wishbone movie

What’s the story, Wishbone? A Wishbone movie, that’s what. Wishbone, the PBS kids series where a Jack Russell terrier would inhabit the roles of various literary figures, is now set to become a film from producer Peter Farrelly, the man who brought us both Green Book and Movie 43. There’s no word on just how the Wishbone formula will be adapted into a major motion picture, but I’ll let the geniuses in Hollywood figure that one out. That’s why they make the big bucks.

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greatest beer run ever cast

The Greatest Beer Run EverPeter Farrelly‘s Green Book follow-up that reunites him with star Viggo Mortensen, just added another cast member to help out with the titular beer run. Dylan O’Brien is in negotiations to take the lead role in the film, with Mortensen set for a supporting part. O’Brien is known for Teen Wolf and also The Maze Runner franchise, so maybe they should retitle this The Greatest Maze Run Ever instead. Or not. They can do whatever they want, I don’t really care that much.

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Green Book director

Viggo Mortensen, one of the stars of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and also the controversial Best Picture winner Green Book, seems to have found his next movie project. Mortensen will reunite with Green Book co-writer/director Peter Farrelly for an untitled film about a man who, in 1967, travels to Vietnam to meet up with his pals during the war and drink some beer. And the movie is based on a true story.
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Peter Farrelly Quibi Series

Peter Farrelly, who directed both Shallow Hall and the inexplicable Best Picture winner Green Book, is the latest name to join Quibi, the short-form streaming service. Farrelly will develop The Now, which is said to be a comedy about suicide, which I think we’d all agree isn’t the funniest of topics. Like all Quibi shows, The Now will unfold in very short episodes. While there’s a heavy dose of skepticism surrounding the upcoming streaming service, it’s already attracted big names like Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Soderbergh and many more.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Design Process

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, go behind the scenes of the production design for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s writers roundtable with John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), Tamara Jenkins (Private Life), Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) and more, and watch the trailer for the timely and relevant White Savior: The Movie. Read More »

The LEGO Movie 2 Game of Games

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 characters of The LEGO Movie 2 play Ellen’s Game of Games. Plus, watch the feature film nominees for the Director’s Guild of America awards have a 2.5 hour discussion about their craft, and watch a special look at A Star Is Born as the movie makes its way towards Oscar gold. Read More »

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born - 2019 DGA Awards Nominations

The Director’s Guild of America has chimed in with their nominations for their annual awards honoring the finest achievements in directing in film and television for the year 2018. Much like his nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, it should come as no surprise that Roma director Alfonso Cuarón ended up with a nomination, especially after winning Best Director at the Golden Globes last weekend. But how did the other four nominations shake out?

Find out all of the 2019 DGA Awards nominations below, including film and television. Read More »

2019 Golden Globes Clips

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, we take a look at some of the highlights from last night’s 76th annual Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television from the year 2018. Watch Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh‘s opening monologue where they brutally roast some of Hollywood’s finest, see Jeff Bridges‘ acceptance speech for the Cecil B. deMille award, and more. Read More »

green book director interview

The Farrelly Brothers became the kings of comedy in the ‘90s with Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary. However, Green Book is Peter Farrelly’s first solo film and his first drama.

Based on a true story, the film follows Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as he gets a job as a driver for Dr. Shirley (Mahershala Ali). While Shirley tours the south with his jazz trio, he needs a savvy problem solver to bail him out of jams that may come up between gigs in racist communities. The “green book” of the title is the guide to southern hotels that accept black people.

Peter Farrelly spoke with /Film by phone about making Green Book. He elaborated on how the film consolidated the real life road trip Tony and Dr. Shirley took and shared some stories that didn’t make it into the film. Green Book is now playing in select theaters and opens wide Wednesday, November 21.

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Green Book Trailer

The idea of a road trip bringing about some kind of life-changing experience in characters is quite the cliché on the big screen. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well. And that’s exactly what comedy director Peter Farrelly looks to be doing with his first foray into drama.

Green Book tells the true story of a working class Italian bouncer named Tony (Viggo Mortensen) who gets hired as the driver and security for black classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali of Moonllight) as he takes a tour of venues on the South side of the Mason-Dixon line in 1962. The result is a friendship that gives each of these travelers a little perspective on the world around them. Watch the first trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »