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Edgar Wright Has His Next Film Project Lined Up with 'Baby Driver'

It's been just over two months since Edgar Wright made the unfortunate announcement that he was no longer directing Marvel's Ant-Man, but thankfully the Scott Pilgrim/The World's End director has already bounced back with a new project. According to Variety, Wright is currently in talks to direct Baby Driver for Working Title Films. While no plot details have been released, Baby Driver will reportedly be in the vein of his Cornetto Trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Wright will also write the script along with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, who both worked as producers on Wright's Cornetto Trilogy films.

David Wain on Making Movies: "The Lower the Budget, the More Fun It Is to Do"

"I feel like the circumstances of making a movie and the budget level and the spirit around the making of it can't help but show up onscreen … The lower the budget, the more fun it is to do, just because there's more freedom. Sometimes those obstacles spark creative solutions, and fun solutions. It just seems like there's an energy there."

- David Wain in an interview with The Dissolve about some of the films that have most impacted him at different points of his life, including Sleeper, Rambo, and Do the Right Thing.

Sony Exec Assures That the 'Community' Movie Is Definitely Happening

The good news isn't yet over for Community fans. Now that the show's sixth season has been secured thanks to Yahoo, THR spoke with Sony Pictures Television exec Zach Van Amburg about the Hulu and Yahoo talks, Dan Harmon's role in the process ("front and center"), and most importantly, the show's future following the upcoming season. Here's what Van Amburg had to say when pressed about a possible seventh season:

I don't know, let's see how our movie does! Isn't that our plan? There's no way we're not making the movie now! I think once we make the movie, let's look up and decide how much more [...]

'Jason Nash Is Married' Is Out Today Via Comedy Central

Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios released Jason Nash Is Married, its first-ever feature-length movie, today. Written and directed by comedian Jason Nash and based upon his web series of the same name, the movie stars Nash as a fictionalized version of himself as a married guy who has a couple kids. Busy Philipps plays his wife, with a whole slew of well-known comedians (T.J. Miller, Casey Wilson, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Corddry, just to name a few) making appearances.

Ken Jeong to Star in the Comedy 'International Incident,' Produced by Steve Carell

Ken Jeong is set for his first lead role in a movie. THR reports that Jeong is attached to a comedy called International Incident, about five United Nations delegates who go on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. David Javerbaum, The Daily Show's former head writer who worked on the show from 2002 to 2009, will write the script, which is currently at the pitch stage, and Steve Carell is in talks to produce the movie via his company Carousel Productions. The roles of the other four delegates have yet to be cast.

Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Talk 'Trainwreck' with 'New York Times'

"There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about. That's why sometimes these first movies are the best ones. Because people never have this level of commitment again."

- Judd Apatow in a New York Times article on his upcoming film collaboration with Amy Schumer, Trainwreck.

Science Confirms the Decline of the Hollywood Comedy

Via Quartz, a recent study on Hollywood films has confirmed the obvious: As more and more non-US moviegoers are accounting for the industry's yearly profits (70% in 2013), comedy — the least translatable movie genre — is on the decline as a result. From the article:

But the emerging world enthusiasm for Hollywood films does not extend to comedies, or at least not relative to its love of action movies and animated films. In China, for example, US comedies account for only 10% of box office spending, compared to 25% in the US … By contrast, Hollywood action films are 44% of the box office in China (the latest [...]

Jason Bateman to Direct and Star in an FBI Wedding Comedy

Jason Bateman has signed on to direct his third feature film following Bad Words and the upcoming The Family Fang costarring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken. According to Deadline, Bateman will star and direct the currently untitled FBI/wedding-themed comedy originally written by David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives, Boardwalk Empire) and Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) with The Pest's David Bar Katz tapped to rewrite the script. While there are no further details on the film's plot, this news follows Bateman's other recently announced projects, including a Horrible Bosses sequel and comedy-drama with Tina Fey This Is Where I Leave You due out September 19th.

Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and David Wain Share Their Favorite Rom-Coms

"Annie Hall is pretty amazing. A lot of the Woody Allen ones are pretty great, but I also love Defending Your LifeLost in America. Albert Brooks has some — Albert Brooks had a series of movies back-to-back that rivaled just about anything."

-Paul Rudd, in a Vulture piece in which he, Amy Poehler, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, and writer/director David Wain, all from the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy satire They Came Together, rattle off their favorite rom-coms. 

Mike Judge Says 'Office Space' Made TGI Fridays Get Rid of Their "Flair"

"About four years after Office Space came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that (button) flair, because people would come in and make cracks about it. One of my ADs asked once at the restaurant why their flair was missing and they said they removed it because of that movie Office Space. So, maybe I made the world a better place."

- Mike Judge in an interview with Deadline, in which he talks about the cult success of Office Space, when King of the Hill won an Emmy, and working for HBO with Silicon Valley.

Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, and Michael Cera to Star in New Movie from the Director of 'The Comedy'

Comedian Gregg Turkington, best known for his hack standup character Neil Hamburger, has been cast as the lead in Entertainment, a new movie from Rick Alverson, director of the 2012 Tim Heidecker-starring drama The Comedy. Deadline reports that John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Heidecker are playing supporting roles in the film, as well.

Turkington and Heidecker wrote the script together, which follows a failing, aging standup known only as "The Comedian" (Turkington), performing a string of awful gigs in the Southwest on his way to meet his estranged daughter.

Zach Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig Bank Heist Comedy Adds Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon to the Cast

The cast for Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's next movie keeps growing more and more impressive. Deadline reports that Ken Marino and SNL's Kate McKinnon have also joined the cast of the untitled heist comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo, that also stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. SNL writer Leslie Jones, who appeared on-camera for a much-talked-about Weekend Update piece this season, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Nebraska's Devin Ratray, and iO Chicago performer Ross Kimball have also been added to the cast.

Lorne Michaels is producing and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the movie, which is based on a true story and [...]

Jason Sudeikis to Join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig in Heist Comedy

Director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is building one hell of a cast for his next movie, an untitled comedy about an armored car heist. THR reports that Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join a cast that already includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig. The film, formerly called Loomis Fargo, is based on the true story of four people who pulled off a $20 million armored car heist in North Carolina in 1997. Sudeikis will play a hit man in the movie, which was written by Emily Spivey (latest draft by Napoleon Dynamite animated series writers Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer) and will be produced [...]

Melissa McCarthy Shares Details on Her Upcoming Movies 'Michelle Darnell' and 'Just Do It'

Variety has a cover story on Melissa McCarthy and her husband/frequent collaborator Ben Falcone, that has some new info on some of the pair's upcoming projects.

McCarthy will be starring in Michelle Darnell, a comedy that was announced last year but has kept its plot under wraps until now. The movie, based on a character she created at LA's Groundlings Theater, was co-written by McCarthy, Falcone, and Groundlings' Steve Mallory and will be directed by Falcone, who helmed McCarthy's upcoming movie Tammy.

Michelle Darnell follows "a self-help inspiration speaker (a la Suze Orman or Oprah) who goes to jail for insider trading, and struggles to reinvent herself as America’s new [...]