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James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More

Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]

Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Anders Holm Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's upcoming animated film Sausage Party just got a little bigger. The Wrap reports that Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and Workaholics star Anders Holm have joined the voice cast to the animated feature, which follows "one sausage's quest to discover the truth about existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale." The previously announced voice cast includes James Franco, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, and Jonah Hill (who co-created the story [...]

Talking to Co-Creator Jody Hill About the Final Season of 'Eastbound & Down'

After four years, HBO's Eastbound & Down ended its run last night. It was actually the second series finale for Eastbound, after co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill surprisingly brought the show back for a fourth season after ending it in season three last year.

I talked to Jody Hill last week about Eastbound's fourth season, the new HBO high school show he's working on with Danny McBride, and whether we'll ever see Kenny Powers again.

On Kimmel, Danny McBride and Steve Little Talked Injuries and Famous Guest Stars on 'Eastbound & Down'

Danny McBride and Steve Little of HBO's Eastbound & Down stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to talk about the fourth season of the show and how Danny is really a disappointingly nice guy compared to Kenny Powers. Below, they talk about Marilyn Manson, Steve's attempts to connect with Lindsay Lohan, and Matthew McConaughey's advice for wooing the ladies.

Watch the First Trailer for 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4

Here's the first trailer for Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth season featuring actual footage from the show. It starts up September 29th, and now, thanks to this trailer, we know what the season's going to be about — and there's even a two-second glimpse of Ken Marino's character to boot.

Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and More Join 'Angry Birds' Movie Voice Cast

Sony is making a movie based off the hit addictive game Angry Birds, and they've filled the main voice cast with some big comedy names. Variety reports that the studio has cast Jason Sudeikis as the lead character Red, Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle. Supporting voice cast will include Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Hannibal Buress, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, musician Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla of Smosh.

"I'm extremely proud of this cast,” producer John Cohen said of the [...]

HBO Orders 18 Episodes of Danny McBride's New Show 'Vice Principals'

Danny McBride is coming back to HBO with a brand new show. The pay cable network has ordered 18 episodes of Vice Principals, a new comedy starring McBride as a high school administrator. The show was co-created by McBride and his Eastbound & Down partner-in-crime Jody Hill, and it follows "a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals." HBO has yet to announce when Vice Principals will premiere or how its 18 episodes will be split up into seasons. McBride and Hill's last series, Eastbound & Downended its four-season run on HBO last year.

Jody Hill talked to us about the project last [...]

Watch a Trailer for 'Chozen,' FX's New Animated Show from the 'Eastbound & Down' and 'Archer' Teams

Here's the brand new trailer for Chozen, FX's newest comedy. It's an animated series from Eastbound & Down creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill and Archer creator Adam Reed. The show, following a gay rapper who just got out of prison, was created by former Eastbound writers' assistant Grant Dekernion and it features the voice cast of Bobby Moynihan (in the lead role of Chozen), Michael Peña, Method Man, Hannibal Buress, Kathryn Hahn, and Nick Swardson.

'Eastbound & Down' Season 4 Justifies Resurrecting the Show

It came as a bit of a shock last year when Eastbound & Down was renewed by HBO for a fourth season. For years, showrunners Danny McBride and Jody Hill had been planning on ending Eastbound after its third season and they even wrote/shot/aired the last episode as a series finale. But after a few months, the duo decided to do one more season. Last year, they had wanted to show Kenny Powers as a settled-down family man with his new wife April, but actress Katy Mixon's busy schedule on CBS's Mike & Molly meant they couldn't get her full-time for their third year.

Scheduling worked out so that Mixon [...]

Danny McBride Wants to Cast Lindsay Lohan in His New HBO Show

Earlier this month, we reported that Lindsay Lohan is guest starring in the upcoming fourth and final season of Danny McBride's Eastbound & Down, but it looks like McBride and Lohan may not be done working together just yet. TMZ reports that McBride was so impressed with Lohan's work on Eastbound that he and Lohan had "several serious talks" on set about her starring in a new HBO show he's developing. According to the report, Lohan "loves the idea and is hoping it works out." The project in question is a previously-reported half-hour high school comedy in the vein of Eastbound & Down that McBride is developing [...]

Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

'Eastbound & Down's Fourth Season Was Its Best Yet

I was skeptical when creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill opted to bring back Eastbound & Down for another season after ending the show with a well-received finale last year. It's rare for a show to come back from the dead like that and seems like a risk, but that risk paid off. Thanks to a few key cast additions (particularly standout Ken Marino) and Kenny Powers' new arenas to run amuck (a sports talk show and raising a family in suburbia), this was the most satisfying and fresh season of Eastbound & Down's four-season run.

FX Sets Premiere Dates for 'Archer' and 'Chozen'

FX has set January premiere dates for Archer and Danny McBride's new animated sitcom Chozen. The two will air in an animation block on Monday nights at 10 PM, starting January 13. Meanwhile, at the fledgling FXX, the recently announced Ali G: Rezurection will be paired with the second season of Jim Jefferies' Legit in February.

Chozen, which was originally scheduled to air on FXX, is about a gay white rapper named Chozen who has just been released from prison. It's executive produced by Archer creator Adam Reed and Eastbound & Down producers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill, and includes voices from McBride, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and more. [...]

Here's Footage of Kenny Powers on Roller Skates

Here's a promo for the upcoming fourth and final season of Eastbound & Down, premiering September 29th. It features Kenny Powers tearing it up on roller skates. Danny McBride was sent to the hospital after in July after injuring himself while filming a roller skate scene for the show, but it's all worth it because he looks pretty badass on the roller rink.