So far this summer, the biggest surprise has been the success of nearly every R-Rated comedy that has been released. The Hangover Part II kicked things off in May, earning $527 million worldwide, while Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher and Horrible Bosses have all gone on to earn (so far) $168 million, $247 million and $114 million, respectively, worldwide. That gives a wide berth of hope for The Weinstein Company's upcoming Our Idiot Brother.
Starring Paul Rudd as a hippie farmer so naive that he sells marijuana to an uniformed police officer, Our Idiot Brother's story takes off after Rudd moves back in with his family. A second trailer for the movie debuted in June that showed some of the movie's heart, while the three, recently released preview clips are trying to show off the movie's humor. watch the clips >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for Our Idiot Brother (formerly My Idiot Brother) has been released online, making it the second well-reviewed 2011 Sundance Film Festival indie to get a theatrical trailer this week after Another Earth. Written by Evegenia Peretz and David Schisgall from a story by Evegenia and director Jesse Peretz, the movie stars Paul Rudd as Ned, an idealistic hippie with a sunny disposition who intrudes on the lives of his three sisters—career-oriented Miranda (Elizabeth Banks), bisexual hipster Natalie ( Zooey Deschanel) and perfect mother Liz (Emily Mortimer)—after getting out of jail to find that his girlfriend has dumped him. read the synopsis and watch the trailer >> Posted 04.24.11 by BrentJS
We recently spoke with Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl, Match Point), who is starring in a few upcoming indies--this weekend's Ryan Reynolds starrer, Chaos Theory, next month's David Mamet jiu-jitsu drama, Redbelt, among them.
But even more exciting is Mortimer's mainstream turn in Martin Scorsese's next movie, the Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone) mystery/thriller Shutter Island, which is still shooting.
Mortimer confirms that even though the movie is based on Lehane's novel, Shutter Island, Scorese has changed the title. "It was called Shutter Island, it's now called Ashecliffe," she says.
"I play someone in an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1950s," Mortimer explained. "So you're an inmate?" we asked. But the bright-eyed Mortimer couldn't divulge any more. "It's complicated," she said. "It's a very plot-driven thing, so I can't give too much away 'cuz it will spoil the story."
Sounds interesting! Posted 04.08.08 by reelz
Mike Myers has created a new character for the silver screen, and this one doesn't wear velour leisure suits. The Love Guru will star Myers as a man who was left at an Indian ashram as a baby and then raised by gurus and must use his enlightenment to help a troubled couple, says Variety.
Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four,Sin City), Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Blades of Glory) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers' Mini Me) will costar.
Variety is also reporting that the sequel to Steve Martin's 2006 The Pink Panther is under way. Pink Panther 2 will feature Martin again reprising his role as Clouseau. Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code, Ronin) and Emily Mortimer (Match Point, Lovely & Amazing) will also return.
The script, which will be directed by Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks), has also attracted John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python), Andy Garcia (When a Man Loves a Woman, Ocean's Thirteen) and Alfred Molina (Spider Man 2, Magnolia) to the cast. Pink Panther 2 will come out on February 13, 2009.
Finally, The Hollywood Reporter has more casting news on the still Untitled Adam Sandler/Anna Faris comedy about the outcast Playboy bunny who becomes house-mother to a lame sorority. Monet Mazur (40 Days and 40 Nights), Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation), and Colin Hanks (Orange County) are all joining the cast. Posted 08.09.07 by reelz