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'Captain America' Star Frank Grillo To Star In Remake Of 'The Raid,' Isla Fisher Joins 'Grimsby' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 14, 2014 10:42 AM
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Frank Grillo, Intersection
The idea of a remake of Indonesian action sensation "The Raid" without the bonkers, surely-someone-must-have-died action genius of director Gareth Evans, or with the presumably lax approach to health and safety that's the only way some of the insanity of the film (and its even crazier sequel) could have been pulled off, seems somewhat pointless. But nevertheless, Screen Gems have been pressing on, with "Red Hill" and "The Expendables 3" helmer Patrick Hughes attached to direct, and they just made a hire that means we might have a sliver of interest in the prospect.

Rebel Wilson To Star In Long-Brewing 'Private Benjamin' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 3:40 PM
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Rebel Wilson Private Benjamin
For years now, Hollywood has been trying to relaunch Goldie Hawn's 1980 star-making comedy "Private Benjamin." At one point many, many years ago, Anna Faris was tapped for the lead, but the project never went anywhere and we haven't heard about it for a while. But like all things in tinseltown today, no project is ever dead, and indeed it has risen once again with a new actress to power it.

As Expected, Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Are Officially Back For 'Pitch Perfect 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 8:56 PM
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Pitch Perfect
How could you make a "Pitch Perfect" sequel, with its two main stars? That would be likel making a "Bring It On" sequel without Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku....oh wait.... Well, not to fear. Universal Pictures won't be making that kind of mistake again.

Anton Yelchin Joins Paul Schrader's 'Dying Of The Light,' Greta Gerwig Hatches 'Maggie's Plan' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 1:24 PM
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Seemingly loving this whole social media thing, Paul Schrader was a steady presence through 2013 on Facebook, during the highs and lows of getting his low-budget sizzler "The Canyons" out in the world. Now, he's kicking off 2014 by making a new film, "The Dying of the Light."

The 10 Most Promising Network Shows For Fall 2013

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 16, 2013 1:01 PM
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This week concluded the yearly "up-fronts," where advertisers and affiliates convene in New York City so that the various networks can trot out their exciting new fall products. It brings an end to "pilot season," in which initial episodes are furiously produced and then handily judged, and kicks off the excitement for the following fall. (Even though, as we're becoming increasingly aware, the traditional notions of when shows are supposed to air and how long they're supposed to be are blurring considerably.) Out of all of the new shows – dozens and dozens of hours of freshly scripted content – we have chosen the ten shows that we find the most promising; five hour-long dramas and five sitcoms. Don't change that dial.

HBO Picks Up Series From 'Weekend' Director Andrew Haigh, Watch The Trailer For Rebel Wilson's Show 'Super Fun Night'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 15, 2013 10:25 AM
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You might well have missed it (though hopefully its Criterion release helped you catch up), but gay love story "Weekend" was one of the best films of 2011. So we're cracking open the champagne at the news that its director, Andrew Haigh, is heading to HBO, as the cable network has picked up a new show to series directed and executive produced by the helmer. Written by Michael Lannan (the short film "Lorimer"), it's about a trio of young gay man in San Francisco (led by "Glee" star Jonathan Groff), and their lives and loves. A sort of gay, West Coast version of "Girls," then? Sounds good to us.

Review: Potentially Dumb & Fun 'Pain & Gain' Overstays Its Welcome With Unrelentingly Dumb & Unfun Tale

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 24, 2013 10:40 AM
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Big, dumb, ridiculously over-the-top fun. When all else fails, filmmaker Michael Bay, perhaps one of the most unfairly maligned directors of the last two decades, can make it rain and bring the entertaining thunder like no one else. If not the inventor of the modern day supernova-esque blockbuster, Bay certainly defined it with some of the biggest, loudest, most larger-than-life spectacles of contemporary cinema. While loathed in many circles for several years by critics like Roger Ebert and others for “ruining movies” with his dumbed-downed, stadium-sized, often banal, Bon Jovi-like anthemic films that came with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, Bay’s reputation has improved in recent years with the rise and popularity of vulgar auteurism (a newfound respect or the loud and proud).

Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' Flexes With Batch Of New Pics Featuring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 9:01 AM
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At this point, you're either totally stoked to see Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" or you're not, and if you're not, we're not sure what to tell you. Sure, Bay has spent pretty much the last decade making toy porn for man children, but "Pain & Gain" represents a return to his "low budget" roots (relatively speaking), and brings together a pretty crack cast for an outrageous tale that's based on a true story. What's not to like?

Contest Giveaway: DVDs Of 'Bachelorette' Starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan & Rebel Wilson

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 19, 2013 1:04 PM
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This week sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Bachelorette" starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Rebel Wilson. This raunchy, unflinching, darkly comic indie was written and directed by Leslye Headland ("Terriers") and follows three best friends (Caplan, Fisher, Dunst) who are invited to act as bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl (Wilson) they called “Pigface” in high school.

Universal Working On 'Pitch Perfect' Sequel, Rebel Wilson Eyed To Return

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 20, 2012 9:05 AM
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Universal is looking to turn one of their bright spots of the year, the crowd-pleasing sleeper hit “Pitch Perfect,” into a franchise. Movieweb is reporting that the studio is working on a sequel to the Glee-inspired musical comedy and are already reaching out to some of the stars of the film.

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