This post contains a few video treats from two of this summer’s R-rated comedies with two-word titles. Firstly, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Horrible Bosses, led by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day. There is enough in common with the first trailer that I was initially unable to distinguish between the two, but there is enough new footage to be worth a look. Even better, the new trailer is accompanied by a Horrible Bosses clip (approximately 97% new footage) which features the three stars on a stakeout. Horrible Bosses opens July 8.
To accommodate my theme, Columbia has released the first two clips for Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and Jason Segel. I found one of the clips quite funny — the other less so. Let’s see how well you know me in the comments! Bad Teacher opens June 24. Watch the whole shebang after the break.
At this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I got to participate in a small roundtable interview with Cameron Diaz for her new comedy Bad Teacher. Written by The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and helmed by the talented Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Bad Teacher centers on a “foul-mouthed, gold-digging seventh-grade teacher who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, sets her sights on a colleague (Lucy Punch) who is dating a substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake), who also is the scion of a watch fortune.” Bad Teacher also stars Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith (The Office), John Michael Higgins and Molly Shannon. As you might imagine with this talented group of actors, the films been on my radar for awhile now, and after watching both the green and red band trailers, I really can’t wait to check it out this June.
During the interview, Diaz talked about how Bad Teacher compares to There’s Something About Mary, working with Timberlake, Segel and Phyllis Smith, how the project came together and how the studio was very hands off, and a lot more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.
CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest) begins tomorrow in Las Vegas. If you haven’t heard of CinemaCon, it’s a convention for theater owners and operators to see what’s new in their industry and be wined and dined by the Hollywood Studios. It’s essentially Comic-Con for people that make big decisions in the movie industry.
In the coming days I’ll be watching tons of footage from many upcoming movies and I’ll try and report what I see. Occasionally they ask us not to say anything, but whenever I can, you can expect video blogs and written reports. Until then, I managed to snap pictures of the movie posters, standee’s, and escalator artwork that’s on display at the Convention. Included are new posters for Friends With Benefits, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Larry Crowne and After. I’ve also got pictures of new banners including Super 8, Captain America: The First Avenger, One Day, Warrior, Bad Teacher, and a DreamWorks one that includes The Help, Fright Night, Real Steel and War Horse. Hit the jump to check them out.
A few weeks ago, Columbia released a red-band trailer for the upcoming very R-rated comedy Bad Teacher. Today, a cleaner theatrical trailer has been released. It’s pretty much the same as the red-band, with far less foul language and a couple of added scenes. Seeing as how this comedy seems to be predicated on the fact that it’s really dirty, the clean trailer doesn’t really work as well as the red-band one.
Directed by Jake Kasdan (Freaks and Geeks, Walk Hard), the film features a stacked comedy ensemble that includes Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, and Lucy Punch. Diaz plays a pretty filthy teacher who decides to whip her students into shape in hopes of winning a cash prize that she will put towards breast implants to hopefully woo the Timberlake’s “nice guy” character. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Bad Teacher opens on June 24th.
New posters have been released for Duncan Jones’ Source Code, Jake Kasdan’s Bad Teacher, Justin Lin’s Fast Five, Raja Gosnell’s The Smurfs and Rob Marshall’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Some are international posters and some are domestic. Hit the jump to check them out:
Sony has released the first images and synopses for 30 Minutes or Less and Anonymous. 30 Minutes or Less is an action-comedy directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, and Aziz Ansari. Anonymous is the new film from 2012 director Roland Emmerich and is noteworthy in that the plot won’t feature the destruction of famous landmarks. The film is based on speculation that William Shakespeare did not write his own plays.
Sony has also released the synopsis plus a new image for the Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher which also stars Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, and Jason Segel. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses for all three films.
A few new release dates of note:
- Paramount has pushed the remake of Footloose from April 1st (guess it’s not a joke) to October 14, 2011, where it faces The Three Musketeers.
- Sony has likewise pushed Bad Teacher from April 1st (same joke) to June 17, 2011, where it will engage in a battle of wits with Green Lantern.
- Magnolia has scheduled TIFF acquisition Ceremony for April 8, 2011, against Rio, Hanna, and Your Highness.
Hit the jump for a bit more on each film.
We have a slew of new release dates for you. Here’s a list of the films with announced release dates [via Box Office Mojo and Variety], ordered chronologically:
- The Mechanic starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster – January 28, 2011
- Kids in America starring Topher Grace – March 4, 2011
- The Dark Fields starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper – March 18, 2011.
- The Lincoln Lawyer starring Matthew McConaughey – March 18, 2011
- Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz – April 1, 2011
- One for the Money starring Katherine Heigl – July 8, 2011
- Colombiana starring Zoe Saldana – September 2, 2011
- Dolphin Tale 3D starring Morgan Freeman – September 16, 2011
- Jack and Jill starring Adam Sandler – November 11, 2011
- Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt – January 13, 2012
Hit the jump to learn about the other films coming out on these dates.
Last week I got to talk to Thomas Lennon during a break from shooting A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D in Michigan. We spoke on the phone for around 30 minutes and he gave me a great update on who he plays in the third Harold & Kumar movie and what the films about. He also gave me a huge update on the part-scripted/part-improvised science fiction comedy pilot called Alabama that he’s getting ready to shoot with Ben Garant (which sounds very cool).
But before we got off the phone, we also talked about what’s up with the 3rd Night at the Museum movie, Cedar Rapids, Bad Teacher, What’s Your Number?, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, and a lot more. Hit the jump for what he said:
We’ve got new pictures from three upcoming for your perusal: Dwayne Johnson at long last gets back to his action roots in Faster; a first look at former lovers Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake together in the high school comedy Bad Teacher. And creepy images from the teen Beauty and the Beast revamp Beastly.
Hit the jump for images and information.
Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher has found the apple of her character” scheming eye as Justin Timberlake has been cast in the lead male role. Directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), Bad Teacher centers on a “foul-mouthed, gold-digging seventh-grade teacher who, after being dumped by her boyfriend, sets her sights on a colleague (Lucy Punch) who is dating a substitute teacher, who also is the scion of a watch fortune.” According to Sony Pictures’ press release Timberlake is the watch fortune scion (which is one of the under-utilized jobs in many role-playing games).
Along with Timberlake Molly Shannon and Eric Stonestreet (who plays Cameron Tucker on the hilarious Modern Family) are also joining the cast, which also includes (as we reported last month) Jason Segel as the school’s gym teacher and John Michael Higgins as the principal.
Filming begins this month in Los Angeles. Hit the jump for the full press release.
The very funny Jason Segel and John Michael Higgins are in negotiations to star alongside Cameron Diaz in the raunchy comedy Bad Teacher. The film, “centers on a foulmouthed, gold-digging middle-school teacher who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, competes with a colleague for the affections of the school’s model teacher.”
Surprisingly, Jason Segel will not play the model teacher despite the actor’s affability. Instead, THR reports that he’ll play the school’s gym teacher, a role where he’ll most likely still be hilarious. In a less surprising turn, Higgins will play the school’s principal, “Wally Snur.” I would like to take this moment to note that Higgins is one of the funniest actors in Hollywood. Even in terrible movies he manages to get at least one or two laughs.
Writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (Year One) penned the script with Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) directing. Filming is set to begin next month in Los Angeles.
It looks like Cameron Diaz is going back to school and will be giving 13-year-old boys erections. Variety reports that the actress will star in the raunchy comedy Bad Teacher, which “centers on a foulmouthed, gold-digging middle-school teacher who, after getting dumped by her boyfriend, competes with a colleague for the affections of the school’s model teacher.” The script is by The Office (US) writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky with the talented Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) at the helm.
Bad Teacher is set to begin shooting in the spring. Diaz has been keeping busy with roles in Shrek Forever After, James Mangold’s Knight & Day with Tom Cruise, and Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen and Jay Chou.