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Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

Josh Gad to Star in a Movie Remake of 'Gilligan's Island'

Warner Bros is preparing to turn 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island into a movie, and Josh Gad (1600 Penn, The Book of Mormon) is attached to play a major role, Deadline reports. Gad will write the script with Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez. There's no word on what part Gad will be playing, although it'll probably be either Gilligan or the Skipper. It's pretty hard to imagine Gilligan's Island warranting enough material for a full-on movie, given that it's a pretty flimsy premise even for a 22-minute show, but we'll see how this goes.

Josh Gad to Star in a Sam Kinison Biopic

A Sam Kinison biopic is on the way. Deadline reports that actor Josh Gad has been cast as Kinison in a movie to be directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Brüno). Rich Wilkes (xXX, Airheads) wrote the script, based on the book Brother Sam by the late comedian's sibling, Bill Kinison. The movie will start in the 1980s, picking up with Kinison's transition from pentecostal preacher to famous, filthy standup comedian. Producers are looking to cast actors and comedians in supporting and bit roles as public figures who played into Kinison's life, such as Howard Stern, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Oral Roberts, and Richard Pryor. The movie was [...]

Watch the Pilot to NBC's New Sitcom '1600 Penn' Right Here, Right Now

Here's the pilot episode of NBC's new midseason sitcom 1600 Penn, starring Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman, and some other people as the dysfunctional family of the President (Pullman plays the President, not Josh Gad). This first episode aired in a special preview last night. The show's set to officially premiere on January 8th at 9:30 after The Office, but watch it online first so that you can feel ahead of the curve and better than everybody when January 8th rolls around.

Tom Hanks' New Movie, Ladies Selling Comedies, and the First Family Sitcom

So many new shows being bought and sold today! What is this, folks, the television show stock market? Wait, please don't leave. Can we start over?

Tom Hanks is working on a half-hour comedy for HBO about college athletes called Players. With Entourage over and Curb probably winding down, it makes sense that HBO is trying to find strong new comedies.

More ladies are selling comedies too! Jennifer Crittenden and Gaby Allan sold ABC Don't Panic, about "a group of female friends navigate the ups and downs of post-college life in New York City, all while suffering through an endless cycle of weddings and bridal showers." It's [...]

Billy Crystal Is Reviving His 'SNL' Characters on FX Show 'The Comedians'

If you've been clamoring for an encore performance of Billy Crystal's SNL characters from the mid-'80s, your dreams are about to come true. FX's upcoming Billy Crystal/Josh Gad show The Comedians — which follows a veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night talk show with an edgy young comedian (Gad) — is set to premiere in summer 2015, and according to Page Six, Crystal is bringing some of his SNL work with him to the new show.

"I grew up watching SNL religiously, so seeing [Crystal] re-create some of his characters on this show and doing some of that stuff is a dream come true," [...]

Josh Gad Is Co-Starring in Billy Crystal's FX Pilot

Josh Gad continues to be a busy actor. A week after landing a starring role in the upcoming Sam Kinison biopic, Gad has been cast opposite Billy Crystal in his new FX pilot, The Comedians, THR reports. The Comedians is based on the Swedish show of the same name and follows a famous veteran comedian (Crystal) who's paired up with an edgy young comic (Gad), who despises him, to work on a late night sketch show. Frequent Larry David/Sacha Baron Cohen cohort Larry Charles (SeinfeldBoratCurb), Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, and sitcom veteran Ben Wexler (Community) are writing and producing the pilot.

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad Are Making a Buddy Movie Together

Actors Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man) and Josh Gad (1600 Penn) are gearing up to star in a movie together, reports THR. The untitled film was written by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender, who wrote The Break-Up together, and Lavender will be making his directorial debut. In the movie, Gad plays a groom who doesn't have a best man for his wedding so he hires a guy (Hart) who provides best man services for guys without best friends. You know, a regular job that people have.

People Were Cast in Movie and Television Roles

- Josh Gad will play an anti-social engineer named Headphones (yes, Headphones), in the middle-aged internship comedy, The Internship, which co-stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

- Nelson Franklin, whose played a tall nerd in a bunch of stuff, most prominently Fox's failed Traffic Lights, is going to play Cece's new boyfriend on The New Girl who is partially deaf but entirely a tall nerd. Anna Maria Horsford, who "famously" played the security guard on The Wayans Brothers, is also joining The New Girl as Winston's tough mom.

- Matt Walsh is going to play a tornado chaser in Steve Quale's still untitled tornado chasing film.

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Book of Mormon's Josh Gad To Pen Sitcom For NBC

In those few spare hours when he is not starring in Book of Mormon, Josh Gad and Will Farrell's Gary Sanchez Productions have teamed up as part of a development pact with NBC. Gad will write the high-concept comedy, reportedly about "a family on the road." Change that to a comedy about "a family on The Road," and I think you've really got something the American public will love and relate to. THINK ABOUT IT, PEOPLE.

FX Orders Billy Crystal/Josh Gad Pilot 'The Comedians' to Series, Will Debut in 2015

Cable network FX announced today that they've ordered the pilot The Comedians to series. Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, The Comedians is based on the Swedish show of the same name and was ordered to pilot by FX last summer. The American adaptation is being written by Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat), Matt Nix (Burn Notice, The Good Guys), and Ben Wexler (Community, Michael J. Fox Show), and it follows a well-known veteran comedian (Crystal) working on a late night sketch show with an edgy young comedian (Gad). Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson play supporting roles. The series, which has been given a 13-episode order, will be shot [...]

Josh Gad on Playing Sam Kinison

Last week, it was announced that Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon, 1600 Penn) will be playing Sam Kinison in director Larry Charles's biopic of the late comedian. Collider caught up with Gad and asked him whether he hesitated about taking the job. "There was 99% hesitation, 1% desire to do it, and that's why I took the role," Gad replied. "When something scares you to death as an actor, that's kind of when you've got to do it because you're so terrified and it means you're probably gonna do your best work," he added. "I met with Larry Charles long before we announced it and we talked it through [...]

'1600 Penn' Preview: A Fat Man Trying On Different Sized Coats

1600 Penn technically premiered with a "sneak preview" last month, but is making its "official premiere" tonight at 9:30 P.M. Eastern on NBC.

Whether you end up finding NBC's new comedy 1600 Penn funny or not will be based entirely on your feelings about physical humor and where you stand on the character played by Book of Mormon's Josh Gad. Gad plays Skip Gilchrist, the President of the United States' bumbling fool of a son who exasperates his family and causes both them and the White House press secretary several headaches whenever he tries to help, which so far is all the damn time. (The obvious comparison to Chris [...]

Jake Lacy Is Joining 'The Office' and Other People Were Cast in Other Roles

- After being replaced by T.J. Miller on The Goodwin Games, Jake Lacy has been added as a series regular to The Office. He is the second young new hire, after Clark Duke, that seems like a good fit for the rumored reboot.

- Aasif Mandvi is going to co-star in the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy The Internship (aka "Workplace Crashers") as the man in charge of the internship that Vaughn and Wilson are a part of.

- In other Daily Show correspondent castings, Dan Bakkedahl will play a rival DEA agent in the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy copy film, The Heat.

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