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Dinner for Schmucks – Poster and trailer for Paul Rudd’s new comedy

Posted by LiveFor on April 7, 2010

Dinner for Schmucks tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss’ annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art.

From Jay Roach, director of “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner.

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Between Two Ferns – Zach Galifianakis interviews Ben Stiller

Posted by LiveFor on March 18, 2010

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Zack Galifianakis to exorcise demons in Miracle Workers

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2010

The big bearded funny man Zach Galifianakis became more well known thanks to the hugely succesful The Hangover. However, he is a successful stand up and has been in quite a few films. One such film was the David Twohy 2002 film Below which was all about a haunted submarine. I’ve not seen it so I could be making that up.

Michael Aguiler has now said Zach may be going back to the supernatural side of things in a film called Miracle Workers. The story is a buddy supernatural comedy in which the actor is put on a path that has him posing as an exorcist with a pal. The two think they’ve got a good thing going until they’re faced with a real menace.

A mix of The Frighteners (love that film), Constantine, Ghostbusters and the TV show Psych by the sounds of it. Should be good though.

Early days so no director attached as yet.

Source: STYD

The Thing poster by Travis Pitt.

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Due Date – New photos from the Robert Downey Jr & Zach Galifianakis comedy

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

The plot of Todd Phillips’ (The Hangover) Due Date focuses on two men: a highly strung expectant father (Downey, Jr.) and an aspiring actor (Galifianakis) on a cross country road trip so the father can arrive in time to see his child’s birth.

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Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd team up for Will

Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2010

Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd, who appear together in Paramount’s upcoming comedy “Dinner for Schmucks,” are teaming up again to star in the Paramount comedy Will according to THR.

Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton are directing, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez producing.

The story follows an ordinary guy (Rudd) who lives in a world where people’s lives and destinies are being written by scribes in Heaven. The man wakes up one day to find that his heavenly writer (Galifianakis) has decided to no longer draft his life, and he must go about his day unscripted, ending up on a journey to fulfill his hidden potential.

Galifianakis was great in The Hangover and Paul Rudd is just brilliant (love him in Anchorman) so this should be one to watch out for.

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Youth in Revolt – Micheal Cera not happy about being interviewed while Bob Weinstein makes the drinks

Posted by LiveFor on December 31, 2009

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Michael Cera seems to enjoy doing these staged interviews and set ups (another example below) and the documentary, Paper Heart, he starred in was pretty much one great big staged piece. Still Youth in Revolt looks like it could be good and actually shows a different side to Cera’s acting ability with his characters alter ego, Francois Dillinger.

YOUTH IN REVOLT is an outrageous and heartwarming tale of Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) and his quest to win the heart of Sheeni (newcomer Portia Doubleday) and hopefully lose his virginity along the way. Based on C.D. Payne’s cult-hit novel of the same name, YOUTH IN REVOLT is directed by Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl”) and features an all-star ensemble cast including: Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Jean Smart, Ari Graynor, Fred Willard, Zach Galifianakis, Mary Kay Place and more.

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Due Date – First photo of Downey Jr and Galifianakis

Posted by LiveFor on December 14, 2009

Due Date stars Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr and is directed by Todd Phillips. /film got the photo.

The screenplay by Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland (with rewrites by Adam Sztykiel) has as a wannabe actor who becomes the companion to an expectant father / businessman (Downey) as they dash cross-country to (hopefully) arrive in time for the childbirth.

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Zach Galifianakis and Amy Adams enter the Town House

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

zach-galifianakis1Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) and Amy Adams (Drop Dead Gorgeous, Enchanted) are in talks to star in Fox 2000’s dramedy Town House, which Once director John Carney is to direct.

According to Variety, Ridley and Tony Scott will produce through their Fox-based Scott Free banner.

The story is loosely based on Tish Cohen’s debut novel of the same name, which centers on an agoraphobic man, who lives with his teenage son in a historic Boston townhouse that he inherited from his rock star father. With royalties from his father’s work dwindling, the man is forced to come to terms with his life. A call girl strikes up a friendship with the man. Doug Wright and Carney adapted the screenplay.

Fox 2000 will start production sometime next summer.

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David Walliams and Bruce Greenwood join the Dinner for Schmucks

Posted by LiveFor on October 12, 2009

walliamsBruce Greenwood (Star Trek) and David Walliams (Little Britain) are to join Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis and Paul Rudd in Dinner for Schmucks, the Jay Roach-directed comedy for Paramount, DreamWorks and Spyglass.

Variety have the news that Walliams will play a Swiss banker that Tim Conrad (Rudd) and his Fender Financial cohorts hope to impress as a potential investor. Greenwood plays the role of the billionaire, Fender.

According to Collider this is a remake of the 1998 French film called “The Dinner Game,” written and directed by Francis Veberm.

The original film focused on a weekly gathering held by a Paris publisher, where his friends were challenged bring the most worthless guest they can find to dinner. The new version stars Steve Carell, who plays an “extraordinarily stupid man who possesses the ability to ruin the life of anyone who spends more than a few minutes in his company.”

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Youth in Revolt – Michael Cera gets his Tyler Durden

Posted by LiveFor on August 22, 2009

youthinrevoltAt last Michael Cera shows he can act differently in his new film, Youth in Revolt. I do like Cera but was getting a bit fed up with his seemingly similar style in each film. Now this one shows quite a different style (watch the trailer and you’ll get the Durden reference).

Directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl), Cera plays Nick Twisp a 16-year-old who desperately wants his “dream girl,” Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday), to notice him.

The film is based on the book “Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp,” which contains the first three parts of a six-part saga. The film co-stars Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, Fred Ward, Ari Graynor, and Jean Smart. It is due out on 30th October.

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