Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's film Michelle Darnell just added a new cast member. Deadline reports that Bridesmaids co-writer Annie Mumolo has joined the cast of Michelle Darnell, which also includes Kristen Schaal, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently slated for an April 2016 release.
Mumolo is also set to team up with Kristen Wiig again to write, produce, and star in an upcoming best friends comedy, which will also make Wiig's directorial debut.
Adam Sandler is currently filming his Magnificent Seven parody Ridiculous 6, and according to Indian Country Today, around a dozen Native American actors, as well as the film's "Native cultural advisor," just walked off the set of the film today due to its racist and sexist jokes and disrespectful portrayal of the Native characters. According to the report, the primarily Navajo actors took issue with the film giving Native women names like "Beaver's Breath" and "No Bra" as well as "an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee." Here's what one of the actors, [...]
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friday, the cult classic starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker is returning to theaters tonight for a special 4/20 screening, and if Ice Cube has his way it'll help revive interest in another sequel from movie studios. Speaking with The Wrap, Cube said it's his "dream" to make a fourth film in the franchise (tentatively titled Last Friday) and that everyone involved in the first three movies are onboard to make one more. "It’s really up to the movie companies to step up," he said. "When they see stuff like this, they’ll realize how much people love this movie. Sometimes you owe [...]
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Airplane! this year, The A.V. Club has a new oral history out today on the film's origins, casting, production, and impact with writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker as well as a bunch of the cast. Here's what Jerry Zucker had to say on the film's unexpected cult popularity:
I think we’d spent so much time—years—convincing other people that it was going to be a hit that we started to believe it. [Laughs.] But we had our ups and downs, and we had moments of “Oh, my God, it’s never going to work.” We were certainly bullish on the movie [...]
Pitch Perfect 2 hasn't even hit theaters yet, but Pitch Perfect 3 is already a go. Rebel Wilson recently confirmed with the Los Angeles Times that she's signed on to reprise her role as Patricia "Fat Amy" in the third film. No other cast has been confirmed yet, but considering the first film made over $100 million at the box office in 2012, they're likely to return for the third round. Pitch Perfect 2 debuts in theaters on Friday, May 15th and also makes Elizabeth Banks's directorial debut; check out the newest trailer below: