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Heís standing out in the middle of a barren nowhere by the looks of it, wearing beat up jeans and holding a bag and skateboard. Iím not sure if the skateboard and rocks are supposed to imply extreme sports in a contrasting setting, but I certainly hope not.
Back in 2006 Shawn levy directed and Ben Stiller starred in the adventure comedy Night At The Museum, a movie that went on to make $574 million at the global box office. Three years later the pair teamed up again for a sequel, Night at the Museum:Battle of the Smithsonian, which brought in less money, but was still considered a smash hit with a $413 million take around the world. So this news should come as a surprise to exactly nobody.
Whenever we report news that first emerged in the British tabloids, we make sure to keep things in perspective. Tabloids over there are notorious not just for prying in on the lives of celebrities, but for reporting "scoops" about film productions that turn out not to be remotely true. The stories they cook up are entertaining, which is why we wind up reporting them
Rumor has it Lady Gaga has been offered a role in Zoolander 2, and a pretty substantial one at that. This time around Zoolander and Hansel will be romantic rivals, vying for the love of Gaga's sure to be freaky yet fashionable character. This appears to be part of a concerted effort to inject as many actual fashion figures into the film as possible...
In the film, Stiller would play a recently-deceased man who rents spirits to the living from his position in the afterworld. Night at the Museum scribes Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will tackle the script, which is adapted from a BBC childrens' comedy series from the late 1970s and early Ď80s.
When crafting an ensemble comedy, you can do a lot worse than having names like Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, and thatís the exact brilliant cast that director Akiva Schaffer brought to his new film, Neighborhood Watch.
Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill's talents and senses of humor have collided on screen more than once already. Hill had a small but amusing role in the Night at the Museum follow-up Battle of the Smithsonian, in which Stiller starred. And the two were both featured among the voices of the 2010 animated film MegaMind. Coming soon, we'll see them both featured more prominently together in the upcoming Akiva Schaffer directed comedy The Watch.
With the premise well established in the theatrical trailer, Twentieth Century Fox is now reveling in the bizarre comic chemistry these funny men share. In the latest released clip these four fumbling watchmen are on a stakeout, and so are confined to keep undercover in their car. Even when nature calls
Sean Penn's acting career consists largely of dramas, so it's a little surprising to hear that the Tree of Life star is in talks to play a supporting role in an upcoming comedy starring and directed by Ben Stiller. It's surprising, but no less intriguing. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is actually a remake of a loose adaptation of a short story by James Thurber.
Nowadays it's hard to watch anything funny without seeing Kathryn Hahn. In the past few years she's been all over the place in terms of movies and television and she's done terrific in all of them (particularly her latest stint on Parks and Recreation). I hope you're all enjoying it because she's just signed on to another part that will keep her career going strong.
In their latest movie adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe' Most Wanted, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) have washed up on the shores of Europe in another misguided attempt to migrate back to the Big Apple
With his Oscar nomination, 21 Jump Street coming in a few weeks and this movie opening July 27, Jonah Hill is having a hell of a year. And he's in good company too-- as sick as you may be of some of the nonsense Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn has made, they're more than balanced out by the likes of British import Ayoade (of The IT Crowd and director of Submarine) and the talent behind the screen
While shooting on location in New York sounds great in theory, it's incredibly hard to pull off in practice, and you can get a glimpse of that challenge in this exclusive clip from the Tower Heist Blu-Ray, which goes onsale today. Ben Stiller's character Josh gets collared by Tea Leoni's character Agent Denham, But to make that happen on a crowded city sidewalk
It looks like Parks and Recreation heartthrob Adam Scott could be the latest comedian to sign on to Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The charming TV star who first drew buzz on the woefully short-lived Staz sitcom Party Down, is in final negotiations to join the cast that already includes such comedy heavyweights as Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine. Stiller will direct the remake of Danny Kaye's classic comedy...
Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film, Stiller will play Walter, a meek man working for LIFE magazine who constantly daydreams and fantasizes about wild adventures. One day, however, his life completely changes when he goes on the hunt for a missing photograph negative and ends up having the adventure he's always wished for. In the film Oswalt will be playing a character named Todd who helps Walter set up an online dating profile.
With the exception of an episode of Saturday Night Live that Stiller hosted last year, the two haven't actually done a movie together yet. The film is simply the newest on Wiig's plate, which overflowed following the success of Bridesmaids last year. Over the next few years she will be coming out with Imogene (an indie film that should come out later this year)...
the Oscar winner is in talks to play Ben Stillerís mother in the adaptation thatís being set up at 20th Century Fox. Stiller also will direct the film, which is based on the James Thurber short story about a daydreaming man who goes off on adventures of the mind to escape the humdrum doldrums of his everyday life.
We ran a trailer for Madagascar 3: Europeís Most Wanted in December, and the sequel has circled a June 8, 2012 release date. So isnít it a little late in the process for adding voice talents? Canít it take years for an actor or actress to record an animated character? I wonder if this means Chastain, Cranston and Short already recorded their parts.
Watching the neighborhood may not always be an easy job, however based on the photos released from the Akiva Schaffer helmed comedy Neighborhood Watch, these suburban men are up to the task.
Iím not here to argue logic and reason donít matter. I could write five thousand words on all the ways this film could have been improved, but I donít want to. Like the rest of the audience, all I want to talk about are the moments that really worked.
"We did not plan Occupy Wall Street." Believe it or not, Brett Ratner felt compelled to explain that at the press conference for Tower Heist, held high above Columbus Circle at the swank Mandarin Oriental Hotel. An enterprising but naive reporter asked Ratner and his Tower Heist cohorts
Ever the busy beaver, Ben Stiller always seems to have half a dozen films going that heís involved with in one capacity or another. Still hard at work on the remake of the classic Danny Kaye comedy/fantasy crossover The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Stiller has four other movies slated for a 2012 release, and has just added one more.
According to sources, there are several names circling the project, but none on the dotted line just yet. Warner Bros. is apparently keen to sit director Guy Ritchie in the driver's seat, and he wants Brad Pitt as the lead. They're not the only contenders in this race, however. Supposedly Real Steel director Shawn Levy is also interested, but with Ben Stiller as his choice to headline the film.
The original Rentaghost series was British, so the movie will play on Stiller's American-ness by having him play an American consultant sent to the UK to help a company turn around-- presumably, a ghost rental company. Yes, I know, there's nothing kids love more than stories about corporate executives on business trips
Even though decade-later sequels rarely turn out all that great, I'm really hoping that this project can come together. The characters in the 2001 film were so rich and hilarious that you could put them in any situation and still have it be funny.