Vince Vaughn Confirmed to Star alongside Colin Farrell in TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2; Official Logline Released

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We’ve been digging for every piece of True Detective Season 2 news we can find, and now we finally have some official news.  In addition to yesterday’s confirmation that Colin Farrell would play one of the leads, HBO has announced that he’ll co-star with Vince Vaughn.  The description of Farrell’s character has been true since it was first reported: “Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.”  The official description, in addition to confirming the character’s name, adds that he’s “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owes him.”

As for Vaughn, we previously reported that his character was “Frank Semyon, a former thug turned businessman who’s working with a local Mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system,” so again, The Wrap was right.  HBO adds that Frank is “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”  Hit the jump for more including the official logline.

Colin Farrell Confirmed to Star in TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2, Offers Update on Show

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The rumors have been swirling for a while that Colin Farrell was in talks for True Detective Season 2, but now the actor has confirmed that we will indeed appear.  There’s still no official confirmation that Vince Vaughn will be appearing (or Taylor Kitsch for that matter), but now that this piece of info is firmed up I would expect some more official announcements in the coming weeks.

Season 2 of Nic Pizzolatto‘s show will reportedly take place in three different California cities with a plot that, to me, is beginning to resemble Chinatown via Zodiac in that it’s about land deals but also how different law enforcement agencies intersect with each other.  The casting news came with this semi-logline that this next stretch of episodes, “looks set to pick up on the vicious murder of a corrupt businessman found dead the night before he completes a deal.”  Hit the jump for more on Colin Farrell joining True Detective Season 2.

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2: FAST FIVE Helmer Justin Lin in Talks to Direct the First Two Episodes

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Look, I’m still optimistic about True Detective Season 2.  I like Vince Vaughn and think he’s due for his own version of the McConaissance and this might be the gig to do that for him.  I think series creator Nic Pizzolatto is a truly interesting voice.  I also like the idea of Colin Farrell joining the cast and can even see how Taylor Kitsch is a diamond in the rough (that rough consisting of several bad movies that he was at least pretty good in).  And the rumors about this year’s plot seem strong to me.

I don’t even dislike Justin Lin (in fact, I loved Fast Five), but what sort of unnerves me as a fan is the fact that there will be multiple directors.  While we all know that this has been the plan for a while, something about seeng it start to come together has me rattled.  Hit the jump for more on Justin Lin directing part of True Detective Season 2.

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Plot Details and Character Descriptions for Vince Vaughn, Elizabeth Moss, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Michelle Forbes

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We learned earlier today that Vince Vaughn is in talks to star in True Detective season 2.  A new report from The Wrap surfaced tonight and suggests creator Nic Pizzolatto is close to firming up the rest of the cast.  Vaughn is in talks to play the central antagonist.  Colin Farrell is reportedly nearing a deal for the older male lead, while Taylor Kitsch is the frontrunner for the younger male lead.  Elizabeth Moss is under consideration for the female lead and Michelle Forbes is in contention for a key role.

The report also expanded on the previously reported True Detective season 2 plot details, provided character descriptions for the above roles, and mentioned a candidate to direct some episodes.  Hit the jump for more.

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2: Vince Vaughn in Early Talks to Join the Investigation

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A few weeks ago, we reported that True Detective had begun casting by bringing on Colin Farrell in one of the four lead roles, and was eyeing Taylor Kitsch for another. However, rumored plot details indicated that there are only three lead roles: Farrell’s character who suffers from cocaine addiction and anger management issues; a female sheriff who’s an alcoholic and addicted to gambling; and a young highway patrolman who was suspended for sexually exploiting a woman he pulled over.

In an attempt to reconcile these two stories, it could be that there’s a fourth character, but we don’t know have any details on him.  However, we do know that Vince Vaughn is in early talks to join True Detective Season 2.  [Update: Click here for new details including season 2 character breakdowns.]  Hit the jump for more.

Weekend Box Office: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Claims November Record with $161.1 Million

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surprised no one by setting a new record for a November opening.  Earning an estimated $161.1 million from 4,136 locations, the high-profile sequel easily topped the previous record of $142.8 million, set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009.  Perhaps more significantly, Catching Fire also managed to place fourth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, putting it ahead of both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Here is what the top ten looks like, as of this morning:

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1. Marvel’s The Avengers $207.4
2. Iron Man 3 $174.1
3. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2 $169.1
4. Catching Fire $161.1
5. The Dark Knight Rises $160.8
6. The Dark Knight $158.4
7. The Hunger Games $152.5
8. Spider-Man 3 $151.1
9. Twilight Saga: New Moon $142.8
10. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 $141

Analysis and this weekend’s top ten after the jump.

TOP 5: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, OUT OF THE FURNACE Set Visit, Nolan Straps an IMAX Camera to a Learjet, DELIVERY MAN, NYMPHOMANIAC Trailer

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Like many others I presume, I can reduce my yesterday down to one common denominator: waiting. Waiting for my Xbox One to arrive in the mail, waiting for the “Day One” update to wrap-up, waiting for Call of Duty: Ghosts to install to my hard drive, waiting for Ghosts‘ mandatory 1Gb update to complete. All told, it was about a two and a half hour process from the time my console arrived at my door until I was able to fire my first virtual shot. Although I’d be lying if I said the delays weren’t tedious, at the end of the day it was absolutely worth it. Microsoft’s next-gen console isn’t perfect, but its ambition and by-and-large its initial execution are pretty damn impressive. Controlling the console via voice commands with Kinect is way smoother than I expected it to be. Directing my satellite television via the console is a feature that I believe, when mastered, I’ll wonder how I ever lived without. And that seems to be the general idea of the Xbox One: to make you reconsider what a video game console can and should do. Even if all of the pieces aren’t in place yet to make it a “must have” (I expect a steady barrage of software updates in the coming days, weeks, months, etc.), I’m having too much fun with it right now to care.

My initial Xbox One impressions aside, this week’s Top 5 includes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire interviews with Jennifer Lawrence and more, Dave’s Out of the Furnace set visit recap, Christopher Nolan strapping an IMAX camera to a Learjet for Interstellar, Delivery Man interviews with Vince Vaughn and more, and a new trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac that you’ll likely only feel halfway guilty for watching. Per the drill, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.

Vince Vaughn Talks DELIVERY MAN, ANCHORMAN 2, Future Projects, and More

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Opening this weekend is DreamWorks comedy Delivery Man.  The film is a remake of director Ken Scott’s 2011 Canadian hit Starbuck and stars Vince Vaughn as a sperm donor who ends up being the biological father to 533 kids due to a mix up at the clinic.  Those kids are now suing to find out his identity, and Vaughn’s character sets out to become an anonymous “guardian angel” to his illegitimate children.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, and Britt Robertson.  For more on Delivery Man, watch the trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Vince Vaughn.  He talked about how he got involved in the project, playing a character with so many kids, what he collects, his Anchorman 2 cameo, future projects, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

DELIVERY MAN Review

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When possible, I like to prepare for movies by reading or watching the source material because they can provide a better understanding of their adaptation or remake.  On Monday night, I watched Ken Scott’s Starbuck on Netflix Instant.  It was pleasant and undemanding.  The following night, I went to go see the remake, Delivery Man (also directed by Scott), and discovered I had seen almost the exact same movie in less than 24 hours.  The original didn’t warrant a second viewing, and yet there I was, watching it again except this time it was in English and had actors I’d seen in other movies.  It was one of the most pointless moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had.

Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders Talk DELIVERY MAN, Relating to the Story, and Becoming Parents Themselves, Plus Upcoming Projects

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In Delivery Man, based on the original screenplay Starbuck, David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) led a simple life as the delivery driver for his family’s meat company, until he finds out that he is the biological father of 533 children who are the result of some donations he made when he was younger.  With his girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) pregnant and 142 of his children suing to learn his identity, David’s life is about to change, in a very big way.

At a press conference for the film, co-stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt (who plays David’s best friend and a father of four rambunctious kids) and Cobie Smulders talked about which aspects of the story they could personally relate to, reflecting on their own families during shooting, and feeling an internal shift when they each became parents themselves.  Pratt also talked about jumping right back into things at home, after returning from London where he was filming Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the type of roles he’s looking to do next, while Smulders talked about what it’s like to be shooting the final season of her TV series How I Met Your Mother and why she’s attracted to playing such strong women.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Moving to June 19, 2015; ASSASSIN’S CREED and SECRET SERVICE Pushed; SUSAN COOPER Dated for May 2015

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20th Century Fox has announced a slew of release date updates.  Briefly:

  • The Fantastic Four will now open in the midst of summer on June 19, 2015 instead of March 6, 2015.  Josh Trank directs.
  • The Assassin’s Creed movie has been pushed from June to August 7, 2015.  Michael Fassbender is producing and will star in the video game adaptation.
  • Director Matthew Vaughn’s graphic novel adaptation The Secret Service has been pushed out of 2014 to March 6, 2015, taking over Fantastic Four’s previous date.
  • The spy comedy Susan Cooper will open on May 22, 2015.  Paul Feig directs and Melissa McCarthy stars, possibly opposite Jason Statham.
  • An Untitled Vince Vaughn Movie (previously referred to as Business Trip) will open on October 24, 2014.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects.

Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld Crime Thriller TERM LIFE Gets Revived

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About two weeks ago, we reported that Universal had canceled Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld; now it looks like the picture has been rejuvenated.  Word has it that QED International and Worldview Entertainment will finance and produce the Peter Billingsley-directed picture.  Universal will remain involved with domestic distribution of the film.  The picture has Vaughn playing a man, “hunted by a ruthless mob, who takes out a life insurance policy on himself to benefit his estranged daughter (Steinfeld), and must survive the next three weeks until it kicks in.”  Based on Andy Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow’s graphic novel, principal photography on Term Life will start next year. (Via Deadline)

Universal Scraps Vince Vaughn Action-Thriller TERM LIFE

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Universal Pictures has decided not to move forward with the actioner Term Life.  The film was set to star Vince Vaughn as a professional thief who finds himself the target of mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops, with Couples Retreat helmer Peter Billingsley onboard to direct.  Just last month Hailee Steinfeld signed on to play Vaughn’s daughter, whom he takes on the run while he waits for his life insurance policy to kick in so that she can become the beneficiary, but Deadline now reports that Universal has opted not to greenlight the pic.

The move comes as the studio has undergone some changes at the executive level, so perhaps the project didn’t gel with the new regime.  Vaughn was set to produce Term Life through his Wild West Picture Productions banner, but it’s unclear if he will try to set the project up elsewhere.  The actor is currently filming the comedy Business Trip with Dave Franco and will next be seen in Delivery Man, which opens next month.

Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld Star in TERM LIFE; Zachary Quinto and Natalie Dormer Join THE GIRL WHO INVENTED KISSING

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Here’s the latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

New Images from DELIVERY MAN Starring Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt

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We got a look at the first full trailer for the upcoming comedy Delivery Man yesterday, and now DreamWorks has released a batch of new images from the film.  Vince Vaughn stars as a sperm donor who ends up being the biological father to 533 kids due to a mix up at the clinic.  Those kids are now suing to find out his identity, and Vaughn’s character sets out to become an anonymous “guardian angel” to his illegitimate children.  Ken Scott directs the pic, which is a remake of Scott’s own 2011 Canadian hit Starbuck.  Yesterday’s trailer showed off a much more heartwarming tone than many were expecting, but I guess it fits right in line with the film’s Thanksgiving holiday release date.

Hit the jump to take a look at some new images.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, and Britt RobertsonDelivery Man opens on November 22nd.

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