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'Wanderlust' Helmer David Wain Planning 'Newsreaders' Spin-Off From 'Children's Hospital'; Donald Sutherland Signs For Sitcom From 'It's Always Sunny...' Writers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2012 9:46 AM
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It's taken a while but "The State" veteran David Wain has cracked the mainstream. Having made his directorial debut a decade ago with the cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer," Wain took a while to get anything going again, but came roaring back with two films in two years, anthology "The Ten" and Paul Rudd/Seann William Scott-starrer "Role Models," the latter of which became something of a sleeper hit.

Rob Corddry Joins 'Pain And Gain'; Michael Bay Says It Has "No Action, One Car Crash"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2012 2:12 PM
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Rob Corddry is the Jessica Chastain of male comic character actors. No, seriously, hear us out. Aside from being tremendously busy writing, producing and starring in "Children's Hospital," he's got a strong pack of movies on the horizon, including "Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World," "Butter," "Warm Bodies" and "Rapturepalooza." Dude is going to everywhere and now he's adding another gig to his schedule.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Butter' Tries To Carve Up Edgy Laughs But Goes Soft By The End

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 15, 2011 7:02 AM
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A political satire set in the competitive world of butter-carving at the Iowa state fair, the script for "Butter" was so ballyhooed and praised of that it wound up on The Black List, the annual underground buzz list of unproduced screenplays based on a straw poll of agents, development executives and insiders. (As a side note, we must say that The Black List is only interesting as a barometer of quality insofar as you trust agents, development executives and insiders to be able to tell good from bad, which much of Hollywood's output suggests is not actually the case.)

Rob Corddry Joins Jonathan Levine’s Zombie Romance ‘Warm Bodies’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 6:59 AM
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We'll say this for Jonathan Levine -- you can't peg him down to any one genre. The director first made waves with the horror flick "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" (which he says is still stuck in distributor hell) before breaking out with charming hip-hop coming-of-age film "The Wackness." Next month he's got the cancer dramedy "50/50" set to hit theaters, and after that? A zombie romance of course.

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