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James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More

Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]

Eddie Murphy Lines Up Another Dramatic Role in 'Cook'

Eddie Murphy just landed his first dramatic film role since 2007's Dreamgirls. Slash Film reports that Murphy has signed on to star in an upcoming film directed by Driving Miss Daisy's Bruce Beresford and written by Two and a Half Men writer/producer Susan McMartin. Titled Cook, the film follows Murphy's character as a man "hired by a dying man to cook meals for his girlfriend and daughter after he’s gone." Murphy is reportedly replacing Samuel L. Jackson, who dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. "Everyone now wants to do what Matt McConaughey did, so we’re financing these movies when we think they’re put together the [...]

Watch Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, and More in the 'Top Five' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Chris Rock's new film Top Five, which centers on Rock as a comedian who attempts to abandon comedy for drama. The film also stars Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah with cameos from Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and Kevin Hart. Top Five opens in select theaters December 5th and nationwide on December 12th.

Here's the Trailer for One of Robin Williams's Final Films 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'

One of Robin Williams's final films just got a trailer. A Merry Friggin' Christmas stars Williams as a grumpy father who goes on a road trip with his son played by Joel McHale. The film also stars Clark Duke, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Oliver Platt, and Candice Bergen and is set for a November 7th release. In addition to Friggin' Christmas, Williams will also appear in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb due out December 19th as well as Terry Jones's upcoming animated movie Absolutely Anything set for a release next year.

Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Will Ferrell's Gloria Sanchez Productions Is Producing a Movie About a Newly Single Woman

Earlier this year, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions added a female-centric label called Gloria Sanchez, and the company just added a new project to its slate. Variety reports that Gloria Sanchez has teamed up with The Weinstein Company to produce a comedy called Plus One, which follows "a woman who comes out of a long-term relationship only to realize that all her friends have married off — leaving her with an oversharing wild card as the only option for a wing woman." No casting decisions have been revealed yet, but the script comes from April Prosser, whose screenplay The One That Got Away was [...]

Key and Peele's First Film 'Keanu' Will Be About a Kidnapped Cat

From a Police Academy reboot to a Substitute Teacher movie to a collaboration with Judd Apatow, Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have been in talks to develop a ton of film projects lately. Deadline reports that they've lined up their first official film with New Line, and it's definitely the weirdest of all the projects in their pipeline. Written by Peele and Key and Peele/Community writer Alex Rubens, Keanu will tell "the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, all to retrieve a stolen kitty." Here's how Peele summed it up: "The movie should resonate with [...]

Rob McElhenney to Make His Feature Directorial Debut with Family Film 'Figment'

It's Always Sunny star Rob McElhenney is set to make his feature directorial debut. Deadline reports that McElhenney will produce, direct, and write a family action comedy called Figment for Legendary Pictures, who reportedly closed a "potential seven-figure commitment" with McElhenney after he presented them with a four-minute test reel and 20-minute pitch for the film. Figment centers on "an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life." The reel McElhenney presented to Legendary reportedly "has thematic aspirations to be comparable to a Goonies or E.T." Figment follows last month's news that McElhenney and his Always Sunny costars [...]

Will Arnett to Star in a 'Lego Batman' Spin-Off

The Lego Movie is getting a spin-off all about Will Arnett's Batman. THR reports that Warner Bros. is fast-tracking the sequel, which will be directed by Lego Movie animation supervisor Chris McKay and written by Seth Grahame-Smith, with original Lego Movie team Phil Lord and Chris Miller signed on as producers. The spin-off is currently slated for a 2017 release after the next Lego film Ninjago in September 2016 and the Lego Movie sequel, which is expected to debut sometime after 2017.

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

Charlie Kaufman Is Adapting Sci-Fi Novel 'IQ 83' as a Film Starring Steve Carell

Over the summer it was announced that FX passed on Charlie Kaufman's comedy pilot starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes, but now Kaufman has a new project in the works with a big comedy star. Deadline reports that Kaufman has signed on to rewrite the film adaptation for IQ 83 based on Arthur Herzog's 1978 science fiction novel about a virus outbreak that lowers humanity's IQs, and Steve Carell is attached to star. Here's a description of the book via Coming Soon:

You are Dr. James Healey and last week you were a genius. That was before the DNA experiments. Before the accident you said could [...]

Adam McKay Says He Rewrote the 'Ant-Man' Script with Paul Rudd

Not long after director Edgar Wright left Marvel's Ant-Man film in May, Adam McKay was chosen to help rewrite the script for new director Peyton Reed and recently revealed to Collider that he enlisted star Paul Rudd to help out. "Ultimately I didn't want to jump in as director, I had too many other projects going on and it was too tight," McKay said, "but I thought, 'You know what, I can rewrite this, and I can do a lot of good by rewriting it.'" McKay went on to say that Rudd turned out to be "really great with dialogue" and that they "holed up in [...]

Jesse Plemons and Sissy Spacek to Star in 'SNL' Writer Chris Kelly's Directorial Debut

SNL writer Chris Kelly is turning his life into a Hollywood movie. The Wrap reports that Adam and Naomi Scott are producing a film by Kelly with Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) and Sissy Spacek set to star. Titled Other People, the film will be Kelly's directorial debut and serve as an autobiographical look at "a gay Saturday Night Live writer who returns home to Sacramento to be with his mother (Spacek), who is in the final stages of terminal cancer. While home, he struggles to deal with a painful recent breakup and reconcile with his conservative father's disapproving attitude regarding his sexuality."

Kelly has been an [...]

Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' Is Getting Mixed Reviews from Critics

Bill Murray's new movie St. Vincent premieres in theaters tomorrow, and so far it's getting mixed reviews from critics. Between the tale of Bill Murray's casting and its warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vincent has an interesting behind-the-scenes tale as director Ted Melfi's debut feature, but Flavorwire's review sums up the biggest takeaway from most of critical response: "Who're we kidding — no one's seeing St. Vincent for its narrative innovations. This is a Bill Murray Picture, and it's full of opportunities for him to do his thing." The good (and unsurprising) news is that Bill Murray's performance in St. Vincent has garnered tons [...]