Briefly: Will Ferrell is turning to Kevin Hart for help, and a Tropic Thunder writer is going to watch over it all. Etan Cohen, who co-wrote Tropic Thunder, will direct Get Hard, scripted by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel.
The film is about “a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his car.” A guess says that Ferrell plays the banker and Hart the car wash guy, though there’d probably be a lot more comedy if the casting was reversed. “Get hard,” in this instance, is obviously talking about the bank managers’ effort to toughen up before going to the pen, but this being a Ferrell project there’ll probably be a couple viagra and/or prison sex jokes in there, too.
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Unless you’re a British racing fan, chances are you might not know of the Goodwood Revival. Held each September, the event takes place at a circuit near Chichester that was originally operative from ’48 to ’66, and features races in which drivers compete against one another in cars from that time span. It’s old-timey stuff, but pretty nifty, especially if you’re into vintage cars.
Ron Burgundy doesn’t know much about the Goodwood Revival, but then he’s Ron Burgundy. I wouldn’t expect him to know much about, well, anything. That doesn’t stop him reporting on it, complete with some unecessary and mildly funny extra commentary. He’s just like the internet! Watch Burgundy’s report on the Goodwood Revival below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
As he would be only too happy to tell you, Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal. It’s not just anyone who can boast of having survived a bear pit, a news anchor melee, and a glass cage of emotion. And that’s just in the first film. In the sequel, we’ll see him tackle marriage, diversity, and the rise of the 24-hour news cycle.
Naturally, a man that fascinating needs to put out a memoir, and this fall he’ll do just that. Random House’s Crown Archetype imprint has announced that they will publish his autobiography Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings a few weeks before the December opening of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. More details on this no doubt brilliant book after the jump.
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You probably already know this, but Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal. If he wasn’t, would he be able to pull off a long leather overcoat with puffy fur collar?
San Diego’s most famous news anchor returns December 20 with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The full cast of the 2004 original are back as Ron (Will Ferrell), Brick (Steve Carell), Champ (David Koechner) and Brian (Paul Rudd) are forced into the world of 24-hour news during the 1980s.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
When the first Anchorman hit theaters, we were smack in the middle of the ’00s. Lost and Veronica Mars had yet to hit the airwaves. The Janet Jackson Super Bowl controversy was still kind of a thing. John Kerry looked like a viable option for the presidency. It was a crazy time.
But times have changed for us since then, and so, too, have they for the Channel 4 news team. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues sees Ron (Will Ferrell), Brian (Paul Rudd), Champ (David Koechner) and Brick (Steve Carell) running headfirst into the ’80s and facing the new challenges that come it. Among those are diversity in the workplace (as represented by Meagan Good) and the 24-hour news cycle (as represented by Dylan Baker). Watch the first trailer after the jump.
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This could well be the kids’ film of 2014, even if it is a giant toy commercial. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the guys who made the very entertaining Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and also the 21 Jump Street revamp, have turned Legos into a movie. The Lego Movie, in fact. And since their last two films were funnier and generally better than anyone expected, let’s see if lightning can strike a third time.
There’s a plot here, about a “special” Lego guy who has to save the world, but part of this first teaser is to establish just how many character cameos will be in the film. You thought Wreck-It-Ralph could boast a dense line-up of pop-culture icons? I get the idea this makes it look like Read More »
Paramount Pictures has released a new poster for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. A new trailer is set to hit the interwebs tomorrow (if an international version doesn’t surprise us tonight). Hit the jump to see the full mustache.
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are living in the past. The modern TV “event series” has its roots in, well, Roots, and other mini-series adaptations of popular epic fiction. The late ’70s and early ’80s saw a rash of highly-touted adaptations of historical novels and family sagas, with the runaway success of Roots followed by Jesus of Nazareth, Shogun, The Thorn Birds, The Winds of War, and many more.
The basic format has changed little today — you’ll still see mini-series novel adaptations with a high-profile cast and a budget that outstrips some television. but there’s a way of advertising these events that has changed a little bit.
For their IFC mini-series The Spoils of Babylon, Ferrell and McKay are taking aim at those TV events, and they’ve appropriated the old ’80s ad style to go along with it. Or a comic version of it, at least. I don’t know if this will work on people under 30, but anyone who was watching TV in the late ’70s and early ’80s will chuckle at this spot. (The series features Ferrell, Kristin Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Alba, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins and Haley Joel Osment, but none of them show up in this teaser, just warning.) Read More »
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