Weight gain and squandered A-list cred be damned, I’ve never liked Val Kilmer more than I have over the past ten or so years, and it’s images like the one above that demonstrate why. After terrific turns in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Salton Sea, Spartan and — yes, I’m serious — MacGruber, the ex-Hollywood hunk is now returning to his ’80s roots by teaming up with Real Genius pal Jon Gries (best known as Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite). The role? An imaginary ‘Christ-like figure’ who guides an alcoholic (played by Gries) to recovery. Learn more after the break. Read More »
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MediaBistro is reporting that 20th Century Fox is developing an animated television series based on the 2004 Fox Searchlight film Napoleon Dynamite.
According to the report, most of the original cast from the Sundance cult classic has signed on to reprise their roles from the film, including: Jon Heder as the title character Napoleon Dynamite, Efran Ramirez as Pedro, Aaron Ruell as Kip Dynamite and Jon Gries as Uncle Rico. Director Jared Hess and his co-screenwriter wife Jerusha are said to be closely involved with the project.
Before Liz Lemon and Peggy Olson struggled with single life in the big city, two strong, unrelated, independent women named Wanda Wayne and Sheneneh Jenkins ruled the cable airwaves (and the crack game). And I’m not sure what zillionth worm hole Richard Kelly opened up last weekend with The Box, but apparently these characters are making a fast-tracked comeback, and in movie theaters nationwide no less.
In case you missed a recent BET Awards, Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx reprised Sheneneh and Wanda—’90s characters that originally appeared on Martin and In Living Color, respectively—to create a trailer for a mock action comedy called Skank Robbers. Response was so positive and loud that Screen Gems and the actors are now making it a reality. The title stays! “Oh no youuu dinnnnit!” The Tyler Perry-skewering trailer and clips and info await.
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