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Rumor: The Villain For ‘Ant-Man’ Has Been Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2014 11:50 AM
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The drama around Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has finally settled. Edgar Wright has moved on, Peyton Reed is the new director and “Anchorman” filmmaker Adam McKay is going to pen the rewrite (though c’mon people, no one’s going to leak Wright and Joe Cornish’s draft? That’s something everyone wants to read). What’s left other than to see the film next summer? Well, more details obviously since the Internets can’t resist revealing everything about a movie. Some spoilers below obviously.

Adam McKay In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 30, 2014 11:55 PM
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Adam Mckay
Is this week’s “Ant-Man”/Marvel drama finally drawing to a close? It’s been such a whirlwind of emojis I don’t even know what to think anymore. Yet who to believe? Earlier today, three men emerged as the finalists to fill the director’s chair on “Ant-Man” recently vacated by filmmaker Edgar Wright after eight years of development and what sounds like a last minute losing of nerve from Marvel in favor of something more safe and familiar.

Paul Rudd & Danny McBride Join Seth Rogen’s Animated ‘Sausage Party’ Now Dated For Summer 2016

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 30, 2014 3:05 PM
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Sausage Party, Rogen, Rudd, McBride
For all the “brave” or “risky” movie projects Annapurna Pictures backs, this one might be their biggest dare so far. When was the last time there was an R-rated animated film in wide-release theaters for adults? Aside from the Ralph Bakshi films from the 1970s, the “Heavy Metal" movie in the 1980s and after 1999's "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut," the pickins are pretty slim (and we're talking theatrical, not DVD releases). Animated films are mostly the domain of kids movies, but Annapurna does have quite the project in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Sausage Party.”

'The Artist' Director Michel Hazanavicius To Direct Zach Galifianakis & Paul Rudd In High-Concept Comedy 'Will'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 7:37 PM
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Michel Hazanavicius, The Search
With this upcoming Cannes Competition film "The Search" an epic drama set against the backdrop of the Chechen War, it looks like director Michel Hazanavicius wants to return to lighter fare for his next movie. And oh yeah, he's going Hollywood with a project he was first eyeing a couple of years ago.

Review: R-Rated, Extended Cut Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 2, 2014 11:00 AM
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Earlier this week, Paul Rudd visited “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to welcome Fallon to his new gig as host and, ostensibly, to plug the rerelease of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which begins a weeklong run in an extended, R-rated cut this weekend. When the always-excitable Fallon asked Rudd what the longer cut was like, Rudd paused and said, “It’s just weird.” This is the easiest way to describe the new version of “Anchorman 2,” an oversized comedy so shapeless and bizarre that it borders on being experimental. Gone is any sense of pacing or propriety; in its place is sheer, go-for-broke goofiness. It doesn’t always work, but it’s probably the most fascinating thing being released in theaters this weekend.

Paul Rudd Dismisses 'Ant-Man' Rumors, Don Cheadle Suiting Up For 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2013 9:39 AM
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Iron Man 3, Iron Patriot, Don Cheadle
It's been quiet since October, when rumors surfaced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd were the frontrunners to play "Ant-Man" for Marvel and director Edgar Wright. Gordon-Levitt quickly denied the rumors as empty scuttlebutt, and now, on the promotional tour for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Rudd has confirmed that the rumor was about as legitimate as Brian Fantana's account of first love.

Watch: 2 New Trailers For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Starring Will Ferrell & Steve Carell

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 23, 2013 4:46 AM
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Now, these are more like it. Only earlier today, we were talking around the Playlist water cooler about how the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," which has involved a slightly underwhelming teaser trailer, Will Ferrell shooting 70 (!) in-character Dodge Durango ads, and as of yesterday, a Ben & Jerrys flavor called "Scotchy Scotch Scotch," has risked turning Ron Burgundy from the central character of the funniest pure comedy of the 00s to a corporate pitchman whose new movie was looking worryingly disappointing.

Watch: New Trailer For 'All Is Bright' Starring Paul Rudd & Paul Giamatti

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 6, 2013 9:30 AM
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Paul Rudd,Paul Giamatti, Almost Christmas
It's been eight years waiting for a follow-up from Phil Morrison, director of the wry Oscar-nominated drama “Junebug,” and now that the occasion's finally arrived, he's unfortunately faced with being the second Paul Rudd two-hander this year. “All Is Bright,” which premiered in April at Tribeca (under the awful title “Almost Christmas”), sees Rudd paired with Paul Giamatti and selling Christmas trees to resistant passers-by. Hilarious, right? Well, a new trailer has dropped, suggesting that the tone for the film is more “Bad Santa” than “Prince Avalanche.” So that's something.

Ron Burgundy To Release Leather-Bound Book Of His Own, While Details Emerge About Proposed 'Anchorman' Broadway Show

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 14, 2013 3:04 PM
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It was bound to happen: Ron Burgundy, the egotistical news anchor played by Will Ferrell in 2004's"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and this winter's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues," will have his own leather-bound book (undoubtedly smelling of rich mahogany). According to Rolling Stone, a new book supposedly authored by Burgundy will be out on November 19th. But that's not all: the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Burgundy and his fellow newscasters on the cover, also offers some insight into the film's plot as well as revealing what would have been had the film come to fruition in its original form: as a lavish Broadway musical.

Watch: A Pair Of Hilarious New 'Prince Avalanche' Clips

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 1, 2013 3:25 PM
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Prince Avalanche
If you’ve read past write-ups on director David Gordon Green’s film, “Prince Avalanche,” then you know we at The Playlist love it. It made our Best Films of the Year…So Far list, and writer Rodrigo Perez gave it an “A-” in his Sundance review.

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