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Here's the First Trailer for 'Masterminds' Starring Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig

Here's the first trailer for Masterminds, a new heist comedy produced by Lorne Michaels previously titled Loomis Fargo. The film stars Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig as a pair of big cash heist hopefuls with supporting stars like Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, and more. No premiere date has been announced, but it's set to debut in theaters sometime this summer.

Jason Sudeikis Stars in a Cut 'SNL' Sketch for "Second Chance Theatre"

Back in March, SNL alum Jason Sudeikis told Seth Meyers all about "Juggling Flyer," one of his favorite sketches that never made it to air. It's been a long wait, but Late Night finally returned with a new installment of "Second Chance Theatre" last night, and with help from Fred Armisen, Mike O'Brien, and some Late Night writers, Sudeikis turned his long lost sketch into a reality.

Jason Sudeikis to Join Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig in Heist Comedy

Director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is building one hell of a cast for his next movie, an untitled comedy about an armored car heist. THR reports that Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join a cast that already includes Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig. The film, formerly called Loomis Fargo, is based on the true story of four people who pulled off a $20 million armored car heist in North Carolina in 1997. Sudeikis will play a hit man in the movie, which was written by Emily Spivey (latest draft by Napoleon Dynamite animated series writers Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer) and will be produced [...]

'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 [...]

Watch Jason Sudeikis Play an Apologetic Senator at Second City in 2003

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week's clip comes from the 2003 revue The Not Ready for $3.99 Prime Rib Players, which took place at Second City's short-lived stage at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. In the above sketch "Senator," Jason Sudeikis plays a United States senator who gets [...]

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 [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Jason Sudeikis (2005-2013)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Whether posing as a nerdy father, late night newsman, or sporting a perma-grin as the red jumpsuit-wearing dancer on "What's Up with That?" during his SNL run from 2005-2013, Jason Sudeikis was the epitome of the silly jock with a heart of gold. He also played some of the most callous characters while being one of the most emotional behind-the-scenes performers, as seen [...]

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 [...]

Comedy Central Orders a Pilot Starring Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson

SNL cast member-turned-writer Tim Robinson might make the move to Comedy Central. Deadline reports that the network has ordered a pilot called Detroiters starring Robinson and fellow Second City alum Sam Richardson, which follows the two as "local ad men who make low-budget commercials in Detroit. But, much like the city in which they live, the best friends aspire to achieve greater things." The duo created and wrote the project together and will co-executive produce alongside Jason Sudeikis and Lorne Michaels's Broadway Video. Check out two Second City sketches starring Robinson and Richardson below:

Watch Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman in the 'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer

Here's the first full-length trailer for the sequel to the 2011 hit Horrible Bosses, which follows Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman as they kidnap the son (Chris Pine) of a rich investor played by Christoph Waltz, with appearances by Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Aniston. The film premieres in theaters on November 26th.

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 [...]