The first image from the “The Hangover with old guys” comedy Last Vegas has been released on the heels of the official start of production. The story centers on four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. Jon Turtletaub (National Treasure) directs the rather impressive cast that includes Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, and Morgan Freeman. Filming has now begun in Las Vegas (though this first image is horribly photoshopped) and will continue in Atlanta. The cast will be doing location shooting in Vegas on the strip and at Aria Resort & Casino.
Hit the jump to check out the first image and to read the full press release. The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara (Entourage), Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and Roger Bart (Political Animals). Last Vegas opens on December 20th, 2013.
by Jeff Ames Posted: October 26th, 2010 at 12:52 pm
There has already been an exhaustive coverage of Back to the Future leading up to today’s release of the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition, but who doesn’t want more of Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and Einstein? And so, hot off the heels of our sneak peek at two clips from the Blu-ray set last week, and footage of a young Eric Stoltz portraying Marty, we are pleased to bring you the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Press Conference.
Most of the cast, including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson, talk about the film – fondest memories, the social impact the film has had, etc. While the footage doesn’t reveal anything new (except that Lea Thompson doesn’t think her pink dress from the film is appropriate for her daughters) it’s always fun to see the gang back together. Check it out after the jump.
The Australian mob drama Underbelly premiered to tremendous critical and commercial success in 2008, and Starz is hoping to bottle some of that magic for the States. The premium network is in the early stages of adapting the series; Vulture reports that “development of the project is a top priority.” The Starz edition will transplant the action from Melbourne to an American, as the network is currently researching local crime families dramatic enough to warrant the TV treatment.
This represents another aggressive play from Starz CEO (and former HBO chief) Chris Albrecht to compete with HBO and Showtime for pay cable supremacy. In addition to season two and a prequel of their flagship series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Starz will co-produce the next season of sci-fi series Torchwood with the BBC, and re-imagine the King Arthur saga with Camelot.
Hit the jump for details on the FX pilot Outlaw Country, led by Mary Steenburgen (The Proposal).
Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw have boarded the cast of the indie drama Dirty Girl starring Juno Temple. According to Variety, the film “is set in 1987 in Oklahoma, features a high school tramp seeking the father she never knew who runs away with a closeted gay boy who wants to escape going to military school, portrayed by newcomer Jeremy Dozier.”
While the logline makes it sound like the film is a parody of an indie movie, first-time writer-director Abe Sylvia’s script was on the Black List (a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood). Jovovich will next be seen in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Macy will next be seen in Marmaduke. One of those films could use more zombies and the other could use more talking animals.
The comedy wizards at FunnyOrDie have put together a nice little parody of the music biopic with a fake trailer for Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story. Yes, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a full-length feature that tears apart the genre (and one that people should really see if they haven’t already), but this is good too. You’ve got Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as Weird Al plus Olivia Wilde (House), Gary Cole (Office Space), Mary Steenburgen (Step Brothers), Paul Scheer (Human Giant), with Patton Oswalt (Big Fan) as Dr. Demento and Weird Al himself as a callous music executive.
It’s good for a chuckle, and you can check it out after the jump. I’ve also included Weird Al’s music video for “The Saga Begins”, his parody of Don McLean’s “American Pie” but about Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Meanace.