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John Goodman is no stranger to a busy work schedule, and the fact that he's looking to sign onto another project is no surprise. What might be surprising is the fact that while he's re-teaming with a co-star from a previous picture, they never really got to act together until now.
Set in the 1970s, the film will tell the story of New York Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich who caused a great deal of controversy when they admitted that they had participated in wife swapping.
John McNamara wrote the script for what will be called Trumbo, and it will tell the story of how the filmmaker was thrown in prison back in 1950 for not responding to questions during an interrogation from the House Committee on Un-American Activities (the government committee that worked to identify Americans with Communist ties).
And though the film is essentially about the racing champion, this secondary role could be a meaty one for Cooper to take. It’s almost to the point where I forgot what the actor is like in a secondary role. And that’s including last year’s Hit and Run, since I forget that movie exists whenever possible.
Even before Lance Armstrong confessed to his wrongdoing in the doping scandal, his career was going to be the focus of a movie. Winning seven Tour de France titles, during and after battling testicular cancer and the ups and downs of a highly publicized relationship with musician Sheryl Crow, combined with doping rumors was already the broad outline for an engaging biopic
After making two films for HBO that explored the complications and ridiculousness of real-world politics (Recount and this year's Game Change), director Jay Roach is returning to feature films with a different, fictional political slant. In The Campaign Roach directs Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Basically, The Campaign is little more than two huge-right-now comedians butting heads in a contemporary (but formulaic) comedy. Capitalizing on the upcoming presidential election, the movie stars Ferrell and Galifianakis as candidates vying for congressional seats in a small southern district. Jay Roach of Meet the Parents and Dinner for Schmucks is at the helm (a good sign), and the marketing campaign is really playing up the “size” of the talent.
Politics is a strange and mixed up world. While we should be voting for the smartest, most qualified people to be in our government, the whole thing is dominated by special interests and money that it's insured every little election will be just as ridiculous as the last. The insanity of the political world has been the subject of comedy before, but this summer it's all about Will Ferrell vs. Zach Galifianakis.
Apparently Cruise's character is so into his job that he gets a little too involved, earning some punishment by being assigned to Downey Jr.'s character. Of course, because this is a movie, what ought to be a boring assignment gets a little more thrilling when the ex-president's life is threatened and the two of them have to go on the run
The film is about two rival politicians running for a congressional seat in North Carolina and has an all-star cast that includes Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Sarah Baker, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Dan Akyroyd, and Dylan McDermott. Sadly, Warner Bros. has not yet released the trailer online - or any trailer for that matter - but we do have something special for you today.
Ferrell Punches A Baby And DiCaprio Lives The Good Life In First Footage From The Campaign And The Great Gatsby
Starting with the new Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy, director Jay Roach came out to address the audience and explained that they were originally planning to release The Campaign towards the end of the presidential election...
Recently we showed you some behind the scenes of Jay Roach's upcoming political comedy Dog Fight. Now Warner Brothers has released the first official photo to promote the movie's brand new—though painfully banal—title The Campaign. Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) a well-established Southern Congressman whose hold on his seat is threatened...
While Will Ferrell is known for his curly, blond mini-fro, he has been known to change up his hairstyle occasionally for comedic effect. There's the superfro in Semi-Pro, the long-locks in Blades of Glory, and the white-haired look in Zoolander. Now it looks like he's done it again for the political comedy Dog Fight. It would seem that the folks in the south have something against curly hair, because this time he's going straight.
Lawson, meanwhile, fills a role that was originally supposed to be two brothers, but he convinced Roach at a table read that he could carry enough of the comedic load to make it just one sibling. The Aussie has a part in Showtime’s upcoming series House Of Lies, which premieres in January.
Acting since 1971, Brian Cox has done practically every genre and sub-genre you can imagine. From horror to comedy, action to drama, he is as versatile a performer that you will find in Hollywood and he doesn't mind showing it off. Hence why after making dramas like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Coriolanus this year he may go head off and play Zach Galifianakis' father.
Dylan McDermott has been busy trying to keep his family together while living in a thoroughly haunted house over on FX's American Horror Story, but he's still making space in his schedule for a new feature project. Deadline says that McDermott has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming Jay Roach political comedy, Dog Fight. He'll play a consultant to a Zach Galifianakis' character, a candidate running for a South Carolina
I've always had a hard time getting a read on Jason Sudeikis. He's one of the better castmembers on the current run of Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night Live as a whole is still pretty terrible. In 2011 he's made three movies, and while Horrible Bosses was solid, both Hall Pass and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy failed to impress.
After nearly a decade spent banging around television projects in supporting roles, actress Sarah Baker has landed a plumb role in a Warner Bros. comedy that, thanks to its tie to the current political landscape, is generating some heat.
Director Paul Weitz has a ton of pressure on him with his latest film, Little Fockers. Not only does he have to manage a massive top-notch cast, but he’s also the guy who has to take the reins from Jay Roach
It's hard to really complain about anything here, especially if there's a good script involved (someone please track down at least one of the In the Loop writers to give it a pass