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."
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]