Olivia Munn to Star in Broken Lizard’s THE BABY MAKER
by Adam Chitwood Posted: June 6th, 2011Actress and Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn has landed the female lead in Broken Lizard’s new indie comedy The Baby Maker. Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) is set to star, with Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar poised to direct. The film centers on a young married couple having trouble conceiving a child. The husband decides to rob a Pasedena sperm bank alongside his friends, in order to retrieve the specimen he donated as a young man. Variety reports that Munn will play the leading female role in the flick, which is presumably Schnieder’s wife.
All of the Broken Lizard members are expected to co-star, with Kevin Heffernan playing the playing Schnieder’s crazy best friend, and Chandrasekhar taking on the role of a master Estonian theif. While I found Beerfest be an underrated comedic gem, Broken Lizard’s last outing, The Slammin’ Salmon, left much to be desired. Hopefully they’re back on track with this flick. Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown) wrote the screenplay, with production set to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Munn’s been a bit of a hot property as of late. In addition to being very funny, she’s also extremely good-looking. Most recently, the actress landed a supporting role in Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series tentatively titled More as This Story Develops. http://collider.com/olivia-munn-the-baby-makers/95052/
Al Pacino Circling Dan Fogelman’s IMAGINE
by Jason Barr Posted: June 6th, 2011
Apparently intrigued by the prospect of playing an aging rock star, Al Pacino is currently in talks to star in Dan Fogelman’s directorial debut Imagine. According to 24 Frames, the potential turn would see Pacino’s character attempt to turn over a new leaf shortly after receiving a letter that his idol John Lennon had sent him forty years prior. Landing the legendary Pacino would be par for the course for the budding Fogelman who has experienced a ton of recent success having penned hits such as Cars and Tangled. Additionally, the scribe-turned-director also wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love. starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, as well as My Mother’s Curse starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand.
As for Pacino, the iconic actor has been absent from the silver screen since 2008′s Righteous Kill. In addition to possibly joining Imagine, he has also signed on to play crime boss Neil Dellacroce in Gotti: Three Generations and can be seen alongside Ray Liotta, Juliette Binoche, and Channing Tatum in the crime/thriller The Son of No One which is still searching for a release date. Finally, while I’m all for Pacino taking on Imagine I can’t help but think of what might have been. As late as last month, Carell was still attached to the project to play the estranged son of Pacino’s rock star character. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts have forced Carell off of the project (he remains a producer, however) essentially robbing moviegoers of the opportunity to see what type of screen dynamics the pair may have had. http://collider.com/al-pacino-imagine/95034/
Sam Worthington Attached to Warner Bros.’ Space War Project
by Jason Barr Posted: June 6th, 2011Fans of watching Sam Worthington (Avatar) participate in science-fiction projects with ample action and war overtones will be glad to hear that the actor is attached to star in a “space war” project for Warner Bros. Deadline reports that the studio has acquired preemptive rights to the project pitch with scribe Aaron Guzikowski (Contraband) set to pen the script. The film will reunite Worthington with Clash of the Titans producer Basil Iwanyk who will produce through his Thunder Road label. This is more good news for Guzikowski who recently had director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) take over the reins of his Black List-alum script Prisoners. As for Worthington, moviegoers will have plenty of opportunities to catch the actor in upcoming projects such as the Clash sequel Wrath of the Titans, thrillers Man on a Ledge and The Fields, and F. Gary Gray’s The Last Days of American Crime. http://collider.com/sam-worthington-warner-brothers/95023/
Sony Moves Forward With Sequel to SALT
by Adam Chitwood Posted: June 6th, 2011
Apparently the world needs more Angelina Jolie action movies. Sony has officially started moving forward with a sequel to last year’s Jolie-starred action flick Salt. Deadline now reports that Sony has set the first film’s screenwriter, Kurt Wimmer, to start working on a script. Jolie is keen to reprise her role from the first flick, though director Phillip Noyce turned down the offer to return.
A follow-up has been rumored since last August, after Salt took in almost $300 million worldwide. While reviews were mixed to positive, one can’t deny Jolie’s international draw (did anyone from America actually see The Tourist?). No word on how soon the sequel will go into production, but we’ll know more once Wimmer turns in his first draft of the screenplay. http://collider.com/salt-sequel-sony-angelina-jolie/95005/
4 Clips from BAD TEACHER
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: June 6th, 2011Sony has sent over four clips from director Jake Kasdan’s (Walk Hard) Bad Teacher. Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Segel, the film’s about a foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher (Diaz) and what she’s willing to do to get out of her day job.
While Diaz movies have definitely been hit or miss for the last few years, I think Bad Teacher looks really funny. In addition, I think Timberlake and Segel are great, so I’m really hoping this one is worth our time. Watch the clips after the jump and look for interviews with the cast very soon. http://collider.com/bad-teacher-movie-clips/94984/
Three Bad Teacher Clips
Bad Teacher International Poster
In the comedy, Cameron Diaz plays Elizabeth, a foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.http://www.movieweb.com/news/bad-teacher-international-poster
Bad Teacher Clip
Second Bad Teacher Trailer
Bad Teacher Poster
Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake - competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.http://www.movieweb.com/news/bad-teacher-poster