John Belushi will always be remembered as a comic genius who died too young, and his drug-fueled life made his early death a tragedy. A biopic has been in the works for years with The Hangover director Todd Phillips attached to helm the picture. THR is now reporting that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty screenwriter Steve Conrad will direct from a script he co-wrote with Phillips. The project will be an indie feature, and Conrad has already started looking at actors who could play the iconic comedian.
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Comedy Central’s hit single-camera comedy series Workaholics, recently renewed for Seasons 4 and 5, tells the story of three friends who live, work and party together 24/7. Even though they sometimes do their jobs well, they’re more concerned with sleeping in, getting drunk and partying like there’s no tomorrow.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, while they were at the Comedy Central portion of the TCA Press Tour, creator/actors Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck (who also directs the show) talked about how surreal the success of the show is, that they always had the goal of doing a TV show but that there were several attempts that fell through, the moment they realized just how many people were actually watching the show, and what fans can expect from the all-new episodes they have airing on Wednesday nights. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
The hilarious new comedy Pitch Perfect, from director Jason Moore (Broadway’s Avenue Q) and screenwriter Kay Cannon (New Girl, 30 Rock), tells the story of Beca (Anna Kendrick), a young woman who dreams of being a music producer, but who instead finds herself at Barden University in an all-female a cappella singing group. With both new takes on old favorites and hits of right now, The Bellas fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions. The film also stars Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.
At the film’s press junket, co-stars Skylar Astin (who plays Jesse, one of the Treblemakers who also competes for Beca’s affections just as hard as he does the championship title) and Anna Camp (who plays Aubrey, the stubborn and high-strung leader of The Bellas) talked about their audition songs, their favorite songs to sing in the film, their go-to karaoke songs, what it was like to shoot the vomit scenes, how much improvisation went on during shooting, and when they decided they wanted to get into acting. Camp also talked about her role in the new Fox comedy series The Mindy Project, starring Mindy Kaling, and Astin talked about his upcoming comedy 21 and Over, from the writers of The Hangover, and they both revealed which musical they’d love to be in the movie version of. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Anna Kendrick is becoming an actress I trust instinctively. I love watching her on screen, so if I am not sure about a movie, her presence will nudge me to go see. Pitch Perfect is a good test case. It’s a snarky college movie, which can be good but often isn’t. The Kendrick Factor makes me want to check it out though, and it helps that the movie has been getting great early buzz. Even if you haven’t fallen for Kendrick as hard as I have, you can check out 7 clips from Pitch Perfect to get a sense of the movie after the jump.
Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Adam Devine also star in the acapella comedy. Directed by Jason Moore, Pitch Perfect opens October 5.
Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) could do no wrong, even before this new clip of her engaging in a rap battle in director Jason Moore’s musical comedy film, Pitch Perfect. Kendrick stars as Beca, a college student who stumbles into an a cappella club populated by a motley crew of girls whose only common link is their singing ability. While the clip features other cast members joining in on the “riff off,” Kendrick steals the show at the end.
Also starring Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Adam Devine, Pitch Perfect opens October 5th. Hit the jump to watch the clip and to see how you can make it into a music video for the movie.
It’s strange to think that the same show that was cancelled for a lack of viewers six years ago is now having to field eager paparazzi interested in snapping shots of the actors on set. Nevertheless, the first images from the set of the fourth season of Arrested Development have hit the interwebs. They’re not much, but for those of us obsessed with finding out what the Bluth family has been up to all this time, shots of David Cross characteristically wrapped up in a body sheet are pretty damn tantalizing. Moreover, it looks like Workaholics stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine and Anders Holm make an appearance in an early episode.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Cross, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor all return for the new season of Arrested Development, which will premiere on Netflix sometime next year.
The first trailer for the musical comedy Pitch Perfect has gone online. The film stars Anna Kendrick and centers on an all-girls college a capella group that is in the process of rebuilding in order to defeat the rival all-boys group. Yes, the film is likely capitalizing on the country’s sudden obsession with Glee, The Voice, etc., but this trailer is saved by the electric charm of Kendrick and Bridesmaids standout Rebel Wilson’s impeccable sense of humor. In other hands Pitch Perfect has all the makings of a Step Up copycat, but with the promising chemistry between Kendrick and Wilson, Avenue Q’s Jason Moore in the director’s chair, and Elizabeth Banks producing, I’m definitely interested to see more. Also, as if Kendrick wasn’t already one of the coolest people around, the girl’s got an impressive voice to boot.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins, Adam DeVine and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Pitch Perfect opens on October 5th.
Check out the new release dates for the following films:
- The Tall Man, a horror/mystery/thriller starring Jessica Biel (The A-Team) and Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill), will open August 31st, 2012.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) opens September 14th, 2012.
- Pitch Perfect, with Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), opens Octboer 5th, 2012.
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Comedy Central announced today a pre-emptive order for yet another season of Workaholics, the hilarious new comedy series currently in the middle of its second season. A surprisingly funny, and outrageous comedy series, this is one of my favorite new series that seems to be gaining a lot of ground with viewers. Complete with 90′s pop culture references, reckless behavior, ridiculous mishaps and a fantastic trio of main characters composed of Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Workaholics is easily one of the best original series Comedy Central has had in awhile. Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production at Comedy Central says, “We feel like the show is one, big public service announcement, teaching the youth of America how to engage with the workplace.” Offices would be much more interesting with this trio around, and a third season is just want the doctor ordered.