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Dwayne Johnson recently tweeted a photo of him reading the script for his next movie. He described it as a “big action comedy” and said his co-star would soon be revealed. That’s now happened. It’s none other than Kevin Hart, the current go-to second lead in big comedies (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer). They’ll co-star in a buddy action comedy called Central Intelligence, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers). Read More »

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In a story that’s worthy of April 1st, Dwayne Johnson is “loosely attached” to Paramount’s long-gestating big-screen take on Baywatch. The adaptation of the hit TV show has been in development for years and is now once again picking up steam with a new writer and director team. Comedy writer Justin Malen is rewriting the script (which was most recently penned by Reno 911 co-creator Robert Ben Garant) for Sean Anders and John Morris, the team behind We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses 2, who are directing.

UPDATE: The Rock has confirmed his involvement.
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Other Guys reunion

We’ve been thinking about Adam McKay’s buddy action/comedy film The Other Guys recently, thanks to McKay’s flirtation with Marvel’s Ant-Man. But while that situation didn’t work out, it seems like Paramount is thinking about The Other Guys, too. The studio is setting that film’s two stars, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, to take the leads in the comedy Daddy’s Home, about two men battling for the love and attention of their children. Read More »

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Horrible Bosses 2 hit a snag last month when director Seth Gordon dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, but they’re back on track now that they’ve hired a replacement.

Sean Anders, director of That’s My Boy and Sex Drive, has signed on to helm. Also climbing aboard is Anders’ frequent collaborator John Morris, who’ll produce. The pair most recently scripted We’re the Millers, which also starred Horrible Bosses actor Jason Sudeikis. Hit the jump for more details on the project.

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Sean Anders and John Morris, the writing team behind Hot Tub Time Machine, She’s Out Of My League and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, are in negotiations to rewrite and eventually direct Three Mississippi, a football comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Originally called Turkey Bowl, the film – which will be produced by Adam McKay – is about about rival families, lead by Ferrell and Wahlberg, who’ve played a very heated, neighborhood game of tackle football every year for 50 years. It’s also rumored to star Alec Baldwin, Rob Riggle and Jeremy Renner.

Anders and Morris are best known as a screenwriting duo but, Anders also directed Sex Drive (which the pair co-wrote) and the upcoming That’s My Boy with Adam Sandler. Read more about the film and the new team behind it after the jump. Read More »

Proving that just because you can doesn’t mean you should, the new green-band trailer for That’s My Boy drops much of the cursing, nudity, and bodily fluids that comprised last week’s red-band trailer, and is, frankly, all the better for it. The jokes are still pretty hit or miss, but the fact that it has jokes at all — rather than just a lengthy string of “fucks” — makes this cut a vast improvement over the last one.

Adam Sandler stars as Donny, the ne’er-do-well father of Todd (Andy Samberg). When Donny realizes he’s deeply in debt, he reunites with his son, now a successful hedge-fund manager, and butts heads with his future daughter-in-law (Leighton Meester). Watch the trailer after the jump.

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The first red-band trailer has dropped for Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg‘s That’s My Boy, formerly titled I Hate You Dad. Sandler plays an aging party boy and horrible father who falls into deep debt. He decides to move in with his more tightly wound son (Samberg), who’s on the verge of getting married, to a character played by Leighton Meester.

The script comes from Happy Endings creator David Caspe, with a rewrite by Ken Marino and David Wain, which is promising; the fact that it was directed by Mr. Popper’s Penguins writers Sean Anders and John Morris and produced by Sandler’s Happy Madison is somewhat less so. Watch the (NSFW) video after the jump.

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Now that Peter and Bobby Farrelly are almost done with their long dreamed-of film reincarnation of The Three Stooges, they’re turning their thoughts to the future. The brothers have another TV show in the works, but for their next feature film it sounds like they might revive their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber. Screenwriters have been hired to write a sequel that will hopefully reunite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in their original roles. Read More »

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