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Random: Steve Coogan, Stephen Dorff & Rapper K'naan Team For Nick Broomfield's 'The Catastrophist'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 1, 2011 1:53 AM
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Even within the realm of random collaborations and teamings, this one still veers off to the higher end of the scale.

Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Set To Travel Italy With Michael Winterbottom For Sequel To 'The Trip'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2011 1:02 AM
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Many suspected that after "Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story," if you were to get Michael Winterbottom to direct Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reading the phone book, it would almost certainly turn out to be rib-tickling stuff. The theory's been put to the test this year with "The Trip," which features the British comics playing themselves on a journey around England's Lake District eating at a series of top restaurants: not exactly "Mr. Popper's Penguins," as far as high concepts go, but it's happily turned out to be one of the best comedies of the year, and something of an indie sleeper, with clips from the film going viral. And the good news is, there's more on the way.

Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Deborah Ann Woll, Elliott Gould & Chris Messina Join 'He Loves Me'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2011 3:11 AM
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'The Daily Show' Correspondent Aasif Mandvi Also Circling A RoleIt says something about directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, that half a decade since they rocked the indie movie world with "Little Miss Sunshine," that they are able to assemble the kind of cast they have lined up for "He Loves Me." Written by actress Zoe Kazan, the project is a meta-strange sounding road-trip film that centers on Calvin (Paul Dano) a young novelist who achieves success early in his career but begins to face struggles. As the young protagonist follows the advice of writing the woman he thinks will love him in a bid to overcome his writer’s block, he ends up willing her into existence. Annette Bening is also on board as Calvin's concerned and artistic Mom. It's a concept worthy of Charlie Kaufman and ripe with potential so no wonder this thing is packing itself full of stars.

Paul Rudd Is A Smiley Moron In First Poster For 'Our Idiot Brother'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 10, 2011 8:00 AM
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Even though the film received respectful, rather than rave, reviews on its Sundance bow (our own review was one of the more positive), you can't cast Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, T.J. Miller, Adam Scott and Kathryn Hahn in a comedy together without leaving us begging to see the finished film, and that's why we've been firmly looking forward to "Our Idiot Brother" all year long.

Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 1:39 AM
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While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "The Trip," they've produced three warm, terrific comedies together, and we're always pleased to hear that the duo are continuing to collaborate.

Steve Coogan & Robert Sheehan Join Michael Fassbender In Punk-Rock Biopic 'Good Vibrations'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 12, 2011 4:57 AM
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Bronagh Gallagher Also On Board; Liam Cunningham Exits?Steve Coogan and Robert Sheehan aren't exactly strangers to the exploration of real life musical figures on film, having both starred in "24 Hour Party People" and "Killing Bono" respectively, and it looks like they're set to go down a similar path once again. The two actors have joined "Cherrybomb" co-directors Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D’Sa's "Good Vibrations," the story of Northern Ireland's godfather of punk, Terri Hooley.

Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard & Steve Coogan To Star in 'What Maisie Knew'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 11, 2011 12:12 PM
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Scott McGehee and David Siegel are a curious directing pair. With a mere four films across over fifteen years, they've made consistently interesting work without ever quite knocking one out of the park. Their noirish racial-identity debut "Suture" is arguably their best -- championed by Steven Soderbergh, and with a terrific turn by Dennis Haysbert, it still holds up well today. Their long-awaited follow up "The Deep End" had another storming central performance, from Tilda Swinton, but had a more straightforward take on the genre, while kabbalistic spelling oddity "Bee Season," with Richard Gere, didn't really work, and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt indie "Uncertainty" never got much traction with audiences or critics.

Q&A: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Talk 'The Trip,' Differing Improv Styles And Their Onscreen Personas

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 27, 2011 2:24 AM
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This world loves bickering buddies. From Laurel and Hardy to Jay and Silent Bob, there's plenty of fondness for comedies built around caustic and amusing back-and-forths between two people that, at the drop of a hat, either want to kill each other or cuddle. Michael Winterbottom, the man responsible for "Welcome to Sarajevo" and the harshly-and-unjustly-criticized "The Killer Inside Me," saw gold in the relationship between his star Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") and friend/comedian Rob Brydon and amplified their personalities for "Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." The result was a riot, and things went so well that the three reunited for "The Trip," a BBC2 series and movie.

Tribeca Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 26, 2011 2:19 AM
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Fans of British actor/comedian Steve Coogan ("I'm Alan Partridge," the outstanding lead in "24 Hour Party People") tend to fall into two camps: the Anglophile hyper-obsessives (believe me, they exist) and the casual fan where this writer finds himself (though there's probably a third and fourth level of indifference and unawareness). But both sides of the coin should be pleased with the results of his latest collaboration with Rob Brydon.

Exclusive: Poster For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 7:10 AM
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While this summer will be a battleground between R-rated comedies each trying to out-raunch each other, perhaps the biggest belly laughs will come from director Michael Winterbottom's droll and hilarious "The Trip" which delivers all the comedy without having to rely on much of a foul mouth.

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