BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Rumors fly so fast these days that you'll eventually run into news about yourself that you never even knew existed. Case in point, did you hear the rumor that Jon Hamm was being considered for Doctor Strange? No? Well neither did Jon Hamm, until a recent interview.
Also in talks are Danny McBride and Sarah Silverman, while Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele would provide voices for the animated portion.
As part of the Los Angeles leg of the Million Dollar Arm press tour, I recently had the chance to sit down with Jon Hamm on-camera and talk about his role in the based-on-a-true story baseball drama.
Disney is actually trying to sell this summer sports film release by putting Jon Hamm in a button-down shirt on the art, looking at his cell phone. His damned cell phone!
The premise used to establish Minions explains that the henchmen have been around for decades, and this story picks up in the 1960s, long before they teamed with Steve Carell’s Gru. Without a true evil leader to follow, three depressed minions go in search of a “gig,” and end up serving Scarlet Overkill (Bullock), a “stylish, bad-ass super villain.”
Over the years, reality TV has become an arena where dreams can come true, if your dreams mostly involve fame whatever the costs. But for two Indian cricket players, reality TV proved the unlikely path to a career in Major League Baseball. This is the incredible true story being tackled in the soon-to-shoot drama Million Dollar Arm.
If you thought Bridesmaids was your only chance to see Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig together onscreen, think again-- they played yet another dysfunctional couple in the indie romantic comedy Friends With Kids, which opened in theaters earlier this year and comes to Blu-Ray this week
The untitled film is being developed by David and his usual televisions cohorts Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. All three are Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld veterans and, even though the details about the plot are scarce, the film will follow David getting into the same kind of awkward situations as in Curb, this time with Jon Hamm playing his nemesis.
One of the luxuries of being on a cable show instead of a network show is that, while there is a smaller viewership, there are about half as many episodes produced,, leaving the actors many opportunities to pursue other projects. Jon Hamm has taken advantage of this a lot and often. When he's not filming episodes of Mad Men he is off making great films like The Town and Bridesmaids and guest starring on television shows like Children's Hospital...
Kids focuses on writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) and the always funny Adam Scott as best friends who try to pro-create without committing to a long-term relationship. If you think that sounds sitcom-ish … well, wait until you see the trailer.
It's a far more egalitarian execution than the film's first promo poster, which debuted earlier this month. There Westfeldt and Scott, who are the leads, are relegated to tiny windows off to the sides while Megan Fox, who has a minor role in the narrative, is front and center along with Wiig and Hamm. I understand the promotional strategy behind highlighting Friends With Kids' most famous (thereby most marketable) cast members, but the image below totally distorts the focus of the film.
Would a Bridesmaids sequel feel like a genuine sequel without the prospect of Jon Hamm offering bluntly honest post-coital commentary to Kristen Wiig’s character? Probably not. From what Hamm has to say on the matter, they’d need to lock Wiig in to get him on board and from the sound of it, that may not be all that likely.
Every actor lucky enough to be part of Bridesmaids seemed to get a boost from what's doubtlessly the funniest comedy so far this year-- Kristen Wiig got the most attention in the lead role, of course, but with Chris O'Dowd, Jon Hamm, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy all stealing scenes right and left
Watch it for the Hamm, stick around for Melissa McCarthy's claim to be "double-jointed" in front of an airport bathroom, and continue to look forward to what looks like it could be one of the comedy highlights of the upcoming summer. If you're in the United States pay no attention to the date listed at the end of the trailer
Though he may play it straight while performing as Don Draper on Mad Men, Jon Hamm is actually a pretty funny guy. Look no further than his arc on 30 Rock in which he played the handsome, yet dumb as a post boyfriend of Tina Fey's Liz Lemon. Sadly not everyone is aware at his gift for levity, however, but director Paul Feig is planning on fixing that.