Get Him to the Greek: One Week Earlier

Get Him to the Greek

Universal Pictures has a couple more minor release date changes, including a new date for the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off, Get Him to the Greek. The story, written and directed by Nicolas Stoller, follows a fresh-out-of-college record company intern named Aaron Greenberg (Jonah Hill) who is assigned by his angry record company boss Sergio (Sean “P-Diddy” Combs)to transport an out-of-control rock star named Aldous Snow (Russell Brand, reprising his role from Sarah Marshall) from London to a gig at Los Angeles’ famous Greek Theater. The film was scheduled to hit theaters on June 11th 2010, but will now be released nationwide on June 4th 2010.

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What follows basically amounts to me copy/pasting an entire press release from Universal, for which I apologize. But this is one of the few times where the action is worthwhile, because the studio has sent out a set of approved synopses for the 2010 slate, and there are details here about films like MacGruber, David Gordon Green‘s Your Highness and Ridley Scott‘s still-Untitled Robin Hood Adventure that we hadn’t seen assembled all in one place. Read More »

Get Him to the Greek Set Footage

Get Him To The Greek Behind the Scenes

MTV got a chance to visit the set of the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off, Get Him to the Greek. The story, written and directed by Nicolas Stoller, follows a fresh-out-of-college record company intern named Aaron Greenberg (Jonah Hill) who is assigned the job of transporting an out-of-control rock star named Aldous Snow (Russell Brand, reprising his role from Sarah Marshall) from London to a gig at Los Angeles’ famous Greek Theater.

I’ve embedded footage below of Brand giving a tour of the set, where we get to see the behind the scenes antics as Hill shoots a scene with and his angry record company boss Sergio (played by Sean “P-Diddy” Combs) in a club. Watch the clip after the jump.

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Elisabeth Moss, Sean Combs and Rose Byrne have joined the cast ib the Judd Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off Get Him to the Greek. The screenplay, written by director Nicolas Stoller, follows a fresh-out-of-college record company intern named Aaron Greenberg (Jonah Hill) who is assigned the job of transporting an out-of-control rock star named Aldous Snow (Russell Brand, reprising his role from Sarah Marshall) from London to a gig at Los Angeles’ famous Greek Theater.

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Update: Entertainment Weekly reports that this story is false.

Emily Blunt won’t be the Black Widow, but she will be co-starring in the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced comedy,  Get Him to the Greek. Most of you will remember that this film is actually a semi-sequel/spin-off of Nicholas Stoller‘s Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Russell Russell reprises his role as British rock star Aidous Snow, who has fallen off the waggon. According to Moviehole , Blunt will co-star as a “pop musician: who “may duet” with Snow. I’m sure the relationship runs deeper than that. In the movie, Jonah Hill plays a young music executive who bullshits his way into accompanying Aidous (or babysitting the rockstar) from London to Los Angeles, where he has a big performance at the Greek Theatre.

Russell Brand Talks Sarah Marshall Spin-Off

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The other night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand appeared to promote his new book. During the appearance, he talked briefly about the announced Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off film Get Him to the Greek, where Russell reprises his role as British rock star Aidous Snow.

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Page 2 for April 25th 2008

Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!

T-Rex Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie has updated his MySpace profile with a new image which reads “Tyrannosaurus Rex – 51% Motherf—er, 49% Son of a Bitch” which gives us a couple new clues to his next film.

TwilightShock has new set photos from the upcoming adaptation of Twilight.

Transformers 2 is set to begin shooting on June 2nd 2008 (presumably in Philadelphia?). [tfw2005]

Nick Stoller has been hired to write and direct Get Him to the Greek for Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures. The film will star Jonah Hill as a fresh-out-of-college insurance adjuster who is hired to accompany an out-of-control rock star (Russell Brand) from London to a gig at L.A.’s Greek Theater. [variety]

Kevin Smith
will release a series of online short behind the scene videos in the lead up to Zack and Miri Make a Porno. [MMM]

Crocs plan to release footwear inspired by WALL-E. I’m guessing they will still look like clown shoes. [pixarplanet]

Wesley Snipes
‘s tax-evasion hobby will cost him three years in jail. [defamer]

HulkThe Incredible Hulk has been spotted selling EAS’ Myoplex in Magazines. [SHH]

The founder of the first ever British Jedi Church and his brother were attacked by a Darth Vader impersonator while being filmed talking about Star Wars by a local TV documentary crew. District Judge Andrew Shaw demanded that police track down the impersonator and said: “I hope the force will soon be with him.” I kid you not. [telegraph]

Filmmaker Spike Lee has hooked up with Nokia to direct a movie made with cell phone footage from everyday people in what he calls the democratization of film. Sounds like Spike Lee got a Nokia payday. [UGO]

io9 has a look at Toxic Avenger: The Musical.

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