Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are in negotiations to join New Line Cinema’s Vacation reboot/sequel. If cast, they will join Ed Helms and Christina Applegate on the project.
Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein will direct the movie from a script that they wrote. The new Vacation film will follow the adventures of Clark Griswold’s grown-up son Rusty (Helms). He takes his own family on a road trip that will be full of all kinds of crazy antics.
According to Variety, Hemsworth will play Audrey’s husband, and Day will play a river raft touring guide. It will be really interesting seeing Hemsworth take on a comedy like this. Thor can be a bit comedic, but it’s pretty dry. This will be a very different kind of film for him, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they utilize him. Day is always hilarious, though, so he’s going to fit in perfectly.
Hemsworth will shoot Vacation before taking on Universal Picture’s The Huntsman, which is a spin-off of Snow White and the Hunt
sman, in the first quarter of 2015.
Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Josh Groban, Randall Park, Ashley Dyke and Mary Kay Place have all joined John Krasinski’s directorial debut “The Hollars,” the actor/director announced on Twitter.
Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale had previously been announced to star alongside Krasinski in the film, in which he will have the starring role as John Hollar, who returns to his Midwest hometown with his girlfriend (Kendrick) after learning that his mother (Martindale) has to undergo brain surgery. Once there, he must “navigate the dysfunctional rhythms of his helpless brother, anxiety-prone father (Jenkins) and over-eager high school girlfriend.” Krasinski posted the cast photo above along with their characters, though no other plot or character details are yet available.
Among the new cast additions, Day will next be seen in comedy sequel “Horrible Bosses 2″ while Winstead recently joined the cast of A&E’s “The Returned” remake series. Copley recently played the King in “Maleficent.” Park, who plays Senator Danny Chung on HBO’s “Veep,” will next play Kim Jung-Un in controversial Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy “The Interview.”
The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.
Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers”), and Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) and Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) also reprise their “Horrible Bosses” starring roles, while Chris Pine (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained,” “Inglourious Basterds”) star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reunite in HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, in theaters November 26th.
Guillermo del Toro has committed to making a sequel to “Pacific Rim” with Universal scheduling the release on April 7, 2017.
Zak Penn will write the script with del Toro. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni once again produce alongside del Toro, Mary Parent and Callum Greene. Jillian Share will exec produce.
“Pacific Rim 2,” which will be released in 3D and Imax, is the first title to land on the April 7, 2017, date.
“Pacific Rim” was directed by del Toro and starred Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Robert Kazinsky. Thurday’s announcement did not indicate whether the actors will reprise their roles in the sequel.
“Pacific Rim” was set in the 2020s with the Earth using giant “Jaegers” piloted by humans to battle Kaijus — monsters from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
The film, which had a price tag of $190 million, was released last July through Warner Bros. and took in only $101 million in the United States. It performed decently at the international box office with $310 million, led by $114 million in China.
Legendary and Warners ended their co-financing co-producing deal at the end of last year with Legendary signing a long-term pact with Universal.
2014 Los Angeles Film Festival
“Everything I’m truly proud of in this life has been a terrifying prospect to me. From my first play, to hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’ getting married, being a father, speaking to you today. None of it comes easy. People will tell you to do what makes you happy, but all this has been hard work. And I’m not always happy. I don’t think you should just do what makes you happy. Do what makes you great.” Those were words of wisdom from “Horrible Bosses” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” actor Charlie Day, who spoke at Merrimack College’s Commencement on Sunday. The ’98 Merrimack grad, whose epic speech is now online, was among a pack of celebs who were in Massachusetts to share insights and pick up honorary degrees over the weekend.
The younger-skewing FX cable network has also inked a new three-year overall deal with Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton’s RCG Productions that includes a pilot order as well as numerous script deals from the “Sunny” gang.
FXX is investing in the future of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton.
The younger-skewing FX offshoot has inked a new three-year overall production deal with the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia trio that includes a two-season renewal for the comedy as well as a straight-to-series pickup for a new comedy starring Tracy Morgan.