Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:
- Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
- Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
- Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
- A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
- The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
- Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
- Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
- Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
- See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
- Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season
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As a man who moved from New York to Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood glory in my head, today is a great day. Warner Bros. has given to the green light to the movie version of Entourage, the HBO series that ran from 2004-2011. Mark Wahlberg executive produced the show based on his own life.
The show starred Adrian Grenier as Vinnie Chase, a popular actor who brought his three childhood friends E (Kevin Connolly), Drama (Kevin Dillon) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) to Los Angeles to ride the wave of stardom and pal around with his agent Ari (Jeremy Piven).
Doug Ellin, who created the series, will write and direct the film. The movie doesn’t have a start date at this point. Read More »
Dog Fight is going to be one of the more visible political satires to hit just before the 2012 Presidential election; the movie will be from director Jay Roach, featuring Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell as North Carolina politicians who are running opposite one another for a congressional seat in a district election.
Brian Cox recently joined the cast, which also includes Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Baker and Katherine LaNasa. Now John Lightgow has signed on to play an unspecified role. The film is shooting in New Orleans, and already has an August 10, 2012 release date. [Variety]
After the break, Rachel Weisz joins Colin Firth in a real-life drama about POWs forced to build a railroad, and there are new actors for Elvis & Nixon and A White Trash Christmas. Read More »
As Entourage moves into its final season, Kevin Connolly‘s character Eric Murphy has evolved from a best friend to the head of his own managerial company. In real life, Connolly himself has also used the show to evolve. He went from an actor and sometimes TV director to full on feature film director with 2007′s Gardener of Eden. Once Entourage finishes this summer, he’s hoping to direct a feature film about Kimbo Slice.
Who is Kimbo Slice? One of the first YouTube sensations (yes, even before Justin Bieber) who was videotaped fighting in backyards before becoming a household name and headlining Mixed Martial Arts shows for multiple organizations. According to Connolly, there’s a screenplay dramatizing Slice’s life already written and he’s looking for funding. Read more after the jump. Read More »
What ever happened to the original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio? Todd Holland‘s latest video for Funny or Die titled “Wax On, F*ck Off” attempts to answer this question and more.
In his new movie, Ralph Macchio faces his toughest challenge yet; to become a Hollywood bad boy. With Karate Kid returning to the big screen, his career fading his friends and family are forced to stage an intervention. In order to re-establish himself in the entertainment industry he hits the streets of Los Angeles to show everyone how tough he can be. Coming soon, “Wax On, Fuck Off”
Watch the video now, embedded after the jump.
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Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper and Justin Long count down 10 Chick Flick Cliches you won’t find in Warner Bros’ new romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You.
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New Line has released a new movie trailer, poster, and a bunch of new production photos for Ken Kwapis’ big screen adaptation of He’s Just Not That Into You.
The film has a wonderful cast: Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly (Entourage) (notice how I excluded Jennifer Aniston even though she’s clearly one of the leads? That was on purpose. I don’t like her very much. She is the opposite of wonderful). The film is about modern day relationships and how men and women often misconstrue the intentions of the opposite sex. The authors of the book that the film is based on were consultant and story editors on Sex and the City, which might give you a good idea what to expect.
Three more photos after the jump.
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HBO’s hit series Entourage has been renewed for a sixth season, which will begin production in early 2009 for a Summer debut. I haven’t had the chance to catch up on this season of the show yet. Has Entourage lost it’s spark or is it better than ever?