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Fox Searchlight To Release Steve Carell Comedy The Way, Way Back This Summer
The Way, Way Back will hit theaters on July 5th, 2013. There it will face off against the sprawling and massively budgeted adventure epic The Lone Ranger as well as another Steve Carell effort, Despicable Me 2. There's some buzz that this indie could be the sleeper hit of the summer, but...
Steve Carell's Undercover FBI Wedding Comedy Moving Forward
He's got three promising movies coming this year, starting with the upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, leading into the likely summer release of Sundance hit The Way Way Back, and then culminating, of course, in Anchorman 2. Any one of those could make his movie career huge again, and he's got more than a few projects lined up to potentially capitalize on that
Burt Wonderstone Posters Turn Steve Carrell And Jim Carrey Into Cards
Steve Carell has built a career out of playing the sad sack everyman, but in his next movie he’ll drape himself in sequins and become a superstar. The new movie Burt Wonderstone casts Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians out to destroy each other.
Steve Carell Will Lose The Lottery In Disney Comedy
Do you ever feel like you must be the unluckiest person in the world? Well, then you would probably relate on some level to the plight of one poor shmuck in Spain who was the only member of his very small town to not win the lottery. While his neighbors celebrating an auspicious win that netted them $950 million, he was the lone loser. It's a story so sad that it's pretty hysterical, so Disney is developing the premise into a new comedy.
Bennett Miller's Moneyball Follow-Up Finds A Home At Sony
Given that Columbia Pictures-- a.k.a. Sony-- was behind the successful and Oscar-lauded Moneyball, it makes sense that they would want to continue being in business with director Bennett Miller. So it's not especially surprising to learn that Sony has picked up the distribution rights to Miller's next film, Foxcatcher
James Gandolfini Developing Comedy The Bone Men With Steve Carell
James Gandolfini has been in a few comedies over the course of his career, with roles in movies like Get Shorty, In The Loop, and Surviving Christmas, but they are hardly what he's known for. Thanks to his enormous stature, he has made a career out of playing mafiosos and muscle men, most notably during six seasons of The Sopranos...
Meryl Streep Demands Sex From Tommy Lee Jones In Hope Springs Trailer
At one point in its development Hope Springs looked like the ultimate Oscar bait, uniting Streep with another actor up to her level in Jones, plus Steve Carell going for some post-Office credibility. Now this trailer and the summer release date make this look a whole lot lighter
Steve Carell And Toni Collette Reunite For The Way, Way Back
It worked extremely well when Steve Carell and Toni Collette were paired up as part of the ensemble cast that made Little Miss Sunshine, so it's not hard to see why Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon would want the actors for their directorial debut.
Steve Carell And Jake Johnson To Star In Mob Comedy For Warner Bros.
Steve Carell seems to have no shortage of upcoming feature projects, among which is the follow-up to Despicable Me, as well as the upcoming Lorene Scafaria directed Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. While he’s certainly missed on The Office, his growing list of films will give his fans their fill of the actor, once they begin rolling out. This includes the eventual and much-anticipated Anchorman sequel.
Steve Carell In Talks For Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Based on the book by Judith Viorst, Alexander is about a young boy who is experiencing the worst 24 hours of his life. He wakes up with gum in his hair, trips on his skateboard, doesn't get a prize in his cereal box, gets yelled at by his teacher...and it just keeps going on and on. He constantly says that he is just going to pack everything up and move to Australia, but at the end of the story his mother ensures him that some days are just like that, "even in Australia."
Steve Carell To Star In Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold!
When I hear the words Magic Kingdom, my mind automatically goes to Disney World. However, the film Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold! has nothing to do with theme parks. Those familiar with Terry Brooks’ work may recognize the title, as it’s the first in a series of books by the author, which was published in 1986.
Community's Gillian Jacobs Joins Steve Carell In The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Since it was put on perpetual hiatus, many people are experiencing a serious case of Community withdrawal but thankfully, this week we got a double dose of Gillian Jacobs. The actress was last seen kissing Keira Knightley and Steve Carell in the trailer for Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and, well, it must have been something because Jacobs just joined Carell in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone for a role even more intimate.
Al Pacino Replaces Javier Bardem As Despicable Me 2 Villain
It’s kind of unbelievable, given his distinct gravel and recognizable delivery, that Pacino hasn’t been asked to voice an animated character before over the course of his illustrious career. This could be a major win for the producers of the sequel, who perfectly tailored Carell’s voice to Gru and have a shot to do something extraordinary with Pacino.
Kate Winslet, Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman's Frank And Francis
Adding either of those two to any project would get me excited, but adding both to a Kaufman production has me gasping for air. Winslet, of course, earned her nominations for playing Jim Carrey’s elusive soulmate in Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Keener, meanwhile, played meta games with John Cusack and a frumpy Cameron Diaz for the brilliant Being John Malkovich.
Steve Carell To Star In Lunatics, Based On Dave Barry Novel
Set to hit shelves on January 10th, Lunatics is about two average soccer dads who are both having a bad day. Their bad days collide, setting off an escalation that builds and builds until they are both running for their lives. According to the book's description on Amazon, before it's all over, the police will become involved, not to mention "soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese."