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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to Star in Buddy Comedy 'Central Intelligence'

Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are teaming up for a buddy comedy. Variety reports that both stars have signed on for New Line's upcoming comedy Central Intelligence directed by We're the Millers' Rawson Thurber, which centers on Hart as a "former high school sports star turned accountant" who is contacted by his once-bullied former classmate (Johnson): "The 'loser' that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets." Mindy Project writers Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen wrote the original script, and We're the Millers writers Sean Anders and John Morris are onboard for [...]

Kristen Wiig Is Directing Her First Movie

Comedy superstar and budding drama actor Kristen Wiig is set to direct her first movie. Variety reports that the SNL alum will direct and costar with her longtime friend and collaborator Annie Mumolo in an upcoming movie where they play "best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth." While no further details on the project have been revealed, Wiig and Mumolo released the following statement: "We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there." And here's a statement [...]

Fox Is Making a Buddy Comedy Based on Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman's Relationship

Last year, Dennis Rodman drew criticism for visiting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, befriending him, and organizing a basketball game there, and now Fox is making a movie about it. Ride Along director Tim Story has signed on to direct a movie loosely based on the pair's friendship and Rodman's trip to the dictator's country, THR reports. The movie is called Diplomats and it was sold off of a pitch, with the script not having been written yet.

Kim Jong-un is also a major character in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next directorial feature, The Interview, which stars Franco and Rogen as a talk show host [...]