SNL's Jason Sudeikis and Bridesmaids' Rose Byrne are starring in a romantic comedy together. THR reports that the two have signed on to play the lead characters in Tumbledown about a young widow (Byrne) who falls for a New York writer (Sudeikis) when he comes to her rural hometown to investigate the death of her folk singer husband. You know, light Meg Ryan rom-com stuff. The movie comes from writer Desi Van Til and director Sean Mewshaw, who are both making their feature debuts on the project. Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner, Michael McKean and Beau Bridges also star. Sudeikis is set to start filming Horrible Bosses [...]
The three lead actors from the 2011 hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, all just signed deals to return for a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actors were in negotiations to return for over half a year. Director Seth Gordon, who directed the original and also the recent Jason Bateman vehicle Identity Thief, will also be coming back. Jamie Foxx, who played Motherfucker Jones in the first movie, is currently in negotiations to do the sequel, as well. Horrible Bosses grossed $209 million worldwide off a low $35 million budget and was the third highest-grossing comedy domestically behind The [...]
Jason Sudeikis has been a cast member at SNL since 2005 and ever since Mitt Romney, whom Sudeikis portrays on the show, lost that big election last month, there's been a lot of speculation that Sudeikis would use it as an opportunity to leave the show after Christmas to focus on his burgeoning film career. That's not the case, according to Lorne Michaels, who told the Associated Press, "My sense is, we'll have him for the rest of the season, and I'd like to keep him for longer than that," before adding, "I think this is his best season yet." So, it looks like Jason Sudeikis is gonna [...]
Part of the genius of SNL's design is how effectively it underestimates its audience's patience. Despite the show's ongoing popularity, it's rare that all of its viewers stay tuned in until the goodbyes at 1 a.m. — "Our competition is sleep," one cast member once said. In the early years, Lorne adopted a strategy of front-loading the lineup with the stronger, more topical sketches, leaving the last half-hour (when even NBC's censor guy has stopped paying attention) for off-beat pieces, filler sketches in case the episode runs short, or sketches in which Fred Armisen sings.
Of course, now that more and more people are watching SNL sketches at [...]