The first trailer for the horror spoof sequel A Haunted House 2 has been released online. The film finds Marlon Wayans reprising his role from the first film (which only opened in theaters 11 months ago), as he attempts to rid himself of ghostly hauntings by moving into a new house, only to find that his new home is also haunted. The first film grossed nearly $60 million worldwide against a budget of only $2.5 million, so it’s possible that the Haunted House franchise could follow the same low budget/high profits blueprint that the wildly successful Paranormal Activity series has enjoyed—the very franchise that Haunted House is spoofing.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Gabriel Iglesias, Jamie Pressly, Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, Dave Sheridan, and Ashley Rickards. A Haunted House 2 opens on March 28, 2014.
A few casting notices tonight:
- Blake Lively and Ellen Burstyn signed on to lead the romantic drama The Age of Adaline about a young woman who stops aging after a near-fatal accident.
- Craig Roberts will take a supporting role in 22 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover at college in the sequel.
- Speaking of the Jump Street star, Channing Tatum joins the voice cast of the Guillermo del Toro-produced cartoon Book of Life along with Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, and many more.
More on each project after the jump.
Carlos Alazraqui brings to life the charming El Chupacabra and Gabriel Iglesias voices Team Ripslinger’s bombastic racers Ned and Zed in Disney’s new 3D animated comedy, Planes, about Dusty (Dane Cook), a small town crop duster that dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer despite his fear of heights. Opening August 9th, the all-new action-packed adventure from Disneytoon Studios is directed by Klay Hall and features an awesome voice cast that includes Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, John Cleese, Cedric the Entertainer, Roger Craig Smith, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, and Sinbad.
At a fun press day held at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying, Alazraqui and Iglesias talked about voicing their characters, how it compares to doing voices in stand-up comedy, the challenge of replacing someone who’s already voiced your character when the animation is already set, improvising in the animation booth, why it helps to read against the director, why they knew they could knock their lines out of the park, and their upcoming projects including the sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue, an animated film called Book of Life, and a third season of the Comedy Central Show, Stand-Up Revolution. Check out the interview after the jump.
Last month, we reported that Dane Cook would lead the voice cast of Disney’s Cars spin-off, Planes. His character, Dusty, dreams of being a racer, but because he’s not built for it, he turns to a seasoned naval aviator to help him take on the defending champ of the racing circuit. Today, Disney has announced the actors voicing the supporting characters. It’s a surprisingly large cast that has Top Gun‘s Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards voicing fighter jets, which is a nice touch. The voice cast also includes Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer, Teri Hatcher, Brad Garrett, Roger Craig Smith, Gabriel Iglesias, Carlos Alazraqui, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Priyanka Chopra, Sinbad, Brent Musburger, and ESPN’s vile radio host Colin Cowherd. Cowherd voices blimp “Colin Cowling”. It is currently unknown if the blimp will engage in race-baiting.
Hit the jump to check out images of all the supporting characters. Planes opens in 3D on August 9th. [Updated: We've added a press release, which contains details on the new characters]
Magic Mike (aka The Male Stripper Movie) has spent the summer casting beefcakes: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello Matthew McConaughey. Finally, one of the male parts will go to… how do I put this delicately… a very, very fat man. According to THR, comedian Gabriel Iglesias will play the DJ at the strip joint where a veteran dancer (Tatum) teaches the new guy (Pettyfer) everything he knows, including “the protocol of stage performance, the principles of money management, and rules for dating female fans.” Steven Soderbergh is directing the drama, based on Tatum’s experience in the business at the age of 19.
Hit the jump to read Peter Sarsgaard’s description of Night Moves and his potential involvement in the Kelly Reichardt-directed movie.