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Casting: Audrey Tautou Joins Michel Gondry's Next Film, Mark Ruffalo Eyes 'Columbo' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 10:01 AM
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Audrey Tautou Beautiful Lies
Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" finally arrive in U.S. theaters this weekend, and he's celebrating by getting back to work. He starts shooting in a few weeks on his next film, "Microbe et gasoil," and he's now attracted a big name to the film.

Watch: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Are Back In Debut Trailer For ‘Horrible Bosses 2'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 1, 2014 8:15 PM
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Horrible Bosses 2
"Horrible Bosses" was a fantastic concept. Get three strong comedians (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis), give them brutally bad bosses and cast them with some pretty big Hollywood names we don't often see playing these types of characters (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey—who we now know as the horrible politician from “House Of Cards,” but it had been a long time since he’d played someone so heartless and cruel).

Casting: Tom Hanks Pops Into Meg Ryan's 'Ithaca,' Jason Sudeikis Is A Hit Man & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2014 11:18 AM
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Tom Hanks Meg Ryan You've Got Mail
Already announced as a producer on the project, it looks like Tom Hanks will reunite on screen—briefly—with Meg Ryan. The actor is set to make a cameo appearance in "Ithaca," which follows 14-year-old Homer Macauley, who is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen.

Alison Brie Is 'Sleeping With Other People,' Nic Cage Will 'Pay The Ghost,' Helen Mirren Sees 'Eye In The Sky' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2014 11:25 AM
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Joe, Nicolas Cage
After jostling with a couple different casting iterations, "Bachelorette" writer/director Leslye Headland has lined up Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas and Natasha Lyonne for "Sleeping With Other People." The story follows a womanizer named Jake (Sudeikis), and a serial cheater (Brie), who form a platonic relationship to overcome their chronic infidelity. The film is described as " 'When Harry Met Sally' but with assholes," and production will begin in June, with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing.

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.

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