Posted on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Much as we love Jason Segel, he seemed like an, um, unexpected choice when he was cast as late author David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt‘s The End of the Tour. But now that shooting is underway, we have a much better idea of what Segel will look like in character… and the jury’s still out, I’d say.
The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a Rolling Stone writer who goes on a road trip with Wallace. Ron Livingston has also just boarded the cast, in a supporting role. See Segel as Wallace and learn more about Livingston’s part after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Bad Teacher 2 is happening, but the next team-up of director Jake Kasdan, and stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel won’t be a follow-up to that foul-mouthed comedy. Instead, the trio are reuniting for Sex Tape, an unrelated comedy about a married couple who decide to spice things up in the bedroom.
You can probably guess what one of their tricks is, just based on the title of the movie. Another seems to involve roller skates, as shown in this first still. Has someone been watching Boogie Nights? Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
I’m as big a fan of actor Jason Segel and writer David Foster Wallace as anyone in this world. But are they two great tastes that taste great together, as the Reese’s slogan goes, or are they better kept separate? We’ll find out when James Ponsoldt‘s The End of the Tour gets underway.
Segel is attached to play the Infinite Jest author in the fact-based project, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg as the journalist writing an article about him. Get plot details and more after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
With the release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 just around the corner, Sony is working up an appetite for food-related cinema.
Earlier today, we learned that the studio had set Seth Rogen for an R-rated animated pic about a sausage undergoing an existential crisis (really). Now it’s doubling down on the culinary genre with an untitled maple syrup heist pic, which has Rogen’s longtime pal Jason Segel attached to star and Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) on board to direct. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Mark your calendars. Sony has just set a June 6, 2014 release date for 21 Jump Street 2, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be back to direct the comedy sequel, which will see the undercover cops heading to college.
Sony also dated two other big summer movies for 2014. They already have The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening on May 2 but they also dated Think Like A Man Too, the sequel to Tim Story comedy starring Kevin Hart, for June 20 and Sex Tape, Jake Kasdan‘s comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple whose homemade video goes mainstream, for July 2. That last one is a huge vote of confidence for the comedy, as it’ll open on one of the busiest weekends of the year, opposite Disney’s Maleficent. Jump Street opens against the new Ninja Turtles. [Deadline]
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Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bad Teacher turned out to be a big smash hit for Sony, grossing over ten times its modest $20 million box office budget. Those are the kind of numbers that usually give rise to a sequel — and while there aren’t any plans right now to make one (or at least not yet), there is a reunion brewing for the trio at its center.
Cameron Diaz has entered early talks to re-team with her Bad Teacher director Jake Kasdan and co-star Jason Segel for Sex Tape, which is also being distributed by Sony. Diaz, along with several other actresses, was rumored for the lead a while back but now she’s inching closer to an actual deal. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Friday, December 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
While we’ve been running around preparing for and celebrating the holidays, a few interesting bits of TV news have broken over the past few days. After the jump:
- How I Met Your Mother will return for Season 9
- Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— get shuffled
- Timothy Olyphant books an Archer guest role
- Why did Glen Mazzara leave The Walking Dead?
- The CW is developing a female Robin Hood series
- NBC’s failed The Farm will air as an Office episode
- Bryan Fuller‘s Mockingbird Lane is officially dead
- Girls Season 2 gets two new trailers and a featurette
- Downton Abbey is losing a star in Season 4
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Andrea Blaugrund Nevins’s 2011 documentary The Other F Word explored the awkward, and often hilarious transition from famous rock star to fatherhood. It followed musicians like Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath as they went from drink-all-day, party-all-night rock stars to fathers with responsibilities. And if you think that sounds like an idea ripe for Hollywood parody, you’d be 100% right.
Jason Segel and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) just sold a comedic remake of The Other F Word to 20th Century Fox. The pair will co-write and executive produce with Segel set to star. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Disney fans, and /Film readers, are likely aware that major Hollywood stars have been dressing up like Disney characters. It’s not as bad as it sounds. In the past few years we’ve seen Olivia Wilde as the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella, Jessica Biel as Pocahontas and many others dressing up to help promote the Disney brand.
The trend now continues. Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz has done her 2012 Disney Dream portraits and they feature Russell Brand as Captain Hook from Peter Pan, and Jack Black, Will Ferrell and Jason Segel as Phineas, Ezra and Gus, the Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion. It’s the first time the series has featured characters who originated in a theme park and not in a movie. Check them out below. Read More »