July 15th, 2014
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.”
July 2nd, 2014
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.
July 1st, 2014
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.