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'Madagascar' Director Tom McGrath Signs Lease For Ben Stiller's 'Rentaghost'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 30, 2012 11:39 AM
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With the disappointing box office showing of “The Watch” this weekend, Ben Stiller is likely hoping that the tried-and-true hands that helped make the “Madagascar” films such rousing successes will work his magic for the actor's next film, the big-screen adaptation of late 70s/early 80s Brit TV comedy “Rentaghost.”

Russell Brand Out, Ben Stiller In For 'Rentaghost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2011 7:07 AM
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In Hollywood, you're only as good as your last movie, and with Russell Brand's first bonafide leading man vehicle "Arthur" opening at number three this spring and then fading fast from theaters, it seems some heat has fallen off Mr. Katy Perry. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller continues to be a moneymaker (at least when you stick him in mainstream fare). "Little Fockers," as wretched as it was, still made over $300 million worldwide. "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"? More than $400 million around the globe. So it's no surprise that the folks behind the gestating movie version of the TV show "Rentaghost" would prefer one name much more than the other.

Russell Brand Set To Star In Film Version Of Brit TV Comedy 'Rentaghost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 8:25 AM
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Russell Brand seems to be suffering from the same curse as fellow Brit comedian Ricky Gervais. Both are immensely funny guys who couldn't pick a feature film project to save their life (though with the Aldous Snow pictures, Brand does have a bit of a lead).

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