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Ed Helms & 'The Dictator' MVP Jason Mantzoukas Join 'They Came Together'; Helms To Cameo In 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2012 4:40 PM
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Two actors: one anchoring a quickly fading hit sitcom, and another rising through the comedic ranks. Both talented, and both headed to a very promising upcoming comedy.

'Parks & Recreation' Star Nick Offerman Joins Jordan Vogt-Roberts' 'Toy's House' & 'We're The Millers'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 7, 2012 10:18 AM
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We’ve made it no secret that we at The Playlist are big fans of the Amy Poehler-led NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” but as the show has become more of an ensemble piece over its four season run, actor Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson has become a particular fan favorite. Offerman has proven he can make the potentially one-dimensional Swanson – a manly libertarian who just so happens to be the director of the Parks Department – a fully fleshed-out character capable of having audiences laugh at his way with a socket wrench – and occasionally he’ll warm your heart (especially if it involves Andy). We’ve been hoping he’d find more work on the back of the popularity of his 'Parks' role, and things have certainly been going that way, with parts in this year's Sundance hit "Smashed" and Diablo Cody's forthcoming directorial debut.

Jason Bateman Out, Jennifer Aniston In For 'We're The Millers'; Jason Sudeikis Also Eyeing Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 7:00 PM
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Here's a project that has been stuck in development hell, that we kind of figured was left for dead. In various stages of development for nearly a decade, "We're The Millers" saw folks like directors John Morris and Sean Anders, and actors Will Arnett and Steve Buscemi go through the revolving door. Last summer reports surfaced that Jason Bateman would take over the lead role, but now it looks like another casting change up is in the works.

Jason Bateman Joins Stoner Comedy 'We're The Millers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 1:31 AM
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Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Also Rewriting Adaptation Of Gerard Way's 'The Umbrella Academy'We love Jason Bateman. There's no denying the actor was hilariously great on the career-rebounding "Arrested Development" and while he's been cast in a plethora of films since -- "Juno," "Hancock," "The Kingdom," "State Of Play," "The Switch," "Paul," "Horrible Bosses" and the upcoming "The Change-Up" -- he's always been the bridesmaid never the bride. Always adding to a comedic or dramatic ensemble the actor (nor any studios) have been willing to roll the dice on Bateman as a bonafide leading man, but it seems that's all about change.

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