Josh Hutcherson didn’t get the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s new version of Spider-Man, but he’s already had one consolation prize lined up: the second Journey to the Center of the Earth film. Now he’s got a second project that sounds like third prize in the race for a meaty starring role like Peter Parker. He’ll co-star with Dane Cook in a horror comedy called Detention. If the title makes you think ‘horror high school,’ you’re on the right track. Read More »
That’s, uh, some kind of cast. Never thought I’d live to see the day where Gary Oldman shared the screen with Dane Cook, but it’s coming, thanks to the casting director of Girls, Guns & Gambling, who apparently has quite the sense of humor. (And, no, it’s not Christian Slater‘s mom, veteran casting director Mary Jo Slater.) The film is a crime thriller from writer/director Michael Winnick, and if you think it sounds like a weird ride based on the cast and title, just wait until you read the logline. Read More »
A couple weeks ago a short list was leaked, containing the actors that Joe Johnston was considering for Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in The First Avenger: Captain America. The list included John Krasinski (The Office), Scott Porter (Speed Racer, Friday Night Lights, Caprica), Mike Vogel (She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield) Michael Cassidy (Smallville) and Patrick Flueger (Brothers, The 4400), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) and Garret Hedlund (Tron Legacy), most of which had agreed to do a screen test for Marvel.
Last week Smallville/The O.C./Privileged star Michael Cassidy confirmed that he is out of the running for the role. Today has been full of outrageous Captain America casting rumors and speculation which includes the Jonas Brothers and Dane Cook. More information after the jump.
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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode of the /Filmcast: After Dark, Dave, Devindra, Adam, and Mike continue their meandering discussion about whether Fight Club makes sense, and spend 8 minutes mining the depths of the Marley & Me trailer. Also Dave gets unnecessarily uptight about the Tucker Max movie. Special guests Andy Sorcini joins us from The Drill Down and Sean Dwyer joins us from Filmjunk.
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The trailer for the computer animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who premiered on selected prints of The Golden Compass and is now online. I love the look of this thing. Fox has perfectly captured the Seussian style without going off the deep end. And this is coming from a guy who hated the Ice Age movies (Pixar they are not). I wonder how this will compare to the 1970 2-D animated Chuck Jones television short film. Lets hear what you guys think. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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Disney has sent us a full media kit for the upcoming Steve Carell family comedy Dan in Real Life. The movie follows an Advice columnist/relationship expert who somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent in this heartfelt comedy from director Peter Hedges (Pieces Of April). The movie also stars Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, John Mahoney, Emily Blunt and Dianne Wiest.
The film’s new one-sheet movie poster can be seen to the right. Steve Carell’s head in a pile of maple syrup covered pancakes = funny. You can click on the poster image to enlarge. After the jump we also have two new production photos and the film’s theatrical movie trailer.
I find it curious that Carell has chosen to take the family friendly comedy route considering his big break with the R-Rated 40-Year-Old-Virgin. I also find it funny that family comedy films have adopted a “family friendly” voice-over guy who is less abrasive than the usual deep voiced trailer voice-over guy. Read More »
Lionsgate has sent us the official poster for Good Luck Chuck, the new comedy starring the very unfunny Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. The movie has an interesting premiese, but the trailer didn’t contain one laugh (not a good sign for a romantic comedy). The poster seems to be inspired (or copied) from the famous Rolling Stone magazine cover featuring Yoko Ono and John Lennon. Check out the full poster and plot synopsis after the jump.
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Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Isla Fisher, Dan Fogler, Amy Poehler, Dane Cook, Jaime Pressly and Jonah Hill will join Jim Carrey and Steve Carell in the computer animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who.
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Kevin Costner’s new movie doesn’t hit theaters until this Summer, yet he’s already talking about a sequel.
“I wasn’t dying to do a role like this. I’m not a guy that goes ‘Boo!’ But when I read it, I thought the writers found an amazing window into the subject matter. Now I feel this is as strong a performance as I’ve ever given,” Costner told EW. “This was written with the idea that we would do a couple others. When the writers first presented the notion to me, I said, ‘Oh, bulls—! I haven’t done Tin Cup 2, or Bull Durham 2, or Open Range: The Early Years, so you don’t have to try to hook me with that.’ But when they told me their idea, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. We’re hoping this little movie develops a following so we can play this story out the way it should.”
Mr. Brooks follows Earl Brooks (Costner), an upstanding businessman who moonlights as a serial killer. Demi Moore plays an investigator on the chase. This eventually leads to “a strange symbiotic relationship between the two.” Dane Cook also stars. If you havent seen it yet, check out the trailer.
Mr. Brooks hits theaters on June 1, 2007 (pushed back from it’s original March release).