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Deadline are reporting that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are set to re-team with their ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ director Adam McKay for a new comedy titled ‘Border Guards.’ In the film, Ferrell and Reilly playing two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the USA. Ferrell most recently starred in McKay’s ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,’ with Reilly also appearing in a cameo role.
The ‘Border Guards’ script is being penned by Jesse Armstrong, a British comedy writer who with writing partner Sam Bain created the Channel 4 sitcoms ‘Peep Show’ and ‘Fresh Meat,’ and the Danny Boyle-directed series ‘Babylon.’ Armstrong’s also scripted a biopic on Republican strategist Lee Atwater for Gary Sanchez with Adam McKay attached to direct.
US Magazine has debuted this new red band trailer for for Steven Brill’s comedy ‘Walk of Shame,’ which stars Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright, Larry Gilliard Jr, and Kevin Nealon. After losing an audition for her dream job, an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor (Banks) goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes in a stranger’s bed (Marsden) to a phone message from her agent telling her the job is hers, if she can make it across town by 5 pm. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, and a car, she embarks on a series of misadventures as she races to the most important job interview of her life. ‘Walk of Shame’ opens on May 2nd.
Chloe Moretz In Final Negotiations For ‘The 5th Wave’; Keith Stanfield Set For The MLK Biopic ‘Selma’
Two quick casting stories from the good people over at The Wrap. First up, Chloe Moretz is reportedly in final negotiations to star in the adaptation of Rick Yancey’s popular novel ‘The 5th Wave.’ To be directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) from a script by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), the film is being produced by Graham King’s GK Films and Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures.
Chloe Moretz is nearing a deal to play Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth’s population. On the run to save her younger brother, 16-year-old Cassie meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope. GK Films acquired rights to the project back in March 2012 when it purchased a proposal for a young adult trilogy from author Yancey, whose novel was published in May 2013 by Penguin. Moretz has a diverse set of movies in the can, including the Keira Knightley comedy ‘Laggies,’ the Denzel Washington lead ‘The Equalizer,’ the Charlize Theron thriller ‘Dark Places,’ MGM’s drama ‘If I Stay’ and Olivier Assayas’ indie ‘Clouds of Sils Maria,’ which stars Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.
Paul Walker’s Brothers To Assist ‘Fast & Furious 7′: “Caleb & Cody Are Helping Us Complete Some Remaining Action For Their Brother”
After a long hiatus due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, ‘Fast & Furious 7′ commenced shooting again earlier this month, giving Universal Pictures and director James Wan ample time to meet its rescheduled April 10th, 2015 release date. Today, the studio has issued the following press release that confirms the rumors that Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, are assisting in finishing the film:
A Note to the Fans of FAST & FURIOUS
The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.
While ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ doesn’t come out until May, Bryan Singer has begun teasing details about the much anticipated film’s 2016 sequel. The director-writer-producer has already acknowledged that we might be seeing Gambit in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ and now today, speaking with MTV (via /Film), Channing Tatum has revealed that he’s met with “X-Men” producer Lauren Shuler Donner about the role. Long linked to the “Ragin’ Cajun”, check out Tatum’s comments below.
“I met with Lauren Shuler Donner. And I would love it. Gambit is really the only X-Man I’ve ever loved. I mean I’ve loved them all, they’re all great, but I guess from being down south – my dad’s from Louisiana, I’m from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – I don’t know. I just related to him. He’s just kind of suave… He’s the most un X-Men X-Man that’s ever been in X-Men. Other than maybe Wolverine, who’s like the anti-hero. He’s a thief. He’s not even a hero. He’s kind of walking the line of grey…He loves women and drinking and smoking and stuff so he’s just a cool guy who happens to have a moral center….I hope it [comes together]. You never know it’s a weird industry. If the stars align, I would die to play it. I’m already working on the accent. It’s crappy at the moment.”
According to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in ‘The Revenant,’ a gritty thriller that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Amores Perros) will direct for a fall 2015 release. An adaptation of the Michael Punke novel ‘The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge,’ DiCaprio will star as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him. Sean Penn had been circling as one of those bad guys, but he won’t be in the film. Inarritu’s next film, ‘Birdman,’ opens on October 17th. Set to commence filming in September, Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith co-wrote the script for ‘The Revenant.’ The official synopsis for the book is as follows.
Michael Punke’s The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass, The Revenant recounts the toll of envy and betrayal, and the power of obsession and vengeance. Punke’s novel opens in 1823, when thirty-six-year-old Hugh Glass joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. on a venture into perilous, unexplored territory. After being savagely mauled by a grizzly bear, his nearly lifeless body is left in the care of two volunteers from the company—John Fitzgerald, a ruthless mercenary, and young Jim Bridger, the future “King of the Mountain Men.” When Indians approach their camp, Fitzgerald and Bridger abandon Glass. Worse yet, they rob the wounded man of his weapons and tools—the very things that might have given him a chance on his own. Deserted, defenseless, and furious, Glass vows his survival. And his revenge.