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Much as a superhero film will add more villains with each successive film, so will Pitch Perfect bring in more Barden Bellas to be killed off in the sequels. Variety has reported that Hailee Steinfeld is joining Pitch Perfect 2, and Pitch Perfect 2 has since confirmed the news with this tweeted image of the actress in front of purple. (As indicated by their background image, that means someone is in the movie.) Steinfeld’s role has not yet been revealed. She’s probably Spike, or Gasher, or Nutzball.
Like some guys buying a bunch of gas to store in trashcans and sell later at a higher price, FXX is making a sound investment plan by stockpiling content from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia gang. Variety reports that the network had made deals for two more ten-episode seasons of the cult comedy, guaranteeing that the bright salvation of Dayman will continue glowing into a twelfth season.
Beyond that, they’ve ordered a script from Charlie Day, wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Waitress), and their co-star Artemis Pebdani, with the latter two set to star if it goes to pilot. Glenn Howerton and Sunny writer Scott Marder also got a script order for something called Harder. And, finally, the original team of Rob McElhenney, Day, and Howerton (along with New Girl‘s Luvh Rakhe) are getting another sitcom that’s going straight to series. Tracy Morgan will star in that, and it already has a ten-episode commitment. Other details weren’t yet available, but assumedly the show will consist of entirely belligerent shouting.
Already a member of the X-Men, Omar Sy will now continue living out my childhood fantasies by going to a dinosaur park. The French Intouchables star, who can soon be seen as Bishop in X-Men: Days of Future Past, tweeted the news earlier today, saying, “Fan of this saga from the beginning, I’m very proud to be part of the cast for JURASSIC WORLD.” He’ll be joining the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Howard, Idris Elba, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, and BD Wong’s returning Dr. Wu. If Sy ends up going to Space Camp next, I’m going to be super pissed.
Mark Wahlberg Stands in Wheat Field with Giant Sword That’s Also Giant Gun for ‘Transformers 4′ Poster
Just like you always imagined was happening when you played with a toys.
Coming off a Golden Globe win last night for Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas has somehow already found another role in which he’ll shape a young man named Scott in his own, laughably-eccentric image. The actor has officially joined Marvel’s Ant-Man, signing on to play scientist and original Ant-Man Hank Pym.
Since early on in development, it’s been rumored that both Pym and his successor, burglar-turned-hero Scott Lang, would be involved in Edgar Wright’s adaptation. With Paul Rudd already signed on to also play the title role, it’s now evident that he’ll be playing the superhero’s latter incarnation, who inherits the mantle after stealing Pym’s technology to shrink down and commit a crime. So that clears that up. Back to wondering whether the main villain will be The Living Eraser.
Shawshank Redeption director and Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont’s new show–first called L.A. Noir, then Lost Angels, before finally being dubbed Mob City so it would sound most like a knock-off Facebook game–has premiered its first teaser. The six-episode series airs on TNT starting December 4, and stars Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal, Neal McDonough, Ed Burns, and, from this trailer, apparently Simon Pegg as the cops and criminals fighting for Los Angeles in the years after the second World War. As we now know, the territory was eventually ceded to a human-like alien race of stretched faces and drastic proportions, but this could be an interesting history lesson nonetheless. Here’s the sneak peek:
Like he basically did in Air Force One, Harrison Ford is set to again serve as a loose replacement for action-mode Bruce Willis. “WILLIS OUT… HARRISON FORD IN !!!!”, Sylvester Stallone today tweeted (via) about the cast of his second Expendables sequel. “GREAT NEWS !!!!! Been waiting years for this!!!!”
Indeed, at least a year ago Stallone expressed interest in getting Ford–as well as Clint Eastwood, Wesley Snipes, and Nicolas Cage–to join his latest fantasy recreation of his glory years. Eastwood remains unlikely, as he’s too busy guiding the similar “walk like a man” machismo of Jersey Boys, but otherwise Stallone has been largely successful in his casting, now seemingly securing Ford alongside Snipes and Cage, as well as Mel Gibson, Jackie Chan, and Milla Jovovich. Sly also recently agreed to coach Apollo Creed’s grandson in yet another Rocky movie, and will next star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger to break out of a prison, because did I mention we’ve for a while been living in Sylvester Stallone’s dream?
Here’s the trailer for Metallica Through the Never, Predators director Nimród Antal’s attempt at giving Metallica the 3D treatment they’ve until now only found in high school notebook margins. In the film, METALLICA ROCKS. Also, Chronicle and Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Dane DeHaan gets in a van accident, police and rioters fight, and there’s a guy on a horse, and somehow all that is ostensibly involved in the periphery of this concert experience. That’s why the band can tell themselves this isn’t Bieber-inspired.
Here’s the official synopsis, to almost lend clarity to what is happening:
Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the desolate, post-apocalyptic urban streetscape, Trip has only his wits to protect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.
So… the horseman probably represents file-sharing?
True to Medieval Times’ innovative spirit of bringing a ren faire to a Boston Market, production companies Benderspink and Broken Road are now working toward bringing the entire novelty food-and-LARPing establishment to movie theaters.
Deadline reports they’ve teamed to make a rights deal with Medieval Times, aimed at “turning it into a feature film property.” Once some talent is attached, they plan on delivering it to studios as a package deal, a pre-determined platter of cinematic chicken and garlic bread, spare rib, and Pastry of the Castle.
The restaurant-cum-jousting-showcase has previously appeared in Garden State and The Cable Guy but, if you were wondering, did not appear in Black Knight. That was a knock-off middle ages-themed place Martin Lawrence worked at, before getting transported back in time to the actual middle ages. And while that may well end up being the plot of this film as well, that’s not yet undetermined, as the project does not yet have writer. Just 75 struggling performers at nine locations nationwide, all about to tragically learn that the résumé item “actor at Medieval Times” somehow can’t even get you a job acting in Medieval Times
What would an Anchorman sequel be without Nicole Kidman? Thankfully, your thoughts need not ever linger on that haunting possibility. THR confirms she’ll be giving Anchorman: The Legend Continues the Bewitched reunion the world demands with a “surprise, uncredited role” that will no longer be a surprise. No longer will your eyes light up with the delight you inevitably feel whenever Nicole Kidman shows up unexpectedly. Now it will just be like normal times when you see Nicole Kidman. Like in Practical Magic.