Briefly: It has a director and a release date, and now Pitch Perfect 2 has its biggest stars. In what was pretty much a no-brainer, Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have both signed on to star in the a capella sequel already set to hit theaters on May 15, 2015. Co-star and producer Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut from a script by Kay Cannon.
In the first film, Kendrick and Wilson were the breakout stars. Having each sign to return was likely the most crucial dealmaking for the returning cast. With them locked in, things are full steam ahead. Aca-excellent. [The Hollywood Reporter].
Briefly: Who’s excited for Night At The Museum 3? Anyone? Anyone? I actually think the sequel improves on the original and the concept is certainly one that can easily continue on. For the third installment, Shawn Levy is back directing Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais, with the production aimed at a Holiday 2014 release date.
Now, there’s a new addition to the cast. Rebel Wilson, best known for Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, will play a security guard at the British museum at the center of the story. Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens was previously announced as well. [Deadline]
As usual, the MTV Movie Awards this year were pretty uneventful. The best bit happened right at the beginning when host Rebel Wilson got the majority of her Pitch Perfect co-stars to do an a capella opening. Yup, that’s right, the Barden Bellas and Treblemakers hit the MTV stage Sunday night to sing a medley of popular hits including Macklemore’s Thrift Shop, Eminem’s Lose Yourself and more.
Fans of the awesome 2012 film should really enjoy this. I know I did. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Angie Han
Po will be making a few more famous friends (or foes?) in Kung Fu Panda 3. Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen, and Rebel Wilson have just boarded the animated sequel, joining returning stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and Seth Rogen.
In addition, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who directed Kung Fu Panda 2, is back at at the helm, and Guillermo del Toro will once again serve as executive producer. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie are about to get the full, Michael Bay Miami treatment in the action comedy Pain & Gain. A new red-band trailer for the April 26 film has just been released and it gives a great idea of the humor in the film, complete with language, violence and plenty of skin. Check it out below, along with a new TV spot and a few new stills. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
In just a few short years, Rebel Wilson has managed to make quite the impression on the Hollywood comedy scene. She first broke out as Kristen Wiig’s awkward roommate on Bridesmaids and has been working steadily ever since in films like Bachelorette, Pitch Perfect, and the upcoming Pain & Gain.
Now she could be poised to move into more dramatic territory. In a recent interview, Wilson let slip the possibility that she could appear in one of the upcoming installments of The Hunger Games franchise. Hit the jump to learn more.
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One of the best times I had in the theater all year was with Jason Moore‘s a capella musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, the film had a high-energy pace, catchy tunes and an evil sense of humor that made it feel like Bring It On with singing. After turning a decent little theatrical profit, Pitch Perfect hit Blu-ray this week and with that comes news of a possible follow up. A ca-awesome!
In a new interview, the film’s male lead, Skyler Astin, said he has a meeting coming up to discuss a possible sequel and he believes Rebel Wilson took the meeting as well. “[A sequel] is definitely a talking point,” he said. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The first trailer for Michael Bay‘s Pain & Gain is here. Mark Wahlberg stars as a bodybuilder who wants a better life, and so he teams up with ex-con Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie to kidnap a rich businessman, played by Tony Shalhoub. But things don’t go so well, and everyone ends up experiencing more pain than anything else.
The film seems to have softened the guys so that they’re more movie-ready than the real dudes who inspired the story, but otherwise this looks like pre-Transformers Michael Bay — lurid, sweaty, colorful, and explosive. Check out the footage below.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Winter is coming, both in the regular winter-related sense and also in the sense that Game of Thrones‘ Season 3 premiere is slowly but surely approaching. After the jump:
- Jesse Plemons heads to HBO’s Cold War series The Missionary
- Lauren Ash joins Rebel Wilson and Liza Lapira in Super Fun Night
- Mark Wahlberg creates a The Fighter-inspired reality show for A&E
- CBS cancels Partners; ABC nixes 666 Park Avenue and Last Resort
- See some dark early concept art from Bryan Fuller‘s Mockingbird Lane
- HBO reveals its first not very revealing teaser for Game of Thrones
- Enjoy a trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special “The Snowmen”
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The latest female-driven R-rated comedy is Leslye Headland‘s film Bachelorette, which wouldn’t mind finding some of last year’s Bridesmaids audience. The film hit at Sundance and got some good buzz for being a little more dark than the Kristen Wiig film, without sparing any of the laughs.
A green-band trailer we saw a couple weeks back got the story across — Rebel Wilson is getting married and her old friends Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan, and Isla Fisher see the pre-wedding celebration as a chance to cut loose. Really loose. Guys like Kyle Bornheimer, Hayes MacArthur, James Marsden, and Adam Scott have moments, too, which as Angie noted, should keep the Party Down fans happy.
This red-band trailer won’t tell you much of what the movie is about beyond the basic concept, but it does offer some dirty jokes that promise a lot about the comedy’s tone, without seeming to give too much away. Read More »