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Bill Hader Talks Working With Pal Greg Mottola On 'Paul' & 'Ghostbusters 3' Rumors

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 17, 2011 5:02 AM
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Comedian Also Discusses Two More Potential Mottola Projects: 'Dog of the South' Adaptation & An Untitled Vigilante Doorman Film

Bill Hader Working On A Secret Project For Scott Rudin With 'Jackass' Writer Vernon Chatman

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 10, 2011 8:38 AM
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Comedian Also Says Judd Apatow Slasher Comedy Is Probably Not Called 'House Of Joel' AnymoreYes, it's turning out to be Bill Hader month on The Playlist, sue us (could be worse, Michael Bay month could start April 1).

Bill Hader Drops More Casting On 'The Hand Job' Starring Aubrey Plaza

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 9, 2011 6:52 AM
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SNL Funnyman Says Andy Samberg, Alia Shawkat, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Donald Glover & More Will Star In Film Written By His WifeEXCLUSIVE: We haven't been shy in expressing our infatuation with comedic actress Aubrey Plaza. Though she doesn't have too many notches on her belt, her turns in "Funny People," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Parks and Recreation" are extremely impressive, displaying a young talent with a knack for comedic timing and wit. Whether it's keeping up with Seth Rogen's deadpan, dry deliveries in Judd Apatow's last picture or actively (and abrasively) berating Michael Cera in Edgar Wright's underrated gem, Plaza did it all effortlessly and showed that she was more than just a one-note actress with a cute face. She's gonna be somebody, she's gonna be a contenda.

Exclusive: New Bill Hader Film 'Vaughn Meader' Being Directed By 'The Wrestler' Scribe Rob Siegel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2011 4:05 AM
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Alexander Woo Writing; Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films To Produce Dark Comedy About American Comedian/ImpersonatorEXCLUSIVE: When comedians are hired for a film, it's generally so they can do the familiar and funny thing they're known for, so it's refreshing to see Bill Hader play against type in Greg Mottola's sci-fi road-trip film, "Paul," as what essentially is the psychopath villain, perhaps not unlike Robert Patrick as the T-1000 in "Terminator 2" -- his character is a man on a mission that won't be stopped.

Review: 'Paul' Delivers A Funny, Touching, Rewarding Journey

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2011 4:03 AM
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From The Playlist U.K.: The pubs of London are littered with the carcasses of British comedy stars who weren't able to convert their TV success to the big screen. Countless sitcom actors made awkward, unfunny film debuts, and even big names like Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan have mostly tripped over in the cinema. The principle exceptions in recent years, however, have been the "Spaced" duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who, in reuniting with the director of that show, Edgar Wright, produced two bona-fide comedy classics in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz."

Watch: The New Pornographers Recruit Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Donald Glover & More For Video 'Moves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2011 3:30 AM
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Talk about calling in favours. For their newest video "Moves," The New Pornographers and director Tom Scharpling have enlisted a ridiculously stacked line up of comedians, musicians and other indie-world folk to star, and the results are pretty charming -- though it's kind of too bad the entire video peaks with the fake trailer that opens it up.

Exclusive: Bill Hader Says He Knows Nothing About His Alleged 'Ghostbusters 3' Role

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 2:05 AM
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Judd Apatow-Produced 'House Of Joel' Comedy Project Is Still Very Much Alive, Has A 'Human Giant' Writer OnboardAt the red carpet premiere for "True Grit," we took the opportunity to ask Bill Hader about a certain impending project, a certain big-time sequel that may reunite a certain beloved cast. Less than a month ago, word got out that Sony was eying Hader, Will Forte and Anna Faris as potential proton-pack wielders in "Ghostbusters 3." And then Dan Aykroyd himself confirmed that Hader was one of the "strong possibilities."

Dan Aykroyd Confirms Bill Hader & Anna Faris As "Strong Possibilities" For 'Ghostbusters 3'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 30, 2010 4:10 AM
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Aykroyd Mentions Eliza Dushku As A Hopeful As WellAin't afraid of ghosts? How about sequels way past their prime?

Will Forte & Bill Hader To Join 'Ghostbusters 3'?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 24, 2010 2:03 AM
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Anna Faris Also Linked To FilmA flurry of activity surrounds the still-gestating "Ghostbusters 3," and while some of it smells fishy, there still remains the possibility of a kernel of truth. The guys at What's Playing have apparently unearthed some casting news from their source at Sony, who can't confirm the hot rumor that Sony is high on Anna Faris, but will go on record saying former "Saturday Night Live" castmates Will Forte and Bill Hader may be candidates to join this newest incarnation of the franchise.

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