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Ken Marino Joins Jack Black in 'Goosebumps' Movie

Ken Marino will be in the movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The Party Down and The State actor will play a supporting role in the film, also called Goosebumps, joining stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, and Jillian Bell, Deadline reports. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels), the movie follows a boy and R.L. Stine's niece teaming up when a bunch of Stine's imaginary monsters are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland. Marino is playing blowhard football Coach Carr, while Black is playing R.L. Stine. The movie is set for a March 2016 release.

Jack Black Is Developing an Adaptation of the UK Film 'Wizard's Way'

Jack Black has acquired the rights to develop and produce a remake of he British film Wizard's Way, Variety reports. The comedy follows two friends who are completely obsessed with the fictional online fantasy roleplaying game Wizard’s Way, and it was written and directed by Joe Stretch, Socrates Adams-Florou, and Chris Killen. The movie is about to have its US premiere this year at the Slamdance Film Festival. Jack Black will executive produce via his company Electric Dynamite.

Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO

Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBOThe Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secretary of State, while Black will play a low-level foreign service officer; the third lead character, a Navy fighter pilot, hasn't been cast yet. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib is penning the script with his brother Kim, and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), will produce and direct the pilot.

Watch Bob Odenkirk and Jack Black as Nixon and Elvis in 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, is set to premiere tomorrow night. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series that features drunk comedians retelling historical events while performers reenact said event. Here's a new clip from the first episode which chronicles Elvis (Jack Black) and President Nixon's (Bob Odenkirk) famous meeting and uncovers some truths about the run-in, like how Nixon made Elvis into a licensed narcotics agent apparently.

Will Ferrell and Jack Black to Star in 'Tag Brothers'

Will Ferrell and Jack Black may star in their first movie together. Beyond Black's cameo in Anchorman, the two comedians have never appeared in a movie together, but all that may change soon. The Wrap reports that Ferrell and Black are attached to star in a comedy called Tag Brothers, based on a recent Wall Street Journal article about a group of 10 guys in their 40s who have been playing a game of tag together one month a year since they were in prep school 24 years ago. The movie version will have four male leads, with the other parts not yet cast. Mark Steilen, who's worked as [...]

HBO Orders Jack Black/Tim Robbins Comedy Pilot to Series

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a dark comedy that stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins, Deadline reports. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and brother Kim created the show, and Jay Roach (Meet the ParentsAustin Powers), directed the pilot, which was ordered in the fall. The Brink follows three characters involved in a geopolitical crisis: the Secretary of State (Robbins), a low-level military officer (Black), and a navy fighter pilot (Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black). Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Geoff Pierson, Esai Morales, and Eric Ladin play supporting roles in the show, which HBO quickly ordered to series after receiving and watching the pilot yesterday.

Jack Black and Fred Armisen to Star in New Web Series 'Ambiance Man'

Here's a behind-the-scenes teaser for Ambiance Man, a web series created by artist Alix Lambert and produced by LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. The series stars Fred Armisen as the title character with Jack Black and Jibz Cameron (AKA performance artist Dynasty Handbag) as Ambiance Man's nemeses Unidentifiable Odor and Buzzkill. The series premieres December 20th on MOCAtv's Youtube page, where we'll get to watch Black ruin tons of vibes only to have Armisen swoop in and restore things to totally chilled out order.

Jack Black and Kyle Gass Use 'Electric Company' Tactics to Promote Festival Supreme

Here's a promo for Festival Supreme, the massive musical comedy festival that Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass are throwing in LA later this month, with performers like Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, Adam Sandler, The Mighty Boosh, and more. Hopefully, Tenacious D's entire set is just them doing Electric Company silhouette blends the entire time.

Zach Galifianakis, Bob and David, and More Will Play Tenacious D's Festival Supreme

Several months ago, Jack Black and Kyle Gass, members of the comedy-rock band Tenacious D, announced that they're gathering all the biggest names in comedy music for a big Los Angeles concert called Festival Supreme. This morning, Black and Gass announced details and the lineup, which is insanely impressive, via the Festival Supreme website. The all-day festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, will feature 25 different comedians on four separate stages on the Santa Monica Pier, with Tenacious D hosting shows at various stages throughout the day. Black and Gass announced today that the comedians for the festival are:

Tim & Eric, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross [...]

'Cracking Up': The Show That Made Mike White Crazy

It's a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a perfectly sculpted vision of a great television show in his or her mind. Then several evil network executives destroy that beautiful, untainted concept with copious notes that will turn that "artist friendly" idea into the first show in history to appeal to every human being in the world. It will also make somewhere in the vicinity of ten billion dollars. It pisses off the creator, and usually the project never sees the light of day, and possibly dreams of cable pastures fill the brain. [...]

Jack Black and James Marsden to Star in the High School Reunion Comedy 'The D-Train'

Jack Black and James Marsden are starring in a movie together. THR reports that the film, called The D-Train, is a low-budget indie comedy about the chairman of a high school reunion committee (Black) desperate to get the most popular guy in school (Marsden), who's now a failed commercial actor in LA, to come to the reunion, and he travels to LA to do so. Mike White, who's also producing the movie, will play a supporting role as Black's only friend from high school and Nat Faxon is also in talks for a supporting role. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, who wrote the Jim Carrey Yes Man [...]

Fox Is Developing a Comedy Written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund; Jack Black and Diablo Cody Producing

Fox just bought a new workplace comedy called Wunderland, written by Matt Gourley and Amanda Lund with Diablo Cody supervising and Jack Black producing via his company Electric Dynamite, Deadline reports. The comedy takes place behind the scenes at America's most popular (fictional) theme park and is based on the couple's experiences working at multiple theme parks, where Lund often played princesses. Lund recently starred in and co-created the Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls (also produced by Jack Black's Electric Dynamite), while Gourley is one of the creators and stars of the podcast Superego.

Watch Jack Black Reunite, Rock Out With His 'School of Rock' Co-Stars

In honor of the 10th anniversary of School of Rock, Jack Black gathered with co-stars in Austin recently to screen the movie and relive the magic. At the after-party, The School of Rock band reunited to play the film's title track, "School of Rock." And to their credit, they still sound pretty awesome.

Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Others Passed on 'The Hangover'

The Hollywood Reporter has an oral history of The Hangover movies out today, and, in it, director Todd Phillips reveals some actors who were almost cast in the movie. Before any actors were hired, Paul Rudd and Jack Black both passed on the project (along with others). Lindsay Lohan was considered for the Heather Graham role and "loved the script,"" but she was deemed too young for the character. Phillips reminisced, "Quite honestly, we were writing the brother-in-law as a younger brother they had to take along with them – like a Jonah Hill character instead of Zach [Galifianakis]. " Jake Gyllenhaal and Thomas Haden Church were both considered for the [...]