Here’s a ‘family feud’ themed set of casting updates. After the break you’ll find info on:
- Adam Scott dealing with his feuding parents in A.C.O.D.,
- Bill Paxton facing off against Kevin Costner in The Hatfields and the McCoys,
- and Rosemarie DeWitt sparring with husband Ben Stiller before a bigger threat — aliens — comes to town in Neighborhood Watch.
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The creative team behind September’s fantastic film 50/50 have already agreed to make another movie together. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jonathan Levine and Will Reiser will once again collaborate on the road-trip comedy called Jamaica for Mandate Films. Everyone will be filling the same roles they did in the making of 50/50: Levine will direct, Reiser will write, Rogen and Goldberg will produce the film, which is based on a vacation Reiser took to the Caribbean island with his grandmother when he was only fourteen. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Neighborhood Watch is a script that has been in development at Fox for some time, beginning with the period when it was going to be a Will Ferrell vehicle. The story centers on a small neighborhood watch organization that really exists so that dads can get time away from their families. Things get complicated and dangerous when the group uncovers a dangerous and otherwordly plot.
Pete Segal was the last director attached to the project, but it has been seemingly fallow for a few months. Now Akiva Schaffer, a veteran of SNL and Lonely Island member, has been offered the director’s chair by Fox, and Ben Stiller is reportedly interested in playing the lead as a follow-up to Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist. The fact that Neighborhood Watch is produced by Shawn Levy, who directed Ben Stiller to great financial success in the two Night at the Museum Movies, probably doesn’t hurt the possible deal. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 29 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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The slightly sci-fi comedy Neighborhood Watch has been kicking around Fox for a couple of years. Once a Will Ferrell project, it was rumored as a possible Zombieland follow-up for Ruben Fleischer. But Peter Segal is now attached to direct, and Superbad co-writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been hired to rewrite. Read More »
Kevin Smith announced the opening round of casting for his film Red State while at Comic Con, and the biggest name is one that probably isn’t known to a widespread audience, but will mean a lot to hardcore film fans. Michael Parks (From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill) has been cast in one of the lead roles. Red State is loosely based on the Westboro Baptist Church — that’s the bunch of hardcore loonies who protest left and right with signs like ‘God Hates Fags.’ The church is led by Fred Phelps, and Parks’ role will be loosely based on Phelps.
We might not expect to know a lot more until the film is actually shot, as Smith has said that “this time I’m just trying to just do it differently where I’m like ‘let’s kind of quietly make the movie and see what happens.’” In other words, this one is on the DL until it’s in the can.
After the break, casting news for Seann William Scott, who has two potential hockey comedies coming up, including one by Kevin Smith. Read More »
Dave Gross and Jesse Shapira are busy. They’re teaming with Youth in Revolt producer David Permut to make Pictures of You, the Joshua Friedlander script that was on the 2007 Black List. The teen-oriented romantic comedy will complement another funny picture Gross and Shapira have in the works: Goon, a hockey comedy written by Jay Baruchel and Superbad‘s Evan Goldberg. Read More »
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Some small superhero news today. First up is a weird bit of casting. According to EW, Cameron Diaz has been offered the female lead role in WB’s Green Hornet, where she’d be opposite Seth Rogen, working for director Michel Gondry. That’s a weird offer…maybe a couple years after The Mask it would have made sense, or even around the Charlie’s Angels era. But Diaz has fallen into the romcom zone, and it’s more difficult to see it working now. Nothing against Diaz; it just seems like a weird fit. But then, we know very very little about this film. Maybe Rogen, co-writer Evan Goldberg and Gondry have come up with something no one expects, where she makes more sense.
And then there’s some Spider-Man 4 news. Hit the jump for more. Read More »