Paul Schneider to Star in Broken Lizard’s THE BABY MAKER; Sienna Miller Reportedly Joins FREAKY DEAKY
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 27th, 2011
We have a couple quick casting notes to report. First up, Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) will star in Broken Lizard’s new movie The Baby Maker. While Broken Lizard will star and the troupe’s Jay Chandrasekhar will direct, the script was penned by Ice Age: The Meltdown writers Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow. Per Variety, “Story follows a married couple who fail to conceive after months of trying, prompting the husband to enlist his friends’ help to rob a Pasadena sperm bank, where he made a deposit as a young man. All of the Broken Lizard members are expected to co-star, with Kevin Heffernan playing the protag’s crazy best friend, who hooks him up with an Estonian master thief, played by Chandrasekhar. Other Broken Lizard members include Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.”
Why the sperm bank wouldn’t simply give him back his own seed is beyond me. I’m also surprised that sperm keeps for that long. Logistics aside, Schneider is terrific actor and it will be interesting to see him play against the Broken Lizard gang. Hit the jump for some casting news regarding the adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky.
Trailer for THE WHISTLEBLOWER Starring Rachel Weisz
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 8:47 am
The US trailer for The Whistleblower has gone online. Based on real events, Rachel Weisz stars as a UN peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia who uncovers rampant corruption and a massive cover-up of criminal activity. The film played the festival circuit last year to positive notices and I’m glad I’ll finally get a chance to see it in the near future. In addition to Weisz, the impressive cast features David Strathairn, Monica Bellucci, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jason Isaacs, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Whistleblower opens August 5th. http://collider.com/whistleblower-trailer/93356/
First Clip from GREEN LANTERN
by Matt Goldberg Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 8:24 am
With the film’s release only a few weeks away, the first clip from Green Lantern has gone online. The clip was shown on Attack of the Show before an interview with Michael Clarke Duncan who voices Kilowog. In the clip, we see Kilowog training Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). What I really like about this clip is that previously we’ve seen Hal generate swords, chainguns, and a giant fist, but what’s so fantastic about the ring is that it can conjure anything. Seeing what a seasoned Green Lantern Corps member like Kilowog constructs in this clip is pretty ingenious and raises my excitement for the completed film.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. Green Lantern opens in 3D on June 17th. http://collider.com/green-lantern-movie-clip/93353/
New Picture of Sean Hayes as Larry in the Farrelly Brothers THREE STOOGES Movie
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: May 27th, 2011 at 2:54 am
With filming underway in Atlanta on the Farrelly Brothers Three Stooges movie, the other day we posted our first look at Larry (Sean Hayes) and Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos) on set. However, we now have a much better look at Hayes as Larry. If there was anyone who doubted that Hayes looked like Larry, this picture will silence the naysayers. However, we still don’t know how he’ll play the character, but I’ve always thought Hayes was an underrated actor, and I think he’s going to nail it.
The Three Stooges will be comprised of three 27-minute segments (just like the originals), the first of which see them as children raising all kinds of hell in an orphanage. Hit the jump for a better picture. http://collider.com/three-stooges-movie-image-sean-hayes-larry/93280/