Earlier this month, reports arrived online that Dustin Hoffman was being courted to shoot new scenes for the upcoming sequel Little Fockers that would include his Meet the Fockers character. The courting was a success. what new scenes are being added? >> Posted 08.25.10 by Ryan
Remember when audiences fell in love with Meet the Parents in 2000 and then almost immediately fell out of love after watching 2004's Meet the Fockers? Well, Universal is hoping that the third time's the charm when Little Fockers arrives in theaters on December 22. See the Little Fockers trailer >> Posted 06.25.10 by Ryan
Tom Cruise capped off his performance as Les Grossman (his character from 2008's Tropic Thunder) at the MTV Movie Awards by teasing that a full movie starring himself as Grossman was in the works. He wasn't lying. Paramount Pictures and MTV Films announced that they are developing a movie centered around the foul-mouthed, often ill-tempered movie producer. Cruise will produce the movie, along with Tropic Thunder writer/director Ben Stiller, who admitted he was thrilled about the project. More Les! Posted 06.10.10 by Ryan
It may be almost ten years later, but Ben Stiller told MTV that his 2001 comedy Zoolander is getting a sequel.
Yes, it is true. We are in the process of getting a script written. It's in the early stages, but it's gonna happen. We've been trying for years to... figure it out. It'll have input from all the ... Zoolander people. It's just ... taken awhile.
Stiller, who wrote and directed the 2001 original, says he is putting a script together with Iron Man 2 screenwriter Justin Theroux (who will also direct the sequel), though several drafts have been written before.
Other people have worked on the script. There have been earlier scripts that [Zoolander writer John] Hamburg's had input on, and [Get Him to the Greek screenwriter] Nick Stoller and people ... we're just going to take the best of what we have and we have a new story idea that we feel excited about and we're going to try to go forward.
Zoolander followed Stiller as a dim supermodel who gets embroiled in an assassination plot, but Stiller claims the sequel will have an entirely new story.
Well I think it has to be [a Zoolanderfor a new generation]. The fashion world, you know, you go away for a year and its changed. It just happens so quickly. So I think the idea at the beginning of the movie is ... it's 10 years later, and Derek & Hansel [Owen Wilson] are literally forgotten. Nobody even knows who they are, so they have to re-invent themselves.
The sequel could see a familiar villain, however.
If Will [Ferrell] says yes, he definitely has to be a part of it. To me, Mugatu is one of the classic screen villains of all time. Posted 03.03.10 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
Hugh Jackman, just a few days ago, refused a repeat performance as Oscar host. Yesterday, Cinema Blend reported that Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. had also been offered the job, but turned it down.
The report closed on a positive note, citing that at least the choice indicated a push towards a younger, hipper direction. In retrospect, this statement is as funny as it is wrong. Why? Because the Academy announced a short time later that its choices for next year's hosts are ... Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Scratch your head. Raise a furrowed brow. Begin discussions of all the odd-couple pairings in TV and movie history. Producer Bill Mechanic had this to say about the selections, made with co-producer Adam Shankman:
Adam and I, from our first meeting on, knew we wanted an emphasis on comedy. If we err in any one direction, we want to take a show that can feel long and boring at times and make it feel shorter and more fun. The idea of two co-hosts who could move things along just seemed like a great idea.
In its write-up of the story, The Hollywood Reporter cited some nifty Oscar trivia, pointing out that this would not be the first time the telecast featured multiple hosts. The very first Oscar ceremony in 1929 was hosted by Douglas Fairbanks and William C. de Mille. Jerry Lewis and Celeste Holm shared duties in 1957, although they were in different locations (Lewis in Los Angeles, Holm in New York).
In 1972, the Academy chose the trio of Sammy Davis Jr., Helen Hayes, and Alan King, and again went for a trifecta in 1987 with Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan.
In response to Tuesday's decision, Martin quipped, "I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin." Baldwin followed by saying, "I don't play the banjo, but I'm thrilled to be hosting the Oscars." Posted 11.04.09 by reelz
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
You'd think even a comedian would have the decorum to dress appropriately for a tour of the White House. Not so, in the case of British actor Rickey Gervais (The Office). When filming Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Gervais and the film's star, Ben Stiller, were invited on the tour at the last minute. Apparently, Gervais had already sent his business attire out to be laundered, so he showed up for the historic meeting in his pajamas.
Stiller was not amused. In a recent interview, Stiller said:
They told us to dress business. I wore a suit and tie. And Ricky Gervais, British Ricky Gervais, shows up in a black t-shirt and draw string yoga pants. It's very beyond casual, like ready to meditate or something. And then he's running around like, "Oh, this is where our American president lives! Where's the dog?"
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian also stars Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Hank Azaria as Pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible, and Steve Coogan as Octavius, and Dick Van Dyke as Cecil Fredericks. Posted 05.20.09 by BrentJS
When Night at the Museum debuted in late 2006, no one -- including the star, Ben Stiller -- thought it would turn into a colossal hit, but $250M-plus later it has proven that family comedies can stand up to heavyweight genre pictures. With numbers like that, it's no surprise that 20th Century Fox decided to go back for another.
In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Stiller returns as Larry Daley, now an inventor and entrepreneur, rather than a night security guard. However, when Daley's friends are moved into federal storage at the Smithsonian Institution, he is called on to help out against the second coming of Pharaoh Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), who plans to take over the world.
All of Daley's friends -- Robin Williams and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as Teddy Roosevelt and Jedediah, respectively, among others -- are back, and we get to meet many new faces, as well. This time around, Stiller's character has a love interest in the form of Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart. So, how does one go about introducing a romance between a man and, well, a mannequin? Stiller told Entertainment Weekly:
We constantly wrestled with "How much of a relationship with a wax dummy is he going to have?" We had to figure out how to resolve that.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian also stars Christopher Guest as Ivan the Terrible, Steve Coogan as Octavius, and features Dick Van Dyke as Cecil Fredericks. Posted 05.11.09 by BrentJS