Danny McBride was destined to be a star before HBO’s Eastbound and Down, but the show really shot him into the stratosphere. So it’s no surprise the actor is returning to HBO for a brand new series. This one is called Vice Principals and was co-created by McBride and Jody Hill, the team behind Eastbound and Down. HBO has ordered it for 18 episodes with a premiere date to be determined. Read More »
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Robots, water slides, girls dancing as Santa Claus, machine guns, roller skating, the fourth season of Eastbound and Down has it all. In 60 seconds, the full trailer for the final season of the show has so much insane, jaw-dropping and head-scratching content you’ll swear there’s no way creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill can tie it all together. They will, though, as well as the entire story of Kenny Powers. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Eastbound and Down is ending after its upcoming season, but Danny McBride and Jody Hill want to stay on HBO. Word out of the TCA’s is the duo are working on a high school based show for HBO in the future.
Also, David Milch, who produced Luck, Deadwood and John From Cincinnati, is back at the network, working on a show called The Money. Read More »
Four strikes and Kenny Powers is finally out. The popular HBO show Eastbound & Down is set to start filming its fourth season this week and will premiere on September 29. Then that’s it. Though there was some question after the second and third seasons of the Danny McBride/Jody Hill show as to what would happen next, HBO has decided the fourth season will be its last.
UPDATE: McBride will not be gone from TV though, the new station FXX has just picked up his animated comedy show Chozen. Read More »
Once upon a time, there were plans for three seasons of the show Eastbound & Down, and three seasons only. That plan came to fruition and the show finished with a third season finale earlier this April. But Eastbound isn’t done, as HBO has ordered eight more episodes of the show. So there will be a few more hours of Kenny Powers and his fashion-forward hair for your enjoyment. (This is the part where fans of canceled series like Bored to Death and Deadwood get irritated, however.) Read More »
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Jody Hill first got a lot of peoples’ attention when he co-wrote and directed The Foot Fist Way, the film that also introduced Danny McBride to many audiences. Then he made Observe and Report, and those two guys made Eastbound and Down, and we all know how that turned out. (Pretty damned great, in case you missed out.)
Now Jody Hill is writing a film for Warner Bros., and he may direct it. The movie is currently untitled, and is an action story set in the South. Now, on one hand, this tale of two rowdy outlaws is said to potentially be fodder for a new Dukes of Hazzard reboot. I’m not sure anyone really wants that; anyone who doesn’t work for Warner Bros., that is.
But then there’s word that the film is intended by Hill to channel some of the spirit of Sam Peckinpah, the late, great director behind The Wild Bunch, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Ride the High Country, and many other movies that should all be required viewing. And while, on one hand, a Dukes of Hazzard film in the Peckinpah mold sounds totally ridiculous, it also sounds like the sort of ridiculous movie I’d watch without a second thought. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 by Angie Han
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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Though Knuckle premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, it didn’t generate quite the same buzz that many of its fellow documentaries did. But well before the film showed up in Park City, several outlets were already interested in purchasing the film so they could remake it. Knuckle, directed by Ian Palmer, follows a real life feud between two families in Ireland. The feud, which has been raging for decades, is documented over the course of 12 years. It fairly regularly culminates in violent bare-knuckle brawls between family members. It’s a riveting and upsetting film that, in the end, sort of loses steam.
HBO acquired the rights to Knuckle at the festival and are now developing it into a new drama series. Irvine Welsh, the writer of the novel Trainspotting, has been hired to write the pilot and Jody Hill, director of Observe & Report and co-creator of Eastbound & Down, will direct. Read more after the break. Read More »
I love seeing Danny McBride break out as a legit talent — The Foot Fist Way, Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express got him in front of audiences, but the HBO show Eastbound and Down really made his name. Now, as the second season of that show prepares to air, there’s word that McBride will get to star in Bullies, based on his own story idea.
The film follows “two brothers who finally get a comeuppance after bullying people their whole lives.” Curious to hear who’ll co-star with McBride (the plot sounds like it could so easily be a Will Ferrell / John C. Reilly affair) but we do know that Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul will write, and McBride will produce with David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Matt Reilly. [Deadline]
After the break, loads more casting info, including new work (maybe) for Sam Worthington, Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage and Clive Owen. Read More »