd the log line, the better the movie. David Cronenberg’s (Videodrome) next film, which will reunite him with his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson, is described as a ghost story that also serves as a withering critique of the fame and celebrity-obsessed culture in Los Angeles. Called Maps to the Stars, Julianne Moore and John Cusack have just signed on to join the film as well. Moore can be seen in a number of big films in the next year including the Carrie remake, Non-Stop with Liam Neeson, and The Seventh Son. [Deadline]
• What started as a Wall Street Journal article (published just recently on January 28) may now be a movie starring comedic powerhouses Jack Black and Will Ferrell, who are both currently attached to New Line Cinema’s Tag Brothers about a bunch of adults who never called an end to their childhood game of tag. The report says that Ferrell and Black’s involvement will be dependent on the screenplay which is currently being written by Mark Steilen, who served as a second unit director on The Three Stooges and Hall Pass, and wrote and directed 1999′s The Settlement. If Tag Brothers ends up going through, maybe Ferrell will have the opportunity to avenge Baxter. [The Wrap]
MTV is rounding out its list of presenters for Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards (airing live at 9 p.m. ET). EW has also confirmed that Kim Kardashian will introduce Selena Gomez performing her new single ”Come & Get It” (E! Online first exclusively reported the news). Also recently announced, Brad Pitt will present the award for Movie of the Year, and Peter Dinklage will hand over the Comedic Genius Award to Will Ferrell.
Kardashian, Pitt, and Dinklage join a glittery list of previously announced presenters including Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, and the stars of This Is the End, Grown Ups 2, and Star Trek Into Darkness. Host Rebel Wilson will assemble costars from fall hit Pitch Perfect for the show’s opener.
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MTV has announced the first wave of presenters for the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards. The docket includes Steve Carell, Melissa McCarthy, Zac Efron, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, This Is the End‘s Seth Rogen and Danny McBride, Grown Ups 2 stars Chris Rock and Adam Sandler, and Star Trek Into Darkness headliners Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto.
Rebel Wilson is set to host the ceremony, which has already confirmed appearances by Will Ferrell, who’ll receive the inaugural Comedic Genius Award, and MTV Trailblazer recipient Emma Watson.
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John C. Reilly is maybe going to be in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Or not.
The film, which is in production, has been tight-lipped about most details regarding its plot and full cast — but it did put out a casting call for a John C. Reilly lookalike, leading to Internet speculation that Reilly would be reuniting with his Step Brothers co-star alongside already-booked stars Kristen Wiig, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd.
Reps for the film, however, will only confirm that they were indeed looking for a lookalike, saying in a statement, “We were looking for a stand-in for lighting purposes who looks like John C. Reilly. We always demand that every stand-in looks like John C. Reilly.” READ FULL STORY »
At the recent Golden Globe Awards, Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig demonstrated they had magical comic chemistry. The two comedians are about to spend more time together. “Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2,” tweeted director Adam McKay. “Cannonball!”
“Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2,” McKay added on his Facebook page. “Couldn’t be more excited.”
In December, The Wrap had reported that Wiig was in talks to play the wife of dim-witted weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) in the much-anticipated Ron Burgundy sequel.
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George Clooney and Meryl Streep will be among the presenters at Sunday night’s 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.
In addition, the presenters include: Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Seyfried and Will Ferrell. Smash‘s Debra Messing is also reportedly set to take the stage as well, according to a tweet from the Today show.
Lincoln leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods, while Django Unchained scored five noms. On the TV front, Showtime’s Homeland and the HBO movie Game Change topped the nominees, though there were plenty of surprises, including a Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical nod for Smash.
Hosted by comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Get ready for more bad hair, mustaches, funky leisure suits, and laughs.
Paramount Pictures has set the theater release date for the sequel to 2004′s Anchorman for Dec. 20, 2013.
Will Ferrell will be back as deep-voiced newsman Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner in the comedy directed by script co-writer Adam McKay. McKay has hinted that the sequel will have whole song sequences, and we can only imagine Ferrell’s thick Burgundy mustache fluttering in the breeze during a diva number backed by the Channel 4 News gang.
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As you digest the bloody new red-band trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, it’s perhaps worth noting that the much-delayed action movie, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The famous Grimm siblings are now accomplished bounty hunters — “We kill witches. What do you do?” says Hansel — but in between the gore, there’s a comic undertone. Note the missing-children drawings on the medieval milk bottles.
I’m guessing Renner wasn’t intentionally referencing Gladiator when his character says, “When you see my signal, you unleash hell,” but even that made me chuckle. Watch the crazy clip below. READ FULL STORY »
Casting Net: Kristen Stewart aiming to 'Lie Down in Darkness.' Plus: Diane Kruger boards Terrence Malick's Lincoln biopic
• Kristen Stewart‘s tabloid woes have certainly not slowed her career. She’s attached to star in Lie Down in Darkness, an adaptation of the William Styron novel about the highly dysfunctional Loftis family and their beautiful-but-neglected daughter Peyton (Stewart). Director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) also penned the screenplay. [Vulture/THR]
• Abraham Lincoln is totally blowing up, you guys. Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) has signed up for The Green Blade Rises, playing the 16th U.S. president’s influential stepmother Sarah, who married Lincoln’s father in 1819 after his biological mother Nancy died from an illness. The film, produced by auteur Terrence Malick and penned by first-time director A.J. Edwards (credited as an editor on Malick’s upcoming To the Wonder), spans three years in Lincoln’s childhood in rural southern Indiana. So the black-and-white film, which begins shooting this fall, won’t overlap with Steven Spielberg’s impending biopic Lincoln, which covers the man’s final four months; but it will overlap with a few of the events in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which had a much different suggestion for what killed Ma Lincoln. (Hint: It’s in the title.) (No, not hunters.) [Deadline]
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