Variety bring word that Lizzy Caplan is in talks for a leading role in the upcoming comedy ‘The Interview,’ which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. Rogen and Evan Goldberg are writing and directing the project, while Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver are producing the pic through their Point Grey Pictures banner. The shingle is coming off one of its biggest hits, ‘This is the End,’ which has grossed more than a $100 million at the box office.
The potential casting marks a mini-reunion between the three actors who worked together on ‘Freaks and Geeks’ before the show was cancelled. A “topical comedy”, ‘The Interview’ revolves around a handsome talk show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.
Paramount Pictures has unleashed, via Digital Spy, this first clip from Jeff Tremaine’s ’Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.’ Set for a October 23rd release, the comedy blends Jackass-style pranks with a narrative involving Johnny Knoxville’s 86-year-old Irving Zisman and his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll).
86-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”. This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera.
Legendary Pictures’ ‘Warcraft,’ based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe, will be released by Universal Pictures on December 18th, 2015. Earlier this year it was announced that Duncan Jones is making the jump to big-budget tentpole movies, signing on to helm the live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game universe ’World of Warcraft.’ ’World of Warcraft,’ one of the most popular multiplayer online role-playing games out there, is part fantasy, part science fiction and — depending on the game you’re playing — includes elements such as dragons and orcs, zombies and werewolves, and aliens and spaceships.
At present, Legendary Pictures are keeping the ‘Word of Warcraft’ script, written by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond, The Seventh Son), under wraps. Duncan Jones made his feature debut writing and directing 2009′s ‘Moon,’ the awesome indie sci-fi drama that starred Sam Rockwell and cost around $1 million to make. He followed that up with 2011′s ‘Source Code,’ a time travel thriller that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and cost around $35 million to make. ‘World of Warcraft’ is expected to have a budget north of $100 million. With Jones on-board as director my hopes are high for this one!
Cover Revealed For Anchorman Ron Burgundy’s Spoof Memoir ‘Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings’
Random House has unveiled the cover for Ron Burgundy’s spoof memoir “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings.” The book is scheduled to hit shelves on November 19th, almost exactly a month before Burgundy returns to theaters in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ Burgundy is also quoted as saying of his book: “I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work. I will tell you this much: the first time I sat down and read this thing… I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank!”
‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ itself finds Ron Burgundy putting the 70′s behind him as San Diego’s top rated newsman returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weather man Brick Tamland, man on the street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Drake star in the Adam McKay-helmed film. ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ is scheduled to open on December 20th.
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in ‘Gravity,’ a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. In the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. ‘Gravity’ opens on October 4th in the US and November 8th in the UK. Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón directs.
Watching ‘Gravity,’ I can imagine that this was one of the most challenging roles you’ve ever played, on multiple levels: emotionally, physically, detail wise….?
Sandra Bullock: Definitely. Physically I knew that I could get there, but I had no idea how I was going to execute what I wanted to give to Alfonso – who’s someone I had always dreamed about working with. I just didn’t know I was going to be able to step up and give him what he needed because the whole environment was new. I didn’t have my crutches and tools in people, other actors. When George Clooney was there it was like the sunshine was there and life walked into the room. When he left it was like the tomb had shut again (laughs). On a daily basis I was hoping I was giving Alfonso what he needed and deserved.
Summit Entertainment has debuted, via IGN, this new clip from the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone-starring action-thriller, ‘Escape Plan’ (formerly titled ‘The Tomb’). Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite), ’Escape Plan’ follows Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), who is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the role of Church, plays a complex inmate with multiple shades of grey. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive. The two action icons are joined by the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neil, Amy Ryan, Faran Tahir, Matt Gerald, Jim Caviezel and 50 Cent in ‘Escape Plan.’ The film opens on October 18th in the US and November 22nd in the UK.