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Jason Sudeikis To Lead 'Fletch' Reboot, Ed Helms Has An 'Epic Fail' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 11, 2014 10:24 AM
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Jason Sudeikis Fletch
It’s been a long time coming -- this latest attempt began in 2011 -- but the “Fletch” remake is finally coming down the pipeline. THR is reporting that fellow “SNL” alum Jason Sudeikis is in talks to fill Chevy Chase’s shoes as the titular character in “Fletch Won.”

'Bachelorette' Duo Director Leslye Headland & Star Kirsten Dunst Talk Jason Sudeikis Into 'Sleeping With Other People'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2013 2:20 PM
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Bachelorette Kirsten Dunst
One of last year's surprise success stories was "Bachelorette," the micro-budgeted theatrical adaptation that ended up being a smash thanks largely to On Demand services and iTunes (exact numbers for which, of course, are never released). Well it looks like "Bachelorette" writer/director Leslye Headland had a great time with star Kirsten Dunst, because they've agreed to reteam for "Sleeping With Other People," once again produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions. What's more they've roped Jason Sudeikis in for the silly, sexy romantic comedy.

TIFF Review: Jason Reitman's 'Boogie Nights' Live Read Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Brolin, Olivia Wilde & More

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 9, 2013 2:30 PM
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With a growing audience of devoted cinephiles over the past few years, it seems there are few film-related events more beloved than Jason Reitman's Live Reads. The setup is simple: Reitman selects a classic screenplay of his choosing to be read by new actors in front of a live audience with Reitman himself reading the stage direction. The only other accompaniment to the performances is a projection behind the performers featuring a frame of the film (digitally removing the actors) to set the scene and usually some music before and after the show begins. Sometimes the casting aims to turn the material on its head—"Reservoir Dogs" with an all-African American cast or "Glengary Glen Ross" with an ensemble of women—and sometimes it's more straightforward. So why have these readings become such a hot ticket? Well, for starters, the events (held typically at the LACMA in Los Angeles) are not recorded and are never repeated and at their best, they force the audience to think about the film in a new way. But the real secret to their success—like the films themselves—is that it usually comes down to the casting.

Review: 'We're The Millers' Starring Jason Sudeikis & Jennifer Aniston

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 9:01 AM
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From the start, "We're The Millers" makes it clear it's not going to try very hard. In fact, the film opens by leaning on a montage/sizzle reel of YouTube clips as an easy layup for laughs in order to get audiences already chuckling and in the mood for the patchy comedy to come. The double rainbow guy, the streaker who runs into a glass door and even the cute surprised kitty are all shamelessly pulled together in what is eventually revealed to be a pretty thin excuse to build character for David (Jason Sudeikis), a thirty-something pot dealer who does little more than sling dimebags, attempt to hit on his stripper neighbour Rose (Jennifer Aniston) while pretty much holding an unreasonable amount of contempt for anyone who isn't him. Of course, by the end of the movie he'll get the girl, his heart will grow a couple of sizes, and he'll learn the value of family or at least caring for people. But before he earns those bits of realization, he'll have to go Mexico first.

Watch: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte & Ed Helms Play "Hopeless Wanderer" In New Mumford & Sons Video

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 2:07 PM
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So, Mumford & Sons is still a thing, particularly if you're into boot-stomping, arena anthems that all sound the same. And now, it seems the band has graduated to the level where they can round up a bunch of celebs to appear in their videos, but kudos to them for nailing this star-filled concept pretty much dead on.

Watch: New Red Band Trailer For 'We're The Millers' Gets Filthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 1:34 PM
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While summer is usually the playground of all things big, expensive and explosion-y, studios in recent years have also found a receptive audience for R-rated laughs. Of course, there's "The Hangover" franchise which did it three times, and this summer saw Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock go restricted with "The Heat." Now as the season draws closer to an end, one more is coming and it's not for the kiddies.

Watch: Jason Sudeikis Does A Pretty Good Bane Impression In Red Band Trailer For 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 9:20 AM
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In the works for years, with numerous directors and stars coming and going through various incarnations, "We're The Millers" finally firmed up a cast, got in front of cameras and has been made with Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston leading an ensemble cast that includes Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Ed Helms, Kathryn Hahn and many more. The result? Well, another comedy where an excuse is made for Aniston to strut around in her underwear...

Jason Sudeikis & Rose Byrne 'Tumbledown' Together For A Rom-Com

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 23, 2013 3:23 PM
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Though he’s still a current cast-member on “Saturday Night Live,” Jason Sudeikis still finds the time in his schedule for the big screen. And while he’s always been part of an ensemble, the “Horrible Bosses” actor is set to be the love interest in his very own romantic comedy opposite an actress who’s been in some hit comedies of her own.

'Horrible Bosses' Team Seth Gordon, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Will Spend 'One Night On The Hudson'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 2:54 PM
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Bromance alert! Having already palled around on "Horrible Bosses," and getting set to hang together on "Horrible Bosses 2," it seems director Seth Gordon and stars Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day just can't get enough of each other. (Someone give Jason Bateman a hug).

This Time The Bosses Are *Really* Horrible: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Sign For 'Horrible Bosses 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2013 1:08 PM
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In the works for a while now, "Horrible Bosses 2" seemed inevitable. The first film – great concept, pretty dull execution – powered its way to over $200 million worldwide. So no surprise that at the beginning of 2012, word first started burbling about a sequel, and by the summer, Seth Gordon was being offered the director's chair to return. Well, he's back, as are the three principal leads.

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