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Jason Bateman, Zac Efron, Goldie Hawn & Leslie Mann Join Adam Shankman's 'This Is Where I Leave You'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2012 4:49 PM
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For the most part, Adam Shankman has been known for big screen spectacle, bringing to multiplexes the likes of "Bedtime Stories," "Hairspray" and this summer's '80s musical "Rock Of Ages." But the helmer is looking to shift gears a bit as earlier this year he signed on to direct an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's best selling novel "This Is Where I Leave You." Never one lacking for an all star cast, Shankman has gathered up yet another strong group of talent to help him tell the tale.

First Look: 'The Longest Week' With Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde & 'Maladies' Featuring James Franco, Catherine Keener

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2012 5:38 PM
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More first looks from the Cannes marketplace this evening, with a pair of star-studded indies looking to find distribution at home and abroad before the Croisette empties out. First up, there's comedy-drama "The Longest Week," from debut feature writer/director Peter Glanz, who was behind AMC's web series "The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks." The film's got an impressive cast, led by "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman, and also including Billy Crudup and Olivia Wilde. Images, a poster and a synopsis below, and click on to page two for your first look at James Franco starrer "Maladies."

Jon Favreau Reunites With Jason Bateman & Seth Gordon For 'Identity Thief'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 3, 2012 11:39 AM
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Seth Gordon’s latest directorial effort, with “Horrible Bosses” cohort Jason Bateman and “Bridesmaids” scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy in the leads, has steadily been coming together in recent months. And now set to hit next summer, it seems as if “Identity Theft” will start rolling any day now.

Tribeca Review: Morgan Spurlock's Crowd-Pleasing 'Mansome' Is Cute, But Unilluminating

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 30, 2012 6:41 PM
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What makes a man shave his chest? Sport a hirsute, ridiculously long and absurd-looking beard? Bleach his anus, thread his eyebrows or play around with his facial hair in any number of manscaping ways? These are some of the questions posed in Morgan Spurlock's latest cheery and congenial documentary, "Mansome."

Jason Bateman Out, Jennifer Aniston In For 'We're The Millers'; Jason Sudeikis Also Eyeing Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 7:00 PM
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Here's a project that has been stuck in development hell, that we kind of figured was left for dead. In various stages of development for nearly a decade, "We're The Millers" saw folks like directors John Morris and Sean Anders, and actors Will Arnett and Steve Buscemi go through the revolving door. Last summer reports surfaced that Jason Bateman would take over the lead role, but now it looks like another casting change up is in the works.

Watch: 3 Clips From Morgan Spurlock's Grooming Documentary 'Mansome' With Jason Bateman & Will Arnett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2012 6:41 PM
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Morgan Spurlock doesn't sleep it seems. With his Comic Con doc heading into theaters, the busy documentarian has a new show premiring on Sky Atlantic titled "New Brittania" about the differences between Brits and Americans, and later this month, he's unveiling yet another documentary, "Mansome." And while we had little idea that this was getting made, not only is it done, it's set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 4:25 PM
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For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda," "Syriana" and the severely underappreciated "Please Give" while still paying the bills with odd blockbusters like "2012" here and there. But her name is being mentioned a bit more these days. She's got a role in Terrence Malick's untitled romance, a new show on NBC, and now she's headed back to the big screen to deliver some comedy with two of the best in the business.

Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 4:34 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With "Bridesmaids" arriving in theaters on May 13th last year and becoming one of the biggest comedies of 2011, and suprisingly, an awards season player, Universal isn't rocking the boat with the next big Melissa McCarthy comedy.

Joe Carnahan To Direct 'Cross Brothers'; Ralph Fiennes & Bryan Singer Sought For 'Imitation Game' & David Yates Takes 'A Reliable Wife'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 9:04 AM
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Very occasionally, the trades do something known in the journalism trade as "burying the lede" -- dropping a hint of a separate story in a piece about something else entirely, which can often be passed over at first glance. As it turns out, there's been a couple of examples of this in the last few days: potential projects hinted at by some names who've been in the news a lot of late.

Seth Gordon Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 1:57 PM
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First announced last summer, and expected to be Melissa McCarthy's first post-"Bridesmaids" starring project, not much had been heard about "Identity Theft" since. But it looks like the plans to shoot this during McCarthy's hiatus from the dreadful CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" are coming together, as a director has been roped in.

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