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Alison Brie and Adam Scott in Talks to Join Leslye Headland's 'Sleeping with Other People'

Two days after becoming Will Ferrell's fiancée in Get Hard, Vulture reports that Community's Alison Brie has also signed on to star in Bachelorette director Leslye Headland's upcoming film Sleeping with Other People. Brie is reportedly in talks to replace Kristen Dunst's starring character opposite Jason Sudeikis; Dunst had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. Sudeikis's role is a "womanizer" who meets Brie, who plays a "serial cheater." Hopefully one of the men she cheats on will be Adam Scott, who is also reportedly in talks to join the movie in an undisclosed role.

Surprise Hit 'We're the Millers' Is Getting a Sequel

The comedy We're the Millers was a surprise hit when it was released last summer, and now, it's being turned into a franchise. THR reports that a We're the Millers sequel is in the works, with the movie's four stars – Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter, and Emma Roberts – expected to return although no deals are in place. The original's director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, is also returning, while a new writer, Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, NBC's upcoming midseason sitcom Undateable), is being brought on.

The first movie starred Sudeikis as an experienced pot dealer who hires Aniston, Poulter, and Roberts's characters to be his fake family so [...]

Watch Sudeikis, Bateman, Forte, and Helms in the New Mumford & Sons Music Video

Here's a new video for the Mumford & Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer," featuring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and a Will Forte with a gross Mumford & Sons-looking beard.

Jason Sudeikis Confirms That He's Leaving 'SNL'

It's official: Jason Sudeikis is leaving SNL. It's been assumed that he wouldn't be returning to the show — his upcoming movie schedule basically makes it impossible — but he confirmed his exit to Letterman in an interview that will air tonight. Sudeikis was on staff at SNL for ten years, spending his first two as a writer and the next eight in the cast. His departure follows that of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen; looks like there are gonna be some new faces in 8H next season.

Jason Sudeikis on Whether He's Leaving 'SNL' or Not: "I Don't Know"

With the departures of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader from SNL last week, their fellow longtime cast member has been rumored to be leaving, as well. Sudeikis addressed the exit talk on an appearance on The View yesterday (video below), telling Barbara Walters he feels "honored to get hardballed" by the question. "I don't know. I sincerely don't know at this point," he responded when asked if he'll be back in the fall. "I've got to deal with saying goodbye to some near dear friends that are definitely leaving and get that out of my head and go on vacation a little bit and mull it all over."

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'Late Night' to Reenact Cut 'SNL' Sketches in "Second Chance Theater"

During his interview with fellow SNL alum Jason Sudeikis last night, Seth Meyers mentioned that in the near future, Late Night plans to round up SNL cast members to perform some of their weirdest sketches that were cut from the show in a segment called "Second Chance Theater." Will Forte is already locked in to perform his lost "Jenjamin Franklin" sketch, and Meyers got Sudeikis to promise a reenactment of "Juggling Flyer," a sketch about an overly optimistic juggler who gets pretty angry when no one takes up his offer for juggling lessons.

Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst Are Starring in the Will Ferrell-Produced Rom-Com 'Sleeping with Other People'

Jason Sudeikis is starring in a new movie produced by his Saturday Night Live predecessor Will Ferrell. Called Sleeping with Other People, it's a romantic comedy that stars Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst. The project was announced at the Toronto Film Festival this morning, Variety reports. In the film, Sudeikis plays "a good-natured womanizer who befriends a remorseful serial cheater" (Dunst). Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing via their company Gary Sanchez, while Leslye Headland is serving as writer/director. Headland made her feature debut last year with Bachelorette, which also starred Dunst and was produced by Ferrell and McKay.

Sudeikis, who wrapped up an eight-year stint as [...]

This Week in Comedy: Jason Sudeikis Leaves 'SNL', and Bob and David on Tour

-Jason Sudeikis announced his departure from Saturday Night Live. To commemorate his decade-long tenure as a writer and performer on the show, here's Sudeikis's best sketches.

-Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are going on tour in September to promote their new book of rejected screenplays and sketches, Hollywood Said No! We also got to see them appear together on Comedy Bang Bang.

-The Simpsons and Futurama are doing a crossover episode [...]

Watch Jason Sudeikis in 'Magic Eye Shark Movie'

Jason Sudeikis guest stars as a pot-smoking, explosion-loving screenwriter in the latest episode of Magic Eye Shark Movie, a web series from Lorne Michaels's company's YouTube channel Above Average. The show stars Griffin Newman, Morgan Evans, and Taran Killam as people developing a movie that combines sharks and magic eye books, and the two dozen explosions Jason Sudeikis suggests may just be what the film needs.

Watch Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston in the Trailer for 'We're the Millers'

Here's the trailer for the new Jason Sudeikis/Jennifer Aniston drug smuggling comedy We're the Millers that sees them playing a pot dealer and a stripper who pose as a family with two fake kids to sneak a bunch of marijuana over the border. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball), the movie also stars Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Tom Lennon, and Ken Marino, which is a better cast than any drug smuggling comedy I've ever heard of.

Jason Sudeikis in Talks to Star in 'Fletch' Reboot

Jason Sudeikis is taking over the sought-after role of journalist Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher in the long-gestating reboot of the Fletch franchise. THR reports that the Saturday Night Live alum is in talks to star in Fletch Won, a Fletch origin story that's described as "a gritty action comedy with heart" and is said to be closer to author Gregory McDonald's series of comedic mystery novels than to the 1980s disguise-filled big-screen Fletch outings that starred Chevy Chase.

The studio is hoping that this incarnation of Fletch Won, based on the 1985 McDonald novel of the same name, will have the feel of Beverly Hills Cop or [...]

Details Behind the Bateman/Sudeikis/Forte/Helms Mumford & Sons Video Revealed

On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a super funny music video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte; and today, The LA Times caught up with the video's director, Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) for a look behind the scenes. Here are some bullet point facts about it:

  • The video was shot in one day in April on a Southern California movie ranch called Golden Oak Ranch.
  • The actors offered to work for free, but they had to be paid hundreds of dollars because of Screen Actors Guild minimums.
  • Director Sam Jones pitched the video [...]

Jason Sudeikis's Best 'SNL' Sketches

After a decade on the show, first as a writer and then a cast member, Jason Sudeikis announced yesterday he's leaving Saturday Night Live. Joining departing colleagues Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, Sudeikis will be leaving a massive void in the show when SNL returns this fall. With over eight seasons of recurring characters, impressions, and one-off sketches to choose from, we went through and picked out some of Jason Sudeikis's best work on the show. From Romney to Biden, from Satan to Jesus, check out our video list of his best SNL moments below:

Watch Above Average's New Web Series 'The Trunk,' Narrated by Jason Sudeikis

Here's the debut episode of the Above Average Network's brand new web series The Trunk. The show is created by and stars Cory Cavin, Bill Grandberg, and Josh Lay, the trio behind the WGA Award-nominated web series Model Wife. Telling a different story entirely from the trunk of a car each week, The Trunk is narrated by SNL's own Jason Sudeikis, just like all car trunk stories should be.