by Brendan Bettinger Posted: February 23rd, 2011
Columbia Pictures has released a red band trailer for Bad Teacher and — oh, my! I’m sure I’ve seen red band trailers with more debauchery, but this one packed a punch. As the titular bad teacher, Cameron Diaz whips through the comedy like a tornado, and the supporting cast — including Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel, Phyllis Smith, and Lucy Punch — appears content as both sounding board and target for her cynical destruction. There is a wisp of plot, in which Diaz ups her game to win a teaching bonus so that she can afford the breast implants that would apparently appeal to Timberlake. But no, this is primarily Diaz cashing in on her sweetheart reputation in the filthiest way she can think of. We can only hope Bad Teacher finally gives director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard, Freaks and Geeks) the monster hit he deserves.
So hide the kids from Princess Fiona’s dirty, dirty mouth, and watch the trailer after the break.
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by Matt Goldberg Posted: February 23rd, 2011Giovanni Ribisi has joined Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in Ted. Directed and co-written by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), the story centers on a man (Wahlberg) whose childhood wish that his teddy bear, Ted (played by MacFarlane using motion-capture), would come to life. The wish finally comes true, but now the bear is a swearing, pot-smoking wreck that is wreaking havoc in the man’s life. According to Variety, Ribisi will play “Donny, a man who’s obsessed with Ted.”
Ribisi is currently filming on the crime-thriller Contraband, which also stars Wahlberg. Ribisi is also in the historical drama Waco and co-starring with Johnny Depp in the adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: February 23rd, 2011Chris Columbus has signed on to direct a remake of the Korean box-office hit Hello Ghost. The film centers on a man who tries to kill himself, but survives and becomes haunted by four ghosts. The ghost won’t stop haunting the man until he helps them fulfill a wish. If this premise gives you a flashback to the 1993 Robert Downey Jr. flick Heart and Souls, you’re not alone.
Columbus tells Deadline that he’s a fan of Korean cinema after he saw Hello Ghost, he “was immediately struck by the film’s ability to mix comedy, drama and complex emotional themes. Its strong universal storyline translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.” So if Columbus comes to your door and hands you a copy of Heart and Souls, you’ll know why.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: February 23rd, 2011A new trailer has gone online for Source Code. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon), the film follows a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) who must re-live the last eight minutes of a doomed train passenger’s life in order to discover the bomber who destroyed the train. I’ve heard good things about the flick from people who have seen it and even if I hadn’t, I would still be first in line to see Jones’ follow-up to Moon.
Hit the jump to check out the short (only about a minute) trailer. Source Code also stars Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright. The film opens April 1st.
by Matt Goldberg Posted: February 23rd, 2011Last month, we reported that Paul Greengrass (United 93) had written Memphis, a script that’s centered on the days in Memphis, TN leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was rumored that producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network) was interested in getting the film to Focus Features, Universal’s art house division. However, Deadline makes no mention of Focus Features, which is surprising since this could easily be awards fare and Universal rarely does solo work on serious dramas (although they’ve co-produced plenty of high-brow flicks).
More surprising is that Greengrass is getting back together with Universal. Greengrass was reportedly unhappy with the way they were handling the future of the Bourne franchise and the studio was less than pleased that Green Zone cost a pretty penny and didn’t deliver at the box office. But Greengrass has delivered hits for Universal in the past and he’s one of the best directors working today. It’s not crazy to gamble on him, especially when he’s previously done beautiful work when it comes to films based on historical tragedies. Filming is set to begin in June.