Screen Gems has released the first trailer for director Benson Lee’s dance competition film Battle of the Year. The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition. Lost’s Josh Holloway stars as a basketball coach who reluctantly agrees to lead the team, which includes Josh Peck (The Wackness) and Chris Brown. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Laz Alonso and Caity Lotz. Battle of the Year opens on September 13th.
The first trailer for Battle of the Year, aka “That Movie Where Sawyer Coaches a Breakdancing Team,” has been released. The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition. Lost’s Josh Holloway stars as a basketball coach who reluctantly agrees to lead the team, which includes Josh Peck (The Wackness) and lady-beater Chris Brown. The trailer plays out exactly as you’d expect, so if B-boy competitions are your thing I assume you’ll have some interest in Battle of the Year. If not, the only highlight is in this trailer is seeing Chris Brown get punched in the face.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Benson Lee, the film also stars Laz Alonso and Caity Lotz. Battle of the Year opens in 3D on January 25th.
Production has begun on Screen Gems’ breakdance-centered pic Planet B Boy. The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition. Directed by Benson Lee (who also directed the documentary) the film will focus on an all-star American B-boy crew training to compete in the Battle of the Year International Championships in France. The cast includes Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso (Avatar), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Caity Lotz (Mad Men) and recording artist/lady-fighter Chris Brown.
The script was written by Brin Hill and Chris Parker. Production begins with a brief shoot in Los Angeles before moving onto Montpellier, France. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I really, really hope we get to see a breakdancing Sawyer. Hit the jump to read the official synopsis followed by the full press release and the trailer for the documentary.
There’s usually the potential from some great laughs to be had when stand-up comedians host Saturday Night Live. We already Know SNL alum Dana Carvey is hosting this coming weekend, but now NBC has announced British stand-up comic and actor Russell Brand will host the late night sketch series for his first time on February 12th. Brand is on the midst of having a big year in film with his vocal talents being featured in the animated film Hop being released on April 1st and a starring role in the remake of the Arthur hitting theaters a week later on April 8th. Brand will be joined my musical guest Chris Brown, also making his first appearance on the show where I hope he’s featured on another Lonely Island single in the consistently hilarious SNL Digital Shorts.
by Jonah Posted: August 25th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
Last weekend, the six stars from Screen Gems’ upcoming heist film Takers sat down to talk with the media, and I was there. Takers follows a close-knit crew of thieves who plan the perfect heist, one that will leave them set for life. Of course, the cops have to chase the robbers, and the robbers aren’t even sure if they can trust each other. Stars Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, and Tip T.I. Harris all had plenty to say about planning the perfect heist, working together, and their upcoming projects including Jumper 2 and Thor! You can watch all three interviews after the jump.
by David Lane Posted: August 20th, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Opening next week is Screen Gems Takers which stars Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen. Here’s the synopsis:
Takers takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew may find their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Matt Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.
For more on Takers, hit the jump to watch four clips. And check back next week for exclusive interviews with the cast.
“Takers” is a film that was completely off of my radar until just now. I think I only glanced at the film’s title while doing some research through the “always reliable” IMDB and I’ve since completely forgotten about it until right now. Anyway, I don’t know if you guys are anticipating it or not, but the film now has a trailer. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s about a group of bank robbers and it stars Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, Jay Hernandez, T.I. , and Hayden Christensen. Watch the trailer after the jump: