It’s been four years since Zach Braff directed a movie, and that was the geriatric studio comedy Going in Style starring Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. It was an average comedy to crack up the older crowds, and it appears it was enough to keep one of the stars interested in working with the Scrubs star and Garden State director again.
Morgan Freeman will star in A Good Person, the next directorial effort by Zach Braff. The movie will also star his current romantic interest, the Oscar-nominated Florence Pugh, who we’re still waiting to see in Marvel’s Black Widow sometime this year. Read More »
The Cheaper by the Dozen reboot headed to Disney+ has found its parents: Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union. Disney revealed Union was starring in the project back during their big Investor Day presentation late last year, and now word has come to Braff is joining the cast as well. The movie “centers on a blended family of 12, navigating a hectic home life and their family business,” and comes from writer Kenya Barris.
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The first Friday the 13th of this year came on March 13, just days before the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final Friday the 13th of 2020 arrives in November. While we have no clue what the state of the world will be at that point, a new movie will be released that day which features three Oscar winners in a comedy about a group of conmen trying to murder an actor during the filming of a fake movie. See Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Zach Braff, Eddie Griffin, and more in the trailer for The Comeback Trail below.
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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, the cast of Scrubs reunited at the Vulture festival and reminisced about working on the ABC comedy series. Plus, find out what happens if a Hollywood movie or television show doesn’t have a script supervisor working on set, and John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell get together for a PSA about Movember. Read More »
As a filmmaker, Zach Braff has delivered two indie films with much different receptions. Garden State was a film festival darling that captured the hearts of many when it came out in 2004, but it has since lost some of its shine (though I will defend it and love it forever). Then Braff’s return behind the camera, his partially crowdfunded Wish I Was Here , wasn’t anything to write home about. Now Braff has decided to get behind the camera for something much different: a mainstream studio comedy remake.
Going In Style, a contemporary remake of the 1979 heist movie of the same name, follows a trio of geriatric longtime friends (veteran actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin) who decide to rob a bank. It doesn’t feel like a Zach Braff movie at all, and it looks like the kind of movie your parents and grandparents will love.
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Zach Braff is returning to television. The actor’s new series, Start Up, has locked up a put pilot commitment from ABC. In addition to starring in the pilot, Braff will direct it as well. The series marks a reunion between Braff and the network, where his breakout series, Scrubs (a show that went on one season too long), ended up after its time at NBC.
Below, learn more about the Zach Braff ABC comedy.
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Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
As a director, Zach Braff has proven divisive. His first film Garden State opened to a warm reception, and its Shins-heavy soundtrack was an instant hit — but its quirky hipster vibe has not aged well, and these days it’s easier to find movie geeks who’ll claim they’ve hated it all along than ones who’ll proudly declare that they still love it. His second film Wish I Was Here got a lot of flack before it even started shooting, thanks to Braff’s decision to launch a Kickstarter campaign — but it was still able to clear its $2 million goal in less than a week, and eventually secure a Sundance Film Festival premiere.
And like it or not, Braff isn’t going anywhere. He’s just been set to direct Bump, a 2015 Black List script by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland. However, for those who’ve grown tired of Braff’s brand of indie dramedy, this one sounds like a pretty big change of pace. Read More »
We’ve got a set of new release dates from Universal and Warner Bros. The new collaboration between Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman and star Tom Cruise has been set for January 2017 by Universal, and Warner Bros. has given dates to the Key & Peele film Keanu, and the remake of Going in Style. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
It took Zach Braff ten years to get from his first directing effort to his second, and even then he had to turn to Kickstarter for funding. But it looks like he won’t be waiting quite so long to make his third. And he won’t need crowdfunding to get this one going, either.
Braff has entered talks with New line to direct Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 caper starring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Hit the jump for more details on the Zach Braff Going in Style remake. Read More »
We’ve featured artist Joshua Budich many times in the past few years on /Film. I even own Budich’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off poster from Gallery 1988. To celebrate the DVD/iTunes release of Wish I Was Here, filmmaker/actor Zach Braff (who seems to follow the pop culture print scene) commissioned Budich to create a limited edition poster print for the film. Joshua Budich’s Wish I Was Here poster print is now available, find out more after the jump.
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