With J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, we recently landed an exclusive phone interview with John Cho. During the interview, he talked about making the sequel, how things changed on set, who was the one who broke the most while filming, his preparation process, did he take anything home from set, deleted scenes, and a lot more. He also talked about the status of Harold and Kumar, Get a Job, working with Matthew Perry on Go On, Bryan Cranston, and working on the pilot for Sleepy Hollow. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
One of the many films to premiere at Sundance this year was director Jordan Vogt-Roberts offbeat coming-of-age comedy Toy’s House. Written by Chris Galletta, the film is about three unhappy teens (Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias) “who flee to the wilderness where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny.” Toy’s House also stars Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Megan Mullally, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Shortly after the premiere I sat down with Alison Brie for an extended interview. We talked about her reaction to the photoshopped picture of her as Captain America, the Sundance experience, how she got involved with Toy’s House, what it’s like to play “Ron Swanson’s Daughter,” the new season of Community and how it feels without Dan Harmon, and more. In addition, we talked about her role in the upcoming comedy Get a Job, pilot season, if she would consider doing another TV series once Community ends, the process of performing voice work on the upcoming animated film The Lego Movie, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
Opening this weekend is director Kirk Jones’ What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The star-studded ensemble comedy tells the intertwining story of five couples that are having very different experiences while expecting babies. The cast also includes Anna Kendrick, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, Jennifer Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Brooklyn Decker, Thomas Lennon, and Wendy McLendon-Covey. For more on the film, here’s the trailer and a TV spot.
At the recent Los Angeles press day I was able to speak with Anna Kendrick twice. The first time was a video interview alongside Chace Crawford (click here if you missed it), and the second time was a more in depth interview with just her. During our wide ranging conversation we talked about what she collects, how she made seven movies last year, what it was like to film What to Expect When You’re Expecting with such a huge cast, upcoming films like Get a Job, End of Watch, and a lot more. Hit the jump for more.
Opening this Friday, April 27th is director Nicholas Stoller’s comedy The Five-Year Engagement. The film reunites Stoller with his Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Jason Segel and follows a couple (played by Segel and Emily Blunt) through the ups and downs of their extended engagement. The excellent ensemble cast also includes Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, David Paymer, Mimi Kennedy, Jacki Weaver, Jim Piddock, Kevin Hart, Brian Posehn and Mindy Kaling. For more on the film here’s the red-band trailer and five clips.
I got to visit the set earlier this year where I previously spoke with Alison Brie and Chris Pratt, but recently I sat down with Brie again to talk about the film for our partners at Omelete. During the course of our interview, Brie talked about how the film features characters that are funny but still real, how the project changed during filming and improv on set, whether more people want to talk about her work on Hannah Montana, Born or The Coverup, and her upcoming projects like Get a Job and Adventures of the Dunderheads. Hit the jump to watch.
On March 21st, Collider was invited along with a handful of other outlets to the set of the new CBS Films comedy Get A Job, directed by Dylan Kidd (Rodger Dodger) and following four recent college graduates (played by Miles Teller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Brandon T. Jackson and Nicholas Braun) who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things.
While we’ll post what he had to say about making that film closer to its release, which is expected to be sometime next year, we did want to share what actor Bryan Cranston (who plays Miles Teller’s dad) had to say about returning to the set of the highly acclaimed AMC drama series Breaking Bad, which kicks off filming for its fifth season on March 26th, his plans to direct again, and how happy he is that director Rian Johnson will be returning for an episode. He also talked about the episode he just directed of the ABC comedy Modern Family and what it’s like to be a guest director. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
CBS Films has assembled a solid young ensemble for the comedy Get a Job: Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T. Jackson, and Jay Pharoah star, with Bryan Cranston on board as the elder statesman. Director Dylan Kidd (Roger Dodger) started shooting Get a Job this week, and Mintz-Plasse has tweeted a couple revelations from the set. First, John Cho is yet another great addition to the cast. (I was shocked to learn that Cho will turn 40 this year, which adds a significant bump to the average age of the cast.) Second, he posted two amusing photos from the set to Instagram.
Hit the jump for the photos and the press release synopsis.
CBS Films announced a few more additions to the ensemble comedy Get a Job today. Community star Alison Brie, Nicholas Braun (Red State), Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder) and Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) have been added to a cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Miles Teller (Footloose). The multi-generational comedy centers on four recent college graduates “who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things.” Teller leads the cast as a guy who finds his true calling after struggling through an entry-level job, and Braun, Mintz-Plasse and Jackson will play Teller’s three friends who each find different careers. Brie will play “one of the group’s sharp-witted coworkers” and Pharoah plays a character that starts his own recession-proof business. Jesse Eisenberg had been looking to make a cameo role in the pic, but the press release (predictably) makes no mention of his involvement. Hit the jump for more, including the full press release.
Director Dylan Kidd (Roger Dodger) is attached to direct Get a Job for CBS Films, and he’s setting up a very nice cast. Miles Teller is in negotiations to star. Offers are out to Anna Kendrick and Bryan Cranston. Christopher Mintz-Plasse and SNL‘s Jay Pharaoh are also in talks; Kidd’s Rodger Dodger star Jesse Eisenberg is looking to take on a cameo in the comedy. According to Variety, the script by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel follows “a college graduate and his friends who have to lower their expectations about life as they enter the real world during a recession.” Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (Extraordinary Measure) are producing.
After a critically acclaimed turn in Rabbit Hole and a scene-stealing supporting role in Footloose, Teller is poised for… well, an Eisenberg-level breakout. He has two films coming up in 2012—Project X and 21 and Over—that could connect with young audiences. Plus, acting opposite Kendrick and Cranston always looks good on a resume. I also hope this is the first of many times we see Pharaoh pop up outside of Saturday Night Live, since the sketch show doesn’t seem to know what to do with him.