HBO’s Eastbound and Down will conclude its third and final season this weekend, but star Danny McBride‘s love affair with dark comedy lives on. McBride is set to write, produce, and star in Clown, Warner Bros.’ remake of the Danish film Klovn. Todd Phillips is lined up to produce, which seems all too appropriate given that Klovn has been widely compared to Phillips’ The Hangover. Also producing will be Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam, who created the original sitcom on which the film was based. More details after the jump.

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Today’s TV Bits offers a few things to look forward to in the not-too-distant future, including imperiled lawyers, asshole baseball players, pretty flight attendants, and a touch of dry British humor. After the jump:

  • NBC drops two teasers for its legal thriller The Firm
  • HBO announces premiere dates for Eastbound & Down and Life’s Too Short
  • ABC confirms that Pan Am is not cancelled

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Over a year after we first heard about it, Danny McBride‘s comedy Bullies is finally coming together. Commercial director Randy Krallman has closed a deal to helm the feature, which will be his first. Krallman is the creative mind behind those ubiquitous E*Trade baby ads and has won several accolades for his work, including the Clio. In addition, the project is expected to begin casting shortly. More details after the jump.

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A couple weeks ago when talking about Jay and Seth Vs the Apocalypse, the feature version of a short film he took part in years ago, Seth Rogen said “It’s now much more than just Jay and Seth — there’s many other people vs. the apocalypse now. It’s gonna be crazy.” Now we know who a lot of those other people are. In addition to Rogen and Jay Baruchel — the title characters — Rogen says that quite a few of his frequent co-stars are now part of the movie. So expect to see Danny McBride, James Franco and more in the film. Read More »

The summer of 2011 is coming to a close and the final big studio comedy coming our way is 30 Minutes or Less, director Ruben Fleischer‘s post Zombieland/pre-Gangster Squad comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson. In the film, which is loosely based on a true story, a pizza delivery boy (Eisenberg) has a bomb strapped to him by two thugs (McBride and Swardson) and is forced to rob a bank. A simple premise that, when you watch this new, restricted footage reel, is obviously prime for a ton of jokes, most of which have to do with sexual gratification.

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Sony will be holding a special advance screening of 30 Minutes or Less at Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd at 8PM and stars Danny McBride and Nick Swardson invite YOU to see the early screening with the cast and crew, including Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, Michael Pena and director Ruben Fleischer who will introduce the screening and return for a Q&A session afterwards. We have 15 tickets to give away (not pairs, but 15 single tickets). To enter, shoot an e-mail to slashfilm@gmail.com with the name of the person attending (first and last). We’ll be randomly selecting and e-mailing the winners by Tuesday night with details. Please do not enter unless you are sure you can attend.

In Eastbound and Down, Kenny Powers has stood atop the worlds of baseball and pure assholery. (If that wasn’t a word, it is now.) His latest achievement is to land as king of the hill in the business of sports apparel. Kenny Powers is now the CEO of K-Swiss, and he’s going to destroy the world of product marketing and branding, the better to rebuild it in his own image. His approach to business is explained in a video after the break. It is laden with guest appearances, including Michael Bay. And, as anyone familiar with Eastbound and Down would likely assume, this is some NSFW shit. Read More »

’30 Minutes or Less’ Red-Band Trailer #2

I’m going to ignore any questions of taste and/or ethics that might possibly be involved in turning a violent, very messed up real-life robbery into, well, a slightly messed-up comedy. Instead I’m just going to take a moment to appreciate the fact that this second red-band trailer for Ruben Fleischer‘s Zombieland follow-up 30 Minutes or Less makes the film look pretty damn funny. It’s got one of the better kickers to end a trailer in some time. Check it out below. Read More »

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