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Netflix Actually Paid Adam Sandler Money to Write These Native American Jokes

Get ready for a bunch of juvenile sex jokes about teepees, peepees, and "zum-zums," because not long after a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's upcoming film Ridiculous 6, Defamer got their hands on a December 2012 version of the script, and it's just as bad, if not worse, than you might have predicted.

Here's a heartwarming little scene between Sandler's character Tommy and an Apache woman named "Sits-On-Face":

Judd Apatow to Produce a Movie Starring and Co-Written by Andrew Rannells

Grammy winner and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells has a new movie in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has put into development an untitled comedy that will be co-written by Rannells and Jersey Boys' Mike Doyle with Rannells potentially attached to star. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but Judd Apatow is expected to produce. In addition to his Broadway work on The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rannells has appeared in plenty of TV comedies like Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Glee, and he's slated to debut his first major movie role [...]

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Address 'Get Hard' Critical Backlash: "Funny Is Funny"

"If you’re disturbed by white-collar crime, but not quite as disturbed as you are by gay sex, then congratulations: You might possess just the right combo of social conscience and unexamined homophobia needed to fully enjoy Get Hard." That's the opening line from Variety's review of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's new buddy comedy, and it sums up much of the critical backlash since the film premiered at SXSW. Ferrell and Hart have responded to these accusations to varying degrees of success this week, but the most interesting coverage comes from HitFix's Louis Virtel, who confronted the guys about the issue head-on:

“You're both very smart, funny [...]

Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, and Nick Kroll Are Starring in a Movie Together

Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, and Nick Kroll are set to be your new favorite love triangle. Deadline reports that the trio have signed on to star in My Blind Brother, an upcoming film by Sophie Goodhart based on her 2003 short film of the same name. Scott will play "a handsome man who gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he’s blind," Kroll will play "his less handsome brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes," and Slate will play a young woman who both brothers fall for. Production on the film starts in Ohio this May, and The Bounty Hunter's [...]

Will Ferrell to Star in 'The House' by 'Neighbors' Writers

Will Ferrell just landed another big-screen role. Deadline reports that Ferrell will star in an upcoming film called The House by Neighbors writing team Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen. Ferrell will play "a guy, who, with his wife, blows their daughter’s college fund. Desperate for cash, they team with some neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs." The film is currently slated for a summer 2016 release. O'Brien and Cohen are also behind the upcoming film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Adam DeVine and Zac Efron.

'Bridesmaids' Writer Annie Mumolo Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

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.

Spike Lee's Wife Tonya Is Producing a 'She's All That' Remake

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.

Why the Decline of the Frat Pack Comedy Is Great News for 'Zoolander 2'

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:

The [...]

Vince Vaughn's 'Unfinished Business' Bombed at the Box Office This Weekend

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.

'Community's Rob Schrab Is Directing the 'Lego Movie' Sequel

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.

A Dozen Native American Actors Just Walked off the Set of Adam Sandler's New Movie

Adam Sandler is currently filming his Magnificent Seven parody Ridiculous 6, and according to Indian Country Today, around a dozen Native American actors, as well as the film's "Native cultural advisor," just walked off the set of the film today due to its racist and sexist jokes and disrespectful portrayal of the Native characters. According to the report, the primarily Navajo actors took issue with the film giving Native women names like "Beaver's Breath" and "No Bra" as well as "an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee." Here's what one of the actors, [...]

Kristen Schaal Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Daily Show regular and The Last Man on Earth costar Kristen Schaal just added a new film role to her busy schedule. According to THR, Schaal has joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's Michelle Darnell and will play a scout leader. Schaal joins previously announced cast Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently in production in Atlanta and hits theaters on April 8, 2016.

Derek Zoolander, Hansel McDonald, and Anna Wintour Bond Over a Selfie Stick

In addition to today's official Zoolander 2 confirmation from Paramount, here's a new clip from Vogue featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in character at Paris Fashion Week today hanging out with Anna Wintour backstage, who does a satisfactory job of dealing with Derek and Hansel's ridiculousness as they describe their runway walks and current world issues that are important to them.

Adam Scott and David Koechner to Star in Christmas Horror-Comedy 'Krampus'

Adam Scott and David Koechner are teaming up to star in the next Christmas classic. The Wrap reports that Scott has joined Koechner in Krampus, an upcoming horror-holiday film directed by Trick 'r Treat's Michael Dougherty based on the ancient legend of the Christmas devil who punishes misbehaving children. Scott and Koechner will play fathers whose kids go missing, and Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, and Toni Collette round out the cast. The film is slated for a December 4, 2015 release.