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Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Review: 'Hit And Run' Would Be A Fun Action Comedy If It Weren't For All That Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 22, 2012 2:02 PM
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The fact that Charlie Bronson is the name of Dax Shepherd’s protagonist in the Shepherd-co-directed, Shepherd-written and Shepherd-starring “Hit and Run” tells you everything you need to know about the film. Particularly considering the film’s Bronson, a former getaway driver in deep trouble with a colorful gang of criminals, isn’t even using his real name. No, Bronson is the name he chose to gift himself upon entering witness protection, feeling his own name was unsatisfactorily macho. It’s also a reference upon a reference upon a reference -- he’s chosen to name himself after the British criminal who renamed himself Charles Bronson, whom we’ve already seen in the film “Bronson.”

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Hit And Run' Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell & A Dreadlocked Bradley Cooper

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 27, 2012 10:17 AM
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After playing small roles in a variety of comedies like “Baby Mama” and “Idiocracy,” Dax Shepard is set to lead his most high-profile project to date, the R-rated action comedy “Hit And Run.” While the first trailer looked like any other generic action comedy churned out by the studios in the past few decades, the new red band trailer shows a greater emphasis on the raunchy gross-out humor that’s been ruling the box office of late.

Watch: Trailers Arrive For Dax Shepard's 'Hit & Run,' Orlando Bloom In 'The Good Doctor,' 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon' & 'Neil Young Journeys'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2012 12:39 PM
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A host of trailers have arrived in the last 24 hours, and it being the start of Cannes, and one of the busier days of the years, we've done a little round up of them for you below. First up, Bradley Cooper is sporting some sweet dreadlocks in the new trailer of the Dax Shepard-written action comedy, “Hit And Run,” which is co-directed by Shepard and David Palmer. The actor, currently part of the ensemble in NBC’s “Parenthood,” is no stranger to being behind the camera: he was previously behind 2010’s “Brother’s Justice,” again with Palmer as a co-director.

Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard To Star In Comedy 'Outrun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 9:57 AM
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Also, For Some Reason, Tom ArnoldWhile Bradley Cooper has used his post-"Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II" career to take a step upward with parts in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost" and possibly even Warner Bros.' "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," he's not above doing favors for friends. Even if it means starring in a movie directed by Dax Shepard.

Review: 'Brother's Justice' Earns The Title Of Least Convincing Mockumentary Ever Made

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 13, 2011 3:27 AM
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There’s a couple of central jokes at the heart of “Brother’s Justice,” a new fake-umentary opening this weekend.

Katie Aselton Likens 'The Freebie' To A Horror Movie, Gives Relationship Insight

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 11, 2011 11:45 AM
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Creeping quietly out of the wake of Sundance 2010 is Katie Aselton's "The Freebie," finally available on DVD for all of us regular peons to watch. The wait was worth it: taking a cue from the Duplass brothers' work ethic (Mark is her husband, fyi), Aselton has woven an ugly, disheartening, and (most importantly) real relationship story, complete with grounded performances and a fractured structure that mirrors the breakdown of their bond. It's one that deserves a watch despite the negative connotations it might evoke due to its association with the mumblecore movement and the usually... not our favorite... Dax Shepard. The filmmaker was kind enough to talk a little bit about her debut, explaining her reasoning for casting Shepard and her take on the subject matter.

Trailer & Poster For Dax Shephard's 'Brother's Justice' With Bradley Cooper & Tom Arnold

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 5:25 AM
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So Dax Shepherd has directed his first feature-length comedy, "Brother's Justice," and after recently unspooling at the Austin Film Festival he's drawn the big guns, sending the trailer over to Deadline to try and help land some distribution for the film.

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