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'New Girl's Max Greenfield to Star in Michael Showalter's 'Hello My Name Is Doris'

New Girl star Max Greenfield has signed on to star in Michael Showalter's upcoming dramedy Hello My Name Is Doris, The Wrap reports. Greenfield recently appeared in Showalter and David Wain's Sundance film They Came Together.

"It's a story about Doris, this character, she's an older woman," Greenfield told The Wrap. "Her mother passes away and she's then forced to kind of find a new life in the city, and she meets this younger guy and thinks that he's the answer. It's very funny, but it kind of toes the line. It'll be different than what you're used to [seeing] with him." While the role of Doris [...]

Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and John C. Reilly to Re-Team for 'Border Guards'

After their successful collaborations on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are currently in talks to star in Border Guards, Deadline reports. The film will be written by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, Peep Show) and follows Ferrell and Reilly as "two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the U.S." McKay has been reportedly eyeing to direct the film, but the trio's attachment has not yet been made official. McKay and Ferrell's Gary [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Star as Sisters in 'The Nest'

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting for their first starring film roles together since 2008's Baby Mama. According to Variety, Poehler is in final negotiations to join Fey in The Nest, a comedy by longtime SNL writer Paula Pell about two sisters "who decide to throw one last massive party in their parents' house before it's sold, and in the process they learn to mature." Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore is set to direct the film, with Fey, Poehler, and Jay Roach all serving as producers. The duo most recently shared a cameo in Anchorman 2 and cohosted the Golden Globes together in January, leading the awards [...]

Ben Stiller's Next Two Film Projects Are Super Serious

After taking a big dramatic turn in 2013's Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller is continuing his foray into serious movies with his next two projects. According to A.V. Club, Stiller is in talks to star in Alan Ball's upcoming film I Am Chippendales, which tells the tale of Somen Banerjee's rise to success as the famous male strip club's founder who later hired hit men to kill some of his associates. Stiller will play one of those (alleged) associate victims Nick DeNoia, Banerjee's choreographer and business partner. Aside from Stiller's dramatic acting work, he's also reportedly in talks to direct The Current War, a historical drama about Thomas Edison [...]

Cheech & Chong Are Making a Movie with 'Super Troopers' Director Jay Chandrasekhar

Here's an early 4/20 present for stoners everywhere: LA Times reports that Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are working with Jay Chandrasekhar — member of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, writer/director of Super Troopers and Beerfest, and director behind episodes of a handful of shows from Arrested Development to Community — to make their next Cheech & Chong movie.

"He's working on a script right now for us," Chong told CelebStoner.com of Chandrasekhar. "We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good. It looks really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called the Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen. It's going to [...]

Watch Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and More Do a Live Read of the 'Space Jam' Script

Sean O'Connor and Jensen Karp held a live reading of the script to the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes movie Space Jam at LA's UCB Theatre last month, and here's a highlight reel from it. The cast for the reading was Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Seth Green, Ben Schwartz, Danielle Fishel, Ralph Garman, Shelby Fero, Brandon Johnson, Jerrod Carmichael, Melissa Stetton, and Blake Griffin as Michael Jordan, all of whom would be perfect to play the same parts in a Space Jam remake.

Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

Will Ferrell to Star in a Drama About the 1973 Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match

Will Ferrell is going dramatic again, this time in a movie about the iconic 1973 tennis match known as "The Battle of the Sexes" between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Variety reports that the movie is called Match Maker, and it's a drama written by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

The film is based on a 2013 ESPN article about the match called The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes, written by Don Van Natta Jr. Ferrell will play Riggs, a 55-year-old retired player, who went up against King, a 29-year-old tennis champ, [...]

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Pair Up for 'Vacation Friends'

According to Deadline, real-life husband and wife Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have found a co-starring vehicle together in the upcoming Fox comedy Vacation Friends, a film by sibling writing team Tom and Tim Mullen with Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink onboard to direct. Vacation Friends is described as "What About Bob? with a couple" and follows Pratt and Faris as "a crazy wild couple that bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and [...]

Adam McKay Is Directing a Movie About the Economic Crisis

Writer/director Adam McKay (Anchorman(s), Step Brothers) has found his next movie. McKay has signed on to develop Michael Lewis's book, The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, into a movie, which he will direct, THR reports. The nonfiction book, published in 2000, documented the housing and credit bubble. Brad Pitt's company, Plan B, will produce. "Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners," McKay said. "Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this."

McKay recentled told Empire about being excited to adapt the book:

It’s the best book [...]

Adam Pally to Star in the Indie Comedy 'Bad Boys Crazy Girls'

Happy Endings and Mindy Project star Adam Pally is set to play the lead role in a movie. He's set to star in an indie comedy called Bad Boys Crazy Girls, about a pair of friends who are unlucky in love, THR reports. Directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce (The Art of the Steal) and written by Heither Maidat (Mad), the film follows friends Jeff (Pally) and Anne, who experiment in modifying their personalities to improve their romantic lives in order to have people think of them as "bad" and "crazy."

Pally has been racking up a ton of roles in movies lately. He'll be playing one [...]

Ken Marino Joins Jack Black in 'Goosebumps' Movie

Ken Marino will be in the movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The Party Down and The State actor will play a supporting role in the film, also called Goosebumps, joining stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, and Jillian Bell, Deadline reports. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels), the movie follows a boy and R.L. Stine's niece teaming up when a bunch of Stine's imaginary monsters are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland. Marino is playing blowhard football Coach Carr, while Black is playing R.L. Stine. The movie is set for a March 2016 release.

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Say Every One of Their Movies "Sounded Like a Terrible Idea"

"Everything we’ve ever done has been riding on low expectations. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? What a terrible idea. Doing 21 Jump Street as a movie is a terrible idea. The LEGO Movie sounds like a terrible idea. If people think [22 Jump Street] is a good idea, we’re screwed."

- Director Chris Miller in an interview with Collider quelling expectations for 22 Jump Street by explaining that all of his and directing partner Phil Lord's movies sound awful on paper.

Brad Pitt Really Wants to Star in a Judd Apatow Movie

Oscar-winning megastar Brad Pitt would like to return to big screen comedy, and he's banking on Judd Apatow to let him be his next blockbuster darling. According to a report from Radar, a source close to the 12 Years a Slave actor and producer said that he's "avoided doing comedies for several years but that's going to change soon. He's been making moves to butter up to Judd, someone he's known for more than 15 years."

Despite Apatow's friendship with Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, the Radar report alleges that "Judd is very interested in writing and directing Brad" and the director is "going to do his best [...]