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Amy Schumer Is Teaming Up with Paul Feig for a New Movie

Amy Schumer is about to make her big screen debut in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck this July, and now she already has another starring film role lined up. THR reports that Schumer is set to star in a Fox comedy produced by Paul Feig that Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele will rewrite from a script by Feig's The Heat and Ghostbusters collaborator Katie Dippold to "put the main character in Schumer's voice." Few plot details have been revealed, but it's described as an "action-comedy in the vein of Feig's The Heat and centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong."

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Sarah Silverman Joins the Lonely Island's First Movie, Which Started Filming This Week

The Lonely Island boys are filming their first movie, a musical comedy (duh), in LA starting this week, and they're being joined by one Sarah Silverman. The movie, which is as-yet untitled, is being co-directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and produced by Judd Apatow. Here's the synopsis: The project takes aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.

Silverman will play Samberg's "sharp and sarcastic" publicist.

Another 'Three Stooges' Movie Is Happening with the Same Cast and New Writer

You probably didn't ask for it, but it's happening anyway: Another Three Stooges movie starring Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, and Will Sasso as Curly is in the works. According to Deadline, a sequel to the 2012 Stooges is officially happening, only this time it's not a Farrelly brothers film. Instead, the next installment will be written by Cameron Fay, who also wrote the upcoming Lorne Michaels-produced film Brothers in Law starring Taran Killam and directed by SNL's Matt Villines and Oz Rodriguez aka Matt and Oz. A director for the new Stooges film has not yet been announced.

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Are Working on a Movie with Paul Feig

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs aren't the only duo from Broad City with a movie in the works. THR reports that Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have sold an untitled comedy script to 20th Century Fox, and Bridesmaids' Paul Feig is attached to produce. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but at this point Glazer and Jacobson are not attached to star. In any case, more movies written by the minds behind Broad City are always a good thing.

Here's the First Trailer for 'Absolutely Anything' Starring Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Monty Python, and More

Get ready for the Bruce Almighty of 2015, because the first trailer for Absolutely Anything has arrived. Starring Simon Pegg, Robin Williams as a talking dog, and the Monty Python gang as a group of aliens who put the fate of Earth in one man's hands, the film was co-written and directed by Terry Jones and hits theaters in the UK on August 14th. A release date for the US has not yet been revealed.

'Portlandia's Jonathan Krisel and Graham Wagner Set to Make 'Mermaids in Paradise'

Portlandia writer/director Jonathan Krisel and writer Graham Wagner have just signed on to adapt Lydia Millet's comic novel Mermaids in Paradise into a movie, their first. Here's the synopsis: On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip — our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault — meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef.

As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save [...]

The World Needs Another 'Poltergeist,' by Brandon Hartley

Mr. President, esteemed members of Congress and the American armed forces, I thank you for joining me here in the War Room of the National Military Command Center. As you know, our fair nation and the entire world is under attack by forces we don’t quite understand. I’ve got the finest scientific minds on three separate continents compiling data and crunching the numbers as we speak. The situation before us is a dire one. Entire cities could crumble. Untold millions may die.

There is, however, one thing that could save civilization. Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to need a remake of Poltergeist.

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Here's the First Trailer for the 'Vacation' Reboot Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate

The reboot of 1983's National Lampoon's Vacation has been in development since since 2010, and today the first trailer was finally released. Starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate and featuring Charlie Day, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena, the new Vacation centers on Helms as a grown-up Rusty Griswold as he takes his family on a trip to Wally World, and you can expect the original Mr. and Mrs. Griswold to make a special appearance. The film hits theaters on July 29th.

Kevin James to Star in 'The True Memoirs of an International Assassin'

It's been less than a month since Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 premiered in theaters, but Rotten Tomatoes' favorite 0% (well, now 6%) star has another big movie role lined up. Deadline reports that James has signed on to star in The True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which will center on him as "a mild-mannered accountant and would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. He heads to Belize to escape his sudden celebrity, but gets entangled in an assassination plot. Thrown into a world of real danger, he must find [...]

Here's What the Critics Are Saying About 'Welcome to Me' Starring Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig's latest film Welcome to Me hits theaters today, and so far the reviews are pretty mixed. Currently at 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was written by first-time screenwriter Eliot Laurence and directed by Shira Piven and centers on Wiig as a woman with borderline personality disorder who launches her own television show after winning an $86 million lottery jackpot. Despite some of the negative criticism about the film — most reviews make some mention of the ending as copping or chickening out, call its treatment of mental illness potentially offensive, and compare the film to a drawn-out SNL sketch — Wiig's performance has [...]

Netflix Is Releasing the Next Kevin James Movie

Having already gotten into the Adam Sandler business, for better or worse, Netflix is doubling down on idiot manchild comedies by buying the rights to Kevin James' new movie, The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin. Here's the plot: James, coming off the Paul Blart Mall Cop sequel, puts away the Segway and plays a mild-mannered accountant and would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. He heads to Belize to escape his sudden celebrity, but gets entangled in an assassination plot. Thrown into a world of real danger, he must find a [...]

You Can Watch Kevin Spacey Turn into a Cat on April 29, 2016

If you like cats and Kevin Spacey, you're in for a big treat next year. Deadline reports that Spacey's upcoming comedy Nine Lives, which centers on Spacey as a man who gets trapped in the body of his family's cat, now has a release date of April 29, 2016. Christopher Walken, Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, and Mark Consuelos costar in the film, which will be directed by Men in Black's Barry Sonnenfeld. A year is a long time to wait to watch the defining role of Spacey's career, so in the meantime just watch him star in Jimmy Kimmel's "Ameowdaus" below:

Marlon Wayans Is Starring in a 'Fifty Shades' Spoof Called 'Fifty Shades of Black'

Fifty Shades of Grey is getting the Wayans spin. According to Variety, Marlon Wayans has signed on to write, produce, and star in a Fifty Shades spoof called Fifty Shades of Black, which will be co-written by Rick Alvarez and directed by Michael Tiddes, who also directed parody films A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2. Said Wayans on the news: "Sex and comedy go hand-in-hand and I’m looking forward to having fun with this project. It’s amazing when a film of this caliber comes along begging to be made fun of. I’m really happy to be doing what I love with people I love to do [...]

Louis C.K. to Write, Direct, and Star in 'I'm a Cop'

Louis C.K. is headed to the big screen. According to THR, C.K. has signed on to write, direct, and star in an upcoming Scott Rudin-produced film called I'm a Cop. The movie will center on C.K. as "a depressed middle-aged man who is a volunteer police officer living in the shadow of his mother, a highly decorated retired officer. When she dies, her continued influence forces him to become a real police officer, which is something he never wanted to be." For more on C.K.'s film work, check out our guide to his early short films and breakdown of his experimental directing style.