Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in ‘IPO Man’

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Jason Bateman is going behind the camera again. The actor/director has just booked IPO Manbased on the real-life story of a guy who sold shares of himself and then let shareholders make his decisions for him. It sounds like horrible strategy for life, but could be a fun premise for a movie. Hit the jump for more on the Jason Bateman IPO Man movie.

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You’ve gotta love how Warner Bros. is marketing Horrible Bosses 2. The last trailer pushed the edges of what “Green Band” could do, featuring some incredibly racy dialogue from co-star Jennifer Aniston. She’s back in the latest trailer, called the “Official Main Trailer” and again her story sets the tone with some hilarious, off-color humor. Everyone seems to be really going for it here and, hopefully, the movie itself adheres to that.

Horrible Bosses 2 returns all the stars of the 2011 hit. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are once again three normal guys with major issues who turn to crime for a solution. Instead of murder though, this time the trio decide to take up kidnapping. Specifically, they target a guy and his father, played by Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.

Directed by Sean Anders, check out the latest Horrible Bosses 2 trailer below. Read More »

Horrible bosses 2 trailer

The second Horrible Bosses 2 trailer has just come online and it’s just about as dirty as a green band trailer can get. Jennifer Aniston talks about getting plowed. It’s that kind of trailer.

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reprise their roles from the 2011 hit, in which three normal guys tried to kill their terrible bosses. In the sequel, things once again aren’t going too good for the group. So they decide to take up kidnapping. Specifically, they target a guy and his father, played by Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz, respectively.

Directed by Sean Anders, Horrible Bosses 2 will also see the return not only of Aniston, but Oscar-winners Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. In short, this movie has a crazy pedigree. But will it deliver the laughs? Check out the latest Horrible Bosses 2 trailer and poster below. Read More »

Horrible Bosses 2 teaser trailer

Warner Bros has released a trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, the comedy sequel reuniting Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey. Basically, more of the same. Hit the jump to watch the Horrible Bosses 2 teaser trailer.

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This Is where I Leave You trailer

If nothing else, This is Where I Leaves You earns a peek for its cast alone. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda are just a few of the names in this adaptation of a novel by Jonathan Tropper. In the story, a dysfunctional family is forced to reunite for a whole week when their father dies. Old feuds become newly inflamed, passions are ignited, and all kinds of other madness ensues.

But This I Where I Leave You isn’t a straight up, sad drama. There are laughs too, as evidenced not only by director Shawn Levy being at the helm, but the brand new trailer. Check out the first This Is Where I Leave You Trailer below. Read More »

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A star-studded cast doesn’t guarantee a good movie, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. Especially when the stars in question include the likes of Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, and Rose Byrne.

Directed by Shawn Levy, This Is Where I Leave You centers on the Altman family, who come together for their father’s funeral. Which sounds like somber stuff on paper, but — as you might’ve guessed from the cast — This Is Where I Leave You plays out as a bittersweet comedy. See the first This Is Where I Look image after the jump.

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Groundhog Day Live Read

10,000 years. That’s how long Phil Connors was stuck in Groundhog Day. At least, that’s what writers Harold Ramis and Danny Rubin said in an early draft of the now classic 1993 film. That revelation was later cut out, along with a lot of other things, to make the film we know and love.

But on March 20, Jason Reitman presented that early draft as part of his Film Independent at LACMA Live Read series. On a night dedicated to Ramis, the Groundhog Day co-writer and director, Reitman brought together a small but perfect cast to read through the script. That cast included Jason Bateman as Phil, Elizabeth Reeser as Rita, Jeffery Ross as Larry, Mae Whitman as Nancy, and Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned, the role he originated.

That balance of familiarity from Tobolowsky, coupled with a fresh but perfectly poignant take from Bateman, made Groundhog Day one of the best live reads to come out of the series to date. Read More »

Bad Words

On Arrested Development, Jason Bateman played a jerk who starts out looking like a put-upon hero. In his feature directing debut Bad Words, however, he skips the nice-guy facade entirely and goes straight to the dickish behavior.

Bateman plays Guy, a 40-year-old man who discovers a loophole that allows him to compete against eighth-graders in a national spelling bee. And compete he does, picking on kids and parents alike along the way. Nevertheless, there’s one young competitor (Homeland‘s Rohan Chand) so lonely and naive, he latches onto Guy anyway.

The film got strong reviews when it premiered at Toronto last year, and is now headed for a theatrical release. Watch the newest trailer after the jump.

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