ANGRY BIRDS Movie Voice Cast Includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage and More

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We haven’t heard much about the Angry Birds movie in a while, but over the past 48 hours, fans of the Angry Birds game have been busy unlocking the voice cast of the film by slinging one billion birds.  Apparently one billion birds have been slung because Rovio just revealed the full line-up.

Angry Birds will feature the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage.  Hit the jump for more on who they’re playing.  Angry Birds is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2016 and will mark Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis’ directorial debut.

First THE SOUND AND THE FURY Images Featuring James Franco, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen

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Not only is James Franco due to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the Venice Film Festival in September, but he’s also got a film screening out-of-competition too, his adaptation of the William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury.  With the 71st edition of the festival set to kick off on Wednesday, August 27th, promo material for the official selections is starting to surface and we’ve got four new stills from Franco’s film in the mix.

The assortment features Danny McBride and Seth Rogen looking strikingly different donning their period wardrobe, a shot of Franco’s Child of God star, Scott Haze, looking far more put together than he did as Lester Ballard, and then two more of Franco himself as Benjy Compson.  Hit the jump to check out those The Sound and the Fury images.  The film also stars Jacob Loeb, Ahna O’Reilly, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey King and Loretta Devine.

First ROCK THE KASBAH Image From The Film’s Set Shows Off All-Star cast

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It looks like we now have our first image from the set of director Barry Levinson’s new movie Rock the Kasbah.  In the film Bill Murray stars a music manager who goes on the USO tour to Afghanistan with his last remaining client.  Once there, “he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show The Afghan Star, Afghanistan’s equivalent of American Idol.”

Rock the Kasbah also stars Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel and Scott CaanMitch Glazer (The Recruit) wrote the script.  I really like the idea of a $20 Million budget comedy with an original scenario and a cast like that.  It feels like the kind of mid-budget comedies Hollywood made up until 2008 or so.  It’s sort of a shame that the kind of material that used to be considered a mainstream “popcorn flick” would practically be considered limited-release/VOD film in this current climate.  I’m glad this film is getting better treatment (at least on the budget side of things).  Hit the jump for a better look at the Rock the Kasbah image.  Here’s hoping we hear more from Open Road on this one soon.

HBO Orders New Comedy VICE PRINCIPALS from EASTBOUND & DOWN Creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill

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HBO is on a roll as of late when it comes to new comedies.  The network launched the new Mike Judge series Silicon Valley to great success earlier this year, it’s developing a new comedy with Bill Hader, and now the network has ordered a pitch from the creators of Eastbound & Down straight to series.  Deadline reports that HBO has ordered 18 episodes of the new comedy Vice Principals from creators/executive producers Danny McBride and Jody Hill, with those 18 installments poised to be split up into multiple seasons.  McBride and Hill were the brains behind the four-season run of HBO’s unabashedly nutty Eastbound & Down, and they will again steer the ship of Vice Principals with Eastbound alum David Gordon Green also set to executive produce.

As the title suggests, the new comedy will tell the story of a high school and the people that almost run it, the vice principals.  With guys like McBride and Hill at the helm, that’s an incredibly fruitful premise.

Chris Pratt and Danny McBride Rumored for KNIGHT RIDER Movie

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Last year, we reported that The Weinstein Company had tapped screenwriter Brad Copeland (Wild Hogs) to pen the script for a big screen adaptation of the 1980s TV series Knight Rider. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a police detective reborn into a modern high-tech crime fighter by billionaire Wilton Knight.  Michael becomes an agent of Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG), along with his vehicular partner, K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), who was voiced by William Daniels (Boy Meets World).  The show was remade back in 2008, but lasted for less than a season.

Word on the project has been quiet since Copeland was hired, but now it looks like the movie might be going the action-comedy route.  Hit the jump for more.

Bill Hader Is a TRAINWRECK; Chadwick Boseman in GODS OF EGYPT; Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Shia LaBeouf & Zooey Deschanel in ROCK THE KASBAH

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Take a look at the latest casting news below:

Hit the jump for more on each story.

THIS IS THE END Blu-ray Review

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Seth Rogen made a bold decision in his directorial debut This is the End (which he co-wrote and co-directed with Evan Goldberg) that could have just as easily blown up in his face.  He stars as himself, as do his friends/co-stars Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson in this comedy about what happens when actors survive the rapture.  My review of the Blu-ray of This is the End follows after the jump.

New Trailer for EASTBOUND & DOWN Reveals Plenty of Footage from Season 4; Plus First Images

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HBO has released a new trailer and some debut images for the upcoming fourth season of Eastbound & Down, and they give us our first look at a fair amount of footage from the further adventures of Kenny Powers.  Danny McBride is on point, as always, as the season’s story looks to find Powers struggling with his lack of fame and purpose.  The track record of the three previous seasons bodes extremely well for this final batch of episodes, and I’m really eager to see how McBride and showrunner Jody Hill wrap the story up once and for all.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images.  Season four of Eastbound & Down begins on HBO Sunday, September 29th.

Teaser Trailers for New Seasons of HBO’s GIRLS and EASTBOUND AND DOWN

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In between last night’s season finale of True Blood and new episode of The Newsroom, HBO premiered a couple of new teasers for the upcoming seasons of Girls and Eastbound and Down.  The “in production” trailer for season three of Girls actually doesn’t contain any footage at all, but instead is a collection of stills that have been taken during the filming process of the show’s new season.  Included are peeks at the return of Andrew Rannells’ Elijah (huzzah!) as well as a trip to the beach for the titular characters.  Season three will premiere sometime in early 2014.

Additionally, a new teaser for the upcoming fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down cheekily equates Kenny Powers’ return with the rising of the phoenix.  We don’t yet know how the new season will deal with the ramifications of the season three finale, but I can’t wait to see Danny McBride back in character.  Season four of Eastbound and Down will premiere on September 29th.  Hit the jump to watch the teasers for both HBO series. 

HBO Executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo Talk GAME OF THRONES, James Gandolfini’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE NEWSROOM Season 3, and More

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While at the HBO portion of the TCA Press Tour, President of Programming Michael Lombardo and co-President Richard Plepler took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, they spoke about how long Game of Thrones and True Blood could run for, what they have currently in development with both David Chase (The Sopranos) and David Milch (Deadwood), the status of the Criminal Justice pilot and why they think it’s best to recast the role James Gandolfini played, the possibility of a second season for Family Tree and a third season for The Newsroom, the half-hour series about high school life that they’re developing with Danny McBride and Jody Hill, and that they are no longer moving ahead with a Transporter series at Cinemax.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Christopher Walken Joins JERSEY BOYS, Kellan Lutz Boards EXPENDABLES 3, Jessica Alba Joins STRECH and Danny McBride to Star in New Cameron Crowe Film

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction) will join Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys adaptation as mobster Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo.
  • Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) is in talks to join the all-action cast of The Expendables 3, directed by Patrick Hughes (Red Hill).  Other newcomers include Ronda Rousey and Victor Ortiz.
  • Jessica Alba (Sin City) will board Joe Carnahan’s action-comedy, Stretch.
  • Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down) has signed on for writer-director Cameron Crowe’s new project, a rumored reimagining of his Deep Tiki script.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

James Franco Planning to Adapt THE SOUND AND THE FURY; Eyeing Jon Hamm, Dave Franco, and Danny McBride to Star

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Even though his adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying received mixed reviews at Cannes, James Franco is planning to adapt another work from the revered author.  According to The L.A. Times, Franco is looking to helm The Sound and the Fury, and will write the script with his As I Lay Dying co-writer Matt Rager.  Like Faulkner’s other novels, The Sound and the Fury is a tough adaptation.  Narratively, it’s about the decline of the Compson family in the fictional county of Yoknapatawpha in the early 20th century.  But what makes it special is the various points of view and writing style.  Going inside the head of manchild Benjy is more rewarding than simply showing that character on screen.  That being said, I don’t know how Franco plans to approach the material, so perhaps he has a take to match Faulkner’s unique writing.

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New Full Trailer for Larry David’s CLEAR HISTORY Starring Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, and Bill Hader

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The first full trailer for writer/star Larry David’s new HBO film Clear History has made its way online.  David plays a hipster marketing exec named Nathan who sells his shares to a start-up over a fight with his boss (Jon Hamm), only to miss out on billions when the company’s new product becomes a smashing success.  We’ve see the footage of David in his long beard previously, but this new trailer reveals that the majority of Clear History takes place 10 years after David’s character sells his shares.  Nathan, now clean-shaven and very different in appearance, runs into his old boss at his island off the coast of Massachusetts, and proceeds to plot his revenge.

The trailer makes the film look like a feature-length episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is in no way a bad thing, and its prospects are buoyed by promising appearances from the likes of Danny McBride, Bill Hader, and Michael Keaton.  Hit the jump to watch the full trailer.  Directed by Greg MottolaClear History premieres on HBO August 10th.

THIS IS THE END Cast Go to Portland in THE REAL WORLD Parody

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This Is the End opens today, and you should totally go see it.  In a clever bit of cross-promotion, a new parody has This Is the End stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride stuck in a Portland The Real World house with Portlandia stars Joi Niemeyer and Averey Tressler co-star, and while their fans might be a bit disappointed that all of the jokes come from the guys, it’s still a damn fine parody of The Real World.  It also shows off the great comic dynamic fans will see in This Is the End without giving away any jokes from the movie.

Hit the jump to check out the parody.  The Real World: Portland finale also airs today in case you care.

New High-Resolution Images from ELYSIUM and THIS IS THE END

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Sony Pictures has released some new high-resolution images from two of the studio’s most highly anticipated 2013 releases.  First up, a new image from director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi pic Elysium teases an intense showdown between Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley.  I saw a bit of this sequence at Comic-Con last year and it is absolutely brutal; you will be shocked at just how badass Copley is with this character.  The film opens on August 9th.

Additionally, Sony has released a handful of images from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut This Is the End.  We see Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson handling an apocalyptic event in a variety of ways, but the images also give us new looks at the film’s other supporting characters (ie. more actors playing themselves) including Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Rihanna, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.  The film opens on June 12th.  Hit the jump to check out images from Elysium and This Is the End.

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