Kevin Hart, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J & Gary Owen Talk THINK LIKE A MAN TOO, Improvisation on the Set, Working with Tim Story, ENTOURAGE & RIDE ALONG 2

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At this point there’s no denying the ascension of Kevin Hart as the premier comic working today.  The man is omnipresent – even before going to see a film he’s not in, there he is – in a pre-show commercial – endorsing some Vitamin Water product.  Just this year – he’s already had two unexpected hits: the buddy cop comedy Ride Along and the Mamet-Lowe/Moore redux About Last NightThink Like a Man Too further cements Hart’s rise to comedic dominance.  In the (first) Think Like a Man, Hart was a supporting character, peppering in brief appearances throughout, commenting on the various character’s travails; here – in the sequel – he is very much the focus, most of the conflict in the film stemming from his antics.  Typically in a comedy, there is one ‘straight man’ asked to react indignantly to all the eccentric characters surrounding him (think Bradley Cooper in The Hangover films). Think Like a Man Too may be the only movie to reverse this ratio, having four ‘straight men’ (Romany Malco, Terrence J, Jerry Ferrara & Michael Ealy) reacting indignantly to one character (Hart) – proof of just how strong a comedic persona Hart has crafted.

In the following interview with Kevin Hart, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence J & Gary Owen, the foursome discuss the group dynamics at the heart of Think Like a Man Too, their working relationship with filmmaker Tim Story and the improvisational feel of the movie. In addition, Kevin Hart gives an update on Ride Along 2 and Jerry Ferrara discusses the Entourage movie.  Hit the jump to watch.

Mark Wahlberg Talks ENTOURAGE Movie, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman’s Cameos, Moving up the Release Date, a Sequel, and More

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Next year, Entourage will be headed to the big screen.  However, while promoting his new movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, producer Mark Wahlberg says he wants the adaptation of the HBO comedy series to come out sooner than June 2015.  “I don’t think we’re going to be able to wait a year to release the movie. We’re going to show the studio sooner, rather than later,” Wahlberg tells Access Hollywood.  “If it makes most sense to wait until June, we’ll wait until June.”

Hit the jump for what Wahlberg had to say about his eagerness to already start work on an Entourage sequel and the cameos we can expect from New England Patriots players Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman.

Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez and Rami Malek Talk NEED FOR SPEED, Practical Stunts, GANG RELATED, SHORT TERM 12 and the ENTOURAGE MOVIE

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Now playing in theaters is director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s based on the hugely popular video game series and it chronicles a cross-country race against time as a blue-collar mechanic (Aaron Paul) who was framed for manslaughter by a wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament.  Need for Speed also stars Imogen PootsMichael KeatonDakota JohnsonScott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek and Kid Cudi.  For more on the film, here’s all our previous coverage.

At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Mescudi, Rodriguez and Malek.  They talked about getting to work with the amazing cars, filming the practical stunts, what city they’d love to return to (they filmed all around the United States), and previous and future projects like Short Term 12, Fox’s Gang Related, and the Entourage movie.  Hit the jump to watch.

Andrew Garfield in Negotiations for THE WOMAN IN GOLD; Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell to Lead 6 MIRANDA DR.; Liam Neeson Cameos in ENTOURAGE

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In today’s casting news:

  • Andrew Garfield is in negotiations to join Helen Mirren in The Woman in Gold, previously titled The Lady in Gold.  Daniel Brühl is also in talks.
  • Kevin Bacon is set to star in the Blumhouse production 6 Miranda Drive; Radha Mitchell is in talks to star opposite him.
  • Jordi Molla will take a villainous turn in the indie feature Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Bill Paxton and Hailee Steinfeld.
  • It looks like Liam Neeson will have a cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie, as he was recently seen on set filming a short scene.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE Set for December 12th; Release Dates Announced for ENTOURAGE and THE INTERN

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The 2013 awards race will finally come to a close on Sunday with the Academy Awards, so naturally there’s no time to waste when it comes to looking at Awards Season 2014.  Paul Thomas Anderson‘s last two films, There Will Be Blood and The Master, both racked up multiple nominations, and Warner Bros. is angling for his next movie, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon‘s detective novel Inherent Vice, to do the same.  The studio has set Inherent Vice to open on December 12th.  Currently, its competition will be Ridley Scott‘s biblical epic Exodus and the family movie Paddington.  I’m curious to see if Warners plans to run Vice through the festival circuit before its theatrical release.

Hit the jump for more on Inherent Vice and release dates for Entourage and The Intern.

Holliday Grainger to Star in TULIP FEVER; Kid Cudi Joins ENTOURAGE; Genesis Rodriguez Goes HOME

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If you count “Kid,” tonight’s casting report features a great group of first names.

  • Holliday Grainger is in negotiations to star opposite Christoph Waltz in the period romance Tulip Fever, directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom).
  • Kid Cudi has joined the cast of the Entourage movie, written and directed by series creator Doug Ellin.
  • Genesis Rodriguez will join Topher Grace and Patricia Clarkson in the supernatural thriller Home, directed by Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left).

More on each project after the jump.

Brie Larson in Talks for Judd Apatow’s TRAINWRECK, Haley Joel Osment Set for ENTOURAGE, and Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou to Lead AIR

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We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this evening.  Briefly:

  • Short Term 12 star Brie Larson is in talks to join Amy Schumer and Bill Hader in Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort Trainwreck.
  • Haley Joel Osment has joined the cast of the Entourage movie.
  • Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator) will lead the low-budget sci-fi thriller Air, produced by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned casting.

Brie Larson to Star in THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW; Billy Bob Thornton Joins ENTOURAGE; Felicity Jones Is ROSALINE

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Some casting news to report:

  • Brie Larson is in negotiations to star in The Good Luck of Right Now, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine).
  • Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join the cast of the Entourage movie, written and directed by series creator Doug EllinAdrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, and Jeremy Piven are set to reprise their roles.
  • Felicity Jones is eying the titular role in Rosaline, a revisionist comedy based on Romeo & Juliet directed by Alex Timbers.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Watch: Mark Wahlberg, David Heyman, and More Discuss Filmmaking Challenges, Backlash, and BOOGIE NIGHTS in Producers Roundtable

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Last week, we shared an enlightening roundtable video interview with the directors of some of this year’s awards contenders like Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell, and Steve McQueen.  Today, THR has released a new roundtable interview this time focusing on producers, as Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor), David Heyman (Gravity), Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave, World War Z), Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips), Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel), and Pam Williams (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) sat down for 50-minute discussion on all things moviemaking.  The conversation covers a lot of ground, touching on why Wahlberg almost fired his agent over Fifty Shades of Grey, Roven showing Heath Ledger the IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight, Entourage salary disputes, horrible test scores for Boogie Nights, and so much more.

Hit the jump to watch the full conversation.

ENTOURAGE Movie Gets Production Start Date

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Although we previously knew that the Entourage movie was set to begin production this coming January, creator Doug Ellin confirmed the specific start date with a recent tweet.  Looks like the gang will officially get back together for the feature treatment on January 16th.  Ellin also tweeted a behind-the-scenes cast image with the news, but as he’s been feeling a little nostalgic with his Entourage image tweets lately so it might have been from the end of season eight.  Still nice to see everyone together.  Hit the jump to check it out. 

Kate Upton Eyed for Female Lead in the ENTOURAGE Movie

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After contract disputes with the lead actors delayed the Entourage movie significantly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, and Jeremy Piven have all apparently closed their deals and filming on the pic is slated to get underway early next year.  Now Entourage creator Doug Ellin, who wrote and is directing the movie, has turned his attention to casting other roles, and it appears he’s settled on the idea of tapping model-turned-actress Kate Upton to play the film’s female lead, which is probably a model-turned-actress.  Hit the jump for more.

ENTOURAGE Movie Is Unofficially Moving Forward as Deals Close for Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly

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Less than a week ago, we brought you news on the progress of writer-director Doug Ellin’s Entourage movie from star Jerry Ferrara himself.  Now, it looks as if deals have closed for Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, and Kevin Connolly, so the feature should be moving forward shortly.  Producers Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson helped close the deal with Warner Bros. this past weekend.  Jeremy Piven had previously closed a deal to reprise his role, but the details of that agreement spurred the rest of the cast to seek similar deals.  The studio has reportedly set a firm budget cap at $30 million and plans to start production this January. (Via Deadline)

Jerry Ferrara Comments on Progress of the ENTOURAGE Movie

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The studio gave it a green light and the script was ready to go, which should have meant that things were going full steam ahead on the Entourage movie.  But after recent statements from Mark Wahlberg, that implied production was being held up because some of the actors wanted more money, there was some question about just when filming could or would start.

So, when Collider was given the opportunity to speak to actor Jerry Ferrara for his latest movie Last Vegas (for which we will run the full interview closer to that film’s November 1st theatrical release), we took the chance to ask about where things are at with the Entourage movie, and if it is still close to actually happening.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

Blu-ray/DVD Deal: ENTOURAGE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

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Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is Entourage: The Complete Series on either DVD or Blu-ray for just under $100 dollars.  Remember all Gold Box deals are while supplies last or until midnight tonight.

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Andrew Dice Clay Talks BLUE JASMINE, Working with Woody Allen, Developing a “Dice Documentary” with Doug Ellin, & the Possibility of an ENTOURAGE Movie

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Veteran comedian Andrew Dice Clay proves he hasn’t lost his edge as he delivers a scene-stealing dramatic turn playing Augie, a divorced working-class dad, in Woody Allen’s new film, Blue Jasmine shot on location in San Francisco and New York City.  The drama examines what happens when everything in life falls to pieces and explores the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don’t want to see.  The strong ensemble cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Alex Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., and Peter Sarsgaard.

I recently landed an exclusive interview with Clay who talked about his surprising comeback, the emotional moment when he realized Allen had cast him, what appealed to him about the role, what it was like working with the legendary filmmaker, how he geeked out with Allen about jazz and stand-up comedy, and why he’s never stopped believing in himself.  He also discussed his upcoming autobiography, The Filthy Truth, which he’s co-writing with David Ritz, his collaboration with Entourage creator Doug Ellin on a documentary about his life and career, and the very real possibility of an Entourage movie.  Hit the jump for the interview.

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