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Max Winkler & Jake Johnson Write & Create Mayoral Comedy For Fox TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 7:38 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Earlier this year, during an interview with David Gordon Green, we asked about his Rough House Pictures production shingle, the company he formed with filmmaking pals Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Matt Reilly. He told us it's a place where the "strange ideas and concepts" they cook up or come across have a home to grow and develop. And it looks like those plans are starting to bear some fruit, particularly on television. Last spring, MTV picked up the animated series "Good Vibes" and this summer Rough House signed a one-year development deal with 20th Century Fox. Well, they certainly haven't wasted any time in getting things rolling.

Mark Wahlberg In, David O. Russell & Vince Vaughn Out Of Action Comedy '2 Guns'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 7:27 AM
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Even though Mark Wahlberg and David O. Russell can't seem to get on the same page these days -- the actor had to drop out of "The Silver Linings Playbook" recently due to scheduling woes -- it still seems the pair are looking over each others' shoulders. At the beginning of the year, you might remember that Russell was attached to rewrite and direct "2 Guns" with Vince Vaughn attached to star. Well, Russell and Wahlberg have swapped the project and Vaughn looks to have moved on.

Ruben Fleischer Initially Thought '30 Minutes Or Less' Would Have A Darker, 'Fargo'-Esque Vibe

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 10, 2011 7:02 AM
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Filmmaker Talks Killing Off Characters & The Surprising Survivors Of This Action Comedy & MoreExclusive: Dwayne and Travis (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson), two lazy, but conniving white-trash layabouts, want to open up a tanning salon, but they're broke and Travis' dad (Fred Ward) is a millionaire who refuses to give his indolent son any money. A crazy and circuitous scheme is hatched: kill dad. Where will they get the money to hire an assassin? It's elementary: just force some nobody pizza boy (Jesse Eisenberg) to rob a bank by knocking him out and strapping a bomb to his chest.

Watch: Senior Year Is A Beautiful Drag In Trailer For 'Tanner Hall' With Rooney Mara & Brie Larson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 6:01 AM
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Oh, senior year. So much heartbreak, so much drama, and if you're in an all girls boarding school, we can only imagine those sensations are heightened. Certainly that's the case for the students at "Tanner Hall." Vulture unveiled the trailer and as we mentioned just a couple of days ago, the film is notable for featuring on-the-rise and soon-to-breakout stars Rooney Mara and Brie Larson and is finally hitting screens after premiering at TIFF two years ago.

First Look At Tom Hanks & Newcomer Thomas Horn In 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 5:36 AM
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Plus Gwyenth Paltrow In 'Contagion' And Jon Bon Jovi & Lea Michele In 'New Year's Eve'A few bits and pieces of candy for your eyeballs as Warner Bros. has released new pics from some of their upcoming films. Let's get to it.

New Posters For 'The Adventures Of Tintin' & 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 4:20 AM
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Yeah, we know, in terms of pairing two movies together for one story you can't get much more polar opposite than these two films, but they both share long titles so we'll use that as the connecting link. Or whatever.

Duh: Milla Jovovich & Paul W.S. Anderson Returning For 'Resident Evil: Retribution'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 3:34 AM
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Sienna Guillory Won't Be BackWe may not understand the love the "Resident Evil" franchise has, but money doesn't lie. Now four films strong, each entry in the series has made more than the last (not unlike the "Final Destination" franchise) with last year's 3D effort "Resident Evil: Afterlife" taking in nearly $300 million worldwide, pretty much doubling the $147 million haul of "Resident Evil: Extinction." That's the kind of numbers that makes studio executives tingle. Anyway, it wasn't much of a surprise that a sequel was greenlit and stamped with a 2012 release date last fall, and this bit of news is even less of a stunner.

Keanu Reeves Lining Up Financing For His Directorial Debut 'Man Of Tai Chi'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2011 3:03 AM
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"...but what I really want to do is direct" is a phrase is commonly tossed around by actors in Hollywood but few of them ever make the leap. It's a big transition to go from being in front of the camera to being behind, commanding an entire project from start to finish; a daunting task that can overwhelm even the most powerful players in the industry. But as folks like Clint Eastwood, Jon Favreau, George Clooney and more have shown, the leap can be made and done very successfully, which is why we'll be keeping an eye on Keanu Reeves.

Watch: Welcome To Heartbreak; Full Trailer for Sundance Hit 'Like Crazy' Lands

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 10, 2011 2:55 AM
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Arriving barely a week after the teaser trailer, a full-length spot has arrived for Sundance hit "Like Crazy." The long-distance romantic drama stars Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence and it struck a nerve with audiences at Park City earlier this year, taking home the Grand Jury Prize for director Drake Doremus and Special Jury Prize for Felicity Jones. This writer saw the film back in January and thought it was easily one of the best of the fest. The film was mostly improvised and manages to capture that suffocating feeling of being in a long-distance relationship delivering a few moments that are truly crushing.

Guillermo Del Toro Says PG-13 Is The Refuge Of Cowards

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 10, 2011 2:46 AM
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How The Weinsteins Messed With 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' & More From The Filmmakers On The Horror RemakeOn Monday night, the Film Society Of Lincoln Center hosted a screening of “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” as part of their Film Comment Selects series. The Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film is a remake of a 1973 made-for-TV film about a young couple being pursued by malevolent creatures in a spooky old house they’ve inherited. The new version swaps in Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as interior decorators renovating an old house and gives Pearce’s character an 11-year-old daughter, Bailee Madison (“Brothers”), who ends up the subject of most of the torment.

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