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Sacha Baron Cohen Brings 'The Lesbian' To Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2012 5:48 PM
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Headlines write themselves sometimes. And when it's Sacha Baron Cohen and the title of the movie project is "The Lesbian," half the work is pretty much done already.

Duh: ‘Jack Reacher’ Being Eyed As Franchise, While Viacom Chief Signals Death Of Original Ideas At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 4:57 PM
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  • 9 Comments
To say that Paramount is having a pretty horrible 2012, which unfortunately coincides with their 100th anniversary, would be an understatement. With two movies bumped to 2013 -- "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- while "World War Z" goes through a pretty public and ugly reshoot and rewrite process to try and salvage a picture that currently is only half good and has Brad Pitt and director Marc Forster at odds, it's no surprise honchos are looking to find any silver lining they can. And it looks like Tom Cruise may be that hope.

Paramount's Post-DreamWorks Animation Slate Includes 'SpongeBob' Sequel, 'Dora The Explorer' Movie & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 20, 2012 2:18 PM
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It's an interesting time for animation at Paramount. For many years they were the sole distributor of DreamWorks Animation's animated product. After this fall's "Rise of the Guardians" though, that will no longer be the case, leaving DreamWorks to fend for itself (the studio is still figuring out what it's going to do but it's looking like Sony will probably distribute, starting with Chris Sanders' caveman romp "The Croods") and Paramount to look for fresh animated product, following its Best Animated Feature win for last year's "Rango." Well, the studio is releasing more details about its next phase of animation. Oh, and DreamWorks released a new photo from its movie about an F-1 racing snail. Whew.

Sacha Baron Cohen Lines Up Spy Spoof At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 3:59 PM
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He's played a dimwitted journalist from Kazakhstan, a gay fashionista, a French race car driver, a French train station guard, a dictator and a seriously clueless hip hop loving surburban dude. And now, Sacha Baron Cohen is ready to take on one of the most classic of comic characters, the spy.

'The Inbetweeners' Being Prepped For An American Movie Remake Now Too

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2012 5:27 PM
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So, let's straighten this all out. First there was the BBC hit comedy show "The Inbetweeners," about four young lads who are interested in the kinds of things young lads are usually interested in: alcohol and sex. The show gained a strong following, but no one could have predicted that the "The Inbetweeners Movie" -- released last year and coming to the U.S. in September -- would become the highest growing comedy in the U.K. of all time. And of course, a remake came knocking, with MTV set to unspool the Americanized version of the show in August (get a first look here). But wait, there's more.

Keep Dreaming: Paramount Wants Justin Timberlake For 'Baywatch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 9:16 AM
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File this under Nice Try and Obvious Wishlist, because we predict this is never, ever gonna happen. But whatever....

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Put On Hold To Fix Script & Budget, Release Date Pushed Back To May 16, 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 3:32 PM
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It looks like Paramount has finally learned their lesson the very, very hard way. After scuttling three movies slated for a 2012 release into 2013 -- "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "World War Z" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- it seems studio executives have decided to actually read the script of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and they don't like what they see. They really don't like it.

The Playlist Go Behind The Scenes Of Paramount's All-Star Vanity Fair Group Photo

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2012 1:28 PM
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Something truly historic arrived online yesterday: in honor of the 100th birthday of Paramount Studios, one of the most prestigious studios in Hollywood, Vanity Fair gathered together 116 stars and directors from the company's glittering history. From Kirk Douglas to Anton Yelchin, from Jack Nicholson to Dakota Fanning, from Martin Scorsese to someone called Katie Featherstone, it was as dazzling a collection of stars as had even been assembled.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Teams With Paramount For 'God Particle' & 'Wunderkind'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 12, 2012 10:40 AM
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Paramount has had a rough few weeks, with Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator” underperforming and their now tentpole-less summer after deciding to push back “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” by nine months. Fortunately for them, they’re still very much in the J.J. Abrams business.

Is Paramount Getting Ready To Make 'Jackass 4'?

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:17 AM
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  • 27 Comments
Even after "Jackass 3D" took in $170 million, it seemed like the extra footage jambalaya that was the straight-to-DVD "Jackass 3.5" might the final entry in the "Jackass" franchise, especially after the tragic death of cast member Ryan Dunn. Maybe not. In fact, it looks like the "Jackass" gang could preparing another installment of pranks, stunts, and general testicle-abuse.

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