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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Trade Roundup: Ben Stiller, Paul Feig, Celeste and Jesse, For A Good Time

Ben Stiller will star in, direct, and executive produce a comedy pilot for HBO called All Talk. Written by Jonathan Safran Foer, it's about "the daily and life-altering dramas of a Jewish family in Washington, DC" and is being called “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.” That is a lot of ways to be irreverent. Let's see if I can be irreverent in all those ways in one sentence: "Hey Obama, Jesus, Broadway and Noam Chomsky: wanna fuck?" NAILED IT.

Paul Feig is on board to direct and executive produce an HBO pilot of his own, from Darren Star, the creator of Sex and the City. The Viagra Diaries stars Goldie Hawn as a woman dealing with "being single for the first time in 35 years." Hooray for shows about divorcees! Since this is on HBO, I'm assuming it's gonna be kinda like Cougartown with many, many more sex scenes.

Sony Pictures Classic has acquired Celeste and Jesse Forever. Good news for screenwriting team Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, and good news for all of us who want to see this movie.

Focus Features bought For A Good Time, Call…, a "female-driven raunchy comedy" starring Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, and Lauren Anne Miller. It's about two roommates who start a phone sex business and "realize the value of not just their booming partnership but their growing friendship." Sounds promising!

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