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Adam Scott and David Koechner to Star in Christmas Horror-Comedy 'Krampus'

Adam Scott and David Koechner are teaming up to star in the next Christmas classic. The Wrap reports that Scott has joined Koechner in Krampus, an upcoming horror-holiday film directed by Trick 'r Treat's Michael Dougherty based on the ancient legend of the Christmas devil who punishes misbehaving children. Scott and Koechner will play fathers whose kids go missing, and Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, and Toni Collette round out the cast. The film is slated for a December 4, 2015 release.

Adam DeVine and Zac Efron to Star in 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'

Workaholics' Adam DeVine and Zac Efron are starring in a movie together. According to THR, DeVine has just signed on to join Efron in an upcoming Fox comedy called Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates directed by Funny or Die's Jake Szymanski. The movie is based on the true story of Mike and Dave Stangle from Albany, New York, who tried to find wedding dates on Craigslist. The film will follow "the hard-partying and immature brothers putting out an ad for dates and coming across a pair of honeys that can out-party and out-immature our slovenly heroes." Neighbors writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien wrote the script.

Kristen Bell and Kathy Bates Join Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's upcoming film Michelle Darnell is rounding out its cast. THR reports that Kristen Bell has just been added to the cast, which also includes Kathy Bates and Peter Dinklage. Based on one of McCarthy's original characters at The Groundlings, Michelle Darnell will follow McCarthy as "a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart with the help of a former assistant, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget." Bell will play the former assistant — a "mousy single mother who is trying [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

Here is the trailer for @TrainwreckMovie #Trainwreck We are very proud. I hope you like it https://t.co/Sla2xMbGw2

— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 11, 2015

Get ready for Amy Schumer's inevitable jump to movie superstardom, because Universal just released the first trailer for her starring film debut in Trainwreck, which was directed by Judd Apatow and features Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, Jim Norton, and tons more. "There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about," Apatow told The New York Times last year on his collaboration with Schumer. [...]

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Are Returning for 'Neighbors 2' Next Year

Last year's hit film Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron has a sequel in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures confirmed today that Neighbors 2 is happening with Efron and Rogen both attached to star, and the sequel is slated for a May 13, 2016 premiere, two years after the US premiere of the original. Nicholas Stoller will return to direct, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien will write the script, and Rogen's longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg will serve as a producer on the project. The original Neighbors grossed $268M worldwide last year, making it the top-grossing original comedy of 2014.

Will Ferrell to Star in 'The House' by 'Neighbors' Writers

Will Ferrell just landed another big-screen role. Deadline reports that Ferrell will star in an upcoming film called The House by Neighbors writing team Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen. Ferrell will play "a guy, who, with his wife, blows their daughter’s college fund. Desperate for cash, they team with some neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs." The film is currently slated for a summer 2016 release. O'Brien and Cohen are also behind the upcoming film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Adam DeVine and Zac Efron.

Paul Reubens Announces 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Will Premiere on Netflix

Paul Reubens just revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Pee-wee Herman film Pee-wee's Big Holiday. In a blog post, Reubens announced that the Judd Apatow-produced film begins production next month and will debut on Netflix, and Wonder Showzen/The Heart, She Holler's John Lee is set to make his feature directorial debut with the film. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens said on the news. "The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black." Full plot [...]

A New 'SNL' Documentary 'Live from New York!' Premieres This April

A brand new SNL documentary is set to open the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival this April. According to THR, the documentary — called Live from New York! — will kick off the NYC film festival on April 15th and sounds like a pretty comprehensive look at the show's 40-year history "complete with archival footage and commentary from past and present cast members, journalists, hosts and crew, among others." Said Lorne Michaels on the news: "After 40 years, the timing just felt right." In the meantime, Hulu currently has James Franco's 2010 documentary Saturday Night available for free, so that should hold you over until April.

Here's a New Trailer for 'Pitch Perfect 2'

The sequel to 2012's Pitch Perfect debuts in theaters this May, and Universal released a brand new trailer today featuring Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the Barden Bellas taking on some European rivals. The trailer also features appearances by John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, who directed the film as well.

Mel Brooks Would Do 'Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money' If Rick Moranis Was on Board

There's been some chatter on the internet since a Reddit post went up yesterday claiming that Mel Brooks revealed on Adam Carolla's Take a Knee podcast that he's working on Spaceballs 2 and has approached Rick Moranis to reprise his role in the sequel to the 1987 film. While the original post didn't include a clip or quote from the interview, this wouldn't be the first time Brooks teased the idea of turning Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money into a reality — he told Parade Magazine last year that he would love to do Spaceballs 2 as long as Moranis was willing to come [...]

'Community's Rob Schrab Is Directing the 'Lego Movie' Sequel

Variety reports that the sequel to the wonderful, Oscar-snubbed Lego Movie has its director: Community's Rob Schrab. Seeing as the previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who are returning to write the script), also came from an excellent TV background with Clone High, and with the level of meta-ness that both The Lego Movie and Community share, it's an inspired choice. It'll be Schrab's first feature, but he's directed tons of comedic television, including episodes of Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Childrens Hospital. All very exciting! But there's gonna be a bit of a wait — the sequel isn't due until 2018.

Meditating with Rob Corddry

Actor, writer, producer, Daily Show correspondent — when I think of Rob Corddry I think talented and hilarious, but quite frankly a little jerk-ish. He tends to play the rougher, sarcastic, to put it in his words, asshole. I’ve learned not to judge someone based on the roles they play. Yet I was still didn’t expect Rob to be so nice, nor to learn the secrets of life and how to meditate from him. (Yeah, you read that right.) Yet, our conversation about his new movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2 took us down that road and somehow I came out of it a little more enlightened.

Vampires, Gangs, and Avian Puns with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords fame) and Taika Waititi (director of Eagle vs Shark and Boy) have been friends since their college days. Despite initial reservations toward one another, the two became great friends through performing and continued together down the creative path. In 2005, they hatched the idea for a short about a group of vampires who share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. After filming the initial short, they spent the next eight years fleshing out the plot and the script in order to create the new and hilarious What We Do in the Shadows, slated for release this Friday in US theaters.

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'Zoolander 2' Starts Shooting in Rome This Spring

If you needed more confirmation that Zoolander 2 is really happening, Coming Soon reports that the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film is set to begin shooting in Rome for twelve weeks this April. According to Italian website Bad Taste, the mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino confirmed the news after recently meeting with Stiller in Italy. Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Christina Taylor have all been confirmed to return for the sequel, while Penelope Cruz has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Stiller is writing the script with Justin Theroux, who will also direct.