Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently slated for an April 2016 release.
Mumolo is also set to team up with Kristen Wiig again to write, produce, and star in an upcoming best friends comedy, which will also make Wiig's directorial debut.
Your prayers have finally been answered: She's All That is getting a remake. According to The Wrap, Spike Lee's wife Tonya Lewis Lee is producing a remake of the 1999 teen comedy originally starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, and Paul Walker with Kenny Leon onboard to direct. The plot will be similar to the original film and is currently being developed "with diverse leads in mind." Between She's All That's big screen remake and revivals of Full House, Coach, and Mr. Show on the way, 2015 is turning out to be a very productive year for '90s comedies.
In light of Vince Vaughn's fifth box office bomb Unfinished Business, The Guardian has a great piece out today about the decline of "Frat Pack" movies starring Vaughn and frequent collaborators like Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson that sums up why audiences no longer enjoy "watching men not far off 50 imitate children" in favor of newer and more diverse voices like Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart. On the bright side, the end of the piece offers a drop of hope for Zoolander fans and breaks down why the Frat Pack's recent failures are potentially great news for next year's sequel:
Vince Vaughn's latest starring role alongside Dave Franco in Unfinished Business debuted in theaters this weekend, and the numbers aren't looking so good. According to Deadline, the film debuted with $4.8M in 2,777 theaters, making it a bigger bomb than Vaughn's 2013 film Delivery Man and the lowest-ever opening for a wide release. This makes Unfinished Business Vaughn's fifth box office bomb since Couples Retreat in 2009, so hopefully his turn in the second season of HBO's True Detective will help him break his recent string of bad luck.
Variety reports that the sequel to the wonderful, Oscar-snubbed Lego Movie has its director: Community's Rob Schrab. Seeing as the previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who are returning to write the script), also came from an excellent TV background with Clone High, and with the level of meta-ness that both The Lego Movie and Community share, it's an inspired choice. It'll be Schrab's first feature, but he's directed tons of comedic television, including episodes of Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Childrens Hospital. All very exciting! But there's gonna be a bit of a wait — the sequel isn't due until 2018.