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Watch 'Castello Cavalcanti,' a New Short Film from Wes Anderson and Starring Jason Schwartzman

Here's Castello Cavalcanti, a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and starring his frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman as Jed Cavalcanti, an Italian racecar driver in the 1950s. Anderson's next feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, also features Schwartzman. It comes out in March, and a trailer debuted recently.

Here's a poster for the short:

Amazon Bought a Comedy Pilot From Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman

Amazon Studios is launching its two new series, Alpha House and Betas, next year, but the streaming service has already ordered three new comedy pilots. The first, Mozart in the Jungle, is written by Roman Coppola and will star Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. The show is based on the memoir of oboist Blair Tindall, and "is all about sex, drugs and classical music," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Another pilot, The Outlaws, "focuses on the ins and outs of a pro football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office, " and is executive produced by NFL-player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan. The third show, Transparent, stars Jeffrey Tambor and is "a darkly comedic [...]

Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Jason Schwartzman, and More to Guest Voice on IFC's 'Out There'

IFC just announced a list of guest stars for its new animated comedy Out There, which premieres on the cable network Friday, February 22nd. Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Page, Jemaine Clement, Selma Blair, Stephen Root, and Christian Slater will all be lending their voices to the show in guest spots during the first season. This list of beloved comedy names (and Christian Slater) comes on top of the show's already-impressive regular cast that includes Fred Armisen, Pamela Adlon, Linda Cardellini, John DiMaggio, Megan Mullally, and more. Created by South Park animator Ryan Quincy, Out There follows the misadventures of a trio of young boys in a [...]

Jason Schwartzman and 'Parks and Rec' Co-Creator Michael Schur Worked on a Secret Movie Together

Rushmore and Bored to Death star Jason Schwartzman gave a nice little interview to Vulture this week, and when discussing his upcoming guest spot on an episode of Parks and Recreation, he had this to say about the show's co-creator Michael Schur:

I met him a long time ago before the show. We were trying to collaborate on something together, but it didn't end up happening. It was a movie — I can’t tell you more. Maybe one day it can happen.

Schwartzman makes it sound so mysterious, but a collaboration between these two guys would be pretty spectacular. Hopefully, they get to return to the project [...]

The New Charlie Sheen/Bill Murray Movie Looks Interesting

Here's the brand new trailer for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, an upcoming movie that stars Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Aubrey Plaza, and was written and directed by Roman Coppola, who co-wrote Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited with Wes Anderson. If you've ever wondered what it would look like if all your favorite people made a movie with Charlie Sheen, this is it.

Jason Schwartzman and Jimmy Fallon Performed a Special Folk/Rock/Disco Halloween Song Last Night

Jason Schwartzman was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, so the two musically-inclined comedy people decided to revive their possibly British seventies duo Tux with what's sure to be a new seasonal classic, "Mr. Scarecrow." Below, check out Tux's first effort from last year, "Little Pepper."

'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. [...]

Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Ames Are Making Another Movie Together, Not 'Bored to Death'

Earlier this week, we reported that HBO officially greenlit a movie based on its cult hit series Bored to Death, but now, word comes in via The Hollywood Reporter that Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames and star Jason Schwartzman are making a second movie together on top of that one. The duo has optioned Bernard Malamud's collection of short stories Pictures of Fidelman, which follows an art student in Rome in the 1950s. Schwartzman would star as Arthur Fidelman with filming to take place in Rome. Ames told the press that he also optioned Donald Westlake's novel 361, which he's adapting with Matt D'Elia, writer/director/star [...]

Wes Anderson Confirms His 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Cast: Murray, Schwartzman, Swinton, Goldblum, and More

Filmmaker Wes Anderson is getting ready to shoot his new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and he revealed a full cast list to THR last week. Some of the names, like Bill Murray were announced previously while others are new. Not that it's a surprise to see Anderson and Murray working together, but Budapest does see the director branching out by hiring some new actors (and of course, some old favorites). Few details are known about the plot of this mysterious mysterious project, but here's Wes Anderson revealing the full cast list:

"Yes, it’s Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s a Euro movie. It’s a period picture. I [...]

Roman Coppola's Charlie Sheen/Jason Schwartzman/Bill Murray Movie Fails to Impress Critics

Roman Coppola's new movie, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, which stars Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, and Aubrey Plaza, made its debut at the Rome Film Festival yesterday, and critics aren't exactly wild about it. Coppola, who co-wrote The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom with Wes Anderson, wrote and directed Charles Swan solo. It stars Charlie Sheen as a partyin', womanizing graphic designer (a character that's surprisingly not based on Sheen in any way). Schwartzman and Murray play supporting roles as Sheen's comedian best friend and accountant, respectively.

Variety writes that "Swan is more of a doodle than a fully formed idea, though [...]

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

Jennifer Aniston Joins Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman in Peter Bogdanovich's New Movie

Jennifer Aniston has joined the cast of a new comedy called She's Funny That Way from veteran director Peter Bogdanovich, Variety reports. This will be Bogdanovich's first film since 2001's The Cat's Meow. The story follows a Broadway producer (Owen Wilson) trying to turn a former prostitute into an actress. Aniston plays a therapist whose mother is in rehab for alcohol. The cast also includes Jason Schwartzman, Eugene Levy, Kathryn Hahn, Brie Larson, and Cybill Shepherd. Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbauch will serve as executive producers. She's Funny That Way's original title was Squirrel to the Nuts. They should change its name back to that in addition to changing [...]

It's Official: A 'Bored to Death' Movie Is Happening

Late last year, Ted Danson said that a 90-minute movie based on the HBO show Bored to Death was in the very, very early stages, but now it's been officially confirmed by HBO. The Hollywood Reporter says that HBO Films is developing it as a potential feature film, written by creator Jonathan Ames. This conflicts with Danson's earlier statements that it would be a 90-minute TV movie instead of a full-length feature film, but the project potentially becoming a big theatrical movie sounds pretty appealing. Bored to Death, which ran three seasons before HBO canceled it in December 2011, scored modest numbers with audiences, but its three stars, [...]

Jason Schwartzman Is Coming to 'Parks and Rec'

It's been an impressive season for guest stars over at Parks and Recreation, with Joe Biden, Lucy Lawless, and John McCain dropping by the critically-acclaimed series, and now, Jason Schwartzman is being thrown into the mix. The Huffington Post reports that the Bored to Death and Rushmore actor will be guest starring in an episode later this season as Dennis Lerpiss, the owner of Pawnee VideoDrome. VideoDrome is the last independent video store in Pawnee, and Leslie tries to save the struggling business by getting it designated a historical landmark. If you know any young Parks and Recreation viewers, this episode will require you to explain to them what a [...]