Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Nicholas Stoller was on a panel for the second season of The Carmichael Show on NBC for the Television Critics Association. After the panel, I spoke with Stoller one-on-one for updates on his many movie projects, including the comedy sequels Zoolander 2 and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and the animated feature Storks. Read More »
Shirtless in short shorts sounds like the porn parody of Sleepless in Seattle about 22 years too late, but it’s actually the best way to describe the way Seth Rogen and Zac Efron appear in our first look at the comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Following up the 2014 summer comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, the movie sees Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne facing a new challenging neighbor, and it looks like plenty of partying is in store for this installment as well. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nicholas Stoller has already made a name for himself as a comedy director with films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Neighbors, and now he’s branching out with his first animated feature. Co-directed by Stoller and Pixar vet Doug Sweetland, Storks features the voices of Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg as storks who, instead of delivering babies, deliver packages for an online retailer.
Also starring are Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, for those of you who haven’t quite recovered from the end of Key & Peele, though you don’t hear them in the first promo. Watch the first Storks teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »
Even though Chloe Grace Moretz has been taking very mature roles throughout her career as a young actress, she’s now 18 years old, and it looks like her first movie as an official adult will have her causing some trouble in college.
The star of Kick-Ass, Let Me In and If I Stay has just been set for a role in Neighbors 2. So far we’ve only heard sparse details on the comedy sequel, but now we have an official title. Find out more about Chloe Moretz joining Neighbors 2, including the title of the film, after the jump! Read More »
Briefly: Universal Pictures has just announced that battle will be rejoined on May 13, 2016. That’s when the studio will release Neighbors 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit.
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron will all return for the sequel, with Nicholas Stoller once again directing. The script will be a collaboration between Rogen, Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Read about the Neighbors 2 plot below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Melissa McCarthy has a knack for playing big personalities, but one of her next roles will be very very small. She’s set to play the fairy Tinker Bell in an untitled new movie directed by Shawn Levy, described as a comedy adventure that’ll bring a new spin to the classic Peter Pan tale. Hit the jump for more details on the Melissa McCarthy Tinker Bell project. Read More »
Edgar Wright isn’t directing Ant-Man, Adam McKay isn’t directing Ant-Man and, rumor has it, Rawson Thurber isn’t going to direct the film either. From the original short list that emerged after Wright left the project, that leaves only Ruben Fleischer. However, Deadline now reports two other names are “also making the rounds.” They are Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller and Michael Dowse, who directed the hockey film Goon. Read More »
Neighbors is now in theaters, and based on the box office receipts, it could end up being one of the biggest surprises of the summer. It’s not that big of a surprise after you see it, though, because the movie is just so damn funny.
When we spoke with director Nicholas Stoller a few weeks back, we had to ask him about five specific jokes in the movie. So as not to spoil them for you, we held the quotes until today, after the film’s opening weekend.
But below, you can read the Neighbors behind the scenes stories of the Christian Bale/Michael Keaton Batman joke, the “Bros Before Hos” rants, the crazy soundtrack, the Robert De Niro party and the cameo filled flashback sequence. Read More »
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The upcoming comedy Neighbors is odd in that the director, Nicholas Stoller (above, center), came on pretty late in the process. Writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien first pitched the idea to producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. They loved it and thought of Zac Efron as the lead frat boy in the conceit. Only then did Stoller get the call. Once he came on board, many things were already in place. That’s not to say he didn’t put his own stamp on it, however.
That stamp comes from Hollywood experience that’s been incredibly eclectic so far, and is only getting more weird. Stoller first directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, wrote and directed Get Him To The Greek, wrote The Muppets, wrote and directed The Five Year Engagement, wrote Muppets Most Wanted and, after Neighbors, he’s going into the world of animation with Captain Underpants and Storks.
In this interview, we talk about all of that. We also discuss the issues marketing a comedy where you want to sell the movie but also not ruin the jokes, PG-13 vs R in the eye of an executive, the latest on some upcoming projects, being part of the Warner Bros. Animation brain trust and how Enter the Void played a part in the production.
We also discussed lots of behind the scenes Neighbors stuff, dissecting some of the film’s best jokes, but we’ll save that for next week so you can see the hilarious movie this weekend and not be spoiled. Read the non-spoiler Nicholas Stoller Neighbors interview below. Read More »
When you’re one of the most popular comedic stars in the world, things tend to get a bit busy. Right now Seth Rogen is promoting the hilarious Neighbors, which opens May 9. He then has to finish his second co-directorial gig, The Interview, out in October. He’s also working on an animated film called Sausage Party, and his second film with director Jonathan Levine and co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was just slotted for a December 2015 release.
That’s not the half of it. While those are the next three things immediately on Rogen’s schedule, he’s also simultaneously developing numerous other projects. We asked Rogen about the most anticipated of his upcoming projects, and have the updates below. He told us how post on The Interview is going, how far along the Preacher TV show is, a bit more about this buddy cop comedy with Kevin Hart, as well as the Nintendo vs. Sega film Console Wars and James Franco‘s film about Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room. Read quotes about Seth Rogen upcoming movies below. Read More »