Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by Angie Han
The Paul Feig-directed Bridesmaids won’t be opening until next weekend, but it looks like Hollywood has already taken notice of the wedding-themed female-driven comedy’s mainstream appeal. Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott and Casey Wilson have just signed on for Bachelorette, an indie comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay that sounds like it could be the next Bridesmaids. Read more after the jump.
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Fresh off their Sundance short, The Terrys, there’s a rumor circulating on the Tracking Board that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are putting together a film called Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. It would star the two comedians, best known for their recently ended Cartoon Network show Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, in a “comedy adventure” about them owing one billion dollars. John C. Reilly, who has not only appeared on the Awesome Show but also spawned his own Tim and Eric spin-off, Check it Out With Dr. Steve Brule, is rumored to co-star as a character named Taquito. Read more of the rumored co-stars after the break. Read More »
When Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly‘s characters in the 2008 Adam McKay comedy Step Brothers took the stage to perform the rap song “Boats and Hoes,” no one could have predicted where it would take them. In the movie, it helps spawn a business for their group Prestige Worldwide and now, in real life, it might do the same. McKay revealed on his Twitter page that the duo were working on a real life rap album.
Are we currently working on a Step Bros rap album? Yup.
Then, in case anyone thought the Anchorman and Other Guys director was joking, he tweeted again with an open invitation to rapper/actor Mos Def.
I wasn’t kidding about Step Bros rap album. And we just found out we have a crazy big time producer. Mos Def, you up for a guest flow?
See the song that inspired this album, Ferrell and Reilly’s latest musical opus and read more after the jump. Read More »
There’s been a lot of back and forth over the possibility of a sequel to Anchorman, but a couple months back director Adam McKay dashed the hopes of fans when he said (via Twitter) that Paramount had passed on the project. That would seem to have been the last word on the subject.
I still wouldn’t work up a lot of hope that anything will change there, but McKay is now saying that the studio at least heard the pleas of fans for a sequel, and suggests that there might be some effect down the road. Read More »
One of the stranger things about Adam McKay‘s action comedy The Other Guys, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, is the end credits. In a film like this you might expect jokey outtakes or throwaway character comedy to run alongside the credits. But McKay did something different: he used the film’s credits to lambaste corporate business and bonus packages. Now the full sequence is online. Read More »
I’m a fan of the off-kilter humor of director Adam McKay, whose newest film The Other Guys opens today. The movie teams up Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as two of those “other guys” on the police force, the dudes do the behind-the-scenes work that allows the stereotypical supercops to strut their stuff. But when they get an opportunity for them to move up the bureaucratic food chain, will they be up to the task, or will they bungle it horribly?
McKay’s last few films have been pretty successful at the box office, but the same cannot be said of Mark Wahlberg, who in my opinion hasn’t done anything substantial since 2006′s The Departed. Does his pairing with Ferrell produce comedy gold? Is the film outrageously hilarious, or a horrible misfire? Hit the jump for some of my thoughts, and feel free to leave your own in the comments. As always, assume that spoilers lie after the break and in the comments.
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We’ve talked about the possibility of an Anchorman sequel for quite some time, and early this year it seemed like the film had a chance to see the light of day. But Paramount passed, and now director Adam McKay offers both the final word (more than likely) on the sequel, and teases a detail that might make you mourn it just a little bit more. Read More »
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Earlier this year we heard that Samuel Bayer (A Nightmare on Elm Street) wanted to direct an adaptation of the Garth Ennis series The Boys, but it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear that the studio, Sony, wants someone a little different: Adam McKay, director of Anchorman and Step Brothers. Now Sony is reportedly close to getting him. Read More »