A few casting notices tonight:
- Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn signed on to lead the romantic drama The Age of Adaline about a young woman who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
- Craig Roberts will take a supporting role in 22 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at college in the sequel.
- Speaking of the Jump Street star, Channing Tatum joins the voice cast of the Guillermo del Toro-produced cartoon Book of Life along with Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and many more.
More on each project after the jump.
Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens is the equivalent of putting chocolate and peanut butter together and getting a rice cake. Westerns can be great, sci-fi can be wonderful, and yet the attempt to bring them together has resulted in a bland, flavorless movie. The script is a mess, all of the storylines are uninteresting, the action is flat, there’s not much room for lead actors Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford to do much beyond growl and grimace, and the usually inspired cinematography of Matthew Libatique is a grand disappointment. Despite all of these problems, the movie does nothing outright offensive other than waste two hours of your time.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Eastbound & Down panel at the 28th annual PaleyFest in Los Angeles. Since filming hasn’t started on the show’s third season, I wasn’t sure how much the cast would say about what’s coming up. Thankfully, they dropped a few clues and I also got to hear some great behind the scenes stories about one of TV’s best comedies.
The panel featured star/creator Danny McBride, director/creator Jody Hill, executive producer Chris Henchy and stars Ana de la Reguera, Katy Mixon, Steve Little and Michael Pena. Hit the jump for a full recap of the night’s events.
The quick yet effective official trailer for the second season of HBO’s Eastbound and Down has landed online. If you’re a fan of the series then you probably already know that this season will see Danny McBride’s Kenny Powers take his talents south-of-the-border to Mexico where he is pitching for a team owned by Michael Pena (Observe & Report). Moreover, Powers will also enjoy a new love interest this season in the form of the lovely Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre). While the first season of the show didn’t exactly rake in the viewers (it’s premiere only garnered about 671,000 viewers), HBO was quick to renew the series for a second season. Here’s to hoping more people enjoy this consistently funny show the second time around.
To take a gander at the trailer, which features the “biggest comeback celebration any y’all have ever seen,” hit the jump. Season two of Eastbound and Down premieres on HBO Sunday, September 26th at 10:30 ET.
With HBO’s foul-mouthed, raunchy, selfish, vulgar, and hilarious Kenny Powers (played to perfection by Danny McBride) returning next month for Eastbound & Down Season Dos: Deep Inside Mexico, we’ve been provided with a new poster and two promo clips called “Moped Tease” and “Kenny Powers is Back in September”. Hit the jump for more:
Crass but brilliant pitcher Kenny Powers is gonna be throwing heat in the heat as season two of Eastbound & Down heads to Mexico. Production is set to begin in August, according to Deadline, and Michael Pena (Observe and Report) and Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre) will be joining Danny McBride as series regulars.
The first season of HBO’s hilarious black comedy ended with Powers leaving his home of North Carolina and driving off into the unknown. Season two will pick up with Powers pitching south of the border. Pena plays the owner of Kenny’s new team and de la Reguera will be his new love interest. All of the season one series regulars, with the exception of Steve Little, who plays Stevie Janowski, will not be returning. (Goodbye sweet Katy Mixon, we hardly knew ye.)
No word on when season two will air but one thing is for sure, Kenny is still going to be a total ass. And we’ll still love him for it.
With director Kevin Smith’s Cop Out opening February 26, Warner Bros. has released a ton of new images from the film that stars Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Adam Brody, Kevin Pollak, Guillermo Diaz, Ana de la Reguera and Seann William Scott. In total, we’ve been given 32 images and they’re all in high resolution. Hit the jump to check them out along with the full synopsis: