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'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Attached To Disney's RomCom 'Ground Control To Major Tom'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 20, 2012 5:23 PM
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Seth Gordon, we like you. We ranked "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" very high on our Best Documentaries of the Decade list (the aughts) and its still holds up. While you didn't end up directing "Celeste And Jesse Forever" and you still have yet to make "The Only Living Boy in New York" and "Identity Thief" (your next project which starts shooting next week), they all sound like interesting projects which suggests you have good taste. Strengthening that posit is your TV work. You've directed good episodes of sitcoms we enjoy like "Parks and Recreation," "Community" and “The Office,” and assume you could knock a “30 Rock” ep out of the park given half the chance.

Seth Gordon Will Hang Out With 'The Has-Beens'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 10, 2012 8:22 AM
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While “The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters” documentarian Seth Gordon got off to a rough start in his narrative filmmaking career with the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn-starring “Four Christmases” in 2008, he’s had a nice rebound with this past summer’s serviceable comedy “Horrible Bosses,” and a slate of projects that include the Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman vehicle “Identity Theft” (shooting this summer), an ill-advised remake of “WarGames,” and the long-gestating faux documentary redo of “The King of Kong.”

Amanda Peet Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Jason Bateman & Melissa McCarthy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2012 4:25 PM
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For a while there at the tail end of the '90s, it seemed like Amanda Peet was poised to be the next big thing. And then....well, that didn't exactly happen. Not that she stopped working, but it seems she wisely decided to work with respected talent on films like "Melinda & Melinda," "Syriana" and the severely underappreciated "Please Give" while still paying the bills with odd blockbusters like "2012" here and there. But her name is being mentioned a bit more these days. She's got a role in Terrence Malick's untitled romance, a new show on NBC, and now she's headed back to the big screen to deliver some comedy with two of the best in the business.

Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman's 'Identity Thief' Steals May 10, 2013 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 4:34 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With "Bridesmaids" arriving in theaters on May 13th last year and becoming one of the biggest comedies of 2011, and suprisingly, an awards season player, Universal isn't rocking the boat with the next big Melissa McCarthy comedy.

Seth Gordon Will Commit 'Identity Theft' With Melissa McCarthy & Jason Bateman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 1:57 PM
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First announced last summer, and expected to be Melissa McCarthy's first post-"Bridesmaids" starring project, not much had been heard about "Identity Theft" since. But it looks like the plans to shoot this during McCarthy's hiatus from the dreadful CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" are coming together, as a director has been roped in.

'Horrible Bosses' To Get A Sequel, Hopefully With Jokes This Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2012 4:07 PM
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While everyone likes to trumpet the summer success stories of "The Hangover Part II" and "Bridesmaids," one other R-rated comedy fared quite well also, though it hasn't been mentioned as often. "Horrible Bosses" was also a super-sized smash, with the workplace comedy scoring over $200 million worldwide, all on a minimal budget of $35 million. It seems people really like to see bosses getting their commeupance. Well, fans will be happy to know, the trio of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis will once again face unruly employers as New Line is moving ahead with a sequel.

Interview: 'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Reveals The Original Ending Of The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2011 9:26 AM
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Also Talks Improv & The Influence Of 'Shallow Grave'If your job is making you feel murderous, there is perhaps no better cathartic experience at the multiplex this weekend than "Horrible Bosses." The comedy stars Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston and follows three friends, each dealing with an unbearable boss who is making their life hell, when they decide to do the unthinkable: they are going to kill their bosses. Enlisting the help of a "murder consultant" -- the appropriately named Motherfucker Jones -- the hapless trio sets out on their mission but of course, it's far more complicated than they ever could have imagined.

'Horrible Bosses' Director Seth Gordon Says 'King Of Kong' Remake Will Be Done In Faux-Doc Style

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2011 6:05 AM
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Exclusive: Director Seth Gordon, the man behind the cameras of "Four Christmases" and this weekend's "Horrible Bosses" still has people talking about his debut feature, the documentary "The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters" four years since it hit theaters. The sleeper sensation was an unlikely hit, tracking Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe as they slugged out to wear the crown as the champion players of Donkey Kong. As funny and at times absurd as that story was, it was also unexpectedly tender and moving, and it's no surprise that New Line snapped up the rights to remake it into a feature film. And even as Gordon has gone on to work both in film and television on a variety of projects, "King Of Kong" is still a movie people want to talk about and thought movement has slow, we recently caught up with the director who told is it's still definitely happening.

'King Of Kong' Director Seth Gordon Will Play 'WarGames' In Reboot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2011 12:56 PM
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Reboot! That seems to be the buzzword over at MGM who have films like "Carrie," "The Idolmaker," "Poltergeist" and "RoboCop" all in various stages of development, and what the hell, might as well add one more.

Four New 'Horrible Bosses' Posters Ask: What Kind Of A-Hole Is Your Employer?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 19, 2011 10:38 AM
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Seth Gordon's office place comedy, "Horrible Bosses," should be one of your most anticipated comedies of the summer because it boasts an impressive cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, SNL's Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen.

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