Kim Jong-Un and James Franco Are Katy Perry Fans in New THE INTERVIEW Trailer

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Sony has released a new The Interview trailer for This Is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s upcoming comedy.  James Franco and Rogen star as a talk show host and his producer, respectively, who travel to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-un and legitimize themselves as real journalists.  Their plans are upended when the CIA recruits them to instead assassinate Kim Jong-un.  This new trailer introduces the film’s iteration of the North Korean dictator, played by Veep standout Randall Park.  We only get a brief glimpse of the character here, but it’s a promising introduction and I’m very eager to see how far Rogen and Goldberg take things as the full film progresses.

Watch the new (and apparently final) The Interview trailer after the jump, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage be sure to check out interviews with Rogen, Goldberg & Franco, Park, and his full set visit reportLizzy Caplan also stars.  The Interview opens in theaters on December 25th.

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Synopsis Revealed; Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan’s Casting Confirmed

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About a month ago Michael Caine revealed that Daniel Radcliffe was set to play his son in Now You See Me 2 and now Lionsgate has confirmed it.  Radcliffe is locked to join Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco in the sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2013 hit.  Now You See Me began its theatrical run at #2 behind Fast & Furious 6, but after its $29.4 million debut, the film went on to secure over $350 million worldwide, earning the second film.

Hit the jump to check out the very first official Now You See Me 2 synopsis and to find out who else is joining the cast alongside Radcliffe.

THE INTERVIEW Green-Band Trailer: Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Ruining America and Must Take out Kim Jong-un

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A few days ago, we got the red-band trailer for The Interview, and it was painfully funny.  All the jokes were landing, and it helps that they’ve got a great premise: James Franco plays Dave Skylark, a vapid talk show host who, along with his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen), land an interview with Kim Jong-un (Randall Park).  But their attempt at hard news gets upended when the CIA asks the duo to assassinate the North Korean leader.  If you’re worried that the movie can’t work without R-rated jokes, this green-band trailer should put your mind at ease.  This could easily be one of the funniest films of the year.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer for The Interview.  The film opens December 25th, and also stars Lizzy Caplan

THE INTERVIEW Red-Band Trailer: Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Massive Sell-Outs

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Sony Pictures has released a new, full-length The Interview red-band trailer for the upcoming comedy, and it’s kind of fantastic.  The film marks the directorial follow-up of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg after the excellent This Is the End and sees James Franco playing a popular entertainment news interviewer who, along with his producer (Rogen), is tasked with assassinating Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  While the first trailer was just a taste of what we could expect from the pic, this new one dives deep into the plot while also revealing a bevy of wonderful cameos from the likes of Rob Lowe, Timothy Simons (Veep), and Anders Holm (Workaholics).  Not only does the movie look incredibly funny (and filthy), but the prospect of Lizzy Caplan as a CIA agent is highly promising.

Watch the new The Interview red-band trailer after the jump.  The film opens in theaters on December 25th.

Allison and Adam Predict the 2014 Primetime Emmy Winners

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It was another fantastic year for television, and the 2014 Emmy nominations mostly captured that (…more or less). But when it comes to winners, the Emmys can be a wily beast, as seen in last year’s bevy of baffling wins (Jeff Daniels for NewsroomBobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire, among others).  Expect the expected with the Emmys, usually — unless they go completely off the wall.

This year, I have requested the expertise of Collider’s own Adam Chitwood to assist me with picks, not only because he closely follows the awards circuit year-round, he also has a much better track record than I do for picking awards winners in general.  Hit the jump for our guesses about how the results will play out and why in our 2014 Emmy predictions.  The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on NBC Monday, August 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Showtime Renews MASTERS OF SEX and RAY DONOVAN for Season 3

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Fresh off AMC’s decision to bring Halt and Catch Fire back for another season, Showtime has ordered Masters of Sex Season 3 and Ray Donovan Season 3.  Both shows received 12-episode orders for a third season, set to debut in early 2015.  I haven’t seen either, but Masters of Sex is high on my list of shows I need to catch up on.  Lizzy Caplan has earned rave reviews for her lead performance, garnering an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series along with a bevy of Emmy nods for the show in general.  The series averages four million weekly viewers across all platforms while Ray Donovan averages five million, so bringing both shows back was a no-brainer for Showtime.  Read the full press release after the jump.

Lizzy Caplan and Jillian Bell Join Seth Rogen Christmas Comedy; Matthew Rhys Set Opposite Bradley Cooper in Chef Film

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We’ve got casting for two untitled films to report on this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan and 22 Jump Street scene-stealer Jillian Bell have joined the cast of the untitled Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • The Americans star Matthew Rhys will play the antagonist opposite Bradley Cooper in the untitled chef movie.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.

THE INTERVIEW Trailer: Seth Rogen and James Franco Have to Assassinate Kim Jong-un [Updated with Images]

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Sony has released the first The Interview trailer on the heels of the poster release earlier todayJames Franco and Seth Rogen star as a talk show host and his producer, respectively, who travel to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-un and legitimize themselves as real journalists.  Their plans are upended when the CIA recruits them to instead assassinate Kim Jong-un.  The trailer makes it clear directors Rogen and Evan Goldberg are willing to go big and broad to serve the funny premise.  The laughs will come with good execution, and these guys have earned our trust on that front.  Like other Rogen/Goldberg scripts (Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and hey, even The Green Hornet), The Interview appears to strive for an emotional reality with a focus the talk show host/producer relationship amid the crazy.

Hit the jump to watch the Interview trailer.  Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park also star in the action comedy.  The Interview opens October 10. [Update: We've added three debut images from the film after the jump as well.]

Lizzy Caplan Talks MASTERS OF SEX, Her Real-Life Counterpart, Going to Work and Watching People Pretend to Have Sex, and More

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The compelling and already very buzzed about new Showtime drama series Masters of Sex tells the story of real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan). Their research, which combined his brilliant mind and her forward-thinking views of sexuality, not only sparked the sexual revolution, but an eventual romance between them.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Lizzy Caplan, who is previously known for her work in comedy and who truly gives a star-making performance here, talked about how she came to the provocative series, how the differences in William Masters and Virginia Johnson complimented each other, how weird it is to go to work and watch people pretending to have sex all day, how Virginia Johnson had such an adventurous spirit at a time when that was almost unheard of for women, how much she adores Michael Sheen, and how excited she is for people to see a new side of her, as an actress.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Lizzy Caplan Lands Female Lead Opposite Seth Rogen in THE INTERVIEW; Joely Richardson Joins Zombie Film MAGGIE

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A Freaks and Geeks reunion is in the works…kind of.  Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), who played the recurring character Sarah on Freaks and Geeks, has landed the female lead opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco in the upcoming comedy The Interview.  Rogen co-wrote and will co-direct the film with his This Is the End collaborator Evan Goldberg, and Franco will star as a talk show host who, along with his producer (Rogen), accidentally gets involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.  Details regarding Caplan’s role are unknown, but she’s an extremely talented comedic actress and should make for a great foil opposite Rogen and Franco.  Caplan can currently be seen on Showtime’s new drama series Masters of Sex.

Hit the jump for casting news concerning the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie Maggie.

Full-Length Trailer for Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan

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Showtime has released the full trailer for its new drama series Masters of Sex.  The show stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as William Masters and Virginia Johnson, real-life pioneers of the study of human sexuality whose work sparked the sexual revolution and catapulted them to fame.  This trailer shows a great deal of, well, sex, but the series also looks to delve pretty heavily into other issues like the importance of love with regards to sex, the idea of Masters’ research as smut vs. science, and of course complex character relationships.  The series also seems to have a good sense of humor as well, with Beau Bridges stealing a couple of scenes with his comedic work.

Hit the jump to watch the full trailer.  The series also stars Caitlin FitzgeraldNicholas D’Agosto, and Teddy Sears.  Masters of Sex debuts on Showtime Sunday, September 29th.

Comic-Con: THE SIDEKICK Interviews with Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers, Jason Ritter, Richard Speight Jr. and Michael Weithorn

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Comic-Con played host to the world premiere of The Sidekick, a short film about a career sidekick who finds himself sidelined by his long-time superhero partner.  When Captain Wonder (Ron Livingston) kicks Max McCabe (Rob Benedict) to the curb, Max must go in search of a new purpose or risk being labeled a has-been for the rest of his life.  If you missed our panel recap or the short’s hilarious trailer, check them both out here.

Just before the premiere, we had a chance to interview the cast and crew of The Sidekick in a series of roundtable interviews.  They talked about how they came to be involved with the project, how it fits into today’s superhero culture, why Comic-Con was a perfect place to unveil it and what their plans are for the future of the show.  Hit the jump for interviews with with Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers, Jason Ritter, Richard Speight Jr. and director Michael Weithorn.

FRANKIE GO BOOM Blu-ray Review

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Writer-director Jordan Roberts’ Frankie Go Boom is one of those films that seemed destined for cult comedy status.  The premise is simple enough: a young man, tormented all his life by his older brother’s pranks, must track down an unauthorized and rather embarrassing sex tape before it gets out to the general public.  Then you look at the impressive cast – Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth and Ron Perlman – and you wonder, how can this one possibly miss?  I decided to check out the newly-released Blu-ray to find out.  Hit the jump to check out my review.

See the Entire FREAKS AND GEEKS Cast Reunited

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The longevity of Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s short-lived 1999 series Freaks and Geeks is both astounding and ironic.  The show was ahead of its time and faced considerable opposition from its home network, NBC, throughout its one-season run.  Over the years, though, Freaks and Geeks has amassed a legion of fans and acted as the launching pad for countless careers.  The main cast of James Franco, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen now reads like an all-star comedy lineup, not to mention the ridiculous number of stars that had bit parts in the series like Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Shia LaBeouf, Ben Foster, Lizzy Caplan, and David Krumholtz.

Most of the show’s cast came together for a reunion at PaleyFest last year, but for the upcoming comedy issue of Vanity Fair (guest edited by Apatow), the entire cast and crew was assembled for “An Oral History of Freaks and Geeks.”  In addition to the fascinating article itself, VF has released a number of cast reunion images.  Hit the jump to take a look.

First Trailer and Poster for SAVE THE DATE Starring Lizzy Caplan and Alison Brie

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The first trailer and poster have gone online for director Michael Mohan’s romantic comedy, Save the Date.  Starring Lizzy Caplan (Party Down) and Alison Brie (Community) as sisters with drastically different views on marriage, Save the Date explores the familial and romantic bonds that tie us together and what happens when they break apart.  The trailer suggests that Save the Date might be just the right movie for those of you who despise typical, trite rom-coms with predictably nauseating endings.  It also suggests that it’s a movie to avoid if you despise hipsters.

Save the Date also stars Geoffrey Arend, Martin Starr and Mark Webber and will be available on a variety of online platforms starting November 8th, with a theatrical release beginning December 14th.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster and synopsis.

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