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Zach Galifianakis Won't Be In 'R.I.P.D.'; Comedy With Will Ferrell Now Titled 'Southern Rivals'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2011 9:07 AM
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What happens when you become hot in Hollywood is that you're able to attach yourself to a lot of projects, firstly to give yourself more options, and secondly because the material that gets sent your way tends to get better as your fame meter rises. But timing, schedules and other factors mean that sometimes a project gets stalled or doesn't get made, or simply, there's no time to do it.

David Gordon Green Brings 'Black Jack' To Comedy Central; Zach Galifianakis Producing For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 6:22 AM
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These days, to be considered a major player, you gotta have your fingers in a lot of different pies, and television -- especially on premium cable like HBO or AMC -- are providing opportunities for talent to develop a broad array of work. One has to look no further than Mark Wahlberg or Tom Hanks who are heavily involved with the network with a variety of programs. So really, it's no surprise that David Gordon Green and Zach Galifianakis are making bigger strides down those avenues.

SXSW: Todd Phillips Auditioned Zach Galifianakis For 'Road Trip,' Says Unrated DVDs A DGA Violation

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 15, 2011 7:58 AM
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Along with Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips is one of a few filmmakers you could say was truly responsible for shaping the modern studio comedy over the last decade. “Old School” and “The Hangover” practically set the template for raunchy-but-realistic man-centric comedies, launching the big-screen careers of almost all involved in the process. The filmmaker, whose “The Hangover Part II” is finished and will be shown to the studio this week with a trailer to follow soon, sat down with Elvis Mitchell for a panel discussion at SXSW that we attended, to talk about his career as well as discuss his highly anticipated sequel.

'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Pulls Together An All-Star Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte & William Atherton Will All FeatureTo go over the multiple six degrees of comedy connections between Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim would take us all night but here's the short version: these are two funny dudes whose success and cult status of their recently ended "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" sketch comedy show on Adult Swim brought them to the attention of comedy's biggest stars and made them a team clearly headed onto bigger and better things. Word around their feature debut has been bubbling for the past few weeks, but it looks like things are finally getting locked into place.

Zach Galifianakis In Talks To Join Ryan Reynolds in 'R.I.P.D.'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 2, 2011 4:29 AM
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So, does this mean Ryan Reynolds won't be starring in "Deadpool"? Let's back up for a second. Comedian Zach Galifianakis is in talks to join Reynolds in "R.I.P.D.," an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic book about a pair of deceased detectives, one a recently murdered cop, the other a gunslinger from the Old West. Robert Schwentke ("Red," "The Time Traveler's Wife," "Flightplan") has been attached to direct since last fall.

Make This Hollywood: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Linked To Political Comedy Eyeing 2012 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 8:22 AM
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Jay Roach Attached To DirectListen Hollywood, we know that for whatever inane reason you can't find sufficient reason to greenlight "Anchorman 2" or "Zoolander 2" (yet), but holy sweet molasses, when Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis come knocking on your door, don't turn them away.

Tom Shadyac On Shortlist For 'Mr. Limpet' With Zach Galifianakis; Sets Up Sam Kinison Biopic At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 11:13 AM
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Guess The Whole Giving-Away-All-Your-Money-And-Living-In-A-Trailer Thing Didn't Quite StickSo we thought Tom Shadyac was done with Hollywood? The director of “The Nutty Professor,” “Liar Liar” and “Bruce Almighty” is just coming out of an odd few years following his last film, “Evan Almighty." The director has sold a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Pasadena, given away most of his money and possessions, now lives in a trailer park by choice and is currently hawking a new documentary called "I Am." The documentary finds Shadyac talking to folks like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky trying to figure out why mankind is more often than not competitive rather than empathetic.

Paul Giamatti Joins 'The Hangover 2'; Spoiler-ish Photos From The Shoot Leak

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2010 8:50 AM
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Mike Fleming seems to have been saving all of his big guns for Friday afternoon. In yet another exclusive today, Deadline reveals that Paul Giamatti will be joining the cast of "The Hangover 2" which includes the returning quartet of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha, along with Mel Gibson replacement Liam Neeson and Mike Tyson, reprising his role as his Phil Collins-loving self.

Review: 'Due Date' Should Have Been Terminated Early

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 2, 2010 2:09 AM
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At some point between its initial release last summer and today, Todd Phillips' "The Hangover" has gone from being an alright, somewhat amateurish guys-night-out comic fantasy to, like, the funniest movie ever (it also, staggeringly, became the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time). The fact that we can't place a single noteworthy scene or memorable line, a little more than a year later, says something, especially because other things about the film still linger unhappily such as its somewhat slack pacing and icky misogynistic overtones.

Video Of The Day: Zach Galifianakis Smokes A J On "Real Time With Bill Maher"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 1, 2010 3:29 AM
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Comedian Says He Was Not Responsible For Mel Gibson's 'Hangover 2' Ousting

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