Sometimes life gets stranger than fiction, and Ed Helms and Randall Park will prove just how much with the new NBC comedy series True Story. A hybrid scripted and unscripted series, True Story will follow Helms and Park’s hosts as they interview people who have had unbelievable real-life experiences, while a team of performers re-enact their stories.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s 2020 directors roundtable with Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Greta Gerwig, and more. Plus, listen as the writers and directors of Uncut Gems deliver a script breakdown of one of the movie’s most tense scenes, and hear Ed Helms answer questions from Reddit’s “Too Afraid to Ask” community. Read More »
Every year the Black List names the best unproduced screenplays that are still being kicked around Hollywood, just waiting for a greenlight to go into production. One of the scripts that made the cut on the lower end of the list in 2014 was a crime comedy called Coffee and Kareem that teams up a cop with his girlfriend’s kid (for some reason) to help take down a ruthless drug lord. Now the project has a home at Netflix and a surprising comedic duo to lead it.
Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson have signed on to star in Coffee and Kareem, a pairing that sounds like it was done in the same manner in which you might pull names from a hat for Secret Santa. Read More »
Don’t be surprised if you see adults regressing back to their childhood after they see this summer’s comedy Tag.
The feature directorial debut from television and stand-up special director Jeff Tomsic follows Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson as a group of five friends who have been playing a game of tag intermittently for around 30 years. Based on a surprisingly true story, the film brings a mix of stylized action and comedy together for a movie that could be the sleeper hit of the summer. Read More »
The internet was in an uproar when Jeremy Renner was nowhere to be seen in the latest Avengers: Infinity War trailer. And I, along with the the 12 other Hawkeye fans, were not assuaged by the Russo brothers’ promises that Renner would play an “important part” in the Marvel film.
But no matter. Because we have another movie coming out that’s all about Renner. And judging by the Tag trailer, he has more screen time in this than he ever received in any of the Marvel movies.
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It’s no secret that the Kennedy family has been stricken with grief on numerous occasions, so much that Ted Kennedy, the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy, once wondered if there was some kind of curse that hung over his name. Now, audiences will see a dramatization of the tragedy that led to this heartbreaking conclusion.
Chappaquiddick takes us back to 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) was the last hope at continuing the Kennedy family bloodline. During a celebration for a group of women known as the Boiler Room Girls (who worked on his brother Bobby’s ill-fated presidential campaign the year before), he went off for a night drive with one of the female campaign workers, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). Little did he know that there was another tragedy in his future. You can find out what we’re talking about in the Chappaquiddick trailer below. Read More »
The Chappaquiddick incident, which resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and might have resulted in possible manslaughter charges against Senator Ted Kennedy, is the subject of John Curran‘s new drama Chappaquiddick. Jason Clarke plays the late Ted Kennedy, who fled the scene of a fatal car accident and waited 10 hours before reporting the incident. The Chappaquiddick trailer provides a tense look at the film.
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Ed Helms hasn’t quite been able to parlay his success on The Office onto the big screen, but perhaps his new film The Clapper will change that. The quirky romantic comedy has Helms playing a professional infomercial audience member who finds himself smitten with a gas station attendant played by Amanda Seyfried. Their romance is challenged, however, when a late night talk show host turns Helms’ world upside down. The Clapper trailer awaits you below.
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Daddy’s Home 2 will already be bringing some fatherly love to the holidays in November, but just before Christmas, another comedy about fathers and sons will be arriving in theaters.
Father Figures (formerly known as Bastards) is the long-delayed comedy starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as two brothers who learn that everything they’ve been told about their father was a lie. So they go in search of their real father by visiting a few likely candidates from their mother’s promiscuous past. Watch the Father Figures trailer below to see if this will be worth seeing this holiday season. Read More »
Writer/director Lake Bell‘s second feature, I Do…Until I Don’t is her follow-up to the delightful 2013 film, In a World… While her first film was about the world of voiceover actors and a daughter and her father, her second is about marriage and a documentary filmmaker creating a little chaos. Bell (and the doc filmmaker) follows a trio of couples, played by Bell and Ed Helms, Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen, and Amber Heard and Wyatt Cenac.
Below, watch the I Do…Until I Don’t trailer.
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