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Larry Charles Will Take ‘A Walk In The Woods’ With Nick Nolte & Robert Redford

  • By Ben Brock
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  • November 5, 2013 1:14 PM
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Robert Redford would be a busy man even if he wasn't 77 years old: appearing in the forthcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” in going solo Oscar-possibility “All is Lost” and lining up to star in and direct “A Walk In The Woods,” an adaptation of Bill Bryson's book about hiking the Appalachian trail alongside Nick Nolte, which he had planned to direct. Perhaps inevitably, something had to give.

Patton Oswalt & Bob Oedenkirk Fill The ‘Kitchen Sink,’ Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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Originally set to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, the Black List-approved “Kitchen Sink”—described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Zombieland” with vampires and an alien invasion thrown in for good measure—has beefed its cast with some solid comedic forces. Deadline is reporting that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts (the Literal Doctor on “Arrested Development” and “Key & Peele” showrunner) have joined the film in unnamed roles, though it’s highly likely that the roles will be teachers or school administrators, given the high school setting of the genre mash-up.

Josh Gad To Play Comedian Sam Kinision For 'Borat' Director Larry Charles In Long-Developing Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 6:25 PM
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So how long has "Kinison" been kicking around? We first reported on it way back in 2008 when it was set up over at HBO with "American Splendor" team Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini tapped to adapt the book "Brother Sam" by the comedian's sibling Bill Kinison, with Tom Shadyac ("Bruce Almighty," "Liar Liar") set to the direct with Dan Fogler in the lead role. All was silent until a couple of years later, when it was revealed Shadyac was still attached, and he currently is— although only as a producer. A new writer, director and star are now moving the project along.

Jim Carrey's French Flavored Comedy 'Pierre Pierre' Will Finally Shoot This Summer

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 13, 2012 9:23 AM
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It's been a quiet few years for Jim Carrey. Since the release of Robert Zemeckis' "A Christmas Carol" back in 2009 in which Carrey underwent the mo-cap treatment, we've only seen him in the disappointing "Mr. Popper's Penguins." So, more accurately, it's actually been a long time since we saw Carrey in a legitimately good film. If you ignore the brilliant "I Love You Phillip Morris" (which me might as well considering the amount of people who saw it) Carrey hasn't shown up in a decent film in quite a few years. But might all that be about to change?

Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual Role, Saddam Hussein Inspired Comedy 'The Dictator' Hits May 11, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 3:48 AM
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It's been a couple of years since "Bruno" and if you've been feeling an absence of Sacha Baron Cohen on the big screen, that's all about to change. Of course, he has a role in Martin Scorsese's 3D family film "Hugo Cabret" set to hit at the end of the year, and now, his high concept comedy "The Dictator" has landed a release date of May 11, 2012 and will undoubtedly become his next starring vehicle.

Larry Charles Takes On Directing Gig For Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual-Role Picture, 'The Dictator'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 16, 2010 3:22 AM
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Paramount Project Sees Comedian Playing Both A Foreign Dictator & A Goat Herder Who Get Lost In The U.S.Despite the box-office disappointment* that was "Brüno," Sacha Baron Cohen is still commanding high figures these days and is very much in demand. For his next project, Paramount agreed to give the star $20 million against 20% first-dollar gross, all based on a pitch.

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