"A minute ago, my pants were down, and now I'm a congressman. Normally, it's the other way around."
Exercise your right to be entertained this election year by choosing this off-the-wall look at politicians and the ridiculous lengths they will go to get elected. who will you choose? >> Posted 10.29.12 by BrentJS
Already set to appear in Judd Apatow's This is Forty, the upcoming spin-off of the director's 2008 hit Knocked Up, Variety reports that Lithgow has been cast in the comedy Dog Fight, which stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in a small North Carolina district election. What role Lithgow will play exactly is unknown.
John Lithgow is known for a variety of movie roles over his long career; though two of his most memorable have been on the small screen: his Emmy Award–winning role as the quirky alien Dick Solomon in the sitcom Third Rock From the Sun and, more recently, his Emmy and Golden Globe–winning turn as the creepy Trinity Killer in the fourth season of Dexter. His last movie role, that of James Franco's sympathetic father in the Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, but his latest projects imply that Lithgow is looking for more comedic roles than duplicitous serial killers.
Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) and Katherine LaNasa (Valentine's Day) will co-star in Dog Fight, which will be directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Dinner For Schmucks) from a script by Chris Henchy (The Other Guys) and Shawn Harwell (Eastbound and Down). Ferrell, Galifianakis and Adam McKay (Anchorman) will produce. jared harris boards Lincoln >> Posted 11.30.11 by Ryan
The upcoming HBO movie Game Change follows the 2008 Presidential bid by Senator John McCain and then-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. With Austin Powers trilogy director Jay Roach at the helm, it would seem that Game Change might have a comedic slant, but the additions of Academy Award-nominated actors Ed Harris (Apollo 13) and Julianne Moore (The End of the Affair) respectively cast as McCain and Palin indicates that the movie will be a dramatic adaptation of the 2010 novel written by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that covered the entire 2008 presidential election.
Moore debuted her eerie resemblance to Palin last month, and EW has the first look photo of Harris, who again looks a whole lot like the Arizona senator.
Shooting on Game Change began in April, from a script by Danny Strong, who previously teamed with Roach for the 2008 HBO movie Recount, which covered the 2000 presidential election.
There is currently no release date for Game Change. Woody Harrelson co-stars as Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt and Ron Livingston as senior McCain-Palin campaign advisor Mark Wallace. Posted 05.18.11 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
Whether it's needed or not, it looks like there's going to be a follow-up to Meet the Fockers, which as you'll recall was the sequel to Meet the Parents, a movie that was far better than its sequel and likely better that this future one too.
Little Fockers will presumably be about the Fockers' children. Jay Roach, who directed the first two movies, will not direct this one as he's busy with Dinner for Schmucks. John Hamburg, a Ben Stiller collaborator who did drafts on both Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, is at work on a draft of Little Fockers. A number of candidates are said to be in the running to direct, including Paul Weitz (In Good Company), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer), and Peyton Reed (Yes Man).
Owen Wilson, who had a small role in the first two movies, could have a bigger one in this one, which is typically a good thing. Posted 02.20.09 by reelz