New WALK OF SHAME Red-Band Trailer Featuring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, and Gillian Jacobs

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A new Walk of Shame red-band trailer has been released online for director Steven Brill’s R-rated comedy.  The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a news anchor who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  This NSFW trailer shows some of the hijinks that ensue during Banks’ trek, and it appears that Brill has taken the opportunity to pack plenty of talented comedians into bit parts that play into the lead character’s misfortune.

Hit the jump to watch the Walk of Shame red-band trailer.  The film also stars Gillian JacobsSarah Wright OlsenKevin NealonEthan SupleeBill Burr, and Willie GarsonWalk of Shame will be released in theaters and VOD on May 2nd.

COMMUNITY Season 6 Renewal Looking More Likely as Movie Talk Heats Up; Justin Lin Could Direct

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The unofficial “Six Seasons and a Movie” slogan for NBC’s beloved if underseen comedy Community began as an offhanded joke by Danny Pudi’s Abed, but it’s now looking like a serious harbinger for things to come.  Though creator Dan Harmon returned as showrunner for the fifth season and things have been on a creative upswing, ratings remain very low.  However, every comedy on NBC’s Thursday night lineup has low ratings.  In fact, after canceling all of its comedy shows besides Community and Parks and Recreation last year, these two remain the only comedies still chugging along on Thursday night as new bets like Sean Saves the World and The Michael J Fox Show have already fallen by the wayside.

As Community continues its low yet consistent ratings course, a sixth season renewal is looking more likely, and given the “Six Seasons and a Movie” moniker, talk of a movie is apparently heating up.  Hit the jump for more.

New Images from WALK OF SHAME Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden

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Focus World has released a few new images from director Steven Brill’s (Mr. Deeds) upcoming comedy Walk of Shame.  The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a news anchor who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  These images give us a look at Banks and the film’s male lead, played by James Marsden, as well as some of the ensemble.  The pic’s release has been delayed a couple of times, but Banks is incredibly funny so the prospect of seeing her lead a comedy all her own is enticing.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright Olsen, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr, and Willie Garson. Walk of Shame will be released in theaters and VOD on May 2nd.

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan Set for COLLEGE REPUBLICANS; Gillian Jacobs and Anson Mount Have VISIONS; Jessica Alba Joins THE WRIGHT GIRLS

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

First Trailer and Poster for WALK OF SHAME Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden

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The first trailer and poster for director Steven Brill’s upcoming comedy Walk of Shame have been released online.  The film centers on a news anchor (Elizabeth Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  Though the trailer has a bit of a strange pace, it actually looks pretty promising.  Banks has more than proven her comedic chops in plenty of previous films, and she’s surrounded here by what looks to be a formidable ensemble.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright, and Kevin NealonWalk of Shame opens April 25th.

Miracle on Jeff’s Street: COMMUNITY Gets Animated in New Season Five Holiday Trailer

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Community has never been a ratings hit for NBC, but the network seems to be busting out a considerable marketing budget for the upcoming fifth season.  Moreover, these promos feel like executive producer Dan Harmon had a very heavy hand in their creation.  The initial season five trailer took the “movie trailer” route, and now a new holiday-themed animated trailer has been released online.  It’s filled with some fun gags and the show’s trademark meta humor, which bodes well for its return following a lackluster season four.  With creator Harmon now back in the fold as showrunner, the shenanigans should be aplenty in the upcoming season.

Hit the jump to watch the animated trailer. Season five of Community kicks off on NBC Thursday, January 2nd.

First Trailer for COMMUNITY Season 5

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NBC has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the comedy series Community.  While fans were a bit dismayed with how season four played out without the direction of creator Dan Harmon, he’s back onboard as showrunner for season five and this trailer makes pointed reference to what may be a bit of a “do-over” for the show.  The biggest revelation in this trailer is the circumstances behind how Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger returns to Greendale Community College full time.  Though I’m sure it will be plenty spoiled in the many promos to come, I’ll let you folks enjoy the revelation at your own discretion.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Community returns to NBC Thursday, January 2nd at 8pm.

Gillian Jacobs Talks BAD MILO!, the Adorable Puppet, Her First Reaction to the Script, COMMUNITY, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, and More

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Surprisingly, Bad Milo, which is a movie about an ass demon, also has a lot of heart.  As the pressures of Duncan’s (Ken Marino) life start mounting, his stress triggers an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction that results in a pint-sized demon living in his intestine, that forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him.  Trying to keep its insatiable appetite at bay, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo.

At the film’s press day, actress Gillian Jacobs (who plays Duncan’s sweet, yet pressuring wife) talked about her first reaction to the script, making sure the story always stayed grounded in reality, how adorable she thought the Milo puppet was, and her strangest moment on set.  She also talked about her experience on Hot Tub Time Machine 2, what she’s looking forward to with the upcoming season of her NBC comedy series Community, and shooting a supporting role in the Kevin Costner movie, Black and White.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

ADVENTURES IN THE SIN BIN Red-Band Trailer and Exclusive Poster

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Phase 4 Films has released the red-band trailer and poster for the comedy Adventures in the Sin Bin.  Per the synopsis, the movie is about “a shy teen who loans out his van, nicknamed SIN BIN, to his friends for their sexual exploits while he remains a frustrated virgin. When he meets a helpful school mate and his girlfriend, he finds himself in an awkward love triangle while learning the art of wooing women.”  There are some obligatory “get in my creepy van” jokes, but this may be a film worth keeping an eye on because it’s got a strong supporting cast that includes Gillian Jacobs, Jeff Garlin, and Tim Blake Nelson.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film stars Bo Burnham, Michael Seater, and Emily MeadeAdventures in the Sin Bin will be in theaters and On Demand on October 18th.

Gillian Jacobs Talks Short Film IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME, Creating Her Own Original Content, COMMUNITY, BAD MILO, and More

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In the short film It’s Not You, It’s Me, a young woman’s (Gillian Jacobs) relationship takes a dark turn when every sound her boyfriend (Fran Kranz) makes starts to annoy her.  And then, things start to get really messy.  Directed by Matt Spicer, you can view the film through JASH, a comedy collective on YouTube that gives comedians and artists a platform to create and control their own digital content, at www.youtube.com/buh.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Gillian Jacobs talked about how this project came about for her, being a big fan of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, how much fun she had working with Fran Kranz and Rob Huebel, how crazy it was to shoot so much content in only three days, and how the idea of JASH has inspired her to think about creating her own original content.  She also talked about why the crazy concept of Bad Milo (a horror comedy about a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines) appealed to her, what it’s meant to her to be a part of a series like Community, that the fans are so dedicated and devoted to, and how she ultimately wants to find a balance between comedy and drama work.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Red-Band Trailer for BAD MILO Starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, and a Butt Demon

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Magnet has released the red-band trailer for director Jacob Vaughan’s horror comedy Bad Milo.  The film stars Ken Marino as a man whose severe gastric problems are the result of an anal demon brought on by stress at work and at home.  We previously saw a green-band debut trailer for the film, but this new one doesn’t hold back on the blood, gore, and graphic colonoscopy footage; if you’ve been holding your breath for a movie about an evil butt demon, then this film is right up your alley.  Bad Milo looks batshit crazy in a very good way, and Matt caught the film at SXSW and called it “juvenile and totally hilarious.”  Read his full review here.

Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer.  The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root, and Peter StormareBad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and hits theaters on October 4th.

Trailer and Poster for BAD MILO Starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, and an Anal Demon

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Magnet has released the trailer and poster for Jacob Vaughan’s comedy Bad Milo.  The film stars Ken Marino as a man whose severe gastric problems are the result of an anal demon brought on by stress at work and at home.  I saw the film at SXSW back when it was just called “Milo” (the “bad” seems unnecessary unless there’s some confusion regarding good anal demons), and thought it was juvenile and totally hilarious.  The poster is well done, and while the trailer is a bit flat, I highly encourage you to get together a group of friends on a weekday night, have some drinks, and laugh your ass off at watching a gremlin-like creature come out of a guy’s butt.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Stephen Root, and Patrick WarburtonBad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and in theaters on October 4th.

Watch the Cast of COMMUNITY (and Will Forte) “Audition” for THE WAY, WAY BACK

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The upcoming drama/comedy The Way, Way Back marks the directorial debut of screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who won the Oscar for writing The Descendants.  However, you might also recognize Faxon and Rash for their acting work, especially the latter as he plays Dean Pelton on Community.  In anticipation of the release of The Way, Way Back, which stars Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, and Steve Carell and centers on the goings-on at a waterpark, Rash has enlisted a few of his Community cohorts and Will Forte to participate in a humorous “featurette” for the film.  In the featurette, we see the actors auditioning for roles in The Way, Way Back.  While they’re all pretty funny, Forte flat-out steals the show here.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette.  The Way, Way Back opens on July 5th.

Tye Sheridan to Star in GRASS STAINS, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs Join HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 and Bill Irwin Joins Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Tye Sheridan has graduated from Mud and will move on to Grass Stains, a coming-of-age indie from writer-director Kyle Wilamowski.  Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) is also in negotiations to star.
  • Community co-stars Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs will reunite in Hot Tub Time Machine 2.  Chase will reprise his role as the advice-dispensing repairman while Jacobs will take on the female lead.
  • Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married) will join Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. 

Annette Bening and Bobby Cannavale IMAGINE; Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs Are LIFE PARTNERS; DRACULA, HERCULES Cast Female Leads

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Three first-time directors and a Brett Ratner did some casting today:

  • Annette Benning and Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) are in negotiations to star opposite Al Pacino in Imagine, the directorial debut of writer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love).
  • Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) star as two opposites in a co-dependent friendship in Life Partners, the directorial debut of Susanna FogelAdam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe, Abby Elliott, and Beth Dover co-star.
  • Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) is in negotiations for the female lead in Dracula. Luke Evans stars in Gary Shore‘s directorial debut.
  • Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries) landed the female lead in Ratner’s HerculesDwayne Johnson plays the titular Greek hero.  Ian McShane and Joseph Fiennes co-star.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

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