With projects like Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook, and Susanne Bier’s Serena all coming up, The Hangover star Bradley Cooper looks poised to make the move into Serious Actor respectability. But he hasn’t left broad comedy behind completely, or at least not yet. Cooper’s next big-screen appearance will be as a dreadlocked ex-con in this summer’s Hit & Run, a film written, starring, and co-directed by Dax Shepard. As you might guess, it looks pretty silly.

Shepard plays Charlie Bronson (ha ha), a former getaway driver who’s now in the Witness Protection Program. A road trip with his girlfriend (Shepard’s real-life fiancee Kristen Bell) takes a sour turn when they’re chased by the feds as well as Charlie’s past criminal associates (including Cooper and Michael Rosenbaum). Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, and Tom Arnold also star. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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Pushing Daisies to Do a Firefly and Become a Movie?

ABC have a number of unaired Pushing Daisies episodes in the can, with no indication when or if they’ll even air them.  Like several beloved shows before it, Daisies was snipped off in it’s prime.  Between the first season (abbreviated by the writer’s strike) and the second (axed early) the show’s makers managed to bag only 22 epsisodes, I believe – a typical run for one, uninterrupted season but, on the other hand, the makings of a nice little bargain-price box set.  Premature evacuation has struck to the show’s creator Bryan Fuller before, with Dead Like Me being snuffed out long before the fans were sick of it.  That show, however, has been spun off into a movie, Life After Death, due on DVD shelves in February, and now, according to star Kristen Chenoweth, Daisies might be about to follow suit.

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