Todd Phillips‘ War Dogs might become one of the summer’s few pleasant surprises. Critics are somewhat mixed on the film, but the reviews are far more positive than what we read for The Hangover sequels, and they’re about on par with the reviews for Phillips’ Old School, Starsky & Hutch, and Road Trip, his more well-liked movies. Jonah Hill is receiving praise for his performance as obnoxious gunrunner Efraim Diveroli, but originally, Shia LaBeouf was going to play the character.
Below, find out why LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg didn’t lead the War Dogs cast.
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Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
First Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips joined forces for the Hangover trilogy, then they got slightly more serious with War Dogs, and now they’re going all-in with drama for HBO. The pair will team up for an HBO miniseries about the formation of ISIS, based on Joby Warrick‘s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS. Read More »
Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Todd Phillips has built his career on bro comedies, from Road Trip to Old School to the Hangover trilogy. His latest film, War Dogs, is in a similar vein, with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the buddies whose wacky hijinks spiral out of control until they’re in over their heads, but this time there’s a fascinating real-world twist: it’s all based on a true story.
Based on the Rolling Stone article “Arms and the Dudes” by Guy Lawson, War Dogs centers on two Miami 20somethings who go into the lucrative business of gunrunning. They work their way up the food chain, raking in bigger and bigger sums of money and getting into more and more danger, until they land a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military. Watch the new War Dogs trailer below.
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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Miles Teller‘s had a bit of bad luck lately. Fantastic Four was an epic flop, The Divergent Series: Allegiant inspired thinkpieces about the death of YA, and the long-delayed Get a Job looks poised to sink without a trace this weekend. Fortunately, his next new film looks like it could get him back on the right track.
Directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), War Dogs stars Teller and Jonah Hill as two 20something stoners who score a $30 million contract from the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military. Which sounds kind of far-fetched, except that War Dogs is based on an all-too-true story. The first War Dogs trailer has just hit, and you can check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Todd Phillips‘ next project, Arms and Dudes, opens in theaters next summer. Phillips hasn’t directed a non-Hangover film since 2010’s Due Date, and he’s taking on slightly different material with this Jonah Hill and Miles Teller-headlined picture.
After the jump, see more Arms and Dudes photos.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Aloha was a rare stumble for Bradley Cooper, but now he’s dusting himself off and pressing forward with another intriguing project. Cooper and Todd Phillips are teaming up for Ghost Army, a World War II adventure based on real events.
The title refers not to a squadron of lost dead souls, but to a special unit assigned to trick the enemy into believing the U.S. troops were much larger and stronger than they were. More on the Bradley Cooper Ghost Army project after the jump. Read More »
The Dan Simmons novel Hyperion, along with its companion/second-half novel The Fall of Hyperion, is one of the great modern works of science fiction. With a story of seven characters on a pilgrimage to enter a time-warped tomb, the story adopts the structure of the Canterbury Tales to weave together disparate genres, the influence of poetry by John Keats, and far-flung science fiction concepts.
Bradley Cooper has wanted to adapt Hyperion for many years; some time ago he even lobbied to get the gig writing the script. Now he, along with Graham King and Todd Phillips, is producing a Hyperion TV series for Syfy. Read More »
Todd Phillips is working on his first film since The Hangover III, and it stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of American guys who exploit a legal loophole to get rich via military contracts. Things naturally get out of hand, and Arms and the Dudes follows the two as they land a deal to provide arms to the Afghan military — something they’re woefully unprepared to handle. Now Phillips has shared a few Arms and the Dudes images. That’s Hill, above, and you can see a few others below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
At some point, it’s going to be easier to name the movies that haven’t been adapted for TV. The latest film to get swept up in the big-screen-to-small-screen trend is Limitless, the 2011 sci-fi thriller. Bradley Cooper is set to executive produce the show for CBS, along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
More details on the Limitless TV series after the jump. Read More »