The first trailer for Robert De Niro's new movie, Being Flynn, is now online. It's based on poet and playwright Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, in which he chronicles his unexpected reunion with his estranged alcoholic father at a homeless shelter in Boston.
Being Flynn marks a return to more dramatic material for writer-director Paul Weitz, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his 2002 dramedy adaptation About a Boy, but then subsequently strayed into parody (American Dreamz), fantasy (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant), and comedy (Little Fockers, also with De Niro). The movie does not yet have a release date, but it is aimed at a Spring 2012 opening. read the synopsis and watch the trailer >> Posted 11.15.11 by BrentJS
American Pie 4 has been in the works for a while, with Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay writer/directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg announcing last April that they intended to direct the fourth installment of the franchise instead of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
The Wrap reports that the upcoming sequel, titled American Reunion, is intending to bring back to original cast for another sequel, the first theatrical sequel since 2003's American Wedding. Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott are already signed to return as is Eugene Levy — no surprise there, since Levy appeared in all four direct-to-DVD American Pie Presents "comedies" such as 2009's American Pie Presents: The Book of Love. Scott's recent admission to a treatment program for "health and personal issues" is not expected to affect the production. What will Reunion be about? >> Posted 03.19.11 by Ryan
Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Little Fockers, the third movie in Universal's successful Meet the Parents franchise, was heading to shoot "a week of pick-ups" in an attempt to make the movie better. Director Paul Weitz took over Little Fockers for the departing Jay Roach, who stayed on as producer while he directed Dinner For Schmucks, which still finds Ben Stiller searching for acceptance from his strict father-in-law (Robert De Niro). The first trailer showed that most of the cast from Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers were returning, with the exception of Dustin Hoffman, who played Stiller's father. That could change. Will Hoffman be back for more? >> Posted 08.05.10 by Ryan
This July could be called "Steve Carell month" considering the actor appears in two movies opening in four weeks: the currently playing Despicable Me, where Carell supplies the voice for supervillain Gru, and Dinner for Schmucks, which opens July 30, and finds Carell as Barry, an unintelligent man brought to an "idiot-off" dinner party by Paul Rudd. Director Jay Roach talked to Filmcritic about his "dream team" comedy ensemble for Schmucks, which includes Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, and Ron Livingston. Roach agreed that Carell could be considered the "LeBron James" of the group. Schmucks cast a slam dunk for Roach >> Posted 07.20.10 by Ryan
Universal Pictures has announced that it is pushing back the release date of Little Fockers from July 30 to December 22. The sequel to 2004's Meet the Fockers, the movie continues the comedic conflict between Gaylord "Greg" Focker (played by Ben Stiller) and his overbearing father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert DeNiro), as Greg and his wife, Pamela (Teri Polo), struggle with being parents.
Recent cast additions to Little Fockers include Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, and Harvey Keitel. Owen Wilson will return as Pamela's good-at-everything ex, Kevin Rawley. Paul Weitz directs, replacing Jay Roach, who directed the first two films in the series.
Universal has given the former release date of Little Fockers to The Adjustment Bureau, a sci-fi romance flick based on a short story by the late Philip K. Dick that stars Emily Blunt and Matt Damon. Posted 02.01.10 by BrentJS
LauraDern will join the cast of Little Fockers, according to MTV. In this latest installment of the Meet the Parents franchise, she will play the headmistress of an elementary school.
Dern is arguably most famous for her roles in Jurassic Park, October Sky, and several David Lynch movies. She also recently earned a Golden Globe for her performance in HBO's Recount. She joins a cast that already includes Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, and Jessica Alba.
The plot of the new movie involves the Fockers (Stiller and Polo) and the changes that result after becoming the parents of twins. Director Paul Weitz talked a little about his take on the story:
[It's] about no matter how you've moved ahead in your life, there's still anxiety and insecurity around the corner for you.
Little Fockers is currently scheduled for a July 30, 2010 release. Posted 10.20.09 by reelz
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Jessica Alba may be joining Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro in the next installment of the popular Meet the Parents franchise. The third film, titled Little Fockers, will focus on the children of Greg Focker (Stiller) and Pam Byrnes (played by Teri Polo).
If Alba joins the cast, she would play a pharmaceutical rep that becomes the center of attention for the male characters in the movie. Another possible cast addition is Raven-Symoné, who is in talks to play the Fockers' babysitter, Tamyra
Little Fockers will be helmed by Paul Weitz, replacing Jay Roach in the director's chair. Weitz recently directed Cirque de Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, due in theaters October 23. Posted 09.30.09 by BrentJS
Actor John C. Reilly has played many roles in the more than 50 movies he has appeared in, but he's never really had the opportunity to "sink his teeth" into a role like the one he has in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. In director Paul Weitz's adaptation of the popular Cirque du Freak young adult novels by Darren Shan, Reilly plays Larten Crepsley, a vampire working in a traveling freak show. In a recent interview, Reilly said that it was Crepsley's humanity that attracted him to the role, rather than the character's supernatural abilities.
What drew me to the role was the fact that it was a real person, that he wasn't some supernatural mystical being that can turn into a vampire bat. The powers weren't so extreme that it was just another thing altogether, that this guy was a person who was alive in the 1800's who was essentially about my age.
So, I am like a 40-year-old who has been alive for 250 years or whatever ... that was interesting. You must have had really thrilling runs there. And then other times when it was just very dark. You almost wish you were dead.
Reilly said that he is "contracturally bound" to return in a sequel, if one is made, and that he would be interested in further exploring the world that Shan created in his books.
I really hope it does happen because there are some really exciting parts of these books yet to come. They go on these wild adventures. And once the War of the Scars is reignited between the two vampire clans, it really gets intense in the books, and Darren has to go off and be trained properly to be a real vampire warrior. There is a lot of cool stuff. There are some other really interesting characters that come in. And then Darren has to deal with what it is to be a vampire and go through some of the same heartbreak that Crepsley has been through. And you realize, "Um, if I don't make this person a vampire too and curse them with this, then I am going to lose them pretty quick."
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant also stars Salma Hayek, Willem DaFoe, Ken Watanabe, Orlando Jones, and Ray Stevenson Posted 09.30.09 by BrentJS
The first picture of actress Salma Hayek (Frida) as her character in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant has been released, and it's a hairy one. Hayek's character, Madame Truska, performs as a "bearded lady" in a traveling freak show with her lover, Larten Crepsley (played by John C. Reilly), the titular vampire. The movie is based on the popular Cirque du Freak young adult novels by Darren Shan.
When asked about playing such an unusual character, Hayek told Entertainment Weekly:
... she needs to be very comfortable with herself. I thought, of all people to have that problem, she'd be an interesting one.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie) and also stars Willem DaFoe, Ken Watanabe, Orlando Jones, and Ray Stevenson Posted 08.09.09 by BrentJS
Another name has emerged as a possible Eclipse director. Sadly, but not surprisingly, it's another dude. Juan Antonio Bayona is reportedly, along with Drew Barrymore, Paul Weitz, and James Mangold, in the running to helm Eclipse.
Spaniard Bayona is a protege of Guillermo del Toro and known for his horror work. He received critical acclaim for his Gothic Spanish-language flick The Orphanage, and he's set to make his English-language debut directing the thriller Hater for Universal. With him behind the lens, Eclipse would probably be more of a genre flick than its Twilight predecessors. Posted 03.11.09 by reelz