american princess

Issa Rae is going to be an American Princess in London in her first major feature film starring role. The Insecure co-creator and star has been cast as the lead in the Paul Feig-produced rom-com American Princess at 20th Century Fox.

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Last Christmas Movie

Paul Feig is fresh off surprising audiences with a thriller starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, but he’s already planning on getting back into comedy, this time with some romantic holiday flare.

Last Christmas is a new romantic comedy that Paul Feig will direct, and he’ll have Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Crazy Rich Asians breakout Henry Golding (who also stars in Feig’s A Simple Favor) falling for each other during the most wonderful time of the year. Read More »

a simple favor trailer

Paul Feig has become a major name in comedy over the years. His last four movies have been blockbusters: Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and yes, Ghostbusters. To some, his latest movie, A Simple Favor, may seem like something different, but it’s more of a Paul Feig movie than you may be expecting.

Based on the novel by Darcey Bell, the story follows single mom Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), who becomes friends with Emily (Blake Lively) when their sons have a playdate. One day, Emily asks Stephanie to pick up her son during a work emergency. Emily never returns, and this is just as surprising to Emily’s husband (Henry Golding). The plot thickens and the trailer definitely teases the film’s twists and turns, but there are still moments for macabre humor and outright silliness.

Feig spoke with /Film by phone about his take on the thriller genre, what a Ghostbusters sequel might have been and development on the Play Doh movie. A Simple Favor is in theaters this Friday.

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The Predator Recap

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, get caught up on the Predator franchise before the latest installment arrives in theaters this week. Plus, meet the man behind the voice of Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too), and watch the pitch for Paul Feig‘s thriller A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Read More »

the sweetest fig

The Sweetest Fig? More like The Sweetest Feig! That’s my terrible way of informing you that Paul Feig will adapt the Chris Van Allsburg book The Sweetest Fig to the big screen. This family film will be a bit a of departure for Feig, who has primarily helmed R-rated comedies.

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a simple favor trailer

There have been approximately ten thousand trailers for A Simple Favor, and now here’s another one! The film will introduce audiences to “the darker side of Paul Feig“, staging a Gone Girl-style mystery featuring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. Watch the latest Simple Favor trailer below.

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a simple favor trailer

Paul Feig is making the pivot from broad comedies to steamy thrillers with A Simple Favor, the latest Gone Girl-lite mystery adaptation making its way from the bookshelf to the big screen. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the latest trailer, which teases us with the strange relationship between Kendrick’s mommy blogger and Lively’s mysterious glamazon.

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a simple favor trailer

Forget the wine: grab your martini glasses and get ready for the next steamy suburban thriller of 2018. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the mystery thriller A Simple Favor, which looks like it’s the next lurid adaptation that will try to recapture the popularity of David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

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ghostbusters reboot sequel

Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters reboot was a lot of fun, even though some people got very Mad Online™ about the whole endeavor. Sony was hoping the reboot would launch a whole new franchise, but not-so-great box office seems to have killed that. Still, Feig says he’s definitely open to directing a Ghostbusters reboot sequel should Sony give the idea the go-ahead.

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Inclusion Riders

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: should inclusion riders be requirements for all Hollywood production companies?)

Frances McDormand’s Oscars speech raised Hollywood’s awareness of inclusion riders – contractual stipulations that basically demand racial and gender diversity for at least fifty percent of a project’s cast and crew. It’s only been a few weeks, but we’re already seeing companies adopt inclusion riders as their standard policy moving forward. That’s a good start in an industry which has been extremely slow (and has sometimes even refused) to react to social progress.

But as some companies actively embrace these changes, at least one major entertainment provider is shying away from them.
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